Angled Sliding Wardrobe Doors For Sloping Ceiling To Guide.

Angled Sliding Wardrobe Doors For Sloping Ceiling To Guide.

ANGLED SLIDING WARDROBE DOORS FOR SLOPING CEILINGS

Sliding wardrobe doors offer a versatile way of creating useful storage space even in rooms where the ceiling slopes at an angle e.g. bedrooms, lofts or within the sloping space under staircases.

The creation of an angled or sloping sliding wardrobe door installation should present no problems to the seasoned DIY-er. Below we offer a few simple guidelines which will help you achieve the most professional outcome.

After you’ve read through the guide check out our door designs & colour options for full height doors. Once you have chosen your doors simply give us a call on freephone 0800 035 1730 and one of our specialist designers can talk through the specific details of your angled door installation.

If you’re getting someone else to install the frame and doors for you then it would be helpful to forward this article to them so they can familiarise themselves with the preparation, measuring, design and installation process.

1. Angled door configurations

First, decide upon which configuration of doors will best suit your requirements. There are several different configurations that angled sliding doors can be installed to — the most popular ones are illustrated below:

a) Single end angled sliding door (L or R — right shown)

b) Double end angled sliding doors

c) Single end with two angled sliding doors (L or R — right shown)

2. Preparation for installing angled sliding doors — construct a frame

To achieve the best fit for your doors and make installation a whole lot easier it’s a really really good idea to first create a frame within the aperture where the doors are to be installed, use either planed timber or MFC (Melamine Faced Chipboard).

We strongly recommend a frame to all our customers who then enjoy the benefit of a smooth installation.

The depth of the frame should be a least 100mm from front to back (to accommodate the top and bottom tracks)and the thickness should be at least 18mm.

When installing the frame ensure it is plumb and straight against the walls, floor and ceiling. Our handy article How to fit sliding wardrobe doors when your walls are not plumb and straight will help you achieve this.

3. Measuring the aperture

When taking the measurements it is helpful to produce a sketch of your front elevation and plan view of the installation. Please include any objects within and / or around the wardrobe space (e.g. chimney breast, power sockets, pipes etc.) Take a look at the example sketch diagrams below.

The method for measuring the aperture depends on whether you require a single-end angled door or a double-end angled door installation:

Measuring for a single-end angled door installation

Please note. measure the internal dimensions of the frame you have created, not the external ones.

a) Measure the full height from floor to ceiling.

b) Measure the ceiling width from the wall to the start of the angled slope.

c) Measure the full width, at floor level, from one wall to the other.

d) Measure the wall height from the floor to the start of the angled slope.

e) Measure the length of the angled slope.

f) Measure the depth of the wardrobe space, from the back wall to the front edge of the frame.

g) Measure any other features within the wardrobe space.

Measuring for a double-end angled door installation

Please note. measure the internal dimensions of the frame you have created, not the external ones.

a) Measure the full width of your aperture along the floor and mark the centre point (CP). Add the two floor measurements to either side of the centre point on your diagram.

b) Using a plumb line transfer the centre point at the floor level to the ceiling.

c) Measure the full height of the frame at the centre point.

Angled Sliding Wardrobe Doors For Sloping Ceiling To Guide.

d) Measure the width of the ceiling from each side of the centre point to the start of the angled slope.

e) Measure the height of the wall at each end from the floor to the start of the angled slope.

f) Measure the lengths of the two angled slopes.

g) Measure the depth of the wardrobe space, from the back wall to the front edge of the frame.

h) Measure any other features within the wardrobe space.

Got your measurements? — Call Us on freephone 0800 035 1730 .

4. What happens when you call us

  • We ensure that your specific requirements are fully understood and talk you through suitable options.
  • Using the sketch elevation, plan and measurements you have provided we will work out the number of doors/angled doors required to optimise the accessibility to your wardrobe.
  • We will produce a technical drawing that will form part of the instructions to help you at the installation stage of your doors as it will include measurements that you will need to refer to.
  • For certain types of installation it will also indicate the positions for internal shelves that are necessary to support the guide track for some sliding angled doors.

5. Installing your angled sliding doors

We will provide you with an installation guide that will outline the installation procedure of the doors and also a technical drawing which will be specific to your installation.

Technical support is also available over the phone on freephone 0800 035 1730 .

6. Calculate the cost of your angled sliding wardrobe doors

To work out the cost for your sliding wardrobe doors, including angled sliding doors, follow these 5 simple steps below.

  1. Choose a door design from our Sliding Wardrobe Doors collection.
  2. Click on your chosen design and then enter the specification details for your wardrobe doors using the drop-down menus provided (eg. No. of doors, Frame colour, Panel colour etc.) Assume at this stage that all the doors are complete panel doors. Please note that our sliding wardrobe door installations that include angled doors can only be ordered with aluminium frames (Anodised Silver, Satin Black, Gloss White or Olive Gold).
  3. The options you have selected will have calculated a price for your doors, based on a complete panel door sliding wardrobe installation.
  4. To complete the price including angled doors please add £50.00 for each door that needs to be angled .
  5. The final price will give a good indication of the overall cost for your sliding wardrobe doors including angled doors but please contact us on freephone 0800 035 1730 should you have any queries.

We hope you found this guide to angled sliding wardrobe doors useful, if you have any questions please call our Technical Team on freephone 0800 035 1730 .

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