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A person fixing a base plate timber to the floor using a cordless driver

Overview

Sliding doors are a stylish way to improve the function of your wardrobe. They make accessing your clothes quicker and also save space where there isn't enough room to swing a hinged door. Installing them is easy – just follow our step-by-step guide.

Steps

1Measure the length of your wardrobe

Firstly, measure the lengths of the tracks you'll need for the top and bottom of the door and transfer these measurements to your tracks with the pencil. 

Two work horses and tools required for this project

2Cut your tracks to size

Now that you've marked up the tracks with your measurements, put on your safety gear and cut the tracks to size using your angle grinder. 

A person trimming a track with an angle grinder

3Install tracks for the doors

Use your spirit level to make sure the floor is level before laying the tracks on the floor. Pack up one end if it isn't. Make a pilot hole in your floor through the track's pre-drilled hole. Then screw the tracks down in place with your drill. You'll need someone else to help you hold the track when screwing in the top one.

A person fixing a bottom track to the floor using a cordless driver

4Put the doors in place

Place the rear door into the opening by putting it into the top track first. Then carefully lower the door into the bottom track. Next put the second door into place, starting from the top. Finally, test the doors to see if they close securely.

A person fitting a sliding door onto runners

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. 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 or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.