fitted kitched info


I've reached the point of exasperation with so called kitchen fitter/suppliers, with extended delivery dates and mysteriously increasing quotes. I'm going to have to do it myself. Now, it seems I go and buy carcases, and I can get the fittings like magic corners, and drawer units etc no problem. But when I look at my existing kitchen which was fitted about 8 years ago, it's not just a matter of screwing the units onto the wall. They seem to be fixed to some sort of panelling, and short of dismantling the entire thing, I can't see how the thing is put together. Can anyone advise me? Ideally a book on kitchen unit assembly would be ideal. I'm aware that carcasses should be 18mm etc, but I could use info on quality hinges and drawer slides. I'm in Ireland. I'm not concerned about the worktop which will be granite - the granite man comes, he measures, he templates, he goes away, comes back and fits... apparently!
All input of will be most welcome - this farce has been going on for nearly a year...
Thank you
Derek
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where abouts in Ireland are you, I helped someone with a kitchen recently [via email] he may be nearby
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Hi,
I'm in Kerry... and going over to London next week to visit the kitchen exhibition. That's how desperate I am!!
Tks
Derek

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The other guy has not got back to me, but if you do a google for "kitchen installation" will give you loads of hits, look for the FAQ from this newsgroup, there should be something there

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