Seven Simple Steps For Easy Cubicle Assembly
Installation of any item is simple when you know what you are doing. A toilet, a shower, a kitchen cabinet - all of these DIY projects can be tackled and completed in a short period of time without too much difficulty if you know what to expect.
Many individuals tackle DIY projects without the correct information and consequentially will not be prepared regarding materials or required equipment.
This does need to be you.
One of the simplest items to assemble is a cubicle and by following the simple steps below you can easily complete a cubicle assembly project.
1. Measuring The Partition Length
The first step to easy cubicle assembly is to accurately measure the area where the cubicle will be placed. Using a measuring tape, measure and mark off a vertical line on the back wall to note the positions of the cubicle wall partitions.
It is also necessary to mark the positions of the three back wall brackets on the wall as these will be holding the partitions.
2. Fixing The Brackets
Once all marks have been made, the next step is to fix the three brackets. The brackets are required to hold the partitions and must be correctly aligned to ensure the accurate structure of the cubicle.
Using the marks for the brackets, fix the three separate channel brackets on the vertical line drawn on the wall.
3. Placement Of Partitions
The third step involves placement of the wall panels or partitions into the fixed brackets. It is essential that the partition is level and this can be checked using a level tool.
If the item is not quite in line, it is possible to adjust the level using adjustable legs fixed to the panels.
Once panels have been placed, it is necessary to draw the exact position of the holes in the brackets on the wall of each partition. This must be completed in preparation for drilling.
Once the marks are made, drill a hole using a 10mm bit and join the partition to the bracket using T-nuts which are typically provided as part of a cubicle assembly kit.
4. Fitting Partition Support
After placing the partitions, one must fit partition support. This includes reviewing the adjustable leg and ensuring it is at the correct height to maintain a level partition; then affixing the adjustable leg to the floor.
It is important for all legs to be at the same height as a slight difference can cause the cubicle to lose support.
5. Placement Of Fascia Panels
The fifth step involves the placement of the second form of partition panel, the fascia panels.
Once again it is necessary to measure and mark a vertical line to denote the position of the panel; however, this must be done on the side wall this time if the cubicle is being assembled against another wall.
Fix the next three wall brackets on the wall as detailed in step two.
When placing the panels, it is important to ensure the hinge panel is level and mark the position of the brackets on the panel.
Affix the hinge panel to the fascia brackets using the T-nuts provided; there is no need to complete a drill during this part of the assembly.
6. Fitting The Head Rail
Once the partitions and fascia panels have been fitted, it is time to place the head rail in position.
The head rail acts as a cover over the top of the fascia to bridge the door gap.
The rail can be slotted into place by attaching it to the fascia panel.
7. Assembling The Doors, Hinges, And Locks
The final step involves attaching hinges to the door using an indicator bolt.
To complete this task, it is necessary to first block the doors up to the level of the hinge panel using wood and place the door on blocks.
Engage the lock marking off the indicator bolt on the fascia at the point where you would like to attach the keep.
Mark off the hinge placement on the panel and drill hinge holes removing the nut at the bottom of the hinge.
After drilling, reassemble the hinges and attach them to the walls.
Unlock the indicator bolt and attach the keep with the fixings in the cubicle assembly kit.