Kitchen fitting video


Kitchen fitting videoThis video shows our in-house kitchen fitter fitting a complete Abbey kitchen in our Pontefract showroom. Get some tips from this video if you are planning on installing your own kitchen.

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39 thoughts on “Kitchen fitting video”
  • Manesh says:

    Do you have any instructions on fitting LED LARDER SENSOR LIGHT KIT please?

    December 11, 2021 at 10:12 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, we have nothing on our website for this. There is usually some instructions inside the products though. If you need any further advice on this then our sales ream may be able to help on 01977 608 418.

      December 13, 2021 at 8:43 am
  • Darren Evans says:

    Hi, looking for instructions on how to adjust the height of the 150mm Wire Basket pull out units. I have two, found 3 adjustments on base part, can see one adjusts left/right but unsure on other two, please clarify, thanks.

    June 27, 2021 at 4:59 pm
    • DIY Kitchens says:

      Hi, this image shows how to adjust the unit. If you need any further assistance then our sales team will be able to help on 01977 608 418. 150mm Unit Adjustment

      June 29, 2021 at 6:56 am
  • Angie says:

    Hi do you have a guide that shows how to fit the soft close Blum hinges please

    May 24, 2020 at 3:51 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Angie, there is no guide but take 1 of the the soft close mechanisms to clip on the hinges. Line it up so that the grey bit that retracts is facing you, position the soft close bit so that the small clips on it, fit into the hole in the hinge. Then, using your thumbs, push a little on the front with one thumb then push down hard with the other thumb at the back. That should do the trick!

      May 26, 2020 at 7:06 am
  • Colleen Bradley says:

    Hi, How do you fix a tall oven housing with a tall end panel attached to the drawers next to it as the fixings provided are for two thicknesses and not three.
    Colleen Bradley

    February 28, 2019 at 10:53 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi Colleen, we recommend using screws to fix the end panel to the unit from the inside of the unit, giving a clean finish on the outside of the end panel, with no visible screw heads.

      March 1, 2019 at 9:16 am
  • Andrew Wilson says:

    Very pleased with cabinets but the vertical adjustment for wall cupboards is awful. Moving the teeth takes an age and moving it far enough to engage the next tooth almost impossible. No wonder the tech guide and video help show nothing

    July 9, 2018 at 10:19 am
  • Ian says:

    We have a kitchen fitter who is not the most competent. We can’t easily sack him as he comes with our builder. On his first attempt to fit the lighting pelmets he cut down the cupboard end panels and them screwed the pelmets side on to the front edges of the cupboards. We have now received from you new end panels and pelmets but our fitters original reaction was that he had always fitted the pelmets that way and knew of no other. Have you a simple tip for a very simple man as to the fitting of lighting pelmets on a shaker kitchen.

    June 28, 2017 at 10:50 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the side panels are 772mm high, so if you drop the panel 50mm lower than the bottom of the carcase, so that it overlaps at the bottom by 50mm, the pelmet on its 50mm side will literally just butt right against the side panel and the top of the panel just needs to be trimmed, so it is level with the top of the cabinet and then the cornice would be mitred. We do advise to recess the pelmet so it runs in line with the cabinet and use small L brackets on the reverse to secure.

      June 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm
  • Elena Austin says:

    Hi There

    Due to the configuration of our kitchen, and the positioning of our windows, we really need a 1000mm sink base unit. However, we are having a belfast sink, and cannot find a base unit any bigger than 800mm – do you not do the 1000mm and if not how could we get around this?

    Thanks in adv.

    October 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, sorry but the biggest Belfast unit we do is 800mm wide. Could the units either side be made bigger to accommodate this?

      October 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm
  • Felicity Freeman says:

    Do you have any advice for fixing end panels? I can’t see them in the video and they aren’t mentioned in the downloadable guide.

    August 3, 2016 at 12:08 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, the end panels are just screwed in from the inside of the kitchen units.

      August 3, 2016 at 1:20 pm
  • Oliver Etoe says:


    I am planning a peninsula that is 3.3m long and 900mm deep…. I am having quartz worktop….. Will I need to fix the peninsula to the floor……? And what is the best way to do this is if nescessary…..?

    Also what is the best fixings for fixing base units together?


    May 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      The best way to attach the units to the floor is by fixing the end panels and the peninsular backing to the floor with either L-brackets or timber.

      The cabinets are fixed together with cabinet connectors, which will be supplied with the kitchen.

      May 11, 2016 at 12:32 pm
      • Oliver Etoe says:

        That’s cool, however I don’t have any backing as I have units back to back…….will fixing just the end panels be enough? Also I was planning to fix end panels once new flooring had been laid, is it better to fix to floor as one piece and then cut flooring around the end panel?

        May 12, 2016 at 3:43 pm
      • Diy Kitchens says:

        Hi, once everything is in place and fixed together, especially with the heavy quartz worktops on top, the island is not going to move, but to be sure, securing the end panels with prevent any minor movements.

