Below are some of the reasons why these units will last much longer than places like Howdens, Benchmarx, Wickes & Wren.
The type of doors used:
The doors will be the high quality painted/lacquered type. In contrast, places like Howdens, Benchmarx, Wickes & Wren mainly sell the low quality foil, PVC, PET & vinyl wrapped types. The problem with the low quality foil, PVC, PET & vinyl wrapped types is they peel. Unfortunately, once a door has started to peel, it can’t be repaired. The only option is to replace it which is costly.
The quality of chipboard used:
The units are constructed from high density chipboard. High density chipboard will support the weight of the heaviest granite, quartz or corian worktops & will never bow.
In contrast, places like Howdens, Benchmarx, Wickes & Wren tend to use cheaper, low density chipboard. The problem with low density chipboard is it will soon start to bow under the weight of the worktops, even if you have laminate worktops. The first signs of bowing is usally seen on the backs of the units. Once the backs start to bow, it isn’t usually long before they come away completely, exposing the wall & any pipework behind.
The type of edging used:
The units feature impact resistant PVC or ABS edging to protect the delicate front edges from chips & damage. In contrast, places like Howdens, Benchmarx, Wickes & Wren come with basic melamine edging which offers little or no protection from chips & damage.