Customer Questions

How are your kitchen carcasses constructed?

  When we start building your kitchen, the kitchen carcasses are manufactured using 18mm egger mfc. The units are made using glue and dowel construction techniques, a construction technique which is normally used by the continental (German/French) kitchen manufacturers. The fittings used have been sourced to provide a top quality long lasting kitchen for many years

Are your kitchens units supplied with fittings?

  When you order a kitchen from DIY Kitchens, you not only get what you order but we give many of the bits to help you fit it all together, these include: Wall plates for all the wall units to connect the units to the wall Unit connecting bolts Shelf support stands Hing cover clips

When I order a complete kitchen over the Internet, what happens next?

  When we receive your order here at DIY Kitchens we have a look through the order to make sure the order looks okay, we check aspects of the order such as: Have you got the correct carcass colour for the door style you have ordered. Make sure you have the correct door sizes to go with

Can my oven and hob be separated in different parts of the kitchen?

 The quick answer to “can my oven and hob be separated in different parts of the kitchen?” is yes. Electric single ovens can be placed virtually anywhere you want and can even be placed in cupboards at waist height for added convenience. You just need to have a plug socket available for the oven to plug

Installing a single oven into a kitchen unit?

  The majority of ovens that fit into kitchen units are electric single ovens that are around 595mm wide and high. These fit inside 600mm wide kitchen units. See example below. The example below also makes use of the space below the oven that can sometimes get wasted. If you have the option, make the

Do I need a housing unit for a double oven?

  Good question. Double ovens do need a housing to hold them but the housing comes in the form of tall units as these are required for these types of ovens. You do have a choice of the type of tall unit you choose though. Some units come with hinged doors above and below the

Can I put a built-in dishwasher next to a built-in fridge?

 Firstly, your dishwasher ideally needs to go next to your sink so that you can take the dirty pots from the sink and place them in the dishwasher without having to go across the other side of the room and dripping food all over the floor. You also have to think about the plumbing as

Which types of kitchen appliances need to be placed in a unit?

  Many customers ask the question, “do I need a unit for a built under integrated fridge, washing machine or dishwasher”? These types of questions are asked extremely often and are very valid questions. When you look at a fully fitted kitchen with appliances hidden away, it’s hard to see where they actually are and if they

Lay the floor or fit the kitchen first?

  Some people ask the question, “should I lay the floor or install the kitchen units first then lay the floor around them?” This decision is purely down to personal preference. Laying the floor first would appear to be the best option but you are much more likely to damage the floor whilst the kitchen