based on the mess my current kitchens in from previous owner bodging their services behind the units without thought as to how to get to them has resulted in a mouse gaining access to one of my kitchen cupboards - as to reach the stop cock the previous owner just cut a square out of the cupboard.
had he "faffed" to do the job right and not bodged he could have removed the plinth and stuck his hand under leaving the kitchen units in tact.
will be the first thing ill be doing when it comes to time for the kitchen - moving the services to floor level.
+ 1 on the larder lego man - i have a half height one from bnq thanks to said previous owner and its pish. my parents have a 3/4 height unit with the same set up inside from howdens and its far superior- even just opening it and looking at the size of material used you can appreciate how much better it is - you dont even have to pick the weight up off it to close it.