Dismantling Your Kitchen

Dismantling a used kitchen can be a very tricky procedure. Whilst kitchens are made to last, worktops can be extremely heavy and delicate, and prone to cracks if not handled properly. Kitchen dismantling is best done by a team of profession fitters, as there is a real art to their removal. However, if you do decide to go ahead yourself, bear in mind the following:

Preparing for dismantle

  • Remember to take out insurance to cover the seller’s property in case of accidental damage.
  • You need someone qualified to disconnect electric and gas.
  • Remember to isolate water and heating system if radiators or under-plinth heaters are involved
  • Make sure floors are covered before beginning dismantle. One scratch can be very expensive

Dismantling the kitchen units.

Dismantling is reverse engineering:

  • Appliances come out first
  • Then plinths and trims
  • Take island out (if there is one) to make space to work
  • Remove top cupboards
  • You might need to remove tiles to get base units out
  • worktops
  • Some kitchens have screws filled over and painted. Use a magnet to locate screw head.

Transporting the kitchen.

  • Hire a van for the transportation of your kitchen. Most hire vans carry 1.2 tons max. An average island worktop weighs 250kg.
  • Check that your kitchen fits the dimensions of the lorry.
  • You will need to take out a separate insurance. Van hire insurance does not cover the goods you are carrying.
  • You will need straps. Packaging and a way of handling worktops if you don’t have specialist equipment

If you have any questions about the dismantling process, get in contact with our kitchen experts:

Phone: 020 8349 1943
Email: hello@mykitchenpassport.com