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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

Highly recommended

From the first moment of making contact we were given a very personal and friendly service. The survey, fitting and installation were all carried out by helpful and pleasant people. Follow up service was equally good. I am extremely pleased with the results.

Valerie smith
Valerie

Mr P – Aylesbury

We have been very happy with the service you offer and indeed the product. We found the office responded promptly and the delivery was swift and when promised. The fitting staff were professional, polite and unintrusive. We would be very happy to let people look at our installation. 20150724

Absolutely thrilled with the doors

We are absolutely thrilled with the doors and thank you all very much.
The service has been exemplary from the office to the surveyor to Mick & John fitting.
We would not hesitate to recommend you. Mr & Mrs N, Chelmsford

Mr and Mrs N

We love the doors

We love the doors

Mr Lawrenson

A big thank you

Hi Sara Just to day a big thank you for relating the doors the guys did a great job I had to leave them to it as I was in London Regards Melissa

Mellissa

Unfailingly Helpful

It is a good time to say to you that while we still very much the windows, the ease of opening, the views closed or open, now that the weather has turned colder we have been struck quick dramatically by the improvement in insulation.  The large windows here that you/we have replaced were double glazed

After Sales Customer Service Exceptional

Thank you for your excellent after sales customer service it is exceptional.
The track coating was repaired to a very high standard by Dan the “Magic Man”, he is very professional and his work is very good, to the point that it is difficult to spot where the repair has been made.
Best

JD

Mrs M @ Beaumont Close London SW15

We were very happy with the service offered from start to finish. The frameless glass doors are a perfect solution to our extension and have received many compliments.The workmen who installed the doors were courteous and efficient, the job completed in a few hours, we had a slight problem that needed attending to and this

Three sided bay window

We used FGC to manufacture and install frameless glass doors on all three sides of a large terrace bay. The design was complex and required a flexible and innovative approach to their existing designs. The result was outstanding – clear uninterrupted views over the countryside and a flexible opening pattern which allows fresh air no

Jonathan Paine
JP

Scrimgeour

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)? Yes a bit abrupt especially the on site visit. Arranging installation (were we on time and on schedule) Excellent. Were we clean and tidy? Good but the windows were left uncleaned so difficult to check for scratches. VG at organising a company to deal

Professional and Efficient

We had FGC doors and windows installed in our house in May 2019. From our initial enquiry through to installation everything was handled very professionally and with attention to detail. The doors and windows themselves are excellent quality and definitely enhance the house. The fitters who carried out the original installation were very good and

Geoff Radford
Geoff

Recent maintenance visit

FGC came to carry out some minor maintenance and as always they were very efficient and friendly. During this period of social distancing, they were well prepared and able to do the work safely and professionally.

David Paterson
David

Published on February 16, 2016

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