Our useful measuring guide will give you all the info you need to make sure your new washing machine will fit perfectly in your home.
As a rule of thumb, the easiest way to get the measurements for a new washing machine or washer dryer is to measure your old one and use that as a guide. If you’re starting from scratch, a good thing to remember is that the pipes at the back of the machine can take up to 7cm of room, so you'll need to factor that in, no matter which model you choose.
You’re measuring for a freestanding washing machine or washer dryer if: The machine you choose sits under a work surface or anywhere there is a water connection.
Freestanding washing machines usually come in standard sizes so that they fit under a worktop. Grab a tape measure and measure the height, width and depth of the space you want it to fit in. Write them down so you can refer back to these measurements later when browsing.
You are measuring for an integrated washing machine or washer dryer if: The machine you are choosing needs to be fitted in between your kitchen worktops with a cabinet door on the front of it.
Integrated washing machines also come in standard sizes. They tend to be slightly smaller in depth than freestanding ones, so that they fit nicely into your kitchen cabinetry. Again, you should always measure the height, width and depth of the unit you want it to fit into and choose a model you know will fit comfortably inside.
Washing machines come in standard height (85cm) and width (60cm) measurements, it’s just depth that can change depending on size of the drum. Smaller drum sizes will have a smaller depth, but some large models can be quite slim.
The standard depth of a washing machine is around 60cm, but some machines have depths between 40 and 50cm for smaller spaces. you can see our range here.
You can find this information in the product specs of any model you’re looking at. But most integrated models are a standard size of height (82cm) x width (60cm) x depth (54 to 56cm) so that they can fit under a standard kitchen worktop.
No, the front feet can only be adjusted to make the machine level.
All washing machines fit under a standard height worktop (90cm) and into a 60cm wide housing gap.
Freestanding washing machines can be put anywhere, as long as there’s a connection to your mains water supply. Integrated models are installed under your kitchen worktops and hidden behind a fitted cabinet door.
Freestanding models come with standard height (85cm) and width (60cm) measurements, it’s just depth that can change depending on the size of the drum. Integrated models come in a standard size of height (82cm) x width (60cm) x depth (54 to 56cm) so that they can fit under a standard kitchen worktop.
You normally need to allow 3 to 4cm between the back of your machine and the wall for pipework.