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How to install a pocket door

Technical tips to help you with the installation of your ECLISSE pocket door system

There are several types of pocket doors to satisfy the most different needs, uses and tastes. One of the advantages of installing a sliding pocket door which disappears inside the wall is that it allows to save useful space in your home.

For this reason, installing a pocket door means redesigning your living space, even when you have limited space available. You can install your ECLISSE pocket door frame and hardware with little difficulty.

Installing an ECLISSE pocket door system is easy for a professional but requires considerable precision. You can contact us to reach an authorised dealer and entrust this job.

Assembly instructions are availble in our technical support section.
Be aware that the price to be paid for incorrect installation is potentially very high:

  • Malfunctioning of the door opening;

  • Rapid wear of the components;

  • Damages to the door.


 

Installing an ECLISSE Pocket Door System

ECLISSE pocket door frames are available for door with or without architraves (flush-to-the wall)
 

Classic pocket door frame (with architraves)

CLASSIC Pocket door Hardware - WITH ARCHITRAVES

A Classic Pocket Door System requires finishing with architrave and suits both traditional and contemporary interiors

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Syntesis pocket door frame without architraves - flush-to-the wall

SYNTESIS Pocket Door Hardware - NO ARCHITRAVES

A Syntesis Pocket Door System is a flush / architrave free frame.
This pocket door system features a door without jambs or architrav

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Assembling the pocket door system

Step-by-step guide - ECLISSE Single - Single Leaf Door

Assemble the Pocket Header to the Central Vertical and Rear Vertical.

Assemble the Pocket Header to the Central Vertical and Rear Vertical.

Assemble the Pocket Horizontals securely on Central Verticals and Rear Verticals*.

Assemble the Pocket Horizontals securely on Central Verticals and Rear Verticals*.

Insert the Styrofoam Spacers between the Pocket Horizontals (only for 2x6 and 2x6 Luce models)

Insert the Styrofoam Spacers between the Pocket Horizontals (only for 2x6 and 2x6 Luce models).

Fix the bracket at the bottom of the Central Verticals with screws (only for 2x6 and 2x6 Luce models)

Fix the bracket at the bottom of the Central Verticals with screws (only for 2x6 and 2x6 Luce models).

Insert the Top Beam with Track into the Pocket Header until it clicks into place and fix the Top Beam with Track to the Pocket Header using the screws

Insert the Top Beam with Track into the Pocket Header until it clicks into place and fix the Top Beam with Track to the Pocket Header using the screws.

Insert the metal tongues at the Top Beam with Track into the slots at the top of the Metal Door Post.

Insert the metal tongues at the Top Beam with Track into the slots at the top of the Metal Door Post.

Using a hammer bend the metal tongues at the top of the Metal Door Post.

Using a hammer bend the metal tongues at the top of the Metal Door Post.

Bend the ends of the Bracers backwards through 90 degrees and locate in the positions on Central Vertical and Metal Door Post.

Bend the ends of the Bracers backwards through 90 degrees and locate in the positions on Central Vertical and Metal Door Post.


*If you have to install a 2x6 Luce model, cut the Luce Kit at the required length and insert it into the pocket from the bottom (before step 3).

Video tutorials - Installation instructions


Assembly Pocket Door Frame ECLISSE 2x4 frame KIT


Assembly Pocket Door Frame ECLISSE 2x6 Luce frame KIT

ECLISSE Syntesis - Single Leaf Door

flush sliding door

ECLISSE Syntesis® Collection is synonymous with flush with the wall – a complete product range that does not entail the use of jambs and architraves. Clean and refined lines that perfectly fit to modern and design-oriented contexts.

The installation conditions of a frame for flush sliding doors are the same as those applied to a frame with jambs and architraves. What characterises a flush sliding pocket door system is the presence of elements that are pre-coated or filled with plaster and then ready to be painted.

Installation Instructions - model ECLISSE Syntesis® Slide - Single Leaf

Video tutorials - Installation instructions


Assembly Pocket Door ECLISSE Syntesis® Slide KIT

Do you need to mount an electrical system on the pocket door box?
 

Wiring Ready Pocket Door System - ECLISSE Luce

In some cases, the lack of space forces the electrician to install an electrical system on the same wall in which a pocket door slides. It happens more often than expected, especially in situations where all spaces are fully optimised.

Most frames available on the market are not compatible with this solution and you have to rely on uncomfortable and hardly feasible solutions. But ECLISSE has fixed this issue! 

ECLISSE Luce and ECLISSE Syntesis® Luce frames (the latter if you prefer a frameless solution) are designed to satisfy this particular need.

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