Yes, I do watch that channel and the main story was about replacing rooftop solar panels when they were only 3-4 years old. People had been told the panels should last at least 10 years. Many people had invested heavily in what they thought was quality and the panels only had a 12 month guarantee. There was some very upset customers and lots of wasted dollars - Failure Came Knocking.
This reminded me of a customer we helped in North Perth recently. He had two very large mirror doors that had failed, they were way too heavy for the flimsy wheels. The wheels had worn down and the doors were scraping on the bottom track. For the owner, those doors were a total waste of money, as the doors were not that old. This is typically bad design and cheap components. This is a fairly common issue. Failure Came Knocking. We replaced the two massive doors with three smaller quality doors.
You love your home and are proud of your home, the last thing you want to do is make the wrong choice in doors and waste money. After all, they are one of the main features in most rooms. I was in a multi million dollar house recently and the sliding doors were painted gyprock. We have been told that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but these were just bad. Mind boggling bad. A classic case of cheap doors. Failure Came Knocking.
Some door manufacturers build down to a price. At The Wardrobe Man will simply build our doors to our ...
Yes! I hear you say there is a price difference. The price difference is that little bit extra you pay - the price gap between the cheap and quality. Sometimes the cheap ends up costing more in the long run. Below are a number of factors that we encourage you to consider when buying sliding doors.
If you are still tempted to go cheap, make sure you read their Google Reviews.
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Check out the two images below. As you can see, the wheel on the left is in a steel casing, while the other is a cheap wheel with plastic housing that as you can see, has failed. Yes, its FLAT on the bottom!
Note the Adjustable Mechanism so you can raise, lower or tilt the doors for that not so square or out of Plumb wall.
Hardened Steel Chassis with Acetal Plastic Wheels. Polyoxymethylene also known as acetal plastic is a thermoplastic material that is widely used in automotive and electronic industries.
No Adjustment Mechanism.
Unknown Quality Soft Plastic Wheels often wear out early.
Cheap Sliding Wardrobe Door Components will wear out quickly and fail sooner as displayed above. NB These wheels were removed from a house in North Perth and were replaced with a quality set of doors from The Wardrobe Man.
Check out the two images below, the one on the left is a set of wheels we install at the top of all our doors. These ensure that your doors will run smooth and silently for years to come. Displayed on the right side are the alternative to the quality wheels.
At the top of all our sliding doors we install four small wheels.
This is designed to make sure the doors run smoothly and quietly.
NB: The exception to our rule ... Our Slimline Doors do not have these wheels. Due to the design of the Slimline doors, there is no room in the head channel.
The alternative to quality wheels are the above plastic blocks or head guides. These are installed in the top of the sliding wardrobe door to keep the door from scraping along the the head channel. Noisy Doors.
Another difference between a quality built door and a cheaper door.
Yes! Size does matter! Building Sliding Doors that are oversize can cause two major problems.
Sometimes to keep the cost down in building, it is cheaper to build two doors instead of three doors or three instead of four, but by doing this you run the risk of the following problems occuring ...
Have you considered the design of the wardrobe?
Are three doors on three track system better than three doors on a two track system?
Make sure you discuss the design with one of our experts to ensure those shoe racks and drawers will pull out, once the doors are installed.
Two Thirds Opening for greater access
One Third Access
Two Thirds Opening for greater access.
All Doors Pushed to the Left.
One Third Opening, giving limited access.
All Doors Pushed to the Left.
In years gone by the customer had two choices, Mirror Doors or Vinyl Coated Gyprock. This was because the glazier typically supplied the sliding doors.
It was easier for the builder to use the glazier and for a glazier a mirror door was cheap and easy.
With the development of our unique CNC technology in
building doors, we can offer Perth the largest range of
doors and styles.
We can offer you a selection of 250 plus products from Laminex, Formica, Polytec and Egger. From High Gloss to Matt, Textured Colours to Woodgrains ... the choice is yours.
We offer you a complete range of products and designs.
Make sure you visit our showroom to view all our products. Not all the available colours are displayed on our on line shop.
Please note: all of the images below are of sliding doors we have Designed and Installed. These photos are taken by our installers. They may not be the best photographers, but these images are genuine examples of our work. As opposed to some of our competitors web sites who use stolen images from overseas web sites.
Our designers can create a wardrobe to suit your budget and to meet your specific requirements. We don't make the cheapest wardrobe doors, but we provide you with Perth's largest range of designer options. Our aim is to bring to Perth the best doors, the most flexible and the best looking wardrobes the world has to offer.
Have you been searching for doors that are a cut above the rest? Since introducing these doors to the West Australian Market, we have had tons of positive feedback. You too can create an elegant and stylish room with a Premium Frameless Sliding Wardrobe Door System. This door system is a Modern Contemporary appearance and can be made to most Australian Sizes. We custom make every door in our Wangara Factory, so no need to worry about doors not fitting your recess size.
Whether you use 4mm mirror or 4mm Low Iron Super White Glass, we have all the glass cut to the exact size required and then edges are beveled and Polished, this adds to the premium look.
At the Wardrobe Man our sliding wardrobe doors are custom-made in our Perth based Wangara Factory, to be the perfect fit for your home. Our storage solutions will provide a quality storage solution that maximizes space in your bedroom for years to come. Available in a wide range of colours and finishes, our Classic Doors are manufactured from 18mm Melamines. Why 18mm Boards? The 18mm Board makes a very Solid, highly impact resistance and Sturdy Door, that you will be happy to show off in your home for years to come.
At the Wardrobe Man our sliding wardrobe doors are custom-made in our Perth based Wangara Factory to be the perfect fit for your home.
We are the only Door Manufacturer offering such a Guarantee. I have been told I was Crazy to offer this Guarantee! However, after you have purchased your Doors, if you do not love the quality or there is something wrong with them, we are happy for you to return them and we will make you a new set of doors at no extra cost.
We are the market leader in Stylish Quality Wardrobe Doors and we want you to be happy!
Make Sure you take advantage of the following offers when ordering this month.
We don’t think they will wear out, but if disaster should strike ... Imagine your 13 and 14 year old boys are Championship Wrestling in the bedroom, trying to prove who is the strongest. The 14 year old does the “Slam Dunk” on the 13 year old, which goes horribly wrong against a wardrobe door. You just might need that spare wheel.
If you select from our range of Glass Doors we will give you a Free Glass Cleaning Kit or if you select from our range of Ultraglaze Doors, we will give you a Free Cleaning Kit for your new acrylic doors.
Please note that Conditions apply. Send us your project details and your address and we will confirm if we can deliver for free. Due to the current traffic conditions in Perth all deliveries are done on Saturday Mornings.
Please call our team to discuss your requirements.
We custom make all our doors and love new design challenges.