In the past, the attic was mainly used for the central heating and storage space, but nowadays it is used as extra living space. Logical, because you can create a wonderful extra room in a relatively simple way.

Door to attic

The stairs to the attic are often open. And because heat pulls upwards, it is advisable in that case to make a landing at the top of the stairwell with door(s) to the attic room(s). This is already possible with a simple hinged door, but if you don't have room for the hinged door, a sliding door is also an excellent solution for this. A built-in system stops just as much draft as a hinged door, but even a sliding door on a separate rail ensures that a lot less heat is lost.

Making a separate rail system under a pitched roof

If you have a sloping roof, you have to think carefully about how you can make the best use of the space. In any case, with a sliding door you gain all the space that you would otherwise lose to the turn of a hinged interior door.

Keep in mind that you need at least 2x the door width as a rail to hang the sliding door. So for a 90 cm wide door you need at least a 180 cm sliding door track.

The simplest and cheapest way to make a sliding door is to use a separate rail. The condition is that the construction on which the sliding door rail will be mounted has sufficient load-bearing capacity. The sliding door will then slide in front of the new wall to be placed. As a result, you will of course suffer more from drafts, because there will always be a gap between the wall and the door.

Making a built-in sliding door system under a pitched roof

Another solution is a built-in system. By having the sliding door slide into the wall, the disadvantage of drafts is eliminated, because the sliding door closes in a door frame and on the other side also partly remains in the cassette, so that drafts cannot pass directly through. An additional advantage is that you can continue to use the wall on both sides to put something against it.

Keep in mind that for built-in systems you also need a straight piece of wall for the cassette. It is good to know that the cassette is often slightly more than double the door opening width. The cassette is also a bit higher (since these are self-supporting cassettes).

For example, with the EvoKit Singolo with a door opening width of 80 cm x door opening height of 210 cm, the cassette is 171 cm wide and 219 cm high. This space must therefore be available to install the built-in system.

Make a sliding door on a sloping ceiling

You can also attach the loose rail or the built-in system to the sloping ceiling. However, it is very important for sliding door systems that they hang water level. So there will have to be another triangular beam on the ceiling so that this is possible. With the loose rail systems, please note that this beam must also be able to bear the weight of the sliding door. With the built-in systems under a sloping ceiling, you close the rest of the wall with a metal stud wall finished with plasterboard.

Perhaps a revolving door under the sloping ceiling?

If you really want your interior door under the slanted part of your roof, it is good to know that there are now also ready-made systems for slanted hinged doors. A good example of this is the Absolute Trapezoidal system from Ermetika. This system has a hidden frame and a magnetic lock.
This system is not yet listed under the products on our website, but can already be ordered from us. Interested? Then please contact us. Then we will make a suitable offer for you.