Wall unit fitting & adjustments


This guide shows you how wall units are attached to hanging brackets & plates and how to adjust the wall units so that they hang straight and level.

Wall Unit Measurements

Securing wall hanging plates

The wall units come with adjustable wall hanging brackets designed to prevent tilting. These brackets include universal anti-tilt wall hanging plates.

You need to secure these plates to the wall using appropriate wall fixings (not included). Refer to the diagram above for the drilling positions of the hanging plates.

If you’re installing a single wall unit without any adjacent units, it’s advisable for the fitter to use an extra method to secure the unit to the wall, which will be determined on-site.

Hanging plates

Wall unit adjustments

Once your wall units are in position, here’s how to adjust them.

Wall unit adjustments


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50 thoughts on “Wall unit fitting & adjustments”
  • I says:

    Which direction moves the cupboard up or down on the vertical adjustment, i.e. clockwise move the cupboard up or down the wall once fitted?

    June 26, 2024 at 9:00 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, turning the screw clockwise, moves the unit upwards and anticlockwise would move it downwards. You would need a PZ screwdriver for this.

      June 26, 2024 at 3:40 pm
  • Dorcas says:

    The additional wall unit fitting guide (updated from May 2023) mentions to achieve a nominal capacity of 65kg a dig3.5×20 screw has to be screwed into the indicated hole. I can see the hole, but I don’t know where the end should screw into. Do you mean to screw it into the wall unit cabinet 18mm MFC side panel?

    September 19, 2023 at 3:49 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Dorcas, you need to screw into side panel and we now recommend a 3.5 x 25mm screw

      September 22, 2023 at 6:56 am
  • Robert McCormick says:

    Hi are the two brackets enough for the 900MM high units on a brick wall? my old units are screwed to the wall at the top and bottom. I want to make sure I dont need to fix at the bottom also?

    July 19, 2023 at 2:58 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Robert, the 900mm high wall units are fine to be fitted, the same as the standard 720mm high wall units. The adjoining wall units will provide support when connected, as well as the 2 brackets at the top of the unit. The unit should not need more support than this.

      July 20, 2023 at 7:37 am
  • ALAN SPOORS says:

    What a brilliant website! I was really nervous about fitting a large 1m kitchen wall-cupboard, but your instructions made it easy. I was especially worried about height adjustments on the hanging-brackets, but I had no trouble at all.

    June 18, 2023 at 7:07 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Alan, thanks for your kind words. Don’t forget to send us some pictures of your kitchen when it is complete, for our Real Customer Kitchens page!

      June 19, 2023 at 6:56 am
  • Iain Johnston says:

    I’m not clear on the positioning of the wall unit hanging plates in relation to the required position of the unit. The Technical guide (page 12) shows screw holes should be 40 down from a horizontal line – but what does that horizontal line represent? The outside top-edge of the wall unit? Or the inside of the unit at the top? Or something else?
    The same diagram shows that the outer screw hole should be 27 from a vertical line, and the second screw hole level with that but a further 27 away from the line. But what does the vertical line represent? The outer edge (side) of the cabinet? Or the inner edge of the cabinet? Or something else?

    April 3, 2023 at 5:06 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi Iain, the screw hole positioning for the wall hanging brackets should 40mm down from the TOP of the carcase, the FIRST screw should then be positioned 27mm in and the SECOND 27mm over from the first screw position. Same applies to left and right hand side of each wall unit.

      April 4, 2023 at 11:46 am
  • Graham Culliford says:

    Hi, I have the influx wall unit fixing brackets, at the bottom of the bracket there is a folding tab should this be folded up or down, on mine they are folded down however in the instruction booklet they appear to be folded up as you can’t see them on the diagram. What is the tab for it appears to be some sort of locking method for the fixing pins located in the unit.

    March 12, 2021 at 9:59 am
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, I’m not sure what you mean regarding the bracket as we have never come across this question before. If you give our aftersales team a quick call on 01977 608 418 then they will be able to provide some more assistance with this.

      March 12, 2021 at 10:54 am
  • Steve says:

    What diameter holes are in the wall unit hanging brackets please?

    May 12, 2020 at 10:53 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      The hole is 5mm.

