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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

MIKE LEVERS, Hove

Installation of four double-glazed doors, internal to a large bay window arrangement, top floor flat. Initial contact was by email and a quote came back within a couple of days. More than can be said for some of the other companies we contacted about similar products. We visited the factory for