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Installed wooden framed sliding doors with glass panels on a white wall

Overview

Find out how easy it is to install timber sliding doors in your home. You'll learn about the different styles of doors available, how to measure and fit the track, and how to hang your new sliding doors.

Steps

1Measure your door frame

Measure the centre of your door opening, above the doorframe, and place a mark there. Check the instructions for the height needed above the door and the recommended floor clearance.  

2Check the frame is level

Use your spirit level to make sure the timber that you're fixing the track to is nice and level. 

3Measure the height for the tracks

Measure and mark up the correct height for the tracks. 

4Attach the tracks to door frame

Then predrill and screw the tracks into position on either side of the centre point. 

5Measure and mark the doors

According to instructions, measure and mark the position of the rollers onto the top of your doors. 

6Screw on the rollers

Then pre-drill the marks you've made and screw your rollers on. Repeat on both sides of each door. 

7Hang your doors on the tracks

Loosen off the rollers and then use them to hang your doors on the tracks above the doorframe. 

8Install the door guides

Install a door guide at the base of each door by screwing them to the wall. This will hold the doors in place and stop them from wobbling around. Make sure you consider the finished height of your door and any floor coverings.

9Adjust the doors

Use your spanner to make adjustments to the door rollers, ensuring both doors are the same height and perfectly in line. 

10Install the centre bump stops

Install the bump stops in the centre and at the end of the tracks to stop the doors rolling too far in either direction. Align them over the pre-drilled holes in the centre of the tracks and screw them on. 

Center bump stops being installed on the tracks of a set of sliding doors

11Install the end bump stops

Align the end bump stops over the pre-drilled holes at the end of each track. Then screw them on. These will also secure the end of each track to the wall.

Installed wooden framed sliding doors with glass panels on a white wall

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.