FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Dormer Wardrobes and Sloping Doors
We can manufacturer and fit our wardrobes in almost any dormer house.
Our system allows good flexibility when it comes to supporting sloping doors whether the door is fully sloped or is just missing a small corner.
The general rule of thumb for fitting sliding doors in a dormer house is that the slope must not take up more than one third of the over all length of the wardrobe.
We have fitted many single and double sloped wardrobes so if you have any questions please feel free to call us.
Chimney Breast in the Way
In some rooms a chimney breast may interrupt the flow of the wardrobe.
This can be easily remedied by building around the chimney and using the space in front of the chimney breast to maximum affect.
As you can see from the picture on the right, we built a shallow shelf unit in front of the chimney breast and attached it to the units on either side.
This allowed us to fit a flat screen tv and have enough space for dvd's and books. The space could also be used for storing makeup or jewelry.
So if you have a chimney breast in your room why not hide it and make it part of your wardrobe.
My Room is to Awkward...???
NO SUCH THING.....We at sliding wardrobes direct love a challenge.
You may think that the shape of your room is to awkward for us to do anything with.
Just look at this recent wardrobe we did in Dublin. The room had a not only a chimney breast but also an RSJ beam in the way. But after we finished with it the customer had a much needed wardrobe in a space most people would never think such a wardrobe could be fitted.
Don't be afraid to challenge us...if we cant do it NO ONE CAN....
Build Stuff In...
Some of the most common problems we come across when fitting sliding wardrobes
is heating pipe work or gas boilers.
Well have no fear. We can build around almost anything.
A typical example is water heaters, under floor heating exchange units, old fireplaces ect...
MORE COMMON QUESTIONS
Are tracks included with my ‘made to measure’ sliding wardrobe doors?
Yes, we supply matching tracks with all our sliding wardrobe doors at NO additional cost. You do not need to buy them separately.
Are tracks included with my ‘standard’ sized sliding wardrobe doors?
Yes. We also supply matching tracks with our standard sliding wardrobe doors.
What are your high-gloss coloured glass sliding wardrobe doors made of?
Our coloured glass sliding wardrobe doors are made from glass that is lacquered (painted) on the reverse side and then laminated with a safety film that passes British and Europeans safety standards (Laminated to BS EN 12600, this is the newer European version of BS 6206). Its the highest quality gloss finish on the market and has a high scratch resistance.
Do I need wall and floor liners, and if so what are they for?
You do not always need floor or wall liners but they do frame the opening nicely,and also give you an opportunity to square your opening by packing them out until they are vertical or horizontal. They are also a way of dealing with skirting boards on the wall. We do recommend them on the floor if you are installing on top of carpet, if your doors have soft close.
Are floor and wall liners the same as ‘strike plates’?
Yes, strike plates, wall liners and floor liners are all basically the same thing. In simple terms they are a strip of wood that frame your sliding wardrobe doors, either on the floor or on the walls.
Do your prices include VAT?
Yes, all of our sliding wardrobe doors and interior prices included VAT at the standard rate of 23%.
Are sliding wardrobe doors easy to install?
Made to measure sliding wardrobe doors are easy, as you simply screw the top track to the ceiling and the floor track on the floor, and you’re done. Side panels are also easy, but you will need to cut your panel to the correct height. Build downs (for small standard sized doors) take a bit more effort, so if you’re not a competent DIYer, then go for made to measure.
Do I need to hire a professional installer?
You don’t ’need’ to hire a professional installer as all of our wardrobes come fully installed by our highly trained team of installers
How long do sliding wardrobe doors take to install?
The largest and hardest installations can still be done in a long day. If you budget for a day and half of your fitter’s time, then you’ll both be happy with the result.
Can sliding wardrobe doors be installed by one person?
Most of the installation is a one person job, but the actual lifting of the doors upstairs, and the lifting of larger doors into the tracks should be done by two people.
What is the lead time on a sliding wardrobe door kit from date of order?
We quote 2-4 weeks for made to measure but we rarely require the 4th week, and 90% of orders are delivered within 3 weeks.
If my opening is not square, will your sliding wardrobe doors work?
Our wheels adjust in height by up to 15mm, so the system can handle a sloping ceiling, floor or non vertical wall. That said, soft close works better with a squarer opening, so try to get them as square as possible, but don’t panic if they are not perfect.
Are the height and width dimensions critical?
Always measure your sliding wardrobe door opening in 3 places on the height, and provide us with the smallest. On the width, give us the largest. Remember ‘smallest on the height and largest on the width’.
Do you have a showroom?
Our concept is simple. We don’t have expensive overheads such as showrooms and pushy sales designers, and we pass those savings on to you. We manufacture the best range of sliding wardrobe doors on the market, and use the same, or superior materials than other sliding wardrobe door manufacturers, in fact some of them will be our customers, so you can be sure our quality will meet your requirements, even before you see the product.
Can I order Sliding Wardrobe Doors & Interiors over the phone?
We are happy to talk you though the process on the phone, but all orders go through our agents. We need to take the measurements of your room to avoid any mistakes in the manufacturing process. Therefore it is highly advised to book one of our sliding wardrobes through one of our agnets.