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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

Stunning Glass Doors

FGC are an excellent family run business. They manufactured and fitted a stunning pair of glass doors for a private client which were complicated in design but FGC were keen and willing to help resolve all details successfully. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

Emma Farquharson
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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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Really Pleased

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)?   Very polite and attentive, always got back quickly with answers to queries but there was no hard sell which I really appreciated after being bombarded by calls and contacts from other companies!  The measuring up part seemed more complicated than it needed to

Great Product and great service

I can not fault the FGC team and most importantly the doors! We love our new Frameless Glass Curtains. We had a few delays on our project and adjusting the install date was never any problem for FGC.
Couldn’t be happier!

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Mr & Mrs M – Kingswood, Surrey

I am quite happy to recommend your company to any prospective clients. You have my contact details and you can pass them on if you wish. We are also happy to be on your list of completed installations.   The installation team were very good clean, tidy and polite.   It all started with our

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Mrs Paignton

Wonderful

We have been amazing our friends and family with our FGC since we had it installed a few weeks ago. Every ‘trade’ that is working on site has been fascinated and suitably impressed with the product and engineering. We are over the moon as it has really been the star of our home extension. Thanks

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Evvy Edwards, Cambridge

Dear Frameless Glass Curtains, I would thoroughly recommend anyone to use your company. Your product is excellent and the installers were delightful: on time, tidy, quick, cheerful. An initial problem was dealt with immediately. The doors have changed how I feel about living in my small house; they have made the sitting room feel double

Perfect product

These frameless glass walls have made a huge difference to our comfort at home. They are installed between our living rooms and conservatory. When open, they allow heat into the living area on a sunny day (reducing our heating bill) and when shut, they keep the cold and noise out. They are also much better

Heather Glasgow
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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 M K @ Saffron Walden

A heartfelt thank you from us. We knew we wanted something a bit special to set off our extension, which has been absolutely essential in making our new home work for the family. We scoured the internet for something that would allow an uninterupted view of the planned garden but would also allow us to

Minor Problem Addressed

A strip of the furry trim at the top of the frame that the doors run on had come loose. On the one hand the sort of thing that one could have a go at fixing; on the other hand having witnessed the care and attention the FGC installation team do their work; I thought

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Published on September 30, 2015

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