Typical Layout Structure
To help you with your typical cabinet layouts, our standard cabinets sizes have been developed to make your designs consistent and easy to use.
- Carcass Depth, without doors = 560mm
- Carcass Depth, including doors = 580mm
- Carcass Height, without adjustable legs = 780mm
- Carcass Height, including adjustable lets = 880mm working height
- Carcass Depth, without doors = 580mm
- Carcass Depth, including doors = 600mm
- Carcass Height, without adjustable legs = 2150mm
- Carcass Height, including adjustable lets = 2250mm working height
- Carcass Depth, without doors = 300mm
- Carcass Depth, including doors = 320mm
- Carcass Height = 700mm
- Base Panels = finished depth 580mm, finished height 880mm
- Tall Panels = finished depth 600mm, finished height 2250mm
- Wall Panels = finished depth 320mm, finished height 700mm
- Base Fillers = finished height 780mm to align with base carcass height, panel width =100mm
- Tall Filers = finished height 2150mm to align with tall carcass height, panel width = 100mm
- Wall Fillers = finished height 700mm to align with wall carcass height, panel width = 100mm
- Filler panels are designed to be cut to final size on site.
- Kickboards are typically 2350mm long x 150mm wide, and are designed to be cut down on site.
End panels are required to tidy up and conceal exposed carcass units, otherwise you will see the whiteboard material, assembly hardware and carcass drilling. End panels are also required to transition from one cabinet type to another, eg between a tall cabinet and an adjacent base / wall cabinet, for a neat and professional finish;
Filler Panels are required when butting cabinets against walls or other built-in construction elements, including architraves and skirtings. They provide a level of "fudge" between the cabinets and the adjacent structure. Cabinets are machined to minimal tolerances to ensure that the doors & drawer systems work properly. Walls are often out of square and plumb, so need to be catered for. Fillers are manufactured over-size, so you can scribe (trim) them to suit.
Kickboards are provided over-size, to allow you to scribe them to final size and shape to suit the fall and level of the flooring. They can be easily cut to size using a circular saw, jigsaw or table saw.
The Building Code of Australia dictates minimal clearances for appliances in relation to combustible materials, most prevalent in kitchens.
Gas cooktops require a clearance of 650mm from the benchtop to the underside of wall cabinets. A clearance of 200mm is also required on each side of the cooktop.
Induction cooktops require a clearance of 600mm from the benchtop to the underside of wall cabinets. Due to the reduced heat risk, the side clearance required will be that as stated in the Manufacturer's installation instructions. Manufacturer's must undergo strict Code tests with each product, and their instructions should be adhered to at all times.
Unless a recirculating model has been selected, rangehoods must be ducted externally to the outside of the house. It is against Code to duct a rangehood directly into the ceiling cavity.
The Manufacturer's installation instructions should be referenced to, as some rangehood motors have a maximum installation range for extraction efficiency.
It is recommended that heat shields be installed on vinyl door products to help in the build-up of radiant and expelled heat from ovens.
When installing your oven, ensure it has the correct ventilation requirements as stated in the Manufacturer's installation instructions. Some wall oven scenarios may require ventilation through the cabinet above the oven.
Flatpack customisation for appliances
In case you haven't worked it out by now, all of our cabinets can be easily customised to suit the requirements of your layout and appliances. When ordering, please provide the make and model details of appliances that relate to each cabinet. Where no appliance information has been provided, your cabinets may be manufactured with the default allowances, or your order may be placed on hold until we have all of the necessary information to manufacture the correct cabinets.
Custom Flatpack manufactures every order as it arrives - we do not have cabinets sitting in a box or on pallet racking.