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In 2012, twenty years after successfully establishing Plain English as one of the most highly-regarded kitchen companies in the UK, Katie Fontana and Tony Niblock launched British Standard. Back when Katie and Tony started Plain English, the business focused on making ‘standard-sized’ Cupboards that were fitted by the clients themselves. Over the years, Plain English has evolved into a bespoke design company valued for its understated elegance, where delivery and fitting of the end kitchen is all part and parcel of the service.

In launching British Standard, they wanted to create a ‘no frills’ collection of ‘standard-size’ Cupboards available to buy online. British Standard Cupboards are made in Suffolk to their exacting standards, and celebrate the best in quality materials and craftsmanship.

With British Standard, you design your ideal kitchen (or bedroom, or workshop) before choosing and ordering the Cupboards and accessories from their online shop. You then collect, fit and paint the Cupboards yourself, allowing British Standard to provide premium quality Cupboards that last a lifetime.

British Standard realise that you may need a little help with the intricate planning of your space (particularly kitchens) and their team are happy to cast an eye over your plan and offer advice. They also hope you will find the guidance that they have put together on their website helpful in walking you through the process and giving you confidence in making decisions along the way.

“We are paying tribute to the British craftsmen of the past whose honest, unfussy but eminently practical designs provided the original inspiration for Plain English all those years ago.”

Katie Fontana, Creative Director
Plain English & British Standard Cupboards

41 Hoxton Square
N1 6PB

020 7870 7688