What to know when installing pocket doors

What to know when installing pocket doors

Rocket Door Frames explains what you need to know when installing pocket doors.

With pocket doors becoming more and more popular around the UK, the difficulty of matching their pocket thickness up to the studwork thickness has become a bit of a head-scratcher.

Long gone are the days that studwork came only in 75mm and 100mm (old 3” and 4”) and life was much easier. These days we have timber stud, scant, CLS and steel stud all of different sizes which can cause a hassle when trying to match up to the pocket thickness. Confusion is increased also by the fact that some merchants refer to ‘nominal’ sizes, which in fact are not the actual sizes, so let’s make some sense of this.

The majority of timber stud work these days is CLS and, although it may be sold as 75mm and 100mm nominal thickness, it is in fact 63mm and 89mm thick. Steel stud is generally either 70mm or 92mm. So, in reality there are four stud thicknesses generally in use and none of them match to the thicknesses of most pocket door systems, which are still 75mm and 100mm thick.

Rocket Door Frames have solved this with their pocket door systems, which are now produced in two different thicknesses – 70 mm and 90 mm. These two dimensions solve virtually all of these problems and can be installed with much less hassle.

For Example:

  • Timber 63mm CLS stud (with one 6mm plasterboard) and Steel 70mm stud match the 70mm Rocket Pocket
  • Timber 89mm CLS and Steel 92mm stud match the 90mm Rocket Pocket

So whatever studwork you choose make sure you choose a Rocket Pocket frame for an easy time.

For further information on the Rocket Door Frames visit https://www.rocketdoorframes.co.uk/

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