Pocket doors are increasing in popularity in the UK but there are still quite a few people, builders included, who are not that familiar with them, and others who don’t realise how versatile they are. Eclisse is here to set the record straight and debunk a few myths about pocket doors.
“Surely they are hard to assemble and install?”
No, the assembly of the Eclisse frame for the single pocket door, for example, can be done very quickly as it is just a case of clicking together the metal sections and inserting only six screws.
Installation is straightforward. Eclisse systems come with comprehensive instructions and there are also videos online to help.
“Pocket doors can only be used with a stud wall”
Eclisse pocket doors systems can be used with studwork and brick walls. If you have a brick wall, you can build out the wall with studwork and plasterboard to create the cavity or pocket for the door, and you will only be adding 100mm to your finished wall thickness.
“You cannot lock a pocket door.”
Not true. Eclisse sell a range of locks for pocket doors including bathroom locks and key locks.
Pocket Doors – more versatile than you think
If you think pocket doors only have a limited amount of uses e.g. as a toilet or utility door, think again…
• You can combine an Eclisse single pocket door system or a double pocket door system with a door from our stunning glass door range. This will make the most of the natural light in your home and add an interesting interior design feature.
• Maybe you wish to divide two rooms or to close off an open plan space? Our double or telescopic sliding pocket door systems provide the perfect solution.
• Perhaps you want to add a wow factor to your interior? The Eclisse stunning curved pocket door systems will make a design statement in any home building project.
Eclisse Pocket Door Systems – designed with the installer in mind.
Eclisse pocket door systems have been thoughtfully designed to make assembly and installation a straightforward job.
Unlike other pocket door brands, we don’t expect you to spend time cutting the steels to size to suit your door. Because we offer a range of sizes that are made to fit standard UK door sizes, you just pick the kit that fits your standard door size.
We also don’t expect you to have to align the track and the pocket when you install our system. Instead the track and pocket assembles together as one complete unit ready to install.
Even the door guide has been designed to fit perfectly, dead centre in a matter of seconds.
Don’t just listen to us, listen to these guys
We are very proud that we regularly receive fabulous feedback from our customers. Here are just a few builders who, without prompting, took it upon themselves to give us some great feedback on social media recently, so we contacted them for a bit more information about the projects they used our systems for.
Small or large project – size is no issue
You may want just one pocket door system for a client, or maybe five, like the recent order we supplied for the new Potton Passivhaus show house in St Neots, or perhaps you need 100+, like the order we supplied to the high-spec Holland Green development, i.e. the Grade II-listed former Commonwealth Institute in Holland Park.
Case Study File: BCS Builders
BCS Builders is a family run business based in Kent and work throughout the South East and surrounding areas, with over 40 years experience in both private and public commissions.
Project: New build, Modernist house in Tunbridge Wells
Products ordered: 5x Syntesis (Architrave Free) Pocket Doors Frames for 826mm x 2040mm door and 1x Syntesis Pocket Door Frame for 1,026mm x 2,040mm door. Plus Satin Chrome flush pulls and Satin Chrome Bathroom locks.
We asked Greg, owner of BCS Builders, what he thought of the Eclisse products.
“Eclisse pocket doors worked perfectly with the clean lines and modernist aesthetic of our Tunbridge Wells project. The quality was superb, the installation simple and effortless and the final look and usability of the product was second to none”.
What was your experience of buying from Eclisse?
“Very importantly to us, customer service also matched the quality of the system”.
And would you use Eclisse products again?
“Without a doubt, Eclisse pocket doors will be our favoured choice going forward”.
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