Our Manufacturing Process

Follow our process in creating your ideal Built-In Cupboard


The beginning of the production process has to start with the raw material. Our primary and most fundamental raw material required in the manufacture of built-in furniture is melamine faced particle board manufactured by Sonae Novobord. These boards are delivered to us from their manufacturing plant in White River in the form of 30 board packs of board size 2750 x 1830 x 16 mm. We store this material carefully and undercover at the start of production flow process.


Once an order has been received, and the computer generated “cutting list” has been produced, it is allocated to the production schedule. The production process begins at the panel saw which is designed specifically for cutting of melamine faced boards, utilizing a dual blade system to minimize chipping which is a phenomenon of melamine. The “cut to size” order is stacked on a trolley and moved to the next stage of the process.


Once your components have been “cut to size”, it is now necessary to “edge” the specified board edges. This involves application by a purpose made machine, an “edge bander”, of either a 0,4mm thick PVC edge tape, or a 2mm thick high impact ABS edging to the specified exposed edges of the board for aesthetic purposes. Please be aware that an “edged” end is not waterproof.


Once the “cut to size” and “edged” product is completed, it is then sent to the “checking” department where each component is checked against the “cutting list”, and rectified at this point if anything is not correct. If any additional work such as ”cut outs” and “shapes” or pre-assembly of units need to be done, these will then be passed on to that department for action. Pre-assembled units are bubble wrapped when finished.


Once the whole process has been confirmed by the checking department as complete, the order is then parked in the collection and/or delivery queue. Delivery to the client will be scheduled for a day which is suitable for both of us.

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About Us

With over a decade in the D.I.Y furniture industry, we are proud to be among the leaders of built in cupboards and strive to make your experience a notch above our competitors. We would love to hear from you and look forward to helping you with all your cupboard requirements.

Contact Details

Address: Unit 9/13, 9 Cedarfield Close,
               Springfield Park, Durban
               Kwa-Zulu Natal
Landline: 031 579 1725 | Fax: 031 579 1775
Email: enquiries@builtinconcepts.co.za
Business Hours: Mon – Fri 7.30am – 16.00pm
                           Saturday 8.00am -12.00pm
We are closed on Sundays & Public Holidays