Removing Howdens pull out corner shelving.

Can anybody tell me how to remove the unit?  On this page https://www.howdens.com/help-and-advice/buying-guides/kitchen-buying-guides/storage-buying-guides/kitchen-storage-buying-guide  it's towards the bottom, titled 'pull out corner storage'.  I suspect there are screws hidden behind the arms of each shelf, on the vertical support bars attached to the carcase, but I can't work out how to move the shelves.

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  • Mutton_Geoff
    Mutton_Geoff Posts: 3,803
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    edited 28 December 2023 at 11:43AM
    Have a look through the assembly instructions on DIY Kitchens, most of these devices install the same way.

    https://advice.diy-kitchens.com/downloads/

    The shelves should just lift up and off, might be spring clips holding them down, but just pull upwards firmly. Once removed you can then see how the swivel etc is fitted. Another example :smile:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVg0TJ8W1oI
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  • TELLIT01
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    @Mutton_Geoff thanks for the link.  The supports are totally different but the way the shelves themselves are mounted may be the same.  If I can get the shelves off, it will make it much easier to see how the supports are fitted.  Mine have full length adjustable brackets fixed to the carcase rather than the fixed ones I've found on your links.  Great starting point though.
  • Mutton_Geoff
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    edited 28 December 2023 at 11:48AM
    Have a look through Howden's You Tubes - https://www.youtube.com/@howdenstradehub

    Hafele make a lot of this stuff, maybe something on their website. As mentioned, they all tend to click together the same way:

    https://www.hafele.co.uk/en/product/corner-pull-out-shelving-unit-white-base-with-polished-chrome-flat-bar-rail-for-cabinet-widths-800-1000-mm/P-00856479/
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  • Hi, I’m just looking at this thread and would be interested to know if you manage to remove the shelves. I have just noticed that the anti slip coating has started to peel off one of our Howdens pull out corner shelves. The kitchen was only installed just over 3 years ago. I believe the corner unit was supplied as a whole unit with the shelves already fitted. I would probably want to only replace the shelf and not the whole unit which would involve a lot of work. Also not sure if it would be covered by any guarantee but would be interested to know how you get on.
  • TELLIT01
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    @copenhagen1 I'll post here when I've had the chance to investigate further.  Those pullouts are coming out one way or another.  They really are a literal waste of space.
  • TELLIT01 said:
    @copenhagen1 I'll post here when I've had the chance to investigate further.  Those pullouts are coming out one way or another.  They really are a literal waste of space.
    I don't like the kidney type but have fitted the rectangular ones a few times. Much more efficient use of those hard to reach corners.


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  • TELLIT01
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    @Mutton_Geoff I agree those are a more efficient use of space, but there is still a huge amount of unused.  I'm going to revert to a fixed shelf and put bulkier, less often used items towards the back.
  • copenhagen1
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    I contacted Howdens re the issue with my pull out shelf. They said that when I got my kitchen in 2019 these cupboards with the pull out shelves were supplied ready built having been fitted in the factory and the shelves could not be removed. I would have to replace the whole unit! Apparently the newer versions are not supplied in this way and the shelves can be removed if necessary. I am now awaiting a response from the manufacturer via my local Howdens as to if they can do anything to sort the issue.
  • TELLIT01
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    Thanks @copenhagen1 I believe mine were also factory fitted, but there are visible screwheads so I think I will be able to get the unit out, even if it's in pieces.  Haven't had the opportunity to try yet.
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