In Frame or Lay on doors. Any colour any size. Butt hinges or soft close crank. No Joins in frames available. Frame sizes any size or thickness. Standard 25mm thick doors in wood or MDF. Dovetail drawer boxes or Grass or Blum stainless steel upgraded weight runners as standard.
In Frame kitchens: These are kitchens where the door shuts within a frame rather than against a carcase. When you make these kitchens bespoke you get to choose the size of the frames and you can also control whether there are any joins in the frames between the units. Mass produced kitchens usually come with each unit, door and frame, made seperately so you get a join with each new unit that is lined up. You also sometimes get a lip as on the entrance as often the frame is made to fit the carcase not the other way around. The hinges can be Butt hinged – these can’t be soft close but they are a more traditional hinge and need less adjusting. When using a Butt hinge it is better to make the doors & frames from real wood as it takes a screw better than MDF. With a conventional soft close hinge MDF can be used as the material. MDF especially moisture resistant MDF is a very suitable material to use in a kitchen as it is very stable. Painting can be done on site or at the factory, or with a combination of spraying in the factory with a final top coat on site by hand – this speeds the process up, but allows the finish to be more easily repaired or touched up in the future. Cock beading is often used (when requested) and is a simple bead that runs around the frame. This just adds a touch of extra detail and is more to do with personal taste than how things ought to be.
Shaker doors: These doors are a traditional simple style door. Often referred to as a 5 piece door. Containing 2 x rails, 2 x stiles and 1 x ‘floating panel’ in the middle. These doors can me made with real wood or MDF and can be painted any colour or just using the natural grain/beauty of wood. The use of beading can be used to make the kitchen look a little more ornate and this is down to personal preference. The shaker door was created to be a simple door with no extra ornate features. Function over form. Please note that painted kitchens will chip over time and need to be ‘touched up’. Also where the rails and the stiles join on a 5 piece door, when real wood is used, because it expands and contracts, the paint often cracks at these joins and needs repairing over time.
We can replicate any kitchen that you may have seen. So if you have found a kitchen that you like but don’t like the price tag give us a call.
Options that we can provide with traditional kitchens:
- Dovetail Drawer boxes. While these are quite standard, our dovetail drawer boxes have a 20mm base, making them suitable for heavy pans if you prefer the look of oak drawers. Very few competitors use anything thicker than a 10mm base on their dovetail drawers
- Our preferred drawer runners are made by Grass although we sometimes use Blum…however when we do use Blum we upgrade the drawer runners as standard to 50kg from 30kg. We also upgrade to stainless steel sided boxes as standard. Other options are to use glass or marble sided drawer boxes.
- Our carcases can be made of veneered ply, MDF or MFC. Truthfully when using a good board like Egger there is very little advantage to using a veneered ply. We usually cap our carcases with real wood and this gives great protection where the door hits the carcase as well as making a visually different carcase.