Sliding wardrobes made to measure for the best storage solutions
How to Measure.
All you need to order made to measure sliding doors is to determine the opening height and the opening width.
Take your time it's important to get it right.
It's important to measure with whatever you feel comfortable with, whether inches or millimetres (for me it's inches every time)
I will always discuss your order and dimensions with you before I make the doors, just to reassure both of us that you are going about it the right way.
Measure the opening height to the ceiling every couple of feet (rather than using a tape measure consider using a wooden lath to determine the height and then measure the lath. it is the smallest opening height that is required (make a note of the largest size so that I can give you my opinion on whether it's within the systems tolerances).
The bottom track detail is important. The best way is to cut out the carpet from underneath and fix the bottom track onto a 3/4" (18mm) packer that is cut the same width. You can also fix your wardrobe on top of the carpet but I would recommend putting an 8mm packer under the track to stop the track distorting (it is important to keep the track screws closer together if you choose this method).
I cut these packers for you saving you quite a bit of hassle and I don't charge you for them. I don't think it is a good idea to use a wall liner under the track as its wider and in no time it will look dirty scratched and chiped.
Important don't build the doors on a plinth or on a 3/4" (18mm) wall liner on top of the carpet as this can be dangerous, should the doors be banged hard enough they can be forced off the track, the doors can then drop and this could be enough to fall out of the top track...not a good idea.
Measure the opening width at the top, middle and bottom. it is the biggest dimension that is required.
You can give me overall measurements or you can deduct the liners, end panels and floor packers to give me the finished internal measurements, you just select the option on the drop down menu when ordering, if you are in any doubts just select unsure and I will call you before I make your doors.
When I measure a room I like to check walls and ceilings with a level and straight edge so that I know in my own mind what I am working with before I start. You don't have to create a perfect opening for these things as their is plenty of tolerance and adjustment.