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Case Study: P C Henderson's Rustic Sliding Barn Door Hardware Used in Home Renovation

by Kate Donkin on 08/08/2018

Date: July 2018

Project: Home Renovation of Period Property

Products: Rustic 80


Reece Hall and Zoë Wood were delighted to be able to buy their first home together in the Kent countryside back in June 2017. Built in the early 1900’s, the 2 bedroom, semi-detached cottage was full of character but required a much needed renovation to help restore the property to its former glory.

The 11 month renovation included a complete rewire, full house re-plaster, a full damp-proof course, new heating and plumbing system and a new kitchen and bathroom. The couple also required some sliding door hardware for the properties bedroom and bathroom doors.


When planning to renovate the period property, Reece and Zoe agreed that they would like to maintain some of the cottages original character and charm. Having refurbished the cottages original pine plank doors during the renovation, the couple were keen to make a feature of them.

However the doors are quite large and when used as swing doors consumed quite a lot of space – space which was very valuable in the small cottage rooms. Reece and Zoe therefore required a space saving solution which would also suit the traditional décor.


Our Rustic sliding barn door hardware was identified as the best solution for the project. With its beautifully crafted barn style hangers, Rustic 80 complemented the original pine plank doors perfectly.

By installing a sliding door system over a traditional swing door system, Reece and Zoë were able to save valuable space in both their bedroom and bathroom as well as adding a unique feature to the property.

Due to the doors style and age, routing wasn’t possible, to counter this the couple specified a wooden door guide and stainless steel floor channel to accompany the system.

Ideal for barn conversions and period properties, Rustic 80 is a great way to add a unique feature to the home. Available in a matt black or stainless steel finish, the system caters for doors weighing up to 80kg and will soon have a Soft Stop available to further add to the refinement of the product.

Why P C Henderson

“After seeing an image of sliding barn door hardware on social media, we knew this was the perfect product to incorporate into our renovation. We carried out some online research and came across P C Henderson, after reading through the positive customer reviews we were confident it was the right product for us and we weren’t disappointed.”

“We’re more than happy with our Rustic kits and we would definitely consider P C Henderson’s hardware on future projects or a possible extension to the cottage”, commented Reece.