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 Post subject: Fitted wardrobes
PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:41 pm 
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Looking to fit sliding wardrobes within this aperture. The height measurement is 211cm however the wardrobes that I want are higher and require a 226cm height.

Is it a case of breaking out the opening to a height of 226cm? Any suggestions on how to do it? It's solid. Image

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Would it not depend on what is above it?* Personally I would look for smaller wardrobes. (Or make your own)

*Would it not look odd that the wardrobe door "disappears" into the ceiling?

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when you say an opening ??
is this just an old cupboard where you have removed the doors and frame leaving the thin infill from above the doors to the ceiling :dunno:

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Would it not depend on what is above it?* Personally I would look for smaller wardrobes. (Or make your own)

*Would it not look odd that the wardrobe door "disappears" into the ceiling?
It seems all standard sliding wardrobe door sets seem to fit a gap of 226cm height.

The wardrobe top track affixes to inside top of the recessed head in the opening (if that makes sense!). I want to enlarge the opening to accommodate a taller door.

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big-all wrote:
when you say an opening ??
is this just an old cupboard where you have removed the doors and frame leaving the thin infill from above the doors to the ceiling :dunno:
Pretty much yes, would it be a case of angle grinding the excess then knocking the bricks out?

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could still be load bearing if any timbers join above that point whats above it ??

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could still be load bearing if any timbers join above that point whats above it ??


I cant imagine that part would be load bearing, however the 'inner' or rear wall inside the wardrobe recess probably is!


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Sorry the photo I took is really bad and doesnt give you much ideas. Will take more pics tonight and upload.


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Some more pics, too thin to be structural?? Although I'm definately no expert in this field!! ImageImageImageImage

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Width is about 90mm

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I would be inclined to make some doors and fabricate a frame to fit the opening. You can buy the sliding door gear from Screwfix. If you go down this road we can help you. It is not too difficult a job, far easier than chopping around and making good. :thumbright:

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kevinsmbuk wrote:
Width is about 90mm

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I hope you mean 900mm ?

EDIT do you have a particular wardrobe in mind ? Budget ???

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wine~o wrote:
kevinsmbuk wrote:
Width is about 90mm

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I hope you mean 900mm ?
That's the one! Meant to say 90cm

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When I refer to width I'm talking about thisImage

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