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A Coburn HIDEAWAY™ Pocket Door…

January 31, 2014 by · Comments Off on A Coburn HIDEAWAY™ Pocket Door… 

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pocket door cut away…Frame Kit is a simple way to increase available space in many domestic applications, particularly dining rooms, en-suite bathrooms, cloakrooms and doors into kitchens.  Using a 35mm thick standard domestic timber door, a finished wall thickness of 115mm can be achieved including the wallboards, allowing the door to slide into the pocket within the wall.  Standard height kits will cope with a door up to 2032mm tall, maximum door widths for a H30 is 760mm, H36 is 915mm and H42 is 1067mm.  The H42A will take a door 1067mmx up to 2742mm tall.

Using the GEZE Rollan sliding door gear within an opening instead of a pocket door kit, such as the Hideaway or iMpero (building a homemade ‘pocket’ of your own design). Is there a reason why this wouldn’t work?

October 22, 2013 by · Comments Off on Using the GEZE Rollan sliding door gear within an opening instead of a pocket door kit, such as the Hideaway or iMpero (building a homemade ‘pocket’ of your own design). Is there a reason why this wouldn’t work? 

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The GEZE Rollan sliding door gear can be used inside your own stud work to form a pocket door system – quite a lot of people do this in our experience.  The only disadvantage might be that in order to get a nice rigid wall structure you would have to use some strengthening material in the pocket, and this would give you a thicker finished wall.  It is especially appropriate to consider using sliding door track systems instead of pocket door kits when you already have a rigid block or brick wall forming one side of the pocket, then side mounting the track with the brackets which come in our GEZE Rollan & Perlan kits.

Doorstuff talks to Homebuilding & Renovating magazine

July 12, 2013 by · Comments Off on Doorstuff talks to Homebuilding & Renovating magazine 

homebuilding-renovatingDoorstuff’s very own Helen Butland is interviewed by Claire Lloyd in the August 2013 issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine for their article about pocket doors.  With a selection of lovely photos of pocket doors in situ, Claire writes about the benefits of designing in a pocket door when rooms are short of space.  She also covers importance of specifying the right kind of kit for the intended use, and what considerations to think about in the design process.  Our iMpero pocket door gear and the Coburn Hideaway kits get a nice shout out, as do the Coburn “pocket plungers” – a clever gadget which springs the door out of the cavity.

Do I need door stops for a pocket door system, or are they included in the kit?

January 27, 2012 by · Comments Off on Do I need door stops for a pocket door system, or are they included in the kit? 

Our iMpero pocket door system DOES come with stops in the track, so that’s how you control the door on maximum opening.  And the Hideaway pocket door kit comes with a rubber buffer which you attach to the back of the door.

What sliding door goes seamlessly back into the wall?

January 7, 2012 by · Comments Off on What sliding door goes seamlessly back into the wall? 

From this description, it sounds as if you’re looking for a pocket door system, where the door slides back into a cavity in the stud walling like this photo?  We supply two different basic designs of pocket doors – the Hideaway and the iMpero.  You can have a look at them on our website at the following links:-  A 700mm wide door would be the H30 Hideaway kit, or one of the standard iMpero kits (original, architrave-free etc.)
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How much wall space does a Hideaway need?

January 7, 2012 by · Comments Off on How much wall space does a Hideaway need? 

Q: I’ve ordered a Hideaway pocket door system today, but before it arrives tomorrow I need to know how much space to leave in my wall for the whole thing to fit in?
A: You need to allow 2 x (door width) + 1 inch.

Secret POCKET DOOR discovered in Skyrim!

December 23, 2011 by · Comments Off on Secret POCKET DOOR discovered in Skyrim! 

As a bit of Christmas fun, we thought we’d share the discovery of a secret POCKET DOOR behind a wardrobe in the Sleeping Giant Inn, Riverwood, Skyrim.  To find it you’ll have to be on the quest for the “Horn of Jurgen Windcaller”, but if you fancy having one in your own worldly abode, you can buy them here:-
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Q: Can a Hideaway pocket door kit be fitted from one side of a plasterboard stud partition?

August 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: Can a Hideaway pocket door kit be fitted from one side of a plasterboard stud partition? 

A: Yes, it is possible to fit a Hideaway pocket door system from one side only, we are aware of customers who have done this successfully, although your finished wall thickness will be slightly more than the 115 – 120mm shown in the specifications.  How easy the project is may depend on what you find inside your existing wall when you remove the wallboards.

Do your pocket doors provide any sound insulation between the adjacent rooms (i.e. in the partition itself as well as where the 2 doors meet each other)?

June 3, 2011 by · Comments Off on Do your pocket doors provide any sound insulation between the adjacent rooms (i.e. in the partition itself as well as where the 2 doors meet each other)? 

There is no sound insulation material supplied with either pocket door systems we supply (the Hideaway and the iMpero deluxe), but it would be possible to add your own brush strip to the top and bottom of the doors, although this wouldn’t look right on the leading edges.  The wall cavity is going to be fairly good at dampening sound, because the air gap between the stud work will reduce noise transference to some extent.  Other factors to consider are soft furnishings and floor surfaces which all contribute to noise dampening.

Can I fit the glass door at a later date after the pocket sliding gear has been fitted into the cavity?

January 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Can I fit the glass door at a later date after the pocket sliding gear has been fitted into the cavity? 

With the iMpero there is access built-in to do that, the Hideaway cannot be used with frameless glass.  In fact it is recommended that you fit the gear first, so you can measure the exact size of glass to buy, perhaps by making a template from chipboard.

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