Ashley RoadContemporary Kitchen, London
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Pocket doorsThe track and framing for pocket doors are built into the wall, allowing the sliding door to disappear into it, removing any barrier between indoors and out. The number of panels that slide away into the wall will affect the depth of the pocket required. ‘Each pane sliding away needs its own track that’s 60mm deep. Therefore, if you want two sliding doors, you need a pocket that’s at least 125mm deep; to have three panels, you need a pocket that’s at least 185mm deep,’ explains Rebecca Clayton of IQ Glass. ‘If you don’t have the space within your wall to slide doors away into pockets, it may be possible to slide a single door over the internal or external face of a solid wall construction,’ adds Clayton. ‘We call this an open pocket.’
Pocket doors These are sliding patio doors that have been specially designed to slide into a pocket within a wall. The track and framing for the sliding doors are built into the pocket to allow the door to slide away into the wall, creating a completely open aperture. The number of panels that slide away into the wall will determine the depth of the pocket that’s required. ‘Each pane sliding away needs to have its own track that is 60mm deep, therefore if you wanted to have three panels of sliding glass moving into the pocket, you would need a pocket that’s at least 180mm deep,’ explains Clayton. ‘Any depth of pocket door is suitable for residential projects,’ she continues. ‘Multiple pane sliding pocket doors are best suited to new builds due to the deep nature of the pockets,’ she adds.