The Kitchen Appliance Store
03 numbers save you money
Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than the normal 01 or 02 number rate and count towards inclusive mobile phone contract minutes.
You don't have to pay extra from a mobile as you do with 08 numbers. This applies to any type of line including mobile or landline.
If you prefer, email us via our contact button and we will call you back during office hours.
Call us on 01992 897812 03 numbers save you money - more info
The Kitchen Appliance Store is a certified online shop with Trusted Shops Buyer Protection. More...
Product Advice Built In And Built Under Integrated Appliances Dishwashers Freezers Fridges
Fridge Freezers
Hobs Hoods Microwaves Ovens Range Cookers Sinks And Taps Washing Machines Washer Dryers Waste Disposal Units Wine Coolers

The Kitchen Appliance Store buyers guide to built in fridge freezers

Avoid common ordering and installation errors

  • Check that the furniture housing you order is compatible with the appliance.
  • Do you need built in or built under?
  • Make sure you fit an integrated freezer carefully following the instructions with regard to ventilation, especially when the kitchen units are fitted to the ceiling.
  • Not all fridge freezer doors are reversible - please check.
  • Ensure you have sufficient worktop depth for built under fridge freezers to align with your units.

Built in or built under?

      There is often confusion about the terms built in and built under.

Fridges, freezers and fridge freezers are either freestanding, built under or built in. Unfortunately though, a built under fridge can also be described as built in! This is because it is designed to fit under a worktop, but people think of it as being built in to their kitchen. It is confusing to say the least!

Both types of installation are shown here.

Do I need to vent my appliance?

      It is vital that built in refrigeration is correctly installed and ventilated.

Here are 2 examples showing the ventilation requirements for a built in and built under products. If the furniture is being fitted to the ceiling (i.e. with ceiling scribes), then extra care will need to be taken. A vent in the ceiling scribe AND the plinth will be necessary to allow for the correct air-flow.

Please ask if you are unsure about any of the points mentioned above.

Integrated fridge freezers

      Fridge Freezers can be built under or built in, and may or may not have a small freezer compartment or icebox. These products are always fully integrated.

Built under Fridges and Freezers are fairly straightforward, and would normally be adjustable in height from 820-870mm.

A fridge freezer that is designed for a tall housing can vary in height up to 1800mm. The spilt is usually half and half (50/50) or two thirds fridge one third freezer (70/30).

The bottom freezer drawer is normally only half depth as the compressor is housed behind this area.

Frost Free integrated Fridge Freezers are available from all good manufacturers.

Fixing a Furniture Door To Your Fridge Freezer

There are two ways of fixing the furniture door.
  • Slider
  • Door on door
Slider Fixing

Slider fixings use hinges to attach the furniture door to the housing. The door is then attached by a sliding bracket to the Freezer door. This method often uses two sets of hinges. One set for the furniture door, and another for the actual Freezer door.
   Door On Door Fixing

Door on door means that the furniture door is attached to the Freezer by a bracket. The only hinges in use are those, which are part of the Freezer door itself. This system is generally considered to be better and is slightly more expensive.

Built under Freezers are always door on door fixing as they are not installed within a cabinet (just in between them).

If the above explanation is a bit confusing, you will normally find that our showrooms have both types on display and the difference will become apparent once you have seen them. Alternatively just give us a call.

View our range of built in fridge freezers

View our range of built under fridges

View our range of built under freezers

Still not sure? Need more information? Read our frequently asked questions call us, or click here to email us.

Our Page
You Tube
Our Channel
Follow Us
Google plus
Google Plus
Kitchen witch
Browse Our Blog
The Kitchen Oracle
This site and all contents are © 2003-2018 Cameo Management Vat No 627 1086 49 Telephone 01992 897812 Site map