How to Measure for Sliding Wardrobe Doors?

With a few quick measurements, you can be well on your way to ordering one of our bespoke, made to measure sliding wardrobe door kits.

To help you do this, we have compiled a list of basic steps. They are easy to follow, require little work or tools and will help ensure the unit you order is a perfect fit for your space. The only thing we ask is that you read the steps carefully and take the time to obtain correct measurements. If we are supplied with any incorrect measurements, we won’t be able to offer a refund; we’re sorry!

So before you start designing your ideal sliding wardrobe doors, get the kettle on, grab your measuring tape and give our Basic Steps section a read!

Basic Steps:

  1. Providing Your Height Measurements

    Standing 650mm away from the back wall (in order to give you enough room for your wardrobe interiors) you will firstly need to take three different measurements from the floor to the ceiling. If you are unfortunate enough to have a floor and ceiling that are not parallel don’t fret; we just need the SMALLEST of these three measurements to manufacture your doors and to ensure they run without rubbing inside the track.

    Top Tips:

    • Do not measure from the top of the carpet. Wherever possible, lift the carpet slightly and measure from the floorboards.
    • To take the left and right height measurement accurately, first run a tape from the ceiling to 1000mm down the left or right wall and mark with a pencil. Proceed to then measure from the floor up to the pencil mark. Your measurement will be this, plus the 1000mm marked on the wall.
    • To measure the ceiling height between the two walls, you will need a friend to hold the tape to the ceiling while you make a note of the measure to the floorboards.
    • Write these three measurements down and give us the SMALLEST of all three.

  2. Providing Your Width Measurements

    Wall to Wall
    For wall to wall installations that require no end panels, we ask that you provide us with two measurements from one wall to the opposite wall. If, similarly to the height calculations, your walls are not parallel you will need to provide us with the LARGEST of your two measurements. This ensures your doors overlap correctly and there are no gaps between the tracks and the walls. Provide us with the width measurements only with no deductions for wall liners etc. We will take these into consideration when we are building your sliding wardrobe kit. Let us do the hard work for you.

    Wall to End Panel
    If your wardrobe doors and track are to be installed between a wall and a doorway or window for example, you will need an end panel. Provide our team with two measurements from the wall to the OUTSIDE EDGE of your end panel.

    Pre-Made Frame
    If your sliding wardrobes are being placed inside a pre-made frame, lucky you! All we need from you is the smallest inside height measurement and the biggest inside width measurement of your frame. Please note you will not need liners if you have a pre-finished frame. Please bear in mind that your frame will need to be at least 90mm deep for Linear and Shaker doors, 85mm deep for Monaco and Minimalist or 75mm deep for Metro, Icon and Eclipse doors.

    End Panel to End Panel
    Similar to what is required for a wall to end panel installation, we will need two width measurements from the OUTSIDE EDGE OF BOTH END PANELS.

Top Tips

  • Measurements will need to be provided in millimetres
  • When measuring the width, do not make any deductions from your measurements for wall liners. We will do this.
  • We will account for the end panel and wall liner thickness when producing your kit. You do not need to worry

Download our measuring guide to guide you through every step or read our helpful How To Measure For Sliding Wardrobe Doors article for more details.

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