How to Guide: Confused about which size of pocket door system to choose? Help is at hand.

How to Guide: Confused about which size of pocket door system to choose? Help is at hand.

24th Jul 2017

Sizing a Classic Single Pocket Door System is as easy as 1..2.. and possibly 3...

  • Step 1: Measure the available space
  • Step 2: Choose the standard pocket door frame size that will fit the space (our technical specs include handy size charts)
  • Step 3: Perhaps you need a wider passage width? Then you might consider a couple of alternative options


Using the Classic Single Pocket Door Systems as an example...

Step1:  Measure the overall wall space you have available. The pocket door frame needs to be able to fit within this space.

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The bird's eye view...

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Step 2: Look at the sizing table and decide which frame size will fit within the available space and which size door you can use with that frame.


Example 1: Here is an example for a Classic single pocket door system.

Overall wall space/length of partition = 2000mm

Door panel size = Perhaps you would like to use largest possible standard UK door panel size to provide the largest passage width possible. From the size chart below for the Classic Single Pocket Door System below you can see that the widest frame size that will fit the space is 1888mm x 2115mm. This will provide a max. passage size of 900mm x 2030mm and will require you to buy a 926mm x 2040mm to fit the pocket door system.

 

Size Chart: Classic Single Pocket Door System

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Example 2: Here is an example for a Classic single pocket door system where you have a particular door size you want to use.

You may already have an idea of the size of door panel you wish to use. You may want to reuse an existing door or to use a door that will match other doors in your property. Let’s say it is a 826mm x 2040mm door panel.


Size Chart: Classic Single Pocket Door System

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You can see from the chart that your 826mm x 2040mm door will fit a frame will an overall dimension of 1688mm x 2115mm (this fits easily into the available wall space of 2000mm). This system will give you a passage size of 800 x 2030mm.

Hopefully this has given you the solution you require…

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But what if you wanted a larger passage width or door size than the frame size is providing…

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Here are some alternative solutions...

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Consider which side you have the pocket. It may be that changing the position of the pocket gives you a better solution.

If you require a larger passage width a single telescopic system could give you a possible solution. You can see from the size chart below that you could have fit a 1853mm x 2115mm frame width into the available space. This would provide a max. passage width of 1140mm x 2030mm and would require you to buy two door panels both sized 626mm x 2040mm.


Size Chart: Single Telescopic Pocket Door System

 

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We hope this helps you with choose your pocket door size. If you have any further questions please call our friendly Customer Service Team on 0845 4811977.