Frequent Answered Questions (FAQ)
1. What are Made-to-measure Kit form Flat Pack Cabinets?
Will Custom Kit form cabinetry fit into my kitchen space?
How much does a Custom Kit form kitchen cost?
How do Custom Kit form cabinets compare to custom built cabinets from your
Do you custom make your cabinetry -If so, why?
Can I have some help with the kitchen design?
I'm not much of a handy person so how hard is the assembly and installation?
What is the maximum height of custom Kit form cabinetry?
What is the 'standard' height of custom Kit form cabinetry?
Do you have corner wall cabinets as part of your range?
Do you have Wall Fridge Cabinets and what sizes do they come in?
The Cabinet I want is not available on your Web site -What do I do?
Can you provide a quote from my detailed Kitchen design drawing?
1. What are Made-to-measure Kit form Flat Pack Cabinets?
Quite simply, these are custom
made cabinets to your dimensions! They are available in a Flat-pack form for
easy and cost effective transport, pre-machined and ready to assemble. Some
of our compelling features include top quality cabinet construction, hardware,
doors, panels, handles and bench tops in a great range of colors and styles
(catering for most cabinetry requirements in Australia today). Our products
are available throughout our network of Cabinets on-Demand Australian professional
(& reputable) Cabinet making business’s -to minimize transport costs to
you and to also spreading the work load -keeping manufacturing times as fast
as possible. Flat pack cabinets are becoming increasingly popular and now
with the added benefit of being able to custom size them (to your requirements),
demand for flat packs have never been higher.
2. Will a Custom Kit form kitchen fit into my
Yes! With our system, this not
a problem. Our Custom Kit form system is totally customizable in height, width
and depth (full 3 dimensional adjustment) to fit all kitchen types. Not only
that, but our system has the added customized ability should you need things
like extra shelves or special requests. No one can match our customized cabinets
for choice, value, quality and flexibility.
3. How much does a Custom Kit form kitchen
as much as retail! Our Custom Kit form cabinets are a fraction of the cost
that you would normally expect to pay if you were going through a normal manufacturer;
however our quality is first class. The price saving is largely due to the
flat pack form (modular nature) of the Custom Kit form cabinets, utilizing
the latest in automated processor’s and technologies and having the assemble
and installation done by yourself. Best of all is that you can price your
cabinetry requirements when ever you like, as the cabinets that are listed
on the web site come completely priced –Inc GST, so obtaining quotes of different
materials/cabinet combinations is fast, easy and available 24/7!
4. How do Custom Kit form cabinets compare to
custom built cabinets from your local supplier?
This would depend totally upon
your local supplier and their expertise, knowledge, machinery that they have
and the hardware that they use. It can be a hit-and-miss exercise and the
saying ‘buyer beware’ is very true. With Cabinets On Demand, we only utilize
experienced, reputable and quality cabinet makers –from across Australia.
They must have their systems in place, be in business for at least 5 years
and utilize the latest in machinery and software -to ensure that they can
deliver a quality product, in the shortest possible timeframe, time and time
again. The materials and workmanship have to be second to none and the cabinetry
construction and hardware be of excellent quality. All cabinets are solid
backed which ensures no lateral movement. Given the solid back you can use
any part of the cabinet to fix it to the wall (compare this to other Custom
Kit form offerings that have very thin back wall panels). With Cabinets On
Demand you can be assured that you are dealing with on the best, quality manufactures
–no matter where you are in Australia.
5. Do you custom make your cabinetry –If so,
we custom make every cabinet to order. Rather than spending hundreds of thousands
of dollars in tied-up stock and extra storage costs associated with this method,
we have found it more economical to run-to-order our jobs. The reason why
this has proven to be so successful for us, is because of the software that
we have developed and the fact that we utilize many factory outlets across
Australia to spread the load and speed up the process –So depending on where
you are, we will source the closest factory to you to manufacture your order
and email your job to them in the shortest possible time. So, we can not only
quickly process your order, optimize it and have the CNC machine code done
in a fraction of the time that it used to take, but by spreading the work
load over many factories (rather than bottle-necking just the one), our costs
are lower and our manufacturing times are faster. But best of all is that
once this has been done, often we find that the factories are able to ‘slot’
in these jobs in-between their ‘normal’ work reducing overheads and slack
time. All this means that you get the savings.
6. Can I have some help with the kitchen
Our Production staff can provide
some handy ideas/tips but essentially our system is about DIY. Whilst we would
love to help everyone, we often find that our time is taken up with actual
production, so we recommend that you either contact a design professional
(really, for the price they charge their costs are very cheap for the advice/expertise
and quality design that you receive), or utilize our References. Installation
Manual, products on offer on our site and Assembly Guide for help –This should
assist you in your design. Best of all is that the design process is made
so much easier, now that you can custom size your cabinetry requirements –No
more ‘trying’ to fit a pre-modularised cabinet in a space that doesn't fit!
