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Advice on installing new Kitchen units

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by 2sppandey, 8 Dec 2016.

  1. 2sppandey

    2sppandey

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    Hello

    I am planning to install some base units, worktop and wall units onto an empty wall in the kitchen and needed some advice in regards to that. Pls help us out a bit..!!

    1) I have ordered rigid units from a company called larks and larks...any feedback on them??

    2) The wall which will have the wall units is mostly masonery but some of it at one side is plywood (part of internal partition of an extention) what type and size of screws would you recommend for both types of walls??

    3) I have not ordered the doors online as cant be sure of the color (as I need to match them with the rest of the kitchen doors, this project is only to create some extra space in existing kitchen) I plan to get some doors from B n Q, do their doors come with pre drilled holes for hinges and handles or I have to do it myself??

    Any other tips would be welcome as I am a DIY noob..!!

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    TBH I'd see if you can get someone who's less of a DIY noob to come round and take a look first hand.

    Given the questions you're asking it's probably making folk a bit hesitant to reply as it sounds like you're biting off more than you can chew.

    If you're determined to press on make sure you check any walls you're going to drill for pipes and electrical cables (get a multi detector) - nobody needs that sort of surprise.
     
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    60-70mm screws for masonry and 30mm screws into ply should be ok. B&Q doors are drilled for hinges but if buying units separately are not guaranteed to align as spacing can vary.
     
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    The handle holes vary according to size and type of handle so are not pre- drilled.
     
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    How about these anchors for the plywood walls.. Would you recommend them.. Pic attached
     

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    Those are for plasterboard walls. With plywood just a simple woodscrew will be plenty.
     
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    B & Q Hi-Line doors are 480mm and Drawer-Line doors are 322mm between the hinge centres if thats any help?
    litl
     
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    Thanks for your help folks. Wall and base cabinets fitted.. Waiting for doors and worktop now. 20161217_184934.jpg
     
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    Why have the end wall units come low? If you plan on fitting a cornice or a pelmet then you will have trouble.
    The wall units seem a bit high - whats the dimension between the base units and the wall units?
    Are the what look like screwed on wood pieces below the wall units somehow involved in supporting the units? 450mm is a common dimension, allowing easy access to the top shelves.
     
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    You are right about the the corner units being a bit lower than the middle wall unit. The thing is that when hanging middle unit I messed up with drilling a hole for the bracket. There are bricks in the wall and my drill does not have hammer action. So drilled another set about 1 and half inch above the messed up hole. Dont know the distance between the base and wall units but its the same as the other older units already in place (on another wall not visible in the pic). Thirdly..yes those are pieces of wood in an attempt to support the 1000mm unit. It has been fitted properly n all but being a DIYer and doing this for the first time. I just wanted to give that unit a bit of extra support from bottom for my peace of mind.
     
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    If you're not screwed into brick what are you screwed into?
     
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    Fitting a temporary straight timber lath to the wall first can be very helpful to balance the units on when you mark out, or whatever......there may be some adjustment on your unit hinges to bring them into line but there's a fair bit of movement needed there.
    John :)
     
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    I used a laser level to mark the tops...but due to messing up a hole for the middle unit had to change the hight.
     
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    I believe they have gone into the mortar between the bricks..!!
     
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    It seems an awful shame to leave it stuck up in the air like that after going to the effort of extending the kitchen, cant you beg, steal, hire a hammer drill to reposition it?
    Litl
     
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