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Larger and better views with frameless bifolding doors

If you are embarking on building a new extension for the home, you may be looking at a design that incorporates large glass panels to try and gain the maximum amount of glass area.

A large window is perfectly possible with today’s modern window materials, design and technology.  But if you’re looking for large bifolding doors what options are open to you?

Advantages of wide and tall bifolding doors.

Having large doors designed into your new extension offers real design possibilities. You can create that real “Grand Designs” type extension that you’ll often see on television programmes where large glass walls are created.

If you are lucky enough to live in a property that enjoys great view of the city, the countryside or even the sea, making your doors wide and tall simply makes your view much better.  Our image here is typical of a modern glazed extension or home where large glass panels are popular.

However, what you may not know is that many normal bifolding doors can’t go as wide or as tall as you wish.

Comparing sizes of frameless doors and conventional doors.

In doing your research, you’ll see some bifolding door manufacturers publicising their maximum sizes.  For  many of the most popular systems, the maximum heights are typically no more than 2400mm.  Some bifold doors can go up to 270mm high, whilst a few of the high end products specified by architects can go up to 3metres in height.

When it comes to door widths, there are several things to consider.  It is true that the wider the panel the better the overall view.  However with any folding door the wider the door panel the more room it will take up when open and folded back. If your doors open inwards you many want to keep your door panels as narrow as possible.  If your doors open out some homes with smaller gardens many also want to take into account how wide each door panel is.

However, if you are not restricted on space and are looking for wide door panels it’s important again to look at the product offerings from the well known bifolding door brands.  In many cases you’ll find they can only be made up to 1000mm wide or rarely 1200mm wide.

Do your research carefully and you’ll often see that whilst a folding door may state a maximum width of say 1200mm and a maximum height of 3000mm often these maximum sizes can’t be used to create a door panel of 1200 x 3000mm.  You’ll very often find that a wide door needs to be shorter than the maximum and a tall door needs to be narrower than the maximum.

Frameless Bifolding doors can be made wider and taller than conventional doors.

Double Glazed Patio Doors Loch Ard Scotland

If you’re looking to create the largest possible doors, we can help.  Our Frameless Glass doors are specially designed for use as the widest and tallest bifolding doors.

With our doors Heights of up to 3.2 m high are possible and panel widths up to 1.2 m per panel.  Therefore our doors give you much more flexibility whether you’re looking to create narrow tall doors or standard height doors but with the widest possible panels.

We can truly help you create your ideal ‘Grand Design’ with our unique frameless glass bifolding doors.

Contact us today for further information and no obligation quotation.

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Excellent Service

A great product and a great service. Friendly, knowledgable, staff answer the phone and promptly correspond via email. Very capable, competent engineers attend to inspection and maintenance visits.

Neil Griffiths
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Mr M W

We had been looking for ages for the solution to fill two large spaces leading from the house to our new Orangery. From the moment Gary showed us the product at Partridge Farm we knew it was just what we wanted. A year later and we are still delighted. We broke one of the glass

Mr & Mrs A @ Poole

Delighted with the new doors – they have exceeded our expectations. Customer service from initial contact to installation was excellent. Staff are professional, helpful and friendly. Would recommend.   We would like to be on your list of completed installations as viewing the doors at Weymouth was so helpful in making the decision to order

A great installation

“Thank you again for a great installation, we are really enjoying the extra light.” I will be sending a load more images your way at some point today.

Mr T – Woking

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

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

S. Harrison

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)? Adrian was very passionate about the product and did a good job in promoting it. We were very impressed with the factory visit to see process from start to finish. Always found Adrian very helpful and communicative throughout the process. Arranging installation (were we

Great post installation service

In addition to the quality of the product – which is stunning, and head an shoulders above anything else on the market – the ongoing support and maintenance is impressive. I had a small issue with the doors recently and their maintenance team came back within 48 hours to resolve everything whilst giving the doors

Richard Crowley
Richard

Customer Service

I contacted FGC to try and marry up a few weather strips to replace old one’s which I have already fitted on glass curtains. The glass curtains were not supplied by FGC and the company who supplied them, when asked for replacement weather strips just said “we no longer have these in stock and not

Michael Hobby
Mike

See for yourself this brilliant design

“Visiting the FGC factory before a site viewing was the best decision we made. Very few of the reviewers make any mention of the apparent simplicity that disguises the cleverness and ingenuity in this way of dealing with a large size glazed opening. At the factory the finer details behind the design were explained, and

Hugely impressed by your level of service.

I just wanted to say that I remain hugely impressed by your level of service. The two chaps who came out to service our doors were once again marvellous.  They are very polite and clearly very skilled. It’s very easy these days to complain and sometimes it’s nice to pass on credit where it is

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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Published on February 16, 2016

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