      May 12, 2020 at 6:59 pm
  • Will says:

    I have two horizontal bi fold wall cabinets but the hanging brackets are not the same as those in the technical guide and there is no hole in the rear of the cabinet for the adjustment.
    Mine lock into small holes in the side panels using a lever at the bottom and the screws are only accessible from the outside before the cabinet os fitted. Just one each side for a 1000mm cabinet, is that considered sufficient?

    Have you changed brackets and do you have instructions for mine please?

    April 24, 2020 at 11:51 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Will, it would be best to create a support ticket here and attach a picture, so that they can see what fitting there is in the unit and give you some advice on it.

      April 24, 2020 at 3:06 pm
  • David says:

    I want to make a template for marking the drill hole positions of the mounting plates of the wall cupboard’s. Can you please give me the measurement of the hole positions measured from the outside of the cabinets, from the top and the side.
    Thanks David

    January 15, 2020 at 2:06 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi David, page 12 in this guide shows the position of the holes. If you need anymore advice on this then our sales team will be able to help on 01977 608 418 (M-F 9-5)

      January 15, 2020 at 10:51 pm
  • Mike Williams says:

    Is the vertical adjustment of 18mm split evenly 9mm up or 9mm down from the target point. Somewhere I read it was 0-18mm.
    i.e. If I measure the 490 + 720 up from the base unit and set the brackets at 40mm below, but some end up say a few mm up or down due to drilling etc will the cabinets be only adjustable up, down or either way to align.
    If it’s only up or down I would need to adjust the 40mm by 9mm to ensure the adjustment ends up at it’s mid range to cope with up/down adjustment

    December 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Mike, sorry for any confusion. Once the unit is in place, I’ve double checked and the the brackets that we now use on our wall units, once the unit is in place on the wall, will only move by 13mm in total. The vertical adjustment is approx 5mm down and 8mm up.

      December 19, 2019 at 11:26 am
      • Paula says:

        What size and kind of screwdriver do you use I have a wall unit that needs a small adjustment and I can’t figure how to make this adjustment

        December 12, 2020 at 9:12 pm
      • Diy Kitchens says:

        Hi, a standard Phillips screwdriver is required to make the adjustment. The areas where the adjustments are made are shown above. If you need any further assistance the our aftersales team will be able to help on 01977 608 418.

        December 14, 2020 at 8:35 am
  • Chris says:

    Hi, I am looking to box my wall units in below a soffit / bulkhead.

    How much vertical adjustment do the brackets allow? Will I have enough adjustment in the wall bracket to hook on and then adjust upwards in order to sit flush with under side of the bulkhead?


    December 4, 2019 at 9:28 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Chris, sorry for any confusion. Once the unit is in place, I’ve double checked and the the brackets that we now use on our wall units, once the unit is in place on the wall, will only move by 13mm in total. The vertical adjustment is approx 5mm down and 8mm up.

      December 5, 2019 at 9:53 am
  • A says:

    How close to a ceiling can the wall units be fitted? The diagrams look like you need about 10mm to hook the unit over the bracket but your planner says you need a ceiling height of at least 2450mm for a 2300mm unit. I am not using a cornice so do not need access above to fit it.

    February 6, 2019 at 6:26 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, you will need to ensure you allow 100mm gap if you are not using a cornice.

      February 7, 2019 at 9:56 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, 100mm is recommended to give you enough space to be able to push the units up and over the wall brackets and back down again. You could probably do it with a smaller gap but it would be much harder to get the units into position.

      February 7, 2019 at 2:17 pm
  • Pierre says:

    How do you prevent the wall unit from sliding off the brackets if accidentally pushed laterally? Almost happened to me during installation and now am a little bit concerned.

    June 17, 2018 at 12:37 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Pierre, once the wall units are attached onto the wall plates, you need to turn the top screw from the inside of the unit, so that the wall unit is flat to the wall. Once this has been done, the unit cannot move more than a few mm in each direction, as the side of the unit then hits the wall plate and prevents the unit from moving. The minimum movement left & right then allows you to attach the units together using the unit connecting bolts supplied in the fittings box. The green sections in the image below show how much the unit could move and it cannot slide off the wall, left or right as the sides of the unit prevents it.

