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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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Danny B.
Danny B.
10:39 14 Aug 21
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Roger H.
Roger H.
07:56 12 Aug 21
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Matt G.
Matt G.
14:12 10 Jun 21
FGC installed a two-panel frameless glass door at our property yesterday. Wow!! the installation is exactly as discussed, and was carried out by two of FGC's team members who were so professional and courteous. They were excellent, and we have no hesitation in recommending FGC and their team to anyone considering such an installation.We are delighted with the installation, and very pleased we chose FGC.Well done FGC!!
David H.
David H.
07:31 10 Jun 21
The quality of the windows / doors are second to none.The customer service was first class from placing the order to installation we were kept informed at every step.The installation team led by Richard left our house and patio cleaner than when they arrivedI would recommend FGC 100%Tony- Burnley
Border S.
Border S.
16:19 28 May 21
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Stephen H.
Stephen H.
20:09 27 May 21
BRILLIANT SERVICE FROM START TO FINISHHighly recommended.
Stephen O.
Stephen O.
09:01 21 May 21
We purchased a beautiful Origin sliding door and side window from FGC. FGC installed the sliding door and window on time, however the sliding door did not fit correctly. Issues can happen. FGC made the process of re-surveying and re-installation very simple. FGC is a very pleasant and professional company to deal with. We are very happy with their service and would strongly recommend them.
Nathan P.
Nathan P.
17:45 20 May 21
Fantastic product fitted by professional abs friendly staff.
Chrissie B.
Chrissie B.
17:07 05 May 21
I love my doors! It’s transformed my place. The people are great, no nonsense, organised and efficient. I’d recommend them to anyone
Darius C.
Darius C.
12:29 05 May 21
The quality of the product and the care taken in design and fitting is excellent. Really pleased with the finish and the service throughout. Excellent value.
Ken K.
Ken K.
09:37 21 Apr 21
Excellent planning and product advice. All the staff were polite courteous and friendly.On the day of the installation, the team arrived bang on time -we live in Wales so a long drive from Kent! They had the job done by lunchtime (fitting a sliding patio door) and I have to say that on first impression of the unit, it looks and feels like solid quality.
Adrian W.
Adrian W.
12:15 13 Apr 21
We had a 5m stretch of these wonderful doors installed several years ago and have been very happy with the uninterrupted view of the garden that they allow from the living room. They are admired by every tradesman who sees them. A minor problem we experienced with water ingress last year was promptly and effectively resolved, and the doors were serviced for free at the same time.
Ian J.
Ian J.
15:06 26 Feb 21
We love our new kitchen windows fitted by FGC - we particularly chose them for their slim frames. Their service has been excellent throughout, including on a recent maintenance item. We would highly recommend them.
Tica C.
Tica C.
13:21 13 Feb 21
Excellent product fitted by professional and friendly staff. Would absolutely recommend.
Bernadette C.
Bernadette C.
14:59 10 Feb 21
Great staff and great products! Have visited the showroom to view doors, really loved all of them! Have referred to a friend - Can't recommend enough
Elly B
Elly B
14:53 22 Sep 20
Really great doors. Really are something different. Expensive, but you really pay for what you get here.
Adam F.
Adam F.
12:56 10 Aug 19
so pleased with the first class service we received from the first phone call to the installation I would highly recommend FGC !
Chris S.
Chris S.
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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

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Published on July 15, 2015

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