Technical insights 08/06/2021

How to install a sliding pocket door system for plastered walls

How to install a sliding pocket door system for plastered walls
Let’s find out how to install a sliding pocket door system for plastered walls.

Installation of the EVOLUTION counter frame | plaster version


  1. Insert the sliding crossbar (A) inside the pocket until the tab clicks (L).
  2. Lock the sliding crossbar (A) as shown in Fig. 2.
  3. Secure the upper sliding crossbar to the lateral wooden doorjamb using the supplied screws (2 self-tapping screws Ø4.8×17)
  4. Install the spacer (B) required to maintain the width of the passageway with the supplied screws (2 self-tapping screws Ø4.8×17) (See part 4.1)

New construction:
Create support points at the exact height of the finished floor and install the pocket door.
Existing floor:
Position the counter frame directly on the existing floor. Use the “F” points to fix the structure to the floor (see figure 4.2).


  1. Coat the counter frame with cement mortar until the net is covered (approx. 1 cm)
  2. Even out the plaster until it is flush with the counter frame
  3. Finish with thin plaster

Position the counter frame perfectly aligned with the ground surface.

Door panel installation

Once the counter frame is in place, the door can be installed.
Ermetika’s systems are suitable for either wooden or glass doors. The instructions below refer to a wooden door.

  1. Check that all the components of the track kit for 100 kg capacity are inside, i.e.: 2 trolleys with 4 wheels, 2 brackets, 2 self-centering door guides with vertical sticks, frontal doorstopper, screws and bolts.
  2. Remove the front closure profile of the pocket and take out the accessory box positioned inside.
  3. Fix the self-centering guide directly to the floor or to the side of the pocket, depending on the thickness of the wall (fig. 2 and 3)
  4. Fix the brackets to the door panel with the screws provided.
  5. Fix the rear bumper to adjust the door’s movement.
  6. Assemble the trolley kit on the track.
  7. Adjusting, cutting and fitting the vertical finishing elements and rebates (jambs and architraves)
  8. Insertion of the sealing brushes on the door’s perimeter and positioning of the horizontal frames.
Finally, it is necessary to install the handle and its lock on the door.

If you need more details on how  to install a sliding pocket door system for plastered walls, watch the tutorial on Youtube
Door panel installation