Designed with the installer in mind, Eclisse pocket door systems are packed with features to make assembly and installation easier.
Not only that, the company has recently launched a new range of slimmer frames that better match common CLS and metal C shaped stud dimensions.
The rough opening in your wall should match the overall dimensions of the pocket door frame you have chosen and you will find this information in the technical specification. Create the opening with a small tolerance (1-2mm) and to use packing for adjustment.
Install at finish floor level
The frame should be installed at finished floor level i.e., the level after you have fitted carpet/tiles etc. Use packing to install to finished floor level if you are installing the frame before your flooring has been laid. If this is not possible you may have to reduce the height of your door.
The stud size you are using will dictate your finished wall thickness: Eclisse Classic Pocket Door frames can be assembled to two different pocket thicknesses. The pocket thickness you chose will be based on the size of stud you are using, and this will determine your finished wall thickness.
E.g., A 70mm pocket width plus one layer of 12.5mm plasterboard either side will give you a finished wall thickness of 95mm.
E.g., A 90mm pocket plus one layer of 12.5mm plasterboard either side will give you a finished wall thickness of 115mm.
You need to work out which finished wall thickness you require prior to purchase because this will determine the size of timber lining kit you receive with your pocket door frame.
Assembling the galvanised steel pocket door frame:
A pair of trestles are useful though not essential for assembly and gloves are required. It is also useful to have an electric screwdriver with PH2/PZ2 drill bit, tape measure, plumb line, spirit level, and 2 No13 spanners.
You can scan this QR code to see the complete step by step animation of the assembly and installation process
- Attaching horizontal bars to the base of the pocket both sides: Lay out the pocket entrance vertical and the rear pocket vertical out on the trestles. Attach the horizontal bars (part b) by clicking them into place.
- Attaching the pocket header: Attach the pocket header (Part D) to the rear pocket vertical using the 4.2 x 9.5mm screws supplied. Attach the pocket header part to the pocket entrance vertical using 2no 4.2 x 9.5mm screws supplied.
- Attach the rest of the pocket horizontal bars: Attach the remaining pocket horizontal bars by clicking them into place. Do one side first and then turn the unit over and do the other side. Insert the polystyrene spacers in between the horizontals. To give support to the horizontals when installing the plasterboard, insert the polystyrene spacers in between the horizontal.
- Install the top beam with track: Insert the top beam with track into the pocket header and locate in place using the bayonet system. Secure with 2no 4.2 x 9.5mm screws from the top supplied.
- Attach the metal doorpost and install bracers: Insert the metal tongues at the end of top beam into the slots at the top of metal door post. Bend the metal tongues to secure into place. Bend the ends of the space bars/bracers backwards through 90 degrees. Locate the tabs on the pocket entrance verticals and the metal doorpost.
- Screwing the frame into the studwork: You need to ensure that your studwork is robust and built plumb and inline. When the frame is installed, it should be checked to ensure it is perfectly plumb and inline. The frame should be screwed to the surrounding structure using suitable screws. There are fixed points in the header track through which the system should be screwed to the structure. You can identify these through the raised points on top of the header. The rear pocket has prepared points to screw through. The metal door post needs to be screwed through at 200mm intervals.
- Plasterboarding the frame: The frame is made to accept 12.5mm plasterboard. Secure in place with the 3.9 x 19mm plasterboard screws provided, 4no per horizontal bar. The installation of the door can be left until the walls have been painted. After the door is installed the timber lining kit can be fitted.
Extra support for installers can be found via the Eclisse YouTube installation videos and help is always on hand over the telephone from the customer service team. In the next issue we will show you how easy it is to install a timber or glass door and install a pocket door jamb kit.
For further information on Eclisse visit https://www.eclisse.co.uk/
The new Eclisse showroom at the company’s Grantham head office has now opened its doors to visitors. Tradespeople can familiarise themselves with the Classic Door, as well as the Syntesis Flush Door System, as well as beautiful examples of its glass doors in either single or double configurations. In addition, the facility will also demonstrate the information procedure with sections of stud wall exposed to reveal the pocket door frame.