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New roller system makes frameless glass curtains doors even more versatile

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Kent-based aluminium specialist, Frameless Glass Curtains Ltd, has introduced a new option on its ‘Clearline’ range of thermally broken, glazed sliding/folding doors to make them significantly more versatile. Customers can now choose to have doors with integral rollers which allow even the heaviest installations to open and close at the lightest touch.

The new design has been developed for very large openings where each individual double-glazed curtain (or panel) is up to 1.2 metres wide and 3.2 metres high. For smaller openings and for single-glazed doors for internal use, the existing low-friction, glide-open system – which relies upon a maintenance-free PTFE track and kinetic energy – will remain the standard option.

FGC Managing Director, Gary Beresford explains: ‘This is part of our strongly-held commitment to continuous product improvement. The PTFE track works extremely well but the weight factor does limit the size of the individual curtains and hence the size of the whole door. The new integral rollers will make the “Clearline” range suitable most locations.’

The rollers are fitted to the bottom frame of each curtain but remain out of sight because they, and the frame, sit in a channel which is sunk into the floor. Since the side and top frames are similarly concealed and the doors have no vertical metal mullions, the whole installation appears to be frameless, allowing the clearest possible views to the exterior.

Already proven in projects all over the UK, the real secret of a ‘Clearline’ installation lies in the unobtrusive PVC bubble gasket sited between the individual curtains. When compressed by the door’s easy-to-operate closing mechanism, this gasket becomes all but invisible and creates the illusion of glazing without barriers.

In addition, a combination of toughened 4mm low-iron, light-reflective glass and an inner pane of Pilkington ‘K’ Glass with a ‘U’ value of 1.4 W/m2K, ensures that every ‘Clearline’ installation is safe in use and highly energy-efficient, offering both comfort and lower energy bills.

Moreover, the slimness of each curtain (45mm compared with 90mm in most other systems) means that when stacked to the inside or the outside, they take up minimal room, so allowing optimum use of living/working space.

With both a British and worldwide patent pending, the ‘Clearline’ range from Frameless Glass Curtains has the capacity to enhance almost any type of property.

 

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What our customers say

After Sales Customer Service Exceptional

Thank you for your excellent after sales customer service it is exceptional.
The track coating was repaired to a very high standard by Dan the “Magic Man”, he is very professional and his work is very good, to the point that it is difficult to spot where the repair has been made.
Best

JD

Paragons of politeness and efficiency

The two chaps who came were great paragons of politeness and efficiency. Regards,    

Mr and Mrs F
Mr and Mrs F

Give a wow factor to our house

We recently bought our house with Frameless glass curtains installed and they certainly give a wow factor to our London Victorian cottage – admired by all our visitors – the aftercare service and warranty has been excellent . Many thanks

Jayne Banks
JAYNE

GB

We had 3 sets of doors installed in April. We had searched far and wide for bifold doors and those supplied by FGC were undoubtedly the most striking. We have had favourable comments from visitors and the doors are functioning well. Our dealings with FGC have been excellent and they have attended since the installation

Mr BG

Basically the installation itself was done pretty quickly and efficiently – three guys turned up early in the morning and were done by lunchtime. Polite, tidy. 20150112

Mr A – Leavesden

With regards to feedback, the pre-sales advice and support from Adrian was excellent and we found it really valuable to visit the factory and see the demonstration doors. Furthermore, the installers were very professional, on time, polite, tidy, hard working and went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable operating the doors before

Very Pleased with the Freedom the Installation affords

We are very pleased with the freedom the installation affords us with easy access from lounge to dining room. Aesthetically the glass curtain installation is very pleasing. All appears well but we must point out the bottom bar is not firmly fixed in the channel in the floor & moves if one stands upon it.

ABCO, Southampton

On the day of installation your fitters arrived on time and commenced with the installation. They were courteous and polite and left the work area clean and tidy. I would be happy for you to use the installation as a promotional example of your work. 20150218

STUNNING!

FGC patio doors have replaced Georgian windows overlooking my garden, bringing the outdoors into my upper ground living room all year round. Opening out onto a balcony with steps down to the garden, they’ve transformed the whole flat. Elegant and easy to use, they also let in loads more light and keep out far more

Tessa Evelegh
Tessa

Baldwin – Lincoln

May I ask you for a review on how we performed? – all very good except that it took a month to get the correct size of glass doors after the wrong sized ones turned up on initial installation – good job it wasn’t winter or might have been having a different conversation. I appreciate

Highly Recommend both the doors and the service

Q. As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)? A. Yes, very polite and helpful when I called / emailed.   Q. Arranging installation (were we on time and on schedule) A.Yes, the surveyor was informative and on time. Q. Were we clean and tidy? A. I was not onsite when it

Exceeds expectations

Just to thank you for great service, it exceeds expectations and is really appreciated. Please circulate around your team and particular thanks to the two guys who completed the work professionally and represented your company very well. Thanks again Reg Ford

Reg Ford
Reg

Published on January 13, 2015

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