We offer a wide range of plan chests and drawing cabinets for storage and archival. The plan chests and drawing cabinets are functional, eye catching and cost-effective. The steel or wood plan chests are available in A0, A1 and A2 sizes. The filing units are fully lockable and fitted with an anti-tilt mechanism and as they are manufactured here in the UK you can customise the colour And the sizes to suit.

Super Steel Horizontal Plan Chests

A0 8 Drawer

Due to their inherent strengths and durability, these Super cabinets are very popular in education .

Available sizes

  • A0 x 10 Drawer
  • A0 x 8 Drawer
  • A0 x 6 Drawer
  • A1 x 10 Drawer
  • A1 x 6 Drawer

With 8 x 83 mm deep drawers running on easy glide nylon skids smooth and quiet action is ensured when sliding the drawers in and out. (Standard drawer depths, special depths on application)

Contrasting brilliantly against any paint finish, the chrome finish ‘D’ handles give the drawers both a modern feel and a reassuringly strong touch point when handling the drawer.

The wooden laminated work top provides a resilient and comfortable surface to work against whilst being easy to replace if required.

The drawers can also be fitted with individual locks. Keys can be suited to a single master, or with unique keys for each drawer.

Locking castors can also be specified, allowing the cabinets to me mobile depending on your space requirements.

Contact Merlin Industrial for further information.

Discounted Prices and Information now available at our online shop here.

popular ral colours from merlin

Nevis Horizontal Plan Chests

Nevis 4 horizontal plan cabinets

This new attractive desk height storage cabinet has been designed to be strong and long-lasting but lightweight in construction.

Custom drawing storage cabinet

The cabinet comes in a number of configurations to suit all requirements. Due to the many configurations, the Nevis range has replaced the Drawerline cabinets.

Nevis drawing storage cabinet

Features

  •  High-quality steel construction
  •  Choice of 75 mm and 60 mm drawer internal depths
  •  Heavy-duty roller bearing system to allow up to 50Kg per drawer
  •  80% Drawer extension
  •  Fully locking with Anti-tilt system for user safety
  •  Rear curl on all drawers to prevent damage to artefacts
  •  Available with a choice of Angled Fronts or Flat Fronts with chrome handles
  • Units can be ordered to any RAL colour finish
  •  Plinths and castor bases available for all units
  •  Protective Polyester pockets available for all cabinet sizes

Nevis standard steel plan storage cabinets. Brochure download.

Economy Plan Chest

economy-planchest

An attractive plan chest at an economical price. Available in A1 and A0 sizes, with a choice of either 6 or 8 drawers. Internal drawer depth is 35 mm. Finished in grey, light oak or beech.

ModelHeightWidthDepth
A1 6 drawers800 mm1025 mm700 mm
A1 8 drawers800 mm1025 mm700 mm
A0 6 drawers800 mm1385 mm970 mm
A0 8 drawers800 mm1385 mm970 mm

Standard Drawing and Plan Cabinet

This high-quality metal cabinet holds up to 1000 drawings depending on paper weight and thickness. The lockable lid features twin gas struts for safety and ease of use. Available in A1 or A0 size, this cabinet is finished in two-tone grey or white, with other colours available on request. For added stability, cabinets must be screwed back to back or fixed to a wall.
A0 Cabinets can be supplied with either 2 prong or 4 prong configurations, and suitable self-adhesive plan strips can be supplied in packs of 100 for applying to the drawings to be stored (see plan strip section).
ModelCapacity (sheets)HeightWidthDepth
A1 4 prongs10001105 mm740 mm430 mm
A0 4 prongs10001380 mm920 mm430 mm
A0 2 prongs8001380 mm920 mm430 mm

Plan cabinets or drawing cabinets are essential if you wish to store large plans or drawings – or any large format documents – in a safe and secure manner.

Anti-Tilt Drawing and Plan Cabinet

anti-tilt-plan-cabinet

All the same features as the Standard Cabinet, but with the additional benefit of anti tilt feet which automatically extend and retract when the door is opened and closed, allowing the cabinet to be free-standing.

Finished in two-tone grey or white, with other colours available on request.

A0 Cabinets can be supplied with either 2 prong or 4 prong configurations and suitable self-adhesive plan strips (See below) can be supplied in packs of 100 for applying to the drawings to be stored.

ModelCapacity (sheets)HeightWidthDepth
A0 4 prongs10001380 mm920 mm430 mm
A0 2 prongs8001380 mm920 mm430 mm

Industrial Plan file

industrial-planfile

The most economical way to store drawings. Stores up to 800 sheets depending on paper weight and thickness. Finished in grey, although other colours are available on request, it is available in A0 size with 4 prongs.  For added stability, the unit should be fixed to the floor or wall.

Self-adhesive plan strips can be supplied in packs of 100 for applying to the drawings to be stored (see plan strip section).

ModelCapacity (sheets)HeightWidthDepth
A0 4 prongs8001460 mm960 mm460 mm

Traditional Plan chest

traditional-plan-chest-oak

This quality plan chest is designed to hold large quantities of drawings.

Available in A1 and A0 sizes.

Option of 6 drawers or 9 drawers with a generous internal drawer depth.

Finished in Grey or Light Oak (picture shown is Oak 6 drawer version)

Configuration:

ModelHeightWidthDepth
A1 6 drawers710 mm1000 mm725 mm
A0 6 drawers710 mm1300 mm965 mm
A1 9 drawers1030 mm1000 mm725 mm
A0 9 drawers1030 mm1300 mm965 mm

Planchests (sometimes referred to as plan chests or plan-chests) are useful ways to store large plans and drawings, or any large format documents, up to A0.

Metal Plan chest including plinth

5-drawer-metal-planchest

A high performance lockable five drawers or ten drawers metal plan chest with steel roller bearing drawer runners.

Available in A1 or A0 sizes, with the internal drawer dimensions of:

  1. A1 version          1030 mm wide x 730 mm deep x 55 mm high
  2. A0 version          1300 mm wide x 920 mm deep x 55 mm high

The plan chest is painted white as standard, with other colours available to order.

ModelHeightWidthDepth
A1 5 drawers550 mm1130 mm795 mm
A0 5 drawers550 mm1400 mm965 mm
A1 10 drawers970 mm1130 mm795 mm
A0 10 drawers970 mm1400 mm965 mm

Height includes a 150 mm plinth.

Recent images of the A1 10 Drawers with 95% opening.

A1 10 DRAWER HORIZONTAL PLAN CHEST

A1 10 DRAWER HORIZONTAL PLAN CHEST DOOR OPEN

As these units are manufactured here in the UK we can offer a special service along with a wide range of different colours with some popular ones shown below.

popular ral colours for UK manufacturing

Please see a selection of both wooden and steel plan chests with prices below.

For many more models and prices, please visit the link here Plan Chests – Merlin Industrial Products (merlin-industrial.co.uk)