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Soft Close Drawer Slides - The 10 Best Things

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The 10 Best Things About Soft Close Drawer Slides When it comes to supplying furniture fixtures and fittings, Unico will go the extra mile to make sure their customers have exactly what they need. One of our most popular and best-selling items this year has to be soft close drawer slides . And there are plenty of reasons why they are a top choice, we have put together just 10 of the advantages and benefits you can enjoy from these drawer slides. 1. Last longer As there is generally less stress and wear on the mechanism compared to standard drawer slides, expect to enjoy better performance and smooth travel for longer. 2. Safer Soft close drawers can’t be slammed making it harder for fingers to get caught in the closing drawer. Just before it is completely shut, the soft close mechanism of the drawer takes over and very gently pulls the drawer closed the rest of the way. 3. Luxury finish Drawers with soft close offer a premium feel and allude to high end with a luxury quality. 4. Satisf

Espagnolette Locks

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What to do if your replacement espagnolette lock has gone out of production Espagnolette locks are a catch! These locks are easier to fit than to pronounce or spell! The meaning of espagnolette is literally “a catch”. The mechanism uses long rods or bars the length of the door, to secure the top and bottom of the cabinet as well as the option of securing the middle. Operating the handle or lock rotates the rods employing the catches, in turn securely closing the cupboard or door. Replacement espagnolette locks It can be a relatively common occurrence that when replacing an espagnolette lock, you find that the fitting has been updated by the manufacturer or discontinued altogether. If you are replacing an espagnolette lock but are struggling to find your particular lock, then contact us to find a suitable alternative . Remove the lock and note the measurements written on the lock or measure all the parts so we can suggest an alternative from our range. For example, espagnolette locks m

How to Get an Excellent Trustpilot Score

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Our Pledge to Our Customers We want our customers to have an easy and enjoyable experience when buying furniture fixtures and fittings from us. That’s why we aim to offer support both before and after ordering from Unico Components Ltd , and to provide the best customer service possible. We believe that this is how we retain our customers and grow our business. Call for a chat More often than not, we would have to deal with a bot for online help and support which sends us round in circles and doesn’t always properly resolve a query or problem. How refreshing then to actually be able to have a proper conversation directly with a member of staff. And on the phone no less! Here’s our number, we are on hand between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday so, whatever you need to know, just give us a ring 01483 237621 . Got a query out of hours? Drop us a line sales@unico.uk.com and we’ll get back to you when we reopen. Excellent Trustpilot Score Did you know we have great reviews on Tru

Guide to Buying Hinges

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At Unico , our staff are always happy to advise customers and ensure they have the right furniture fixtures and fittings for their needs. One question we are often asked is “How do I choose the right hinge?”. Choosing the right hinge for kitchen cabinets or wardrobe doors is crucial and we can help you make the right selection from our range. What are the different types of hinges? With different function and use, choose from a wide array of styles, designs, and types such as: butt hinges cranked hinges cylinder hinges spring hinges flap hinges flush hinges piano hinges lay on hinges lift off hinges pivot hinges self-closing hinges  We are confident we have the right hinge for you so let’s look at some of our hinges in a little more detail: Overlay hinges Fitted to doors where the door lays onto the frame of the carcass. Full overlay hinges Overlay the width of the carcass side. Half overlay hinges Overlay up to half the width of the carcass side. Inset hinges Allow the door to close w

Guide to Buying Drawer Runners and Slides

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It is pretty satisfying when a drawer fits perfectly and runs smoothly! To help our customers make the best purchase we have put together a guide for buying drawer runners and slides. Unico  are a specialist supplier of slides and runners , and our staff are only a phone call away if you need further information or advice. Single extension, full extension and over extension drawer slides Full-extension drawer slides are suitable when we want the drawer box to extend, so the back of the drawer is level with the front of the cabinet. Whereas, when using single extension drawer slides a part of the drawer, approximately one quarter, will remain inside the cabinet. For the drawer box to travel completely out of the cabinet we use over extension drawer slides, and these are useful in being able to easily reach right to the back of the drawer. Side fix and bottom fix drawer slides We have the option of fitting drawer slides either to the bottom of the drawer for a concealed fit, or

Smart Kitchen Fixtures and Fittings

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There is more to kitchens than worktops and tiles. That is why Unico supply a range of innovative kitchen fixtures and fittings to designers and kitchen fitters, to achieve beautiful kitchens that are up to date and functional.  Creative storage solutions continue to be very popular. Around two thirds of homeowners renovating their kitchens, will be planning to include specialty kitchen storage in their new cabinetry. Ramping up kitchen storage A good way to achieve more storage in a small kitchen is to think vertically. Create storage high up while making items easy to access using our pull-down shelf unit. This comes as a 2-tier chrome plated wire shelf which can be pulled forward allowing full access to the contents. Make use of hard to access space with pull-out corner units to utilise all available space and allow items to be easily accessible – no more crouching, bending, or crawling into the cupboard to reach items. Smart kitchen storage It is not just small kitchens t

We Supply the Trade

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Our customers span a range of different industries and come in all shapes and sizes with varying expectations. Tony Killick, our General Manager, spoke to us about supplying the trade with furniture fixtures and fittings in our Q&A below. Which types of tradespeople and industries do Unico generally work with? "We supply multiple trade manufacturers and individuals across differing sectors including kitchen manufacturers, kitchen fitters, furniture designers, carpenters, bedroom fitters, office furniture manufacturers and locker furniture." Do Unico supply internationally? "Although we do sometimes supply overseas, the majority of our business is currently UK based customers." What are Unico especially well known for and what are your best-selling products with regards to trade customers? "Our strongest range is locks for furniture and lockers , for example code locks, cam locks, cylinder locks and much more. We actually have a vast product range, so lock