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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

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

First class

We moved last year and wanted to maximise the view right through from the rear to the front of the building, overlooking the river. After much searching we found FGC, who installed internal glass doors between the rooms. FGC were very efficient and although we are in the North they sorted out a subsequent small

Simon Ely
Simon

Look Great and Slide Beautifully

As it happens, we are still sadly not in the house. We should be however at the end of February which will be great! I can however pretty much respond to the below as I have been able to test the doors. 1. Your performance was excellent from what has been reported by the builders.

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
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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

New doors and they have transformed our relationship with the outdoor space

When it has been sunny we have made full use of the new doors and they have transformed our relationship with the outdoor space. The design and colour of the doors has modernised the look of the back of the house especially now we do not have lashings of uPVC everywhere. We were very happy

Exceeds expectations

Just to thank you for great service, it exceeds expectations and is really appreciated. Please circulate around your team and particular thanks to the two guys who completed the work professionally and represented your company very well. Thanks again Reg Ford

Reg Ford
Reg

Mr M K @ Saffron Walden

A heartfelt thank you from us. We knew we wanted something a bit special to set off our extension, which has been absolutely essential in making our new home work for the family. We scoured the internet for something that would allow an uninterupted view of the planned garden but would also allow us to

Opinion Rating

I cannot rate this company highly enough & would highly recommend them to anyone.

Leslie David Morgan
Les Morgan

Armstrong

Regarding your service I would like to make the following comments Web site, initial contact and service My wife saw a product similar to FGC Glass Curtains whilst on holiday. After undertaking a lot of searching on the internet we came across FGC. FGC offered a product we could not find anywhere else, i.e. a

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

Mr JR

We have had these doors for several months now and are very pleased with them. Our initial contact with the company was very positive, the structure and operation of the doors clearly explained. The installation was carried out very efficiently with no disruption and the installers were friendly, their work clean and tidy. Our friends

Published on May 12, 2016

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