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How to fit sliding wardrobe doors?

Measuring up

Measure from floor to ceiling and from wall to wall in the part of the room where you’re planning to install your doors. You should do this even if you’re planning on using an end panel. Measure in more than one place, measuring horizontally across both the top and bottom of the opening, as well as vertically on each side. Then use the smallest of each of your measurements.

Remember

Maximum width for our wardrobes are 4555mm

Maximum height for our wardrobes are 2480mm

If your space exceeds this, you will need to purchase end panels. These measure 593 x 2750mm

  • Fitting wall to wall print

    Measure your opening height and width at the five points indicated above. Do this at approximately 620mm away from the back wall of where your sliding doors will go, to allow for an interior system.

  • Fitting to a doorway print

    You will need an end panel to buffer the wardrobe up against. Measure your opening height and width at the five points indicated above. Do this at approximately 620mm away from the back wall of where your sliding doors will go, to allow for an interior system.

Note: If there is a difference between the measurements at A, B and C, or D and E this means that your ceiling, floor or walls are not parallel. Your track-set that comes free with our wardrobes will allow for a difference of 12mm, but if the difference exceeds this, you will need to make adjustments to your ceiling or walls.

End panels

If your wardrobe isn’t built into a recess (wall-to-wall), you may wish to include these universal end panels. Measuring 593mm x 2750mm x 18mm, these panels attach to the exposed side of your wardrobe, enclosing the space.

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How many sliding doors will i need?

Standard size doors

Standard size doors come in three different sizes; 610mm, 762mm & 914mm, with an opening height of 2.26m. Measure your space width and divided it by a standard size door width to see how many doors of that size you’ll need.

Made-to-measure doors

Measure your space width and divided it by the number of made-to-measure doors you’d like, taking into account the maximum width of your chosen style.

Maximum Width:

  • Classic: 1180mm
  • Linear: 1180mm
  • Minimalist: 1180mm
  • Shaker: 1160mm

If the maximum width of your chosen style leaves you just short of what you need, simply select a style with a larger max width or add an extra door. Adding an extra door just means the overlap between each door will be more than the standard overlap of 25mm.

Example: if your opening width is 3500mm:

  • 3 doors – each door would be approx 1150mm wide.
  • 4 doors – each door would be approx 875mm wide.
  • 5 doors – each door would be approx 680mm wide.

Fitting sliding doors

Sliding wardrobe doors are specifically designed to be extremely easily to install. They are light, so with another person to hand, installation shouldn’t take you longer than three hours.

How to fit tracks and doors?

Made-to-measure tracks already come cut to size. For standard size doors, carefully measure your opening at the top and bottom and cut the tracks to fit. Deduct 3mm from your measurement for ease of fitting.
Mark the points for the screws that will fit the top track to the ceiling.
Drill the holes, and screw your top track into place using the relevant cavity fixings.
Drill the holes. Using the relevant cavity fittings, screw the top track into place.
Place the bottom track on the floor beneath the top track without fixing it in place.
Position a door into the back grove of the top track and then fix the wheels into the back grove of the bottom track.
Make sure the door is vertical. Use a spirit level and slide the bottom track forward or backwards to suit.
Now secure the bottom track to the floor with adhesive tape or fix a couple of screws either side.
Finish up by fitting all the back doors first, then the front doors.
Adjusting doors
Floors may not be parallel to ceilings so you might need to make a few adjustments to make your doors run level.
Each door has two adjustable bottom wheels, which can alter the height of the doors by +/-12mm.
To make sure each doors is level, simply raise or lower the left and right wheel until it’s right.
To do this, locate the screw on the topside of the bottom wheels.
Using a screwdriver, turn the screw clockwise to lower and anti-clockwise to raise, until the doors are parallel.