Sliding door installation: DIY or recommended fitters

Sliding door installation: DIY or recommended fitters

It’s no secret that habits are changing - whether that’s down to the pandemic and the fact that people are now at home more than ever, or simply moving with the times.

But the interest in DIY is something that has been consistently on the rise for years and must now be considered a movement rather than a trend.

It could be due to the fact that the typical DIY consumer demographic is getting younger, but confidence is on the rise and people now seem more than happy to get stuck into a job at home that they’d normally be phoning in to a professional.

Statistics show that 73% of millennials - who are the leaders in DIY - take on their own home projects, whilst 27% hire professionals. And 81% of people who took on their own project reported feeling “accomplished” after completing it.

So how is this relevant to what we offer at DoorsDirect? Our industry leading made to measure sliding wardrobe doors fit this movement in that they’re simple.

We deliberately manufacture our sliding wardrobe doors to ensure they are easy to put together and geared towards DIY.

We know all too well how difficult and frustrating it can be when putting together a piece of furniture using instructions that are always either too detailed or not detailed enough.

But over 80% of our customers at DoorsDirect put their own sliding doors together at home, which says it all about just how easy it is.

“Excellent service and product, highly recommended. Doors perfect and easy to fit. Will be buying from them again soon!” - Michael Hunt

“Great service from first enquiry through to delivery. Really pleased with inspection of doors by delivery driver to check ok. Easy to fit and look wonderful!” - Mr S

“Easy to order easy to fit and delivered on time.” - Adrian Mason

Our doors are manufactured in Britain using exceptional engineering and advanced sliding system technology.

You can expect a smooth, uninterrupted motion as your wardrobe door glides seamlessly back and forth - and you’ll also feel your own sense of “accomplishment” fitting something that looks and works so well.

However - we know that not everyone is willing or in some cases able to put together their own sliding wardrobe doors. But we of course have an alternative solution.

DoorsDirect work with a vast network of recommended fitters. These are professionals who we have worked with time and again that are able to step in and assist with the assembly stage of your new doors.

They don’t work for DoorsDirect, however they come highly recommended by us and by our customers who have used them based on our good word (see the map below for their locations within the UK!).

“A pleasure to deal with. Helpful, knowledgeable to our requirements. Fitter recommended did an excellent job.” - Mick Street

“An amazing range in choice. Their customer recommended fitter did a great job installing them.” - Becky Clarke

“DoorsDirect recommended Paul to fit our wardrobes and he did a fantastic job of the highest quality. We are so delighted with our wardrobes.” - Steve Cove

Every item sold through Doors Direct is subject to a three-stage quality assurance check prior to delivery, so you’re very unlikely to come across any troubles with installation whether it’s a DIY job or you choose one of our fitters.

In fact, we are so confident you won’t find any issues with our products, we offer a five-year guarantee covering any faults or defects subject to normal wear and tear.

So when it comes to installation - the final stage of introducing that perfect storage solution - there are options to get the job done.

If you do have any questions, we’re always at the end of the line (01423 502040) on email ( or we have a web chat feature via our website.