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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.

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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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What our customers say

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

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’.

Delighted

The frameless doors we had fitted are exactly what we had hoped for, they look amazing and bring the outside in and inside out !The service from the company was exceptional at all times.

Lorraine Hucker
Lorraine

Mr C, Bournmouth

The installer was excellent. In spite of being let down by another member of the team he got on with with the job in a positive manner. Disruption was kept to a minimum and he cleared and tidied up. He demonstrated how to use the doors, ensured I knew how to operate them and answered

Professional, diligent and friendly with it

Dealing with FGC has been a straightforward and hassle free experience from start to finish. I had several queries long before placing an order and FGC were always prompt and helpful with the responses. Then at site survey time they attended on time, with courtesy calls leading up to the appointment to keep me advised,

Matt Chenery
Matt C

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

Mr H B @ Kingston

I am absolutely thrilled with the finished result. You were straightforward to deal with and visiting your site was appreciated. You gave clear statements regarding specification and developed the product to meet our needs. Installation was at the agreed time and there was reassuring and prompt follow-up as the new design needed refining. The product

Pleased with the product and installation quality.

I found Frameless glass Curtains very easy and trustworthy to deal with. All personnel I had contact with were polite and professional. I am very pleased with the product and installation quality.

Mr M Donovan
Mr M Donovan

We are extremely pleased with the doors

The installation of our new doors was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint. The fitters arrived on time on the agreed installation date. All waste was removed and the installation area was left clean and tidy. The fitters demonstrated the use of the system including future self maintenance which was very useful. We are extremely

Fabulous loggias

The single-glazed frameless glass curtains have transformed our balconies into fabulous enclosed loggias that we can use all the year round to enjoy the sun in all seasons. Being single-glazed, there was no need for planning permission. The fitters were very good, careful, pleasant and courteous. We looked at a cheaper manufacturer but opted for

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Gilbert

Very Happy with our doors

Thank you again for the doors, we’re very happy with them and, once the renderer has finished (hopefully tomorrow), we’re really looking forward to removing the plastic protection so we can see through them properly. Mr B, Brighton

Mr B

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

Published on February 16, 2016

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