Kitchen units spec - Premium rigid kitchen units

Kitchen units, from National Kitchens, are built-to-order following strict quality control procedures. The following information details the specification of all of our standard kitchen units, and shows how robust and durable our kitchens are.

Standard kitchen unit / carcass specification:

Base Units spec:

  • Proper Rigid construction using Glued and Dowelled joints
  • Units are squared under pressure to give a 'true' unit
  • 19mm Hi-Density Egger MFC
  • Solid Backs and Tops 
  • Blum Soft-close Hinges
  • Blum Titanium soft-close, fully-extendable Blumotion drawers
  • Special Depths available
  • 40-47mm Work Void
  • ABS Thermoplast front edged
  • Low-level Bases available
  • Depth: 560mm + 20mm for door/drawer

Tall & Midi Units spec:

  • Proper Rigid construction using Glued and Dowelled joints
  • Units are squared under pressure to give a 'true' unit
  • 19mm Hi-Density Egger MFC
  • Blum Soft-close Hinges
  • Blum Titanium soft-close, fully-extendable Blumotion drawers
  • Special Depths available
  • 40-47mm Work Void
  • ABS Thermoplast front edged
  • Heights: 1590, 1970, 2115, 2300mm
  • Depth: 560mm + 20mm for door/drawer

Wall Units spec:

  • Proper Rigid construction using Glued and Dowelled joints
  • Units are squared under pressure to give a 'true' unit
  • 19mm Hi-Density Egger MFC
  • Blum Soft-close Hinges 
  • Concealed, Fully adjustable Wall Hangers
  • Special Depths available
  • 17mm Work Void
  • ABS Thermoplast front edged
  • Heights: 360, 455, 570, 720, 900mm
  • Depth: 300mm + 20mm for door/drawer 
 

The essential carcass material, Egger MFC

Any kitchen unit is only as good as the board that’s used to make it. Our manufacturer uses a 19mm board supplied by one of the industry leaders, Egger. Other kitchen manufacturers use 15-18mm. The extra 1 to 4mm thickness of our board may not seem important, but there is currently no board of this thickness that is denser than ours; this leads to a stronger, more durable carcase. Egger was chosen to supply this board as they’re one of the few companies offering such a high quality, dense material. This, coupled with Egger’s ability to make exactly the colours that we need to give you colour co-ordinated kitchen units with your doors, makes them the ideal partner.

Blum hinges and drawer boxes with a lifetime guarantee

In the construction of the units, only the best fittings have been used. All drawer boxes, hinges and fittings are supplied by Blum, another industry leader. The Blum Tandembox Titanium Drawer with Blumotion Soft Close system ‘grabs’ the drawer in the last 50mm of closing providing a gentle and controlled closure, making drawer slamming a thing of the past. Blum Soft Close Hinges provide strong, reliable door hanging while also offering easy door removal with their clip-on clip-off system. The hinges have been rigorously tested for wear and fatigue; including 200,000 opening/closing cycles and load and abuse testing to support their lifetime guarantee. These Blum systems work together in creating that slam-free environment. All our kitchen units use these fittings as standard.

How they're built

Our rigid kitchens cater for every taste and pocket, always using only top quality products. Whichever door you choose, whether it is an MFC door edged in thick and robust PVC, a Vinyl Wrapped door sculpted using the latest computer controlled machinery, or a Solid Timber door covered with a fine veneer to ensure the most consistent finish, you can be assured we continue to use only the best available materials.

Each rigid kitchen unit comes together in a production line where the carcases are assembled by hand with joints being glued and dowelled. The units are squared under pressure then doors and drawers are fitted. The completely ready-built units are clad in heavy duty corner protectors and completely wrapped in plastic. Your whole order is collated by your assembly team then collected by our delivery company who will liaise with you directly to ensure a mutually convenient delivery time. Throughout, a stringent Quality Control procedure helps ensure that every kitchen unit arrives in only the best condition.    

Total peace of mind with our 10 Year Guarantee against manufacturing defects

In the unlikely event that your kitchen suffers a manufacturing defect, contact our office and we'll remedy a speedy solution.

The Environment

We recognise that we have a vital role in helping to protect the local and global environment and use a wide range of sustainable products throughout the production process. These include woods that have either been FSC certified or Pan European approved, or as originating from Managed Forests.