Preparation and planning your kitchen

Dimensions overview

Dimensions overview

The right tools for the job

Before starting the installation of your kitchen it is important to ensure that you have the appropriate tools. Here’s a list of equipment we think you’ll need to make the install go smoothly

HAND TOOLS

  • METAL TAPE MEASURE
  • SPIRIT LEVEL
  • SET SQUARE – for aligning units and worktop surfaces at 90° to each other
  • HAMMER
  • SCREWDRIVERS (fl at head and cross-head) – for fitting components such as hinges and handles, and adjusting the spacing of doors and drawers
  • CLAMPS – to hold cabinets together whilst fixing and for gluing items together
  • PANEL SAW
  • MINI HACKSAW OR JUNIOR HACKSAW – for metals and plastics
  • SEALANT GUN

POWER TOOLS

  • POWER DRILL – ideally with hammer and screwdriver functions.
  • MITRE SAW – for jointing and cutting to size
  • ELECTRIC JIGSAW – use narrow blades

 

NOTE: An electric router may be required to install wooden worktops. Please seek professional advice if you are unsure.

 

Delivery

Make plenty of space

The majority of your cabinets will be delivered boxed and assembled, so make sure you have plenty of space to receive them It is advisable to store them out of the room they are to be installed in (a spare room or garage for example), otherwise setting out and installation will be tricky

Larder cabinets are the exception to this rule. Please see the section on their assembly in the Installation Guide.

delivery boxes