How to use a tall unit with a soil pipe


A question that we were recently asked was “With regards to a soil pipe, what size drawers come in the 900mm and 800mm wide units?  Can the units be cut down to take in a boxed-in soil pipe, in the far corner of our room? If not, how would you suggest getting round it?” Well, there are a few ways to get around a soil pipe, which are detailed below.

Reduced depth base units

Firstly, the drawers in the units go virtually to the back of the unit. The only exception to this is the cutlery drawer at the top, which has 60mm gap at the back. If you want to get around a soil pipe in a corner of a room then you would ideally need reduced depth units, 300mm or 460mm deep. You can see our reduced depth units on our site here.

Reduced depth base units


Reduced depth wall units

If you are looking at getting around a soil pipe with a wall unit, then check out the Stowaway unit article below.

Stowaway unit side view


Reduced depth tall units

The best, cleanest solution to get around a soil pipe would be to use a 300mm deep reduced depth unit like the ones shown on our site here.

Here is an example of such a tall reduced depth unit in place around a soil pipe in a customer’s kitchen. An end panel has been placed on the side of the unit to cover the gap behind the unit and to hide the side of the soil pipe.

Tall reduced depth unit


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