        May 12, 2016 at 3:54 pm
  • Gavin Anderson says:

    I need to leave a service gap for pipes behind the base units. I am thinking of using a 620 deep worktop and placing the units against a 40 thick batten screwed to the wall to create a service space. Given this space it is advisable to have a rear panel to stop things falling into the gap. Do the base units come with a rear panel fixed in place? It would be useful to have a removeable panel for access to the pipes. Any advice would be welcome.

    October 18, 2015 at 3:26 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, all the base units have a back panel that is slide in. Once your worktops are in place, there is no way to remove the back panel I’m afraid.

      October 18, 2015 at 6:13 pm
  • Gill Followell says:


    We are getting ready to order our new kitchen from you. We have decided upon Broadoak Natural and have sent for a door sample just to confirm our choice. We only have a very small kitchen and want to maximize the space as best we can. The only place we have been able to locate ‘plinth drawers’ is at Howdens. It seems like such a great idea when space is limited. Is this something that you could assist with as part of our order?



    August 5, 2015 at 5:06 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      We do not supply plinth drawers and due to our carcase legs having a larger radius than Howdens’, I would say the plinth drawers they supply would not be compatible.

      August 6, 2015 at 10:39 am
  • Sharron Walker says:

    How do you remove the drawers?

    July 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, start with the top drawer, pull it fully out, lift up the front and it rises up, then pull up from the middle of the draw and bring the back level, then just pull up and out.

      July 29, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Robert Newnham says:

    AT 2 mins 12 secs into this video – – you see the fitter cutting a piece of wood which is used to fill in the gap between the last unit and the wall.

    What item should I buy for this?

    I’m looking at getting a Carrera Painted Alabaster kitchen so would you recommend door finished or unit coloured for this item?

    May 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      We would advise using plinth as the filler, so if you order enough plinth for the entire kitchen and possibly an extra length to be cut down and used as fillers. With the Carrera being a matt smooth painted door, you would be able to use the cheaper carcase material plinth if you wished to do so.

      May 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm
  • David says:

    Are the hangers on the wall units adjustable – up/down in/out? Can’t see how to adjust them.
    Also please confirm the distance of the screw holes for the wall brackets from the top of the unit – looks to be 3cm?

    April 7, 2015 at 10:27 am
  • John says:

    i see that the units are screwed to the wall at a slight angle. How do you suggest doing this? Do I need to purchase an l shaped bracket to assist with this?
    Also, how do you recommend fixing wall units to a plasterboard wall?
    Hope you can help!

    November 2, 2014 at 11:41 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      Hi, if you go to page 12 of the PDF below (Wall Unit Fitting) you will see the large rectangle brackets that are already attached to our wall units. There are also separate wall hanging plates (also supplied) that you attach to your wall that allow the units to clip onto them.

      November 3, 2014 at 1:52 pm
      • John says:

        I meant the ground level units. Sorry didn’t make it clear!

        November 3, 2014 at 6:24 pm
      • Diy Kitchens says:

        Hi, If you have single units on their own then it may be a good idea to fix these to a wall for extra rigidity (the units go flush to the wall and you would need angle/l shape brackets). If you have a run of 3 units then fixing to the wall is optional as the units will all be connected together and the strength and rigidity will come from the connection and also the worktop weight holding them down as well.

        Example bracket holding a unit in place.

        Angle Bracket

        November 4, 2014 at 8:40 am
  • Chris says:

    Hi, i am a little confused. The cabinets are 560mm deep with i asume an 18mm door = 578mm but your work tops are 670 mm wide leaving around 92mm left over. I noticed that your video shows cabinets screwed back to the wall with no service gap. What happens to the remaining 92mm? or has this to be cut off.

    August 24, 2014 at 6:26 am
    • Diy Kitchens says:


      The worktops are available in depths of 600mm, 620mm, 720mm , 900mm & 960mm depending on the worktop type and style that you choose.

      August 26, 2014 at 9:02 am
  • Jacqui Wood says:

    I’m planning a central island of approximately 900mm x 1200mm with an inset hob. I’ve not chosen my door style yet but would appreciate suggestions of which cabinets, and how many, would suit.

    August 21, 2014 at 11:26 am
  • Barbara says:

    How to fit an undermount sink 800 unit, sink one and a half bowls,( 598mm) next to a wall with black granit worktop, What space needs to be left near the wall ,and the support for the sink? also how to adjust Bi Fold Doors to stay open Regards Hope you can Help Us
    Barbara Harrison

    June 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    • Diy Kitchens says:

      The people fitting your granite will send out some people to create a template for the cutting of the granite. If you let them know what sink you are having and where it will be positioned then they make sure it fits. Just make sure you have a sink base unit here and you should be fine

      June 5, 2014 at 8:48 am
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