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Frameless Glass Doors help keep the weather out

Bifolding doors, folding doors or slide and turn doors are large doors connected together and often comprise many door leaves.

Bifolding doors are completely different in their construction to a sliding door, French door or a window. The key difference is that they comprise far more elements unlike smaller doors that are one or two leaves.

A full frame bifolding door relies on the rebates and other elements on it’s frame to keep the doors weather resistant.

How are frameless glass doors weather resistant?

With up to 8 doors all connected together in a frameless glass format that doesn’t use aluminium framing, how do they keep the wind and rain at bay?

Our doors are independently tested to BS6375 2009.  This is the standard that works to improve the weather performance of windows and doors.

This standard was written to provide us, as designers and manufacturers of doors, an appropriate level of weather resistance for the UK.

It is well known that strong wind places a load on the glass and on the door.  This load effectively pushes the door back away from it’s seals.  Simulated tests are carried out based upon various locations in the UK.  After all, some areas get worse weather than others.  The Standard must take into account all types of locations.

Coastal locations are of course subjected to more severe weather.  The same goes for areas on high ground that get much more wind.  All these factors and more are taken into account when testing doors.

Frameless Glass Curtains are tested to BS6375-2009 and have passed.

Glass doors in coastal area where the weather is an important factor

Our doors are tested to BS6375.  These tests have various parts to them that comprise:

Part 1 which classifies  weather tightness  and gives information about test pressure levels for air permeability, watertightness and wind resistance for our doors.

Part 2 gives standards and guidance about the operation and strength characteristics for manually operated doors in their finished condition.

You can view our BS6375 certificate here.

Just like our security testing to PAS 24, they’re carried out by Independent Testing Institutes that are approved. Our finished products are submitted to tests that expose our frameless glass doors to all sorts of weather conditions, wind loads, wind speeds, air tests and much more besides.  Only when they’ve passed are we awarded the standard.

This is important because we’ve installed our doors all over the UK.  From properties on the South Coast right up to hand made homes in Scotland and even cruise liners. All these have had our doors installed.  Therefore our doors are weather tested not for an individual application but for virtually all of them.

So despite their frameless appearance, quality glass units and lack of frames where the doors meet, you are getting some of the most weather resistant doors you can buy.  These will keep your home protected in the winter and open up for you to enjoy your garden in the summer.

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What our customers say

Happy with all your support

The bottom line, I am happy with all your support to get me the financial support for this project.  Without your help the project would not have been realised.

Bashir
Bashire in Cambridge

Really Thrilled

We are really thrilled with our doors and the whole process carried out by yourselves. Thank you so much again. Mrs Newell 20160722

Brilliant Service

The service that we have received from FGC is exceptional – rapid response, punctual, clean & tidy work!

jayne scrimgeour
Jayne

Balcony Glass Curtain

From the moment I contacted FGC their help and attention to detail was exemplary. I had particular requirements which meant that each of the glass doors where different sizes. FGC decided to install in two visits rather than one at no extra cost to ensure that they achieved what I wanted We are extremely pleased

Graham Humphrey
Graham from Bury St Edmunds

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

Great aftercare

We had our doors fitted in 2015 and have been very pleased with them. As with most things there are times when an adjustment is required to the doors or in our case a door needing to be replaced as it had developed a problem with condensation. The company has been very good at resolving

Sunil Parekh
S Parekh

Great product & service

We have been extremely happy with our installation. The doors have made a huge difference to the view from our kitchen into the garden. It is a quality product. After 7 years one of our doors developed a fault. I claimed under the guarantee. The matter was dealt with quickly & efficiently. The replacement door

Clive Lowe
Happy client

An underestimated product

After visiting a NT stately home which had a glass porch entry I asked fgc to see if they could do one for us. I had the vestiges of a porch with brick sides but no front. The installation made the entrance a feature which is declared up market and interesting. It is a halfway

Professor Eaton
Professor

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

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

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

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

Published on May 12, 2016

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