How To Install Sliding Wardrobe Doors

Monday 12th September 2016

Have you always wanted the perfect sliding wardrobe for your bedroom, but worried that your DIY skills aren’t up to scratch or the job is too complicated to carry out alone?

Installing your own bespoke wardrobe is easier than you think and doesn’t take up much time, when done correctly.  

Let us take you through the process of installing and fitting your sliding doors, step by step, so you can have the wardrobe of your dreams in no time at all.

Many people forget to include steps like measuring up the available space, and don’t take interior tower units into consideration, but if you bear all this in mind, the process can be done easily and efficiently.

How to Measure up for Sliding Wardrobe Doors

The first thing you need to do is measure your space. This is vital and will save you time when choosing and then fitting your sliding doors. The more information you can give a design consultant, the better advice you will receive on which doors and finishes will best compliment the room.

  • Firstly, use a spirit level to ascertain how level both the ceiling, floorand walls are.
  • Measure the depth of the opening, making sure you allow 620mm for your total wardrobe depth (where the interior features will sit). It also worth thinking about what type of interior system you want to go with. Whether you pick a tower unit, a storage kit or both, you will need to mention this to a showroom consultant as they could affect which wardrobe doors to opt for
  • Next, measure the height in three locations across the space where your wardrobes will sit (each end and the middle). Making sure to take the smallest measurement so the wardrobe fits the whole space
  • Measure the width at the top and the bottom of the opening
  • The final step is perhaps the most important: double-check your measurements!

How to fit Sliding Wardrobe Doors

Before you fit your sliding doors, read through these instructions and consider your health and safety, especially when using hand tools.

You will need:

  • Hand drill
  • Tape measure
  • Screw
  • Pencil
  • Allen key
  • Spirit level
  1. Firstly, screw the top track to the ceiling, using equal spacing, before positioning the bottom track on the floor, without fixing it
  2. Next, insert the door into the back channel of both the top and bottom tracks
  3. Position the door on both sides of the track and level it up. Once this is done, mark the floor before removing the door
  4. For all track types you will need to measure in 100mm from the wall, and then repeat this, spacing out each evenly across the length of the track (5x500mm)
  5. Measure in 37mm from your line and mark another line for the placement of your track fixing disks. Fix these in place by screwing them to the floor using suitable fixings
  6. Having marked where the drill holes will be, drill through the track, fixing them to the floor
  7. The next step requires you to fit the back doors in, removing the yellow transportation lock to engage the anti-jump system
  8. Adjust the bottom wheels using a 4mm Allen key, altering the height and angle of each door by adjusting the bolt closest to the door
  9. You will need to repeat steps 7-8 for each door
  10. Lastly, stand back and marvel at your handiwork!

If you do have any problems, we have a live chat function on our website so you can speak to a showroom specialist from the comfort of your own home. We also have a team of installers who will be happy to help if you give us a call on 0800 980 3499.

A final tip 

Write down all the necessary measurements, which doors you are interested in, the interiors you’d like to have, and take this to a showroom consultant. They will be able to sense check everything for you and offer expert advice to make sure you don’t forget anything and will have perfectly fitting wardrobe doors, making the whole process as easy as possible

*Please note the above instructions are for our Classic range