Arguably one of the greatest innovations in interior design of our generation are the infamous Pocket Doors.
The key to spacial optimisation, this form of door, whether in single or double form, slides into your walls and out of sight when opened, creating a door that serves all the normal purposes whilst optimising your available space simultaneously!
At BSO we cater to all our potential customers’ needs, hence why we provide our Pocket Doors with both single and double system options. Every product which is part of our Pocket Doors UK range comes with clear and comprehensive instructions meaning the most inexperienced DIYer can transform their spaces with a door that provides both privacy (for example if you are installing your Pocket Door as part of an en suite) without taking away from your available space, an especially crucial consideration for the smaller home. Made with the highest quality of materials, as well as differing price options, those on a budget to those looking to splash the cash a little more are all accommodated for within our Pocket Doors UK range.
How to Install Pocket Doors
Although some homeowners may decide to employ someone to fit their Pocket Doors for them, this isn’t necessary with the brilliantly informative instruction manuals that come with BSO’s products. If you are looking for extra tips, there are a variety of videos online to help you visualize the process. No matter what level of DIY experience you hold, you can transform your doorways with your new purchase from the Pocket Doors UK range within an estimated 45 minutes to an hour! The most important thing to consider when it comes to installing your Pocket Doors, is the size of the studs you are using as well as assessing the thickness of your walls. There are guides with the product as well as online that can advise you on what are considered the standard sizes in these categories.
It is unlikely that you need any more convincing at the astounding innovative nature of these premier Pocket Doors but the abundance of size options and relevant conversion kits offered as part of our range means you can rest assured you can find the Pocket Doors perfect for your home and its intended space.
If you’re designing a new build home, or renovating or re-modelling your existing home, there are great reasons for fitting a pocket door.
Instead of swinging open into a room like a standard door, a pocket door slides along a purpose built runner system. This ways it's concealed within your wall and creating a clear, uninterrupted space between rooms.
A pocket door helps to maximise the space within a room so it is a great option for small rooms in particular. Because a pocket door doesn’t open by swinging into your room it takes up no room space when opening. That means you can use that space that would normally be needed for clearance for the door for furniture instead, or simply to enjoy and spread out in.
This is especially useful as closet bathrooms and en-suite bathrooms become more popular. Making the most of smaller rooms to increase the number of bathrooms in your home. A pocket door can make this possible in a small room that wouldn’t normally fit your bathroom furniture.
By avoiding the need for wall space that a standard, swinging door would open into, a pocket door frees up extra wall space. This makes it free for furniture and still access it easily without it being obstructed by an open door.
A pocket door allows you to connect adjoining rooms. This will allow you to quickly and easily create a larger space when needed but keep the option of a smaller, more intimate rooms as well. This is a great option if you enjoy welcoming guests to your home. You will be able to join up your lounge and dining room to entertain or seat larger numbers.
A pocket door can also work well in a professional setting. For example if you want to be able to convert separate offices into a larger space for holding meetings or conferences.
This convenience of joining then separating adjoining rooms is ideal for home cooking enthusiasts. You can use a pocket door to create a kitchen-diner for meal times, but have the two rooms discreet when you’re doing other kitchen jobs. A pocket door doesn’t interrupt the flow of space between rooms joined in this way. It also allows you to create a complementary look, and continuous decorations, across both spaces.
A pocket door is also an attractive, stylish option that many people enjoy for the style it can bring to your rooms. The smooth opening motion of a pocket door helps to create a modern, minimalist style that is increasingly popular.
What is a Pocket Door?
A Pocket Door is one that slides back inside the wall. The system is made up of a steel pocket which replaces the stud work and is plasterboarded over to form the wall. The running track is at the top and there are no tracks on the floor.
They achieve this by creating an ‘envelope’ that the door slides into, allowing the door to hide within the wall cavity. This effortless system brings adjoining rooms together with no hassle. When constructing a new build, pocket door systems are definitely worth considering for ensuite bathrooms as a great space-saving solution. They arrive in self-assembly kit but the pocket door kit needs a professional carpenter or joiner to install them. Building Supplies Online provide pocket door systems and kits for delivery across the UK when you order online.
We stock a variety of different width pocket doors and a good selection pocket doors at varying heights, in brands such as JB Kind, Hafele and XL Joinery.
When planning your door installation, take a look at our guide on standard door sizes to make sure you are ordering the correct door. If you would like additional information regarding our range of doors do not hesitate to get in touch with us.