How to install sliding doors

How to install sliding doors

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How to install sliding doors

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How to install sliding doors

Our standard sized sliding doors are ideal for creating a space-saving storage solution. Simply work through our easy-to-follow installation guide to get a professional-looking finish.

Please read through these instructions carefully before starting assembly.

Carefully open the packs supplied and check the contents against the parts and fittings check list. Do not dispose of the packaging until you are certain that you have all the necessary parts for the assembly. The manufacturer reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice.

Top tips:

  • Please ensure that the packaging is disposed of in a safe environmentally friendly way.
  • There are small components used in the construction of the door frame. These loose items should be kept away from young children whilst assembling.
  • Protect the high finish of the tracks by using a suitable material on the working surface during assembly.
  • Make sure there aren't any pipes or cables where you are drilling.

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Identify and, if necessary, construct the correct opening width for your doors using the table below. 

All doors are made to fit a standard opening height of 2260mm. A higher ceiling can be reduced using spacer blocks or opening heights reducers

We provide these components with your wardrobe doors and track-set. Components marked with * are supplied in the track-set. The top guides and bottom wheels are pre-fitted to the wardrobe doors.

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Sizing the sliding door tracks
2 2. Installing the wardrobe sliding door tracks
3 Positioning the doors
4 Installing the doors
5 Engaging the top guide
6 Adjusting the sliding doors
7 Engaging anti-jump clips
  • Step 1. Sizing the sliding door tracks

    Measure the width of the top of your opening. 

    Using a set square mark a straight line across the top track A.

     Measure the width of the base of your opening.

     Mark a corresponding line across the floor track B. Cut the tracks.

  • Step 2. 2. Installing the wardrobe sliding door tracks

    Identify and, if necessary, construct the correct opening width for your doors using the table below. 

    All doors are made to fit a standard opening height of 2260mm. A higher ceiling can be reduced using spacer blocks or opening heights reducers

    We provide these components with your wardrobe doors and track-set. Components marked with * are supplied in the track-set. The top guides and bottom wheels are pre-fitted to the wardrobe doors.

  • Step 3. Positioning the doors

    Position your doors in the appropriate combinations shown below, to allow for overlapping.

    (Not applicable to twin pack doors)

  • Step 4. Installing the doors

    Always locate the back door/s first. 

    Angle the door and insert the top of the door into the top track.

    Straighten the door and lower the bottom wheels into the floor track grooves.

  • Step 5. Engaging the top guide

    Push up white plastic section of the guide to engage in the top track.

    To remove door from top track pull down on top guide as shown.

    The guide will then disengage from top track. Lift out at an angle.

    (Not applicable to the Twin pack doors)

  • Step 6. Adjusting the sliding doors

    Align the doors so the end doors are plumb to the side walls.

    Adjust the bottom wheels using a pozidrive screwdriver, altering the height and angle of each door.

    Turn and screw clockwise to raise the door and anti-clockwise to lower the door.

  • Step 7. Engaging anti-jump clips

    Clips must be engaged to ensure the doors do not leave tracks. 

    To disengage anti-jump clips just reverse procedure.

    Note:

    In the unlikely event of an anti-jump clip becoming detached during engagement, simply snap it back into original position shown on drawing A.

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