Impending Price Increases
Due to current technical difficulties with the website, we will be postponing the intended price increases until further notice. Our apologies for the ongoing inconvenience caused and please do contact us if you are having problems with your order.
Bank Holiday Closure
We will be closed for the bank holiday weekend from 2nd May and will reopen as usual on 5th May.
at sensible prices
for people with exceptional taste
and modest means
Affordable Kitchen Cupboards
Where has all the simple, ordinary stuff of childhood gone? The things that were made in British factories and workshops and sold in hardware stores, that were an unremarkable but important part of everyday life and taken for granted until they disappeared. Things like wooden clothes pegs, metal buckets & spades, brown paper bags, slot headed screws, cast iron hinges and wooden cupboards; and remember pop bottles that were returned, washed and reused; what happened to them? Plastic and cheap imports from the Far East changed the world we lived in and something was lost – an integrity and quirkiness that was peculiarly British.
British Standard by Plain English is about more than just selling quality kitchen cupboards – we offer our customers a return to the days of traditional British quality and craftsmanship. British goods have historically represented the very best in design and manufacturing, and while today we may live in a world of cheap imports and flat-pack convenience, British Standard demonstrates that it’s still possible to find honest, properly made products that will last a lifetime. Our range of kitchen cupboards and worktops are made by hand in our Suffolk workshop by people who care about good design and traditional craftsmanship, ensuring that every piece we produce is of the highest quality.
British Standard works differently to many other kitchen cupboard manufacturers. Our unique approach allows you to design your ideal kitchen before choosing and ordering the cupboards and accessories from our online store; you then collect and fit the finished cupboards. Because there is no bespoke design, delivery or fitting service, it means all you pay for is the materials and joinery – this allows us to provide premium quality, affordable kitchen cupboards.