How Our Wardrobes Are Made
Once you've contacted us we can organise a time and day for a designer to come and see you. We use iPad's to show the endless number of designs to choose from, real wardrobes that we have fitted in real houses, this is great for inspiration, whether it's a traditional, contemporary, practical or minimalist look that you prefer. The designer will bring samples of all the glass and wood colours so that you can see the colour combinations in the flesh.
The designer will be able to offer suggestions if needed, so that we can really make your space work for you, like… how many doors to go for? How big to have your shelving? Where to position the hanging space? What about shoe storage? And what about suit cases and bedding and other bulky items? We usually fit a top shelf that runs the full length of the wardrobe, this is positioned at just the right height to allow for ‘double’ hanging space, so the clothes have enough space to hang freely. Sometimes customers would rather have a single rail for longer things, with more space for storage above. What ever your preference, we can accommodate it!
The designer will accurately measure the space where your wardrobes are to be fitted, and using a laser technology, we check to make sure your floor, ceiling and walls are level. These usually run out slightly, and there is a certain degree of tolerance within the system, where needed, the fitter will scribe the surround framework to leave a vertical and horizontal opening.
In the factory your wardrobe manufacturing process begins by making the doors to the right size, using the measurements taken at the design stage. We cut the steel frame of the door, cut the glass and wood to the right size and shape, and assemble the doors attaching the rolling gear to each corner. The doors are given a polishing before leaving the factory, and packaged in polystyrene to keep them protected.
Next we make the shelving units, these are biscuit jointed wherever possible to minimise the number of fixing blocks that are used. We always use heavy duty 'wipe clean' 18mm shelving as this is so much better, and is more durable than the thinner stuff. The drawers are assembled using an 18mm base and back, and steel sides, this make them really robust, and if required they are fitted with soft close as well.
As your installation date approaches, we collate all the component parts of your design, including doors & tracking, drawers, shelving, surround framework, back and side panels (if required) and other furniture ready for despatch. The vans are then loaded and the fitter will arrive at your house.
We can organise the fitters arrival time to work around school runs or other appointments, whenever is most convenient for you! The first thing the fitters will do is put down dust sheets to minimise disruption, unload the van and start work on fitting the surround framework ensuring a level and square opening in which to fit the doors. The fitters have a carbon copy of the original design, so they know exactly what needs to go where.
The interior is then installed aligning the shelving and drawers making sure they have the right amount of clearance when the doors open. Any other items are then fitted, such as LED lighting, soft close door mechanisms, wall mirrors, dressing tables and bed side tables. Your bespoke wardrobes really are just that, custom made from start to finish. Wherever you are in the East Midlands, be it Nottingham, Derby, Leicester or Newark, we are only a phone call away!