Preparing & Measuring
Step 1: Level up - floor and ceiling
Use a spirit level to ascertain how level both the ceiling and floor are. If the floor is running out, the doors may roll.
In this case you will need to consider levelling up the floor before you take your measurements. Our optional bottom liner will allow you to level up 15mm using packers. If you have carpet down, compress as much as possible. You can lay the bottom track and liner onto carpet but be aware you may catch a thread.
If the height is over 2480mm you can use a Spaceslide height reducer, or we recommend building a drop down bulkhead with timber. Our sliding wardrobe systems are bottom rolling so no load bearing is on the ceiling.
Step 2: Measuring up - floor to ceiling
The top track system will accommodate up to 15mm variance in heights. Measure in at least three places centre and both sides and always give us the smallest dimension.
Step 3: Level up - walls
Check the walls with a spirit level. If they curve or bow, you can use our optional liners with some form of packing to level them up. Optional liners are automatically included in your order, you have the option to remove them before finally placing the order.
If you have coving and skirting you will need to remove a section of them to slide in the panel before installing
Step 4: Measuring up - Wall to Wall
Measure in two places top and bottom and measure wall to wall above any skirting board. Same applies to coving.
Both top and bottom track are supplied cut over length to allow you to trim them to exact requirements.
IMPORTANT TEST - REMEMBER YOU ARE MEASURING APERTURE SIZES, NOT DOOR SIZES.
Largest dimensions ONLY IN WIDTH, smallest dimensions in height. You do not have to allow for the thickness of Spaceslide liners or end panels, our software will automatically reduce the aperture size by the correct amount. Normal overlap on the doors is 35 - 40mm.
However if you are installing your own liners, or installing batons to level up the aperture you must measure the aperture within your installed sections;
Preparing and Measuring Videos
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