Integrated appliances require a furniture door to match your kitchen and, with the exception of Semi Integrated models
with a visible control panel, will be completely hidden.
Note. Built In appliances are designed to fit within your units but remain visible.
Avoid common ordering and installation errors...
- Make sure you order the correct size door.
- Carefully check the housing aperture size.
- Fridge freezers require two separate furniture doors.
- Are you sure you want an Integrated appliance that needs a matching furniture door?
- Slider model refrigeration requires your furniture door to be separately hinged to your housing.
- Pay close attention to the appliance ventilation requirements especially if your kitchen units are fitted to the ceiling.
- Floor standing Integrated appliances such as dishwashers, fridges and washing machines require a level, sound floor.
- Restrictions behind the appliance such as plumbing or electrics may well prevent the machine from fitting correctly.
Dishwashers - Integrated - Fully or Semi?
|A dishwasher can be either of the above. Fully Integrated is the term used to describe an appliance that
is completely covered by a furniture door when installed. Semi Integrated means that there will be a control panel
visible above the furniture door.
Washing Machines and dryers
Integrated - Fully or Semi?
||Integrated washing machines and dryers are nearly always Fully Integrated.|
- Fully Integrated is the term used to describe an appliance that is completely covered by a furniture door when
- Semi Integrated means that there will be a control panel visible above the furniture door.
- Furniture doors on Integrated laundry appliances are reversible whereas the machine port-hole door is not.
|Fridges, Freezers and Fridge Freezers can be Built Under or Built In. These products are always fully
Integrated, i.e. totally hidden.
Built Under refrigeration is fairly straightforward as the appliance just stands on the floor. These would normally be
adjustable in height from 820-870mm. A fridge without an icebox is called a larder fridge, and one with an icebox is
normally just called a fridge or refrigerator. Matching freezers are available. Furniture doors are normally fixed
directly to the appliance door.
A model that is designed for a tall housing can vary in height between 875mm and 1800mm. The 875mm versions will
normally be offered with a matching freezer. This enables the end user to "make up" a 50/50 fridge freezer using
separate machines. Most clients prefer to buy 50/50 or 70/30 split fridge freezers in one piece as only one compressor
is required and they are therefore more efficient, with more space and at a lower cost.
One of the most desirable solutions is to install a tall fridge and freezer side by side giving large capacity storage
whilst retaining sleek Integrated looks.
The bottom section of Built Under and eye level models are normally only half depth as the compressor is housed behind
||This type of hood is designed to have your furniture door mounted on the front of it. Available usually 600mm wide
and normally offered in silver (not stainless steel), this type of extractor is an old favourite. A more modern solution
is to install concealed or telescopic models. Our Buying Guide For Hoods
section will tell you all you need to know about other types of hoods, such as canopy motors and chimney hoods.
||Still not sure? Need more information?|