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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.

Q: How do I determine the overlap required for the door compared to the opening for my sliding door?

March 18, 2011 by · Comments Off on Q: How do I determine the overlap required for the door compared to the opening for my sliding door? 

A:  It is an aesthetic decision, but perhaps between 20mm and 100mm each side.  Slightly more overlap might be prefereable, as this may help reduce noise transference between the rooms.  The dimensions of your existing architrave and skirting boards will affect the distance off the wall that the door will run, so bear in mind that may present an additional gap for draughts and light to escape through and affect the finished look.

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