How To Measure For
Your Sliding Door Wardrobe
We understand that it can be a little bit daunting at first, measuring for your own sliding door fitted wardrobe. But it doesn't need to be!
We've created an easy-to-follow, mobile friendly Measuring Guide for you to follow along, jotting down your measurements to ensure that your designer can give you an accurate quote.
Want to save for later? Download the guide in PDF format.
Use a spirit level to work out how level both the ceiling and floor are, as you’ll need to install your sliding doors on a flat, level surface so they don’t roll open!
Check the ceiling and floor, roughly in the centre of where the wardrobe will be and roughly at the depth you’d like the doors to be at.
If you have carpet, push the spirit level as flat as you can against it.
The top track system allows for up to 15mm variance in height across the length.
Measure the height of your space where the track will go in at three places (the centre and both sides). When giving your room height on the quote form, use the smallest of these three height measurements.
If the difference between the largest and smallest dimension is greater than 15mm, you’ll need to create a top frame for your ceiling to level it out.
Please note that the maximum height for our sliding doors is 2480mm - if your room is taller than this then you may need to build a bulkhead for the top track. Don't worry - the top track is not load bearing and is just for guiding the doors.
We recommend that your sliding door tracks are installed on a hard floor, however it's not essential. If you're installing on carpet, you'll need to compress it as much as possible when measuring the heights as the weight of the track & doors will flatten the carpet after installation.
Check the walls with a spirit level. If they curve or are significantly not level, please let us know as we can provide side liners for you to attach to the wall, but note that these may need to be trimmed on-site for a perfect fit.
Measure the width of your space in two places (top and bottom) making sure to measure above any skirting board and below any ceiling coving. Provide the smaller of the two measurements when you request your quote.
If you have skirting boards & ceiling coving, you'll need to remove a 90mm section on either side to fit the tracks in so that the doors close up to the walls with no gaps. You may find it easier to remove all skirting boards from the wardrobe area.
Both top and bottom track may be supplied slightly over-length to allow you to trim them to exact requirements during fitting.
Measure the depth of your space, up to the front of where the sliding doors will be. Note that the doors will take up 100mm of your depth, with the cabinets sitting behind them. We recommend a minimum cabinet depth of 620mm (especially for those with hanging rails) so for sliding door wardrobes we recommend a minimum depth of 720mm in total.
Your designer will automatically calculate the ideal door sizes for you, based on the measurements and internal options you request in your quote. All doors will overlap each other slightly.