Soft close drawer kit for 500mm wide unit

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I moved into our first house in June an im now getting close to finihing all th redecoration off. THe main thing to finh is the kitchen.
I fitted new kitchen (one of the take away ones from Wickes) its not amazing quality but im pretty happy.

The only thing I dont like is the drawer unit that we have. Its a 500mm wide unit and came with three standard drawers. These feel pretty flimsy.
I want to replace these drawers with some soft close ones (obviously reusing the drawer fronts)
Does anyone know where if possible I can purchse a set of soft close drawers?

Many thanks!!!

P.S Would these work? http://www.diy.com/diy/jsp/bq/nav/n...qrefcmp=AW&bqrefcre=AW_AFFILIATES&affid=61804
 
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You need to make sure the carcase thickness on your wickes units are the same as the B&Q ones as the draw widths are based on the internal carcase size which will be 6mm different if one has 15mm carcases abd the other 18mm. Also check the front to back lengths as some carcases will only take 450mm long draws others 500mm

The other problem will be that the draws in your link are a bit shallow for a three draw base, OK for 5 draws. You would be better off buying gallery rails for the lower two draws so stuff won't fall out. Not sure if B&Q do the deeper draws but a decent supplier of blum draw components will have all the bits you need such as woodfit

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Most Schrieber (half of MFI range) stuff comes with soft close drawers as standard now (bedrooms and kitchens). Schrieber furniture has always been slightly superior to Hygiena - carcass thickness, already assembled, now soft close :D
 
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