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  • Project Name Sliding Wall
  • Duration 4h
  • Location North London

Sliding interior walls, or “room dividers” are an excellent way to ensure privacy and provide a smart interior arrangement.

The installation process is generally fast, cost-effective, and long-lasting, especially when prepared and executed thoughtfully.

Today, The Handyman London outlines the process of planning and installing sliding interior walls for residential, commercial, administrative, and public spaces.

What is a sliding room divider?

Sliding room dividers are floor-to-ceiling panels that produce a cozy “closed off” feeling and are usually installed to split a room into two parts.

These panels function by sliding along a pre-installed rail, tailored to the final effect you would like to produce. The rails are fixed on both the floor and the ceiling to ensure optimal safety and endurance.

What is the purpose of sliding interior walls?

Sliding room dividers can be applied to create an entirely new closed living space or form a storage niche in some of the existing rooms.

Many customers find them an ideal alternative for separating a shared children’s bedroom, forming a sleeping area in a studio apartment, or breaking up a vast interior space.

Difficulty Level Medium
Approximately Cost  £290

Installing a sliding interior wall: step by step guide

1. Planning – STEP 1

The length of the rails, their exact position, and the number of wall panels you will need – these are some things to consider and sketch before taking any further steps. You can easily do that by yourself or use professional help if you need to.


2. Devising – STEP 2

Make sure you have all the devices and materials needed for a successful and stable installation process. These include the hardware itself, plus various handy tools such as roulette, a level, a drill, screwdriver and screws, and a hammer. Some finishing works might also require using silicone or mounting foam.

sliding room divider 1
sliding room divider 2

3. Installation – STEP 3

The installation process includes the following fundamental steps:

  • Installing the ceiling rails on a well-leveled surface
  • Installing the door rollers on the ceiling rails
  • Installing the floor rails on a well-leveled surface
  • Setting the doors in the floor rails and fitting them in the ceiling door rollers

These may vary according to the room divider’s model, type, and design, so follow the manufacturer’s instructions as strictly as possible.

sliding room divider
sliding room divider

4. Finishing works – STEP 4

Finally, make the rails look trim and polished. You can use cosmetic grouting, sanding, molding, or stripping to make the edges blend with your interior while remaining clean, protected, and safe for long-term use.

Finally, you can test the doors and make sure they look and function flawlessly. Once you confirm that, you are all set!

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? You can do this by yourself, or reach out to us for professional assistance!

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