7. I'm not much of a handy person so how hard is
the assembly and installation?
What we have found is that people
from all walks of life utilize our services. From Trade Professionals, home
renovators, weekend warriors, computer IT people, painters, sales people,
office workers, retail assistants and home managers –really, it’s that varied.
Our goal has always been to provide a quality product, at the lowest possible
price, which can be assembled and installed as easy as possible. We are constantly
looking into ways to simplify the process and we feel that we offer the best
over-all package on the market, from design flexibility to assembly to final
installation. Our Custom Kit form kitchens have been successfully assembled
and installed by people with very little (or no) installation knowledge. However,
should you feel that the job is beyond you, you can enlist the assistance
of a professional installer (these can be sourced in your local area). Even
in this case you will still be saving money….
8. What is the maximum height of custom Kit form
maximum height of our Custom Kit form cabinetry is a huge 2350mm, added to
say a 150mm kick board, can reach a staggering 2500mm. However, we recommend
that you choose a height to fit below your ceiling, as trying to have the
cabinetry go right up to the ceiling can cause you many ‘unforeseen’ problems…
In this case we suggest installing a headboard (or bulkhead) between the top
of the cabinetry and the underside of you ceiling of about 100mm min to avoid
lights, sagging ceilings, etc.
9. What is the 'standard' height of custom Kit form
typical bench top height is between 900 to 950mm -This is made up of the bench
top thickness (say 34mm) the base cabinet height (say 750mm) and the left
over is the kick height (say 120 to 166mm) to achieve the final desired height.
In saying that, you can order your base cabinets 760mm if you wish, or 900mm
- it just costs a few dollars more in materials, but it's no problem for us
to manufacture this. Most customers opt for 750mm. (the current "standard"
for most suppliers is actually just 720mm), as the smaller this cabinet is,
the bigger the kick board needs to be to achieve the final desired height
and hey, the kick board is just wasted space isn't it. The normal overall
kitchen height of the kitchens that we do is 2250mm high -this leaves around
about 150mm for the headboard to finish to a 2400mm standard ceiling height.
So to order a pantry to suit a 2250mm overall kitchen
height, your pantry height would be 2250 less kick board height
(say 150mm) = 2100mm pantry 'ordered' height.
upper (wall) cabinets are typically 450 / 600 / 650mm above the bench top.
The 600 and 650mm measurements are typically what you need to position an
inbuilt range hood above a cook top ( 600mm for Electric & 650mm for Gas
cook top -However this may vary from state to state).
Most of the cabinets that we do
have the upper wall cabinets placed at 600mm above the bench top, so taking
the example of a 2250mm high kitchen, minus a 900mm bench top height minus
a 600mm splash back height, would leave you with a 750mm upper cabinet (making
it the same height as a 750 base cabinet).
fridge cabinet is just an upper wall cabinet, so again using the 2250mm
cabinet height as an example, you would take off the fridge opening height
(say 1810mm) which would leave you with a 440mm fridge cabinet. Again, we can
make to what ever height you need, so in the end it's up to you to what you
10. Do you have corner floor and wall cabinets as part of your
Yes, we offer wall corner
cabinets as part of our normal order range: Floor Cabinets, Wall cabinets and
Pantries. Not just in 90 Degree configurations but also for 135 Degree angles,
again all available as custom sized (and not just one or 2 pre-set
11. Do you have Wall Fridge Cabinets and what sizes do they come
Fridge cabinets are really just
‘normal’ wall cabinets. These are typically mounted off the rear wall (a clear
space of about 150mm) and are screw fixed to panels on either side to support
the cabinet. The panels on either side can be a either full length panels
or they could be tall cabinets (such as a Pantry or/and a Wall Oven cabinet)
or a combination of a tall panel and a Wall Oven Cabinet for example. The
width of the cabinet is typically either 800 or 850mm (or say 50mm wider than
your fridge, should you want a customized Fridge cabinet). We can make Fridge
(wall) cabinets any size, so a custom size is not a problem.
12. The Cabinet I want is not available on your Web site -What do I
the web site doesn't have exactly what you need, pick a product that 'closest'
matches the type of cabinet you need & size range you need (Height, Width
& Depth) THEN make your custom notes in the 'Special requests' section
of that product. For Example: If you wanted drawers 920mm long and the longest
drawers on the web site was up to 900mm long, then select the drawers that
are up to 900mm long, enter 900mm in the length box and then in the 'Special
requests' section of the product type in: "Price for 920mm Long drawers" and
we will get back to you with a price. Anything that comes up in the 'Special
requests' section is carefully looked at by the Production Manager to see
if we can do it and if there is any price difference. This is the easiest,
quickest and simplest way of getting the cabinet that you need.
