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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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Andrew H.
Andrew H.
21:45 17 Jan 22
Excellent in all aspects from initial viewing in showroom to actual installation.
Des P.
Des P.
09:21 22 Dec 21
Excellent service and product from FGC.I have a glass-box conservatory, built with structural glass about 20 years ago. The 2 sliding doors needed replacing, along with 2 side panels, and I contacted dozens of companies selling conservatory doors and none of them were prepared to install their doors because of the perceived risks of working with structural glass.Then I found FGC who, with no fuss at all, carried out a survey, provided a very reasonable quote for the doors/panels and then installed the doors/panels on the agreed date.Communication with the FGC office was always quick and easy. The surveyor and installation team were efficient and courteous. The product works beautifully.We can now use our conservatory again. Thanks FGC.
Tony
Tony
08:03 09 Nov 21
Great company with excellent, friendly and responsive service, the guys were helpful and efficient with the installation and the slide and turn doors are a fantastic product.
Arun S.
Arun S.
16:52 23 Oct 21
Excellent service from start to finish, from sales/admin to site survey to installation. Good communication throughout, very friendly staff and the Frameless Glass Curtains are a serious piece of kit. Quality materials, unique design and look stunning. Thoroughly recommended.
Roger H.
Roger H.
07:56 12 Aug 21
Fantastic service from start to finish, from the surveying, contact with office to the workmen. I have experience through work of a number of companies providing similar products and these guys have been by far the best to deal with
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 W H.
David W 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
From start to finish everything was excellent.Fab u lasThank you
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.
15:47 12 Oct 17
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What our customers say

Mr M B @ Praa Sands, Cornwall

We wanted to connect two room – a ‘sun room’ and living room -by replacing a large window with some glass doors. We contacted local suppliers and Googled ‘glass partitions’. Local suppliers weren’t much help, however the Google came up with just what we wanted – frameless glass doors. We contacted Gary for a price.

Frameless Glass are one of the most impressive companies I have ever come across

This company have a product which to my mind is “second to none”. Their glass doors really let you feel you are outside as they have the tiniest of joins…I used to know the exact cm measurement! I was initially worried though about what would happen on follow up problems as their main office is

Fiona Robinson
Fiona

Very please with the result.

The door looks excellent and we’re very pleased with the result

Mr H, Wales

Mr C R

How did we advise you on first contact? I was constructing a new extension and FGC were very helpful and understanding of the nature of the project. Updates to the original design (like addition of an extra door) were accomodated easily and efficiently Installation – were the installers polite and did they clean and tidy All polite and as clean as necessary, although given the site was a work in progress with other builders / materials around there was limited tidying required. Having said that, subsequent visits to rememdy teething issues have been also very efficient and tidy. Are you pleased with our frameless glass curtains? Yes and they are hugely popular with friends / guests when visiting. Would you recommend us to other people? Yes – and I have done so on several occasions already Do you have any advice for us? Keep up the good work … and keep innovating. 20150113

Mr E @ Elmwood lane Berwick on Elmet

On first contact you talked and demonstrated the unit, the installers were very polite, clean and tidy. I am very pleased with the product and I would recommend FGD to other people. 20150113

Mr Mrs H @ Bucklebury West Berkshire

The service I received from FGD was professional and prompt from the initial on site survey through to installation and completion. Added to this the finished product has exceeded my expectations. It has enhanced my home with style and individuality, and enabled me to make use of the space in a way that is ‘unique’.

Brilliant!

We are absolutely delighted with our frameless glass doors. They have transformed our living area in terms of light and space, giving a contemporary feel. The whole process has been very efficient and the fitters who came to install the doors were excellent. I would definitely recommend!

Angie Barker
Angie

Porch glass cutains

Everybody from survey to install knew what they had to do and advised on what needed to be done prior to install. The glass cutains are just what was needed for the porch and have created a talking point within the village. They do look splendid and we are very pleased with them.

David Reeves
David r

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

First class

We moved last year and wanted to maximise the view right through from the rear to the front of the building, overlooking the river. After much searching we found FGC, who installed internal glass doors between the rooms. FGC were very efficient and although we are in the North they sorted out a subsequent small

Simon Ely
Simon

Replacement doors

I had been looking for some time to replace my patio doors in our lounge as they had very wide plastic frames and wanted something that wouldn’t restrict the view up the garden I asked to see if it was possible to view some already installed close by. Luckily there was, we went and viewed

Paula Sanders
Paula

N & S, Manchester

Just wanted to say a big thank you for coming up to Manchester from Kent to service our doors. My wife and I appreciated the service and continue to be really pleased with them. Lots of friends comment on how lovely they look and the window cleaner took your card this week, he is thinking

Published on July 15, 2015

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