Hi just bought a Hygena kitchen from MFI. But wanted cupboards and
doors that have soft close (ie close gentle and can't be
slammed)-unfortunately MFI don't offer it on Hygena range.
Has anyone used the B and Q "Premium Door Buffers" and are they any
They look like a cheaper version of another product called Blumotion.
Also could anyone tell me how easy they are to fit to a kitchen after
it has been installed?
Many Thanks in advance,
On 23 Jul 2005 17:34:54 -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've used them for some cupboards in my office (which use kitchen door
type hinges) and they are fine.
Probably on the B&Q carcases the screws that come with them will fit
into the holes normally used for shelf pegs.
On an arbitrary cupboard, you may have to drill holes. IIRC, I used a
5mm drill with a depth stop.
An easy job
No, they're made to fit into the holes that would have been used by the
hinge mounts if you'd hung the door on the other side. Quite a nice bit
of design, really, and pretty unB&Q like. Oh, and they work quite well,
too. Though they won't overcome the force of you, say, slamming the
cupboard. But in normal use do the job perfectly.
I thought they were bloody brilliant, and I couldn't make a door slam
whatever I did. Not quite so good on drawers where there's no spring
applying pressure but well worth the extra dosh. Is there more than one
type? These were the premium type I think.
I have used B&Q buffers on my MFI Hygena kitchen. They are excellent.
On the cupboard doors, they fitted simply by screwing into existing unused
hinge holes without further drilling. Clearly kitchen carcasses are
sufficiently standardised to allow this.
On the drawers, I drilled my own holes into the side of the carcass using a
5mm bit (from memory - check size). This was easy and effective. It was also
less intrusive than following the instructions and drilling into the top of
the carcass, where it would be more visible and interfere with the drawer
contents during closure/opening.
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