Design
Timber Cutting
Machining
Finishing
Assembly
Installation
 

Design

The key to good design of any kitchen, bedroom or bathroom is to make optimum use of the space available and to make that space work for you. Having selected your style of furniture, it is essential to create a practical space, which, while always keeping to the original vision, also gives you maximum flexibility and freedom of movement.

In the kitchen, for example, keeping clear access for the working triangle of sink to cooker to fridge is vital, even if your kitchen is the busy working heart of the home - full of children, dogs, friends or neighbours.

After a designers visit, you will receive an initial design layout plan with a detailed itemized costing. The next stage will be to discuss the design in more detail to enable us to produce a full set of elevation drawings and 3D illustrations.


Using Autocad Inventor software, our designers can not only produce very detailed plans, the same design suite is used to convert the images, lines and curves direct to the factory CNC processing equipment ensuring accuracy and precise conversion of the designers vision.

The design process will often involve the production of several drawings with revisions and alterations , the aim of which is to ensure we communicate the vision exactly, with complete transparency and "no surprises".

Timber Cutting

As soon as your order is received the manufacturing process starts.

The data from your plans and specification are transferred into cutting lists and patterns and sent to the processing plant via the company internal network. The Optimizing cross cut saw, having measured the plank of timber loaded on it, views the cutting list and maximizes the number of components it can cut from it.


As each part is cut, a product label is printed enabling clear identification of the part, which product it relates to and the barcode instructions for the next machine process.

As well as streamlining the whole manufacturing process, with the use of a defect detecting eye, imperfections in the timber can be cut out at a early stage, reducing waste and maintaining quality.

Machining

Panel and timber components are machined using the latest computer controlled cutting and drilling machines, ensuring quality and consistency throughout the manufacturing process.

This method of production has also allowed complete design freedom to our designers, wishing to create bespoke one-off pieces, taken directly from their CAD drawings.

Information for each product is only entered once and each product is only processed when needed, creating a truly "lean" production process reducing both waste and cost as well as helping toward a positive carbon footprint.

Finishing

All coating is undertaken at the Factory, using the latest preparation, sanding and spraying equipment.

The fully sealed spraybooth provides a safe, dust free environment in which to produce a consistant high quality finish to all furniture and panels.


Heat from the woodwaste burner plant is used as part of the paint curing process.

Natural wood finishes are either oiled or lacquered, whilst painted products are colour coated prior to installation, with any final adjustments to our traditional furniture being hand painted on site.

Assembly

All furniture and components are assembled by hand using traditional cabinet making skills.

Cabinet doors and frames have mortise and tenoned joints and the solid timber drawers have dovetailed corner joints ensuring maximum strength and durability for a lifetime of use.

Quality checks are made throughout the assembly process to ensure every item leaving the factory meets Bentons exacting standards.

Each cabinet is assembled and tested prior to final packing ready for dispatch.

All corners and edges are protected with cardboard before being shrink wrapped to ensure protection when delivered to site. The corner protectors are returned to the factory after unpacking to re-use.

Installation

Just as in the "final fitting" of a made-to-measure suit, the utmost care is taken with final adjustments. This attention to detail ensures, for example, that drawers and doors have a perfect closing action.

Bentons can undertake all elements of the installation process including where required the plastering, plumbing, wiring and tiling.

Key stages are timetabled and managed by your appointed project co-ordinator who will liase with all trades, making the installation process as stress free as possible.

Our installers are all time-served cabinet makers and painters, ensuring the same high standards of work are continued from the factory to the final completion of the project in your home.

 
Designed - Made - Fitted