Below are some of the reasons why these units will last much longer than the chains & trade only suppliers
The type of doors used:
The doors will be the high quality painted/lacquered type. In contrast, the chains & trade only suppliers mainly sell the low quality foil, PVC, PET & vinyl wrapped types. The problem with the low quality wrapped types are 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 worktops & will never bow.
In contrast, the chains & trade only suppliers tend to use cheaper, low density chipboard. The problem with low density chipboard is it bows under the weight of the 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. The purpose of the edging is to protect the delicate front edges from chips & damage & prevent any water ingress. In contrast, the chains & trade only suppliers usually come with basic melamine edging which offers little or no protection.