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Replacing uPVC doors with aluminium

Replacing uPVC doors with aluminium is one of the best ways to add more light to your home thanks to the thinner frames found in all aluminium doors.  An installation to take out old PVCu doors and replace with our double glazed frameless door is a great way to illustrate the benefits of aluminium over plastic frames.

Replacing uPVC doors with aluminium
Our latest frameless doors next to thicker uPVC doors.

Information about replacing uPVC doors with aluminium.

uPVC doors are affordable however they come with limitations.  First of all, you get much thicker frames compared with aluminium.  The frames also have less strength too.  As a result, you often get thicker door hinges and more visible hardware.

When thinking about a home improvement project, getting the most out of your new doors means choosing the material carefully. Replacing uPVC doors with aluminium provides an altogether more modern look in your home as well as other advantages. However, the budget is also a consideration with many home improvement projects.  While PVCu windows and doors typically cost less, our advice is to always get a quote.

Therefore, when replacing uPVC doors with aluminium you get the following immediate benefits.

  • Thinner but stronger frames.
  • Over 200 colours to choose from.
  • More discreet hardware.
  • The same great energy efficiency you expect from new doors or windows.
  • A more modern and altogether better-looking product.

Four compelling reasons to choose aluminium for patio doors.

While modern uPVC systems are slimmer than previous and older generations, these cannot meet the thin sightlines with strength found in aluminium.  However, there are even better reasons to choose aluminium when thinking about new doors for your home.

Bigger doors with less visible frames.

One of the standout features is aluminium doors is you get bigger sizes even on single doors and windows.  uPVC often need additional reinforcement and joining sections when having a door with a side-panel for instance.  As a result, aluminium doors give you wider and taller doors where PVCu doors often need an additional window joined to them.

As well as this, most PVCu doors come restricted to about 850mm wide.  Our doors come at widths up to 12oom  wide, often possible wider too.

Improved sight lines.

On most common PVCu doors sight lines of over 150mm are common. Aluminium French doors give you about 80-100mm and bi folding doors even less. However, the standout reason for choosing our frameless doors is no visible mullions.

Bigger choice of colours.

Aluminium is widely regarded as being the best for colour.  Not only do you get a huge choice but also the option of gloss, satin or matt.  We can even create our doors with a different colour inside and out.  Finally, there are even the latest metallic colours for the ultimate in modern looking doors.

Less thermal expansion.

uPVC expands about two and a half times more than aluminium.  Therefore, if your new patio doors are on a south facing or other sunny elevation, think about aluminium.  Not only does aluminium expand far less, but you will also find aluminium doors much more reliable in use compared to PVCu on a sunny day.

Replacing uPVC doors with aluminium
Finished installation with bigger glass and better views.

Contact us today to get a quote and replace your old uPVC doors with aluminium

If you would like us to work with you on your next project or are considering purchasing new bifolding doors, please contact us to find out how our doors can offer you more. Get in touch today for a free quote.

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What our customers say

No hesitation in recommending your company

Thank you for a good job even though there were a few issues along the way.
Chris and I will have no hesitation in recommending your company, products and services to others.
Kind regards Mike and Chris Rodwell 20161028

Mr R D @ Stowmarket

We are pleased with the service, and the quality of finish so far, I look forward to seeing how they look after a few months. My only issues was the timings and delays, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and indeed have already a few times or use you again. 20150113

Mr PM

We chose FGC because we wanted something unique to connect both garden and our new room. Unique design, simple flawless construction, ease of use and durable construction all fit perfectly with what we wanted. FGC further enhanced the fit with great service and on site installation, answering any further queries we had very quickly. 20150112

Amazing Service

We’ve FGC doors installed in our rear extension and they really are the highlight of the whole development. The support from the FGC guys has been friendly and really responsive – Brilliant service all round!

Jack Richens
Jack Oxford

Superb service combined with outstanding designed product

In my view, the hallmark of something well designed is simplicity combined with good looks… FGC offer this in spades. Having looked at literally hundreds of bi-folding doors, we were struck by how straightforward the FGC product is – and, as far as it is possible to eliminate the frame except around the exterior of

Michael Roghani-Brown
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Mr W @ elm Park road London N3

Just a note to let you know how delighted we are with the sliding folding glazed panels installed by your firm at the rear of our house. Friends come into our kitchen now and are just amazed at how the same space has been transformed and opened up, simply by the addition of your glazed

We are extremely pleased with the doors

The installation of our new doors was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint. The fitters arrived on time on the agreed installation date. All waste was removed and the installation area was left clean and tidy. The fitters demonstrated the use of the system including future self maintenance which was very useful. We are extremely

No comparison!

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)?   Initial contact was great!  You may remember that we first visited one of your existing customers in Henley.  I honestly can’t remember the ladies name but she was really helpful, was happy to invite us round the next evening and was clearly delighted

Work ethic simply cannot be doubted

Can I also thank your fitting team for turning out in atrocious weather that day, their work ethic simply cannot be doubted, please pass on our thanks to them and everyone involved for the service we have received. The doors look fantastic and we hope to add a third set, perhaps later this year.  

Mr and Mrs W

Mrs L

It’s nearly a year since you installed our glass curtains. They have been really great, exceeding our expectations, particularly during the winter months when they were absolutely draught free. When they are fully open you really feel that the lounge is part of the garden, it all becomes one space. Many thanks, they were one

Mr & Mrs F @ lower road one house Stowmarket

From the time of our first visit to your premises we felt comfortable with your product. It was a product just as we had hoped and envisaged for our new kitchen extension – double glazed, frameless glass doors to cover a 7.310 meter opening ! Until then we were not sure if it was possible.

Couldn’t be happier with the product.

Couldn’t be happier.

Jon Roberts

Published on July 15, 2015

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