Soft Close Side Fix Drawer Runners

soft-close-side-fix-drawer-slidesSoft close drawer runners mean quality cabinetry with longevity...

This type of soft close drawer is in high demand with consumers these days because it has become one of the hallmarks of high quality in cabinetry. 

If you are fitting a new wardrobe system, bedroom storage or office furniture, you want to be sure it includes soft close drawers. But what are they exactly and what are the main benefits? 

Soft close drawers are a premium feature allowing drawers to close silently and smoothly. Just before it is completely shut, the soft close mechanism of the drawer takes over, and gently pulls the drawer closed the rest of the way.

What are the advantages of a soft close drawer?

  • Drawers with soft close cannot be slammed shut, ensuring they close gently and silently every time.
  • A soft close drawer is safer because fingers cannot get accidentally crushed in the closing drawer.
  • Drawers with soft close tend to last longer, because the mechanism endures less stress.
  • Drawers that are self closing will never be left ajar. All that is needed is a gentle push in order to engage the mechanism which closes the drawer the rest of the way.

Ball bearing soft close drawer runner

What are the technical specifications?

Application - mainly but not exclusively office or bedroom furniture.

Material - manufactured in steel and finished in zinc.

Sizes - supplied in a range of lengths from 300mm to 600mm long, with a maximum weight loading of 30kg per pair. Requiring a building in width of approximately 12.7mm (+/- 0.3mm) either side and with a maximum weight capacity of 30kg.

Obviously, you can never have too many drawers. And despite being more expensive to install, soft close drawers offer value in having such desirable features with extended life and better performance. 

At Unico we believe in supplying high quality furniture fittings at an affordable price. Our supplier, in this instance, is GTV who pay special attention to both the quality of workmanship and the functionality of design.

What are the extra features of soft close full extension drawer runners?

  • They contain steel ball bearings for a smoother travel.
  • Built to a high standard by GTV.
  • An ideal replacement or upgrade.
  • All runners feature a release mechanism for easy fitting.
  • Are full extension, enabling easier access to the rear of the drawer when opened.
At Unico Components Ltd we pride ourselves on always working with reputable suppliers to meet our customers’ needs and provide product usability. To discuss your requirements in more detail please call to speak to an advisor on 01483 237 261 or visit our website for more information alternatively you can email us on

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