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Fitting your DIY Sliding Wardrobe Doors and Track

OUR SYSTEMS ARE MADE TO MEASURE AND EASY TO INSTALL BY A COMPETENT DIYER. PLEASE READ THIS INSTALLATION GUIDE FULLY PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING INSTALLATION.

Fitting Tips

Prepare the workspace and ensure that there are no electrical cables or water pipes in the installation area.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • SPIRIT LEVEL
  • PENCIL
  • TAPE MEASURE
  • SHARP HAND SAW OR JIGSAW
  • SCREWS
  • RAWL PLUGS
  • PANEL ADHESIVE FOR WALL LINERS (OPTIONAL)

First things first – if you have purchased any wardrobe interiors, it is easier to install these first, make sure you plan your interior carefully and if you have any drawers to install, make sure these will open once the doors are fitted.

STEP 1 : FITTING THE WALL AND BOTTOM LINERS

If you have selected wall and bottom liners with you sliding wardrobe door order, you will need to fit these first, here is how:

Fit the wall liners first.

Draw a pencil line 650mm (recommended) from the back wall, this is only a guide, 650mm ensures you have enough internal wardrobe depth to install all your internals and store coats and jackets without impeding the free movement of your sliding wardrobe doors.

  • Using a spirit level transfer this pencil line all the way from the ceiling to floor and onto the skirting board.  Cut a section 102mm out of the skirting towards the back wall (our liners are 100mm deep x 18mm thick, by cutting a section out 102mm you ensure enough room for the liner to fit comfortably and the skirting butting up to it.
  • Fitting the wall liners – The liners need to be cut to size (floor to ceiling) minus 2mm, and stick the liner to the wall just behind the pencil line using panel adhesive. This way there will be no visible screw heads on the wall liner. Move liner into position. Use a spirit level to ensure the liner is vertical and if necessary pack behind it. If you need to screw the liner, countersink the screws to make sure that any screw heads are flush with the liner surface.

Apply the same method on the opposite side. You can then use decorators caulk o fill any gaps left by the wall being uneven.

 

  • Fitting the bottom liners – We do not recommend you fit the bottom track and/or bottom liner directly onto carpet, fit the bottom liner onto the floorboards and then fit carpet up to it. As with the wall liners, cut the bottom liner to size minus 2mm Please note that for installations where the total opening width is greater than 2800mm we will supply 2 bottom liners to be butted together. Drill holes at 600mm centres starting 50mm from the edge of the liner. Place the liner into position (between the wall liners) and once again check it is level, packing under the liner if necessary. It is important for the bottom liners to be level in order to avoid your doors to roll away. Screw the liner down to the floorboards using countersunk screws, and again ensure the screw heads are flush with the liner surface.

 

Please note: in situations where the bottom track is to be fitted on solid wood flooring or similar, a bottom liner might not be used.

 

Wall to end panel installation

(NOTE – This step is only required if you intend your wardrobe door kit to fit between the wall and an end panel – otherwise skip to Step 2)

Instructions

  • Using your spirit level, draw a pencil line on the back wall to the width dimension that you ordered. Cut your end panel to size and fix to the back wall, ceiling and floor using angle brackets or panel fixing blocks, (Use small screws to screw the fixing block into the panel and larger screws will fix it to the wall). Remember that you will need to use rawl plugs  (not provided) on the back wall and the ceiling if you are unable to find the joists. Now use your spirit level to ensure it is vertical
  • On the other side, fit the wall liner as explained on the WALL TO WALL installation guide, and then fit the bottom liner

 

 STEP 2: INSTALLING THE TOP AND BOTTOM TRACKS

  • The top track should be installed first, this will be delivered to you cut to size. Prepare the top track by drilling 5mm holes 600mm centres on the top track. Position the front face of the track 2mm from the front edge of either the wall liner or end panel. Using the prepared holes mark their position with a pencil, put the track down and drill holes on the ceiling for rawl plugs (not provided) to take the screws that will hold the top track in place. Screw the track into the ceiling. Do not over tighten.

Now you are ready to install the bottom track

  • Concealed fixing bottom track: (VENICE & MILAN) with a pencil, mark 60mm from the front of the bottom liner and  draw a line (parallel with the front of the bottom liner by 60mm). This line will be the centre of the bottom track. Screw the black locator nylon buttons provided on this line around 600mm centres. You can now simply clip the bottom track onto the buttons, Job Done!
  • Screw fixing bottom track: (MADRID, SEVILLE & BARCELONA) Prepare the bottom track by drilling 5mm holes (in the centre of the track) 600mm centres starting 50mm from the edge. With a pencil, mark 60mm from the front of the bottom liner and draw a line (parallel with the front of the bottom liner by 60mm). This line will be the centre of the bottom track. Place the bottom track on the bottom liner and position so you can see the pencil line through the prepared holes. Screw the bottom track down on to the liner through the prepared holes.
  • If no liners are used  – To make sure your sliding doors are in the correct vertical position – place the bottom track loosely over the floor. Place one of the doors onto it in a vertical position and ensure that the top track is engaged. Check the door is vertical with a spirit level. When satisfied with position you can screw the bottom track into place.

 STEP 3: FITTING SLIDING DOORS ONTO THE TRACK

  • Installing the sliding doors – Tilt the doors and carefully insert the top guides into the  rear channel of top track. The bottom rollers are then inserted into the groove at the rear of the bottom track. Use a gentle approach to avoid scratching the track. Repeat the procedure with the next door using front channel and groove. For wardrobes with multiple doors, alternate the doors on tracks as per fig.
  • Adjusting the doors – Use a Philips screwdriver (VENICE & MILAN)  or Alan key (MADRID, SEVILLE & BARCELONA) on the bottom rollers to adjust each door. When satisfied, lock anti jump device into the bottom track. For door styles featuring concealed bottom roller, this is not necessary.
  • Fit the soft close mechanism following the instructions enclosed with your system.