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Pivoting bi folding doors

The frameless bifolding doors you see on this website are known as “pivoting Bi Folding doors“, this means that each leaf slides, pivots and then folds.

The alternative type of doors is the hinged bifolding door.  Each type of opening action has its own unique features and it is up to you to decide whether a hinged or pivoting door will work best in your home.

More about pivoting bifolding doors

Our doors feature hardware that gives them their unique style of operation and of course enables them to be frameless as well.  Is there a best type of opening action? We believe ours are superior by nature of their design and overall appearance.

However, in order to help you make an informed decision we explain how each type works.

Hinged bifolding doors

internal view of glass bifolding doors


A typical full framed bifolding door will have doors connected to each other by hinges.  Each leaf is connected to the other and upon releasing the locking mechanism these will fold in or out and then slide in the required direction.

You can easily recognise a hinged and fold door by the zig zag pattern they all have. Once all the leaves are released or unlocked, the connected leaves all slide together.  Depending upon the number of leaves the doors possess, they will either all slide to one direction or with larger doors you may find half the leaves slide to the left and the other half to the right.

Sliding and Pivoting Doors

Doors such as those you see on this website are different.  The first thing you will notice about our slide and pivot doors is that there are no visible hinges.  Each door slides to its desired position and then folds either in or out.  Another major difference is that unlike the connected doors ours are all independent leaves all operating as stand alone doors yet all come together brilliantly when fully opened.

Advantages of pivoting bifolding doors

The obvious and visible advantage to pivoting doors is that they are much slimmer as there are no visible hinges.  Even the very best fully framed bifolding doors utilising the slimmest types of hinges will still have these visible.  By nature of the door leaves not requiring any aluminium to bear the hinges in place means you can have frameless glass bifolding doors where all the doors meet in the closed position.

Taking our doors as an example, notice how we only use frame at the top and bottom of each door leaf and on the outer frame of the product. This lack of aluminium profile where many other types of door rely on it for strength and integrity is that in the fully open and stacked position our doors will take up significantly less space as well.

Finally, because pivoting and sliding bifolding doors work as independent leaves you have far more flexibility as to how you use your doors.  For example, you can slide just one door leaf and then hinge it open to provide ventilation rather than having to open all your bifolding doors at the same time.

If you would like a demonstration of our outstanding frameless bifolding doors or a further explanation on the differences, please contact us.

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What our customers say

Opinion Rating

I cannot rate this company highly enough & would highly recommend them to anyone.

Leslie David Morgan
Les Morgan

No complaints at all

Feedback-wise all very good. No complaints at all. Not only would recommend but plan to buy another one in a year or two! Happy for you to put me down as a demo person and when the house(s) is finished you’d be welcome to have a video of the doors opening / closing as you

Delighted

Delighted with final result and extremely pleased that I decided on these ‘frameless glass doors’ over conventional bifolds. The company had no end of patience with any pre-order questions that I raised and the factory visit and visit to view an existing installation were very informative and reassuring. The team that fitted were professional, attentive

Linda Trodd
Mrs T

All in all a very good experience with FGC

Thanks you for everything FGC did on this project for us.  We found you from an on-line search which doesn’t always identify helpful or committed suppliers, especially where the requirement is small or simple as this one was..  FGC were both helpful and committed.  Thank you especially for progressing things much quicker that the weeks

Mr H @ Baldock

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’.

Wonderful

First class frameless clear glass door system excellent fitting team very pleased with product

Susan Summersby
Mrs Paignton

Mr & Mrs Glasgow – Chalfont St Peter

We are very pleased with our frameless curtains in our dining room and lounge, both of which open out into a conservatory.   Our first contact with you, by telephone, was excellent.  We were invited to look at your glass curtains at your showroom in Chatham which is an hour and a half distant.  Seeing

Chartered Building Surveyor I was impressed with the installers

I would like to reiterate that we are very pleased with our new FGC doors. As a Chartered Building Surveyor I was impressed with the installers who were careful, methodical and very professional my wife who is most particular was also very impressed with their cleanliness. I am sure we will get many years of

Excellent

A great product from a great company. Friendly and efficient service from day one.

Ian Greenfield
Ian G

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

first class team from start to finish

We are extremely pleased with out beautiful doors & windows on our newly built front porch.
The whole team front start to finish were so very very helpful and we could not believe how quickly they were made & fitted for us.
The staff in the office could not be more helpful &

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treena

Replacement of Timber Bi Fold Doors with Frameless Curtains

When we purchased our house, it had two sets of timber bi fold doors, each spanning an opening of approx. 5m. These caused us a lot of problems with warping through the seasons, and the ration of timber to glass limited the light into the rooms.
We therefore replaced them with the frameless curtain

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Adam

Published on September 30, 2015

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