With a long life expectancy, the steel carcass kitchens are extremely strong & durable and designed to cope with the heavy-handed demands of non-ownership in applications such as Hospitals, Police stations, Fire stations, Church & Village halls, Community Centres, Hostels, Schools, to name just a few.
Metal Carcase kitchens are less expensive than wood.
It is easy to make the mistake of thinking that because the initial cost of a wooden kitchen is less than a steel alternative that wood is therefore cheaper. Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, the initial small saving is the cause of a huge maintenance and refurbishment burden over the next 30 years.
The actual cost difference between wooden cabinets and metal cabinets is not huge. One of the main costs in a kitchen is people – tradesmen. The cost to install either a wood or metal kitchen is identical. The problems start when the wooden one deteriorates and requires replacement before the metal one – you incur the cost of replacement kitchen cabinets PLUS all the tradesmen again. With metal kitchen cabinets having a longer life expectancy it is conceivable that the replacement of wooden kitchen cabinets may be required 2, 3, 4 or 5 times during that period – rendering a Steel Kitchen far more cost-effective.