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The benefits of slide and turn folding doors

At frameless glass curtains our doors are designed to give you greater flexibility in how they open and fold. We’ve engineered our doors to give you all the benefits of a folding door but with far more flexibility.

A folding door with more opening options.

Frameless doors with ventilation when open.
Our frameless slide and turn doors open independently rather than being all hinged together. Less space is needed.

A conventional bifolding door is a series of connected leaves that move together when opened. Study a full framed aluminium bifolding door and you’ll see all the leaves held together by their door hinges. When the doors are folded open, pushing one panel enables all the door panels together to fold and then slide.

Our frameless glass folding doors offer a slide and turn opening function giving you more flexibility. Unlike a typical aluminium folding door you get more features and control.

How do slide and turn doors work?

The first great feature of our doors is independent sliding of each door panel. This gives greater ventilation options for your doors without having to fold all the leaves back.

Even if you choose to partially open your bifolding doors, ours take up less space because they don’t need to fold to provide ventilation.

On a conventional door a partial opening means the leaves fold either in or out and take up space. With our doors all you need to do is open one leaf only and then slide each panel along the track as much or as little as you like. You can then choose to have doors that offer a little ventilation or a lot.

Flexible opening options with a slide and turn folding door.

Weymouth Dorset Frameless Double Glazed Patio Doors
You can open just one leaf and slide the rest as much or as little as you like for controllable ventilation.

When you need to open your bifolding doors you benefit from more options again. Our doors are designed to slide along their tracks rather than slide and fold at the same time. Once they reach their end point, the hardware engages enabling you to turn the leaf inwards or outwards to the fully open position. You repeat this procedure with each panel that slides and folds until all doors are folded open giving you an open bifolding door.

Our doors are made from thermally efficient and ultra slim aluminium. When you fully open your doors you’ll benefit from stacked folding doors that take up substantially less space when open than any conventional aluminium bifolding door. So you can benefit from all the advantages a bifolding door brings whilst saving on bulk when the doors are open thanks to their slide and turn ability.

We believe our frameless slide and turn doors offer you more features, more flexible ventilation and space saving qualities. Contact us to arrange a viewing or a demonstration of our doors. You can visit our factory and showroom or arrange to view one of our installations by appointment.

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What our customers say

Replacement doors

I had been looking for some time to replace my patio doors in our lounge as they had very wide plastic frames and wanted something that wouldn’t restrict the view up the garden I asked to see if it was possible to view some already installed close by. Luckily there was, we went and viewed

Paula Sanders
Paula

Looks even better than we imagined

Your fitters have just left and we are very pleased with the installation, the door looks even better than we imagined and the guys were really professional. Looks like we will go ahead with the other one. However, we will wait awhile till we are sure it will look ok as it is a taller

ER
ER

Very pleased with the glass

Very pleased with the glass curtain doors which you supplied on time
and installed very quickly. Great product that really enhances the room

Brian Berg
Brian Berg

Thank you for a brilliant product

Thank you for a brilliant product I am so glad I chose FGC for my windows/doors everybody who sees them is so impressed by them but mostly my wife and myself!
Thanks again [and your team] Best regards
Brian 20160927

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

Paragons of politeness and efficiency

The two chaps who came were great paragons of politeness and efficiency. Regards,    

Mr and Mrs F
Mr and Mrs F

No Hesitation in Recommending You

A brief note to thank you for your services in supplying two sets of doors and two fixed panels. From the start of contact with your company you have been very professional and communication has been excellent. The panels now installed look amazing and appearance when compared with usual bi folds or other types of

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

A rare thing

Serrvice. Good, old-fashioned service. Your team turned up a day early. And were courteous , efficient and helpful. That doesn’t happen too often nowadays.

Mr S
Mrs S. Bucks

Fantastic aftercare service!

I had an installation of 4 doors in December 2018. During the cold snap in January this year the outside glass handle cracked. I contacted Sara in customer support and the handle was replaced free of charge by Liam and Alf who did the job quickly and professionally. They also checked that all the doors

Bernard Perry
Bernard

Luff – Caernarfon

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)? Staff were polite and prompt in answering telephone questions. There were technical problems with our installation and staff were open and discussed options and were polite. The fitters were surprised at the distance they had to travel to reach us each time, although we

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

Published on May 20, 2016

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