Attaching To The Wall

General Guidance

Most flat pack furniture is supplied with fittings to attach each piece to the wall for stability. The company policy is as follows:-

"In all cases we will refer you to this guide and let you decide, because it is your choice."

Some items are clearly unstable when not attached to the wall; some just become very solid when attached; and others the need is less obvious. In all cases there is a balance between safety (furniture can kill and injure small children) and what you are permitted to do at your property (many landlords forbid it).

FACT: Every year in the UK at least one small child pulls a wardrobe or similar item of furniture ontop of themselves.

UNSTABLE ITEMS INCLUDE

  • Tall Narrow Wardrobes which tilt or topple when the doors are moved.
  • Bookcases and Cabinets with Doors which topple when the doors are opened.

WARDROBES GENERALLY

It is not always necessary to attach wardrobes to the wall however, extra stability and a solid feel is often desirable especially for sliding door wardrobes. We will only recommend a wardrobe is attached to the wall if we consider it unsafe, and you have children who maybe at risk. However the decision is always yours, we can't force you to do it.

LESS OBVIOUS

Three small children have been killed in the USA by climbing on Ikea's Malm chests of drawers, only for the chest to topple and crush them. There is more about this here.

WHAT WE CHARGE

Items That Must Be Mounted Fully or Partially on Walls

  • Typically TV Wall Units
  • We will advise charges for this in our quotes as it depends on the exact requirement

Wardrobes & Beds with solid brackets.

We charge a fixed fee of £12 for this service, in some cases it is specified as £12 others as 20 mins.

Bookcases, Chests of Drawers and Similar with anti topple straps or brackets

Attaching these to the wall requires less work and we will charge £6 for each item we attach to the wall.

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Recent Satisfied Customers

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Really pleased with the service from start to finish: excellent information on the website, clear pricing, easy booking, simple Covid guidelines, very efficient assembler who completed four wardrobes in under the 3-5 hours estimated. Would certainly use you again and recommend you to friends.

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Really pleased with the service from start to finish: excellent information on the website, clear pricing, easy booking, simple Covid guidelines, very efficient assembler who completed four wardrobes in under the 3-5 hours estimated. Would certainly use you again and recommend you to friends.

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Great service, very helpful and courteous fitter who did a first class job and left everything tidy.

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I cannot praise this company enough, I was given a booking for the 18th October, I asked them to let me know if they had any cancellations for anything earlier, they contacted me and moved the appointment forward to the 6th, they kept me informed all the way, turned up on time, the assembler Chris was very pleasant and friendly, he put five items together perfectly and showed me how to operate the ottoman storage bed, also that all the other pieces of furniture were in good order. I was charged the price quoted with no issues at all, I would definitely use this company in the future and I will be recommending to my friends and family. great job well done ! Thank you Flatpack Amigos.

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I cannot praise this company enough, I was given a booking for the 18th October, I asked them to let me know if they had any cancellations for anything earlier, they contacted me and moved the appointment forward to the 6th, they kept me informed all the way, turned up on time, the assembler Chris was very pleasant and friendly, he put five items together perfectly and showed me how to operate the ottoman storage bed, also that all the other pieces of furniture were in good order. I was charged the price quoted with no issues at all, I would definitely use this company in the future and I will be recommending to my friends and family. great job well done ! Thank you Flatpack Amigos.

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The service was absolutely superb from booking to completion. The assembler arrived on time and just got on with the job. All my bedroom furniture was assembled in the morning, which saved us so much time. The assembler was friendly and tidy. It really was an excellent service and I will definitely recommend flat pack amigos to my friends and family. This job would have taken us hours, so it was well worth the competitive price we paid. Thank you

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