      Wall unit

      June 20, 2018 at 3:01 pm
  • Jeremy says:

    Hello – what size screws fit the wall hanging brackets, how big are the holes?

    March 9, 2018 at 9:22 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Jeremy, for the wall hanging brackets, they need 2 1/2″ long screws with a 10mm head.

      March 9, 2018 at 11:03 am
  • sue says:


    How do you attach the Luca curved wall units? There are no fixings at the back. Do you attach it to the wall unit next to it and not to the wall? Is that secure?

    February 22, 2018 at 7:58 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the curved units do not come with fixings at the back and are intended to screw into the unit at the side of them.

      February 22, 2018 at 8:30 pm
  • Andy Taylor says:

    Having fitted a few kitchens in the past some wall units have additional fixings lower down the cabinet, in addition to the usual top hanging brackets. Do your wall units have or require these extra fixing points?

    January 9, 2018 at 6:42 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the only fixings are at the top of the unit, as shown on pages 11 & 12 in this Technical Guide.

      January 10, 2018 at 11:37 am
  • Heather Penten says:


    I am looking at ordering a Luca carbon kitchen. We have just had an internal wall replaced with timber stud and we are needing to know what heights to place the noggins (structure support) for the base & wall cabinets. We have a 300mm wide/ 1970mm high larder with 720mm wall cabinets, in 300mm and a corner unit. Could you advise where the fixing points on the units are?

    Many Thanks

    January 5, 2018 at 5:14 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the height of the base units including the legs are 870mm, the tall units are 2120mm, for the wall units the hanging plate, which fix to the wall will need setting at 2080 from the floor.

      January 8, 2018 at 11:43 am
  • Paul Ratcliffe says:

    hi do you supply extra long wall hanging brackets for stud walls so it can fix onto the wood not just thru the plaster board


    June 4, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, we use one standard size hanging bracket. We would advise you to baton the wall if you are installing onto a stud wall. Then use the supplied wall brackets, ensure that your screws reach through to the batton behind the plaster board. Once the brackets have been fitted to the wall, you simply position the wall units on the brackets, align the wall units and then secure them together using the supplied unit connecting bolts.

      June 5, 2017 at 11:23 am
  • Marius says:

    Hello, I have this similar cabinet hanger.

    Can someone tell me please what type of bit should I use to adjust the height of the cabinets?
    I tried with T27 and PZ2, PH2 but it does not work.
    If it helps the head of the metric screw looks like a Castle Nut.

    Thank you!

    April 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the adjustment only requires a Phillips head bit to adjust both the tilt and vertical axis of the cabinet.

      April 21, 2017 at 10:09 am
      • Marius says:

        Yes PH2 is the answer, the hardware piece on which I tried several bits had a manufacturing defect, I change it and now it works.
        All the best and thank you for your support

        June 8, 2017 at 5:10 am
  • Aled says:


    I’ve bought a new kitchen and the fitting plate for wall unit is very close to existing holes from the old kitchen unit – do you have any tips regarding filling the old holes (in brick) to make them strong enough for the new fittings please?


    October 3, 2016 at 9:44 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      The best thing would probably be some very hard fast setting filler. As we don’t fit the kitchens, the best thing to do would be to contact your fitter or go to a hardware store on the high street and ask which would be the best filler to purchase.

      October 4, 2016 at 10:52 am
  • Dawn King says:

    What tool do you need for vertical alignment! We have tried different size torx and hex and I phoned your helpline but they didn’t know.

    July 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      A Philips screwdriver works for the vertical alignment however it works on a cam style rotation, so it looks as though it will not fit/work but it does adjust when inserted into the alignment hole.

      July 12, 2016 at 9:52 am
  • Lucas says:

    Hi, my corner unit Has no bracket. How Am I suppose to fix it to the wall?



    May 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, if it’s a base unit then we don’t supply the L-brackets. If it’s a wall unit then you can contact Aftersales on 01977 608 418 to get one sent out to you.

      May 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm
  • Chris says:

    I have your horizontal bifold wall units but I cannot find instructions on how to adjust the doors on these, both the angle and the speed that they open.

    March 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, there is a installation guide on the website but there are no instructions for the bi-folds. If you phone 07879402469, Kenny our in-house fitter will be able to help you.

      March 8, 2016 at 9:39 am
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