Case Study

Folding Doors, Side Door & Shelving









Replacing folding room divider doors and side door,
design and fit new shelving and bookcases


This house was not of a normal construction. The front room was as tall as the house (the room in the photos), with the rest of the house being a normal two story conventional construction.

The previous owner had fitted pine room dividers himself but had failed to finish around the door and left the stud work above the door showing. The studwork was left level with the front of the wall so if we tried to put plasterboard there the plasterboard would be projecting into the room; he should have left the studwork back from the wall so that the plasterboard would have been flush with the wall.


The customer wanted bi-folding doors as wide as possible so that the whole of the ground floor living area was opened up but could be closed during the winter to make it feel more homely. They also wanted some book shelves to store books, DVDs etc. I suggested the boxing above the shelves and doors as a way of covering up some problems left by the previous owner’s DIY.



To complete the job the old single door was removed and a new door, with door lining, was fitted. The floor under the bi-fold doors had been left with a gap between the kitchen floor and front room floor, so I added a solid oak threshold that covered the two floor meeting edges. This also gave the drop bolts that hold the doors in place somewhere to locate.

Contemporary, white Pattern 10 folding doors were fitted to upgrade and lift the room.

Comprehensive new shelving and bookcases were designed and fitted across the whole dividing wall.


Customer Feedback

“Mike completed a professional job with the minimum of fuss. He was thorough from the start, listening to our ideas and coming up with workable solutions.

Mike provided us with drawn plans of the work he suggested and was adaptable in meeting our needs along the way. He sourced appropriate fittings and was careful to check the quality of products met his standards, which were high.

Mike worked respectfully in our home and workplace and produced a stunning product that we are very happy with. Friends have described the transformation as ‘amazing’ and ‘stunning’.

We would be more than happy to recommend Mike and will certainly look to use his expertise again.”