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Base Cabinets Installation Guide

Begin your kitchen installation with the base cabinets, installing them one cabinet at a time.

If you have a corner base cabinet in your kitchen then start the installation here.

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Remove all of the packaging. Release the clip hinges and take the door off the cabinet, take out the drawer box and remove the shelves. Keep all these in a safe place until they're needed.

Position the cabinet approximately in the space you have already marked for it.

Screw fix the black adjustable legs to the underside of the cabinet. Four legs should be attached to cabinets up to 600mm wide, fix legs on all 800mm, 900mm and 1000mm wide cabinets and eight on 972mm 'L Shaped' cabinets. The holes for the legs have been pre-drilled.

Level the cabinet against your 870mm horizontal line and wall fix with the appropriate screws. If your corner is not square i.e. more or less than 90° you must adjust the position of your corner cabinet to make sure that adjoining cabinets can be levelled and fixed to the wall correctly.

Wren have developed a base corner post which must be fixed to your base corner cabinet before installing the adjoining base cabinets.

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Continue your base cabinet run out from the corner. Level each cabinet to 870mm horizontal line by adjusting each cabinet leg in turn. Then wall fix the cabinet using the steel brackets provided. Firstly, attach the brackets to the top inside face of each end panel with the screws provided then fix the cabinet back to the wall using suitable screws (these screws are not provided due to the many different types of wall the cabinet could be fixed to).

As you continue to position and fix each cabinet you must ensure that each one is levelled and square before final fixing. To secure your cabinets to each other, brace them with a gripping tool.

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Once joined and level, simply screw the cabinets together using a 'self tapping screw' which is no longer than 30mm. Do this behind the hinge plate and for extra strength you could add a further screw to the rear of the unit, hidden behind the shelf edge.

The positioning of your chosen handle is entirely up to you and best decided upon when the whole installation is complete. We recommend that once you have decided on the handle position for doors and drawers make a template to mark the position. You can then look at the handle lines throughout the kitchen before drilling any fronts.

Handles

It is best to drill the handles from the front of each fascia to prevent breakout in the door / drawers surface.

If you have ordered the Servo drawer system then your drawer base cabinets will have the system pre-installed. You will need to house a transformer and cradle below a base shelf in a chosen base cabinet and then connect the single or multiple servo cabinets to the mains in a ring system.

Drawer sensor lighting is available in drawer base cabinets wider than 600mm. Lighting is installed once all base cabinets are fixed. You must connect all strip lights to a transformer before linking to the mains.

Once all base cabinets have been levelled and fixed, the continuous plinth is fitted below the run of base cabinets. Firstly, cut your plinth to length then mark the position of the adjustable legs on the rear face and screw fix the leg clips provided. Base cabinet return plinths are available if required.