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Installation Guide

This step-by-step guide is to aid you in fitting the wardrobe, it is not conclusive and each installation will vary. Do not attempt to install the wardrobe if you are not totally confident. We are normally available to assist with questions during normal showroom hours except Saturdays. Sliding Wardrobe Warehouse Ltd will not be held responsible for any components damaged or broken unless installed by our fitters. Doors and end panels are heavy and require two people when lifting.

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Important: Ensure there are no water pipes or electrical cables in the area of the installation.

LinersLiners and End Panels

Liners are 100mm wide x 18mm thick x 2800mm long panels of MFC board edged on the longer sides with matching 2mm ABS edging.

End Panels are 675mm wide x 18mm thick x 2800mm high lengths of MFC board edged on one long side. These can be cut to nearer the size required. Special size end panels on request.

Liners: Preparation

  • With a wall to wall situation, the liners should be installed to each wall and underneath the bottom track.
  • Where an end panel is specified the liner should be fitted inside the opposite wall and underneath the bottom track.
  • Any system over 2.8m wide will need two liners fitted underneath the bottom tack butted together.
  • Before commencing installation, decide which option you prefer with regard to existing skirting boards. The liner thickness is generally the same as the projection of the skirting board therefore if you wish to avoid cutting the skirting board the liner can be positioned above the skirting to the ceiling.
  • If you wish to run the liner from the floor to ceiling then you must use the wall scribe method or remove the skirting board at the correct position allowing a tolerance for the liner supplied.
  • If you  have coving at the ceiling level you must use the wall scribe method or remove the corresponding portion of the coving with clearance to allow the liner to finish at ceiling level.

End_panels_1Fitting of End Panels

Step 1
Measure from the wall your ordered width dimension and mark position on the back wall with pencil – this will be the outside face of the end pane (A).
At this position measure the back wall dimension from floor to ceiling (B) and also at end panel depth from the wall (front edge of end panel (C).
(See illustration, shown in next tab section below)

If both dimensions are the same cut down the end panel to this size minus 2mm. If there is a significant difference between the sizes cut and the end panel to match the shape of the ceiling/floor.

End_panels_2Fitting of End Panels

Step 2
Either cut to shape the end panel over the skirting board for the thickness of the end panel or remove the skirting board at the correct position.

Fitting of End Panels

Step 3
Using fixing blocks, secure them flush with the edge of the end panel.  At the top and bottom and four to the long wall edge. Place the panel against the back wall, check for plumb with a spirit level and secure through blocks.

Fitting of End Panels

Step 4
Continue fitting the bottom track liner (threshold) and wall liner as previous instructions, (see Step 2) installing between the end panel and the skirting/wall board.

Fitting Bottom Track Liner


Fitting Bottom Track Liner

Step 1
Place the liner in position. It is essential for the proper running of the doors that the bottom track is perfectly level, check with a spirit level. When you are satisfied fix the liners to the floor and wall with suitable countersunk screws ensuring the head finishes flush with face of liner.

Wall Liner

Step 1
Measure heights from top of skirting to underside of the ceiling or from the underside of ceiling to floor (if skirting is removed). Cut liners to size minus 2mm. Drill 5mm holes centrally in width of liner approx. 150mm from each end and space out remaining screws evenly at a maximum of 500mm centres.

Wall Liner

Step 2
Place the liner in position. Check vertical with a spirit level and pack away from the wall if necessary to ensure the liner is plumb. Secure to wall with suitable countersunk screws ensuring the head finishes flush with face of liner.


Installation of Sliding Wardrobe System

Step 1 - Cutting the top and bottom track
Using a fine tooth hacksaw, cut the top guide track and bottom track 2mm shorter than the opening width. To assist when cutting the top track insert 50mm x 100mm (2” x 4”) wood blocks into each channel for support. (See illustration, shown right).


Installation of Sliding Wardrobe System

Step 2 - Installing the top track
Determine ceiling fixing positions. Drill 5mm holes to suit in the top track.
Set the front face of the top track level with the front edge of the alcove or end panel (See illustration, shown right).
Screw the track through prepared holes into the ceiling using suitable screws (not supplied). Avoid using excessive force when fixing as this could deform the top guide track.


Step 3 - Installing the bottom track
Cut the bottom track 2mm less than the opening width. The position of the bottom track position varies according to the system you are installing. The illustration shows the steel system. For the aluminium system the measurement from the front edge is 11mm and the Arundel system is 40mm allowing for the 12mm top track pelmet.

Doors_1Installation of Sliding Wardrobe System (continued)

Step 4 - Installing the doors
Tilt the door as shown and insert the top guides into the rear channel. Insert the bottom rollers into the rear groove of the bottom track. Take care not to scratch the bottom track. Repeat with the second/next door using front channel and groove. For multi-door systems, use the proposed layout (see illustration shown below).


Of two doors on rear groove and either one or two doors on front groove.

Doors_2Installation of Sliding Wardrobe System (continued)

Step 5 - Adjust doors

Adjusting the doors varies from system to system. The illustration shows adjusting the Arundel and steel doors. Aluminium doors are adjusted by inserting a 4mm allen key into the side of the door. Anti-jump devices stop the doors from jumping the tracks the are either self engaging or as shown in the diagram.

Once happy with the fi nal adjustments lock in the anti jump device into bottom track (on some door systems the anti-jump device will automatically locate).

space_slide_2Installation of Sliding Wardrobe System (continued)

Step 6 - Finished
Here is an example illustration of the completed Sliding Wardrobe construction.