13. Can you provide a quote from my detailed Kitchen design drawing?
What Cabinets on Demand does is
supply flat pack cabinets and bench tops and we supply lots of them! Our
on-line cabinetry shop is very popular because the cabinets are custom
dimensioned to your sizes (not ours!), are very cost effective, use quality
hardware and are Australian built, for Australians.
system is a web based computer automated interface entry system, which is
really a big word for accepting orders over the web. It has been developed for
people who want a cost effective solution for their joinery needs and are
ready to place their order. They know what sizes they want and they want it in
flat-pack form and they haven't over complicated their joinery
average DIY'er shouldn't have any problems in successfully placing
their requirements via our web site, as we have provided much information
and data validation in our on-line store to help guide you, plus we have even
built in some special 'prompts' for certain cabinets to aid you. Also, at
certain stages of placing your order there are further prompts to ensure that
you don't forget certain things or make fundamental errors. We have even
recently developed the ability to 'store' your order on your computer (for up
to 10 days), so you can carefully place your RFQ when you like and check it
the next day or so before sending it.
What's more, you can modify your
RFQ as many times as you like and price the whole lot for different quality of
Finish with just two Clicks on the screen - this is a lot more convenient then
asking for a Re-quote.
This has been of great benefit to
our Customers and is proving to be very successful. Just a quick note however,
whilst we offer a superior on-line flat pack service, we do not claim to be
able to do everything for everybody in a flat pack form, as we know this
simply will never work, however do aim to provide superior flat pack cabinets,
in an enormous range, very quickly and very cost effective without the need
for highly skilled and expensive staff to translate your designs into
component manufacturing instructions.
That's why we set about developing
a fully priced & ordering web site. We have tried to make our site as
simple as we can, but with as much flexibility as you need to truly customize
your job. It's not an easy job simplifying cabinet making, as it is becoming
more complex every year. Our system has been set-up as a true on-line, one
stop shop -with the cabinetry and pricing already there, so obtaining at quote
is all at your fingertips, available to you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
We have even included delivery (freight) estimations to try and give you an
all up cost.
using the web site, you can not only do your own pricing and take-offs at your
leisure, in the comfort of your own home, but you can also place your order
when you are ready.
you would like to get a quote and your kitchen does has some customised
cabinetry requirements (that is not available on the web site as one of our
standard products), then what you would need to do is select a cabinet that is
as close as possible to what you need (in product type, height, width and
depth) and then you would note your special requirements in the 'Special
requests' section available. For example, such things as: 'Extend the bottom
doors past the bottom shelf by 20mm' or 'this cabinet is an appliance cabinet
with a roller door'. Tip: Point form works best. You will then need to submit
the 'order' for us to customise an individual quote for you.
Every joinery product that we
sell has this 'Special requests' box to help made our system truly unique and
the cabinetry requirements are quite detailed or complex or we are unsure of
your needs, then we may require you to supply a detailed drawing of just that
cabinet (and nothing else), but don't worry as we will let you know if we need
a sketch of this or not, so at this stage just place your 'order' as you
normally would and submit it for validation.
Once we receive your order (which
is really a request for quotation at this stage) our computer system at this
end validates your order and any 'Special requests' that you may have entered
are flagged to our Production Manager to look at and check. All 'Special requests'
are carefully looked at to see whether we can do it and what price (if any)
is need to be added or deducted. We endeavor to get all of these customized
quotes out to you just as fast as we can, but please bear in mind that this
is still a labor intensive process and any 'live' accepted validated job always
takes precedence over any free quotes, so whilst is some cases we can be lighting
fast at one time in our response, we may not be on the next time -we will
however attend to your quotation needs just as soon as we can.
first priority is to strive to obtain the minimal manufacturing lead times for
all validated (accepted) orders.
have purposely set up our unique system this way to reduce the manual labor
costs and possible problems with double entry of data and thus we can then
pass these savings on to you, our valued customer.
web site is not intended to be a design centre, as there are already many
dedicated Kitchen Designers out there who are only to willing to help with
design questions. Please note: We can't do every possibly joinery requirement
imaginable in a flat-pack form, nor are we designers who work through your
design providing ideas and suggestions -that's what your local kitchen Designer
or Architect is there for. We are rather, a one-stop-cabinetry shop that's
open for when you are ready to place your order.