Pocket sliding door systems

Pocket sliding door systems provide an important benefit compared to traditional hinged doors, saving the functional space needed for the door opening (aperture radius). We can use them if we want not only to optimise the use of space in a small house but also to gain space for furniture in bigger houses.

  1. Pocket sliding door systems’ world
  2. Pocket door frames types
  3. Our ranges
  4. How do you calculate the dimensions of a pocket sliding door system?

Pocket sliding door systems’ world


vertical profile

Once the sheet is cut to size, it goes through the profiling machine, which transforms, by a special machining process, the flat sheet into a staved one, and gives it a great strength.
The double-staved vertical profiles are 4mm and 2mm high, and 50mm spaced, and they ensure the best structural robustness to the system.

reinforcement bars

Once the metal sheet is turned to a structured steel leaf, it is subjected to a clinching process in which 6 horizontal reinforcement bars are fixed to every panel (12 per pocket).
These slats, on both systems for plasterboard walls and plastered walls, ensure shape retaining to the leafs and stress-resistance to the lateral pressures.

plaster mesh

In the version for plastered walls, the horizontal reinforcement slats are useful to hang, through specific slots, the plaster net (close-meshed 50x30 mm). This overlapping mesh allows an easier grab of the plaster to the system, ensuring a perfect finish of the wall.



This element is the top edge of the passage opening and hosts a sliding track kit that hangs the door.
The “easyclip” system makes really easy and fast joining the crossbar rail to the pocket.

aluminium rail

The rail allows the trolleys to slide fluidly and smoothly operate the door, opening and closing the passage.
The special “save design” lips add aesthetic value to this piece, since you only see the best of the product.

Easy-roll nylon
track kit

The sliding gears are connected to the door so that it can run softly. The wheels are silent because they are equipped of sealed ball bearings and they have a 100 kg guaranteed and certified weight capacity.
The capacity can be extended to 120 kg with another accessory: 120 kg track kit.


The two spacers, central and lower, ease the setup of the system, keeping it straight and true to floor level.

The crossbar, the rail and the spacers are inside the pocket. The track kit is inside a box that is set between the leaves of the pocket, and keep them separated during transport.
You will see two different coloured labels on the pocket: they both point out where these elements are, so that you can take them out only when needed in the installation phase.

Once all these elements are set inside the two lateral panels, the leaves are fixed to each other through a clinching process (that means that there isn’t any welding spot) that connects the perimeter parts, giving shape to the pocket sliding door system:

  • Upper profile
  • Lower profile
  • Back profile
  • Jamb profile in bended steel 1,2 mm thick
Pocket door frames types

Plaster is a building material used to cover the walls to protect them but also to give them a better finish.
In Italy, we build walls of bricks. This system is often used to create walls that support and resist loads, such as the bathroom and kitchen walls. The plastered walls sustain strong forces, so you can put wall furniture.

Pocket door system for plastered walls

Plasterboard walls are usually thinner than the plastered walls and they are made of external plasterboard sheets set on an aluminium studwork that normally is filled of sound-absorbing insulating material. Moreover, plasterboard structures can change the shape of a room, without creating definitive walls.

Pocket door system for plasterboard walls


Pocket door system
for overlapping doors


Two sliding doors
in the same pocket


Pocket sliding door system
set for electrical wires


pocket door system

Our ranges


requires no jambs and architraves


requires jambs and architraves


pocket sliding systems for exterior doors


made of wood or wood and aluminium

How do you calculate the dimensions of a pocket sliding door system?

When you choose a pocket sliding door system is very important to verify carefully all the dimensions related to its correct installation before the order.

Here you find some useful terms that help you to understand which dimensions you’d better check:

    • Passage opening (light opening, doorway): it is the visible space when the work is completed, the doorway that separate or join one room to the other. To be technical (but not too much), the passage opening is the dimension between the striking jamb and the entrance of the pocket (passage width) and the dimension between the floor level and the crossbar (passage height).
    • Overall dimension: this is the space you need to install the full pocket door system. It includes the dimension of the door and the size of the pocket system for sliding door. This dimension is not only what you see when the work is finished, but also what is hidden inside the walls. The overall length can be calculated adding a technical quote to the sum of passage opening size in length and the size of the pocket.
      The overall height is the space between the floor level and the top of the crossbar.



Standard dimensions of pocket sliding doors do not differ from the classic hinged ones.
As for standard, we mean passage openings that go from 70 cm to 90 cm and a standard height of 210 cm.
No matter if a simple version for interior sliding doors with jambs and architraves or a stylish a model without wooden frames, each pocket door system model can be customised.
In principle, you can customise a pocket door system in its dimensions from 60 cm to 150 cm for the length and up and over 270 cm for the height, which means as high as the ceiling.

Do you want to know which pocket door system is the right one for you? Try our configurator.
Insert the dimensions of your passage opening or of your overall dimension and you will discover a world of solutions that Ermetika can offer to make your house unique.



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