The design and materials used in the construction of a kitchen are really important. At Neptune, we make sure the materials we use are solid and not something like chipboard or MDF which are reconstituted timbers, formed using formaldehyde and resins. We use ply and solid timber. Ply is stronger, structurally sounder and is resistant to water which is just what you’ll want for a hardwearing kitchen, but also one that is holding the weight of a heavy countertop. The design is also significant so look out for the details in the kitchen cabinetry which should be a box properly built with solid sides, bases and backs rather than a single unit with mechanical adjustments at the base. Most chipboard kitchens are constructed using a chipboard base, chipboard sides and chipboard/hardboard back and rails at the top to hold the sides together. Basically that ‘unit’ is not structurally ‘sound’ until they are screwed together and/or screwed back to a wall. At Neptune we don’t make kitchen ‘units’. We’re true cabinet makers, all our kitchen cabinets have ply sides, base and a solid ply top. We make a proper box, that is structural in its own right before it’s even fitted in the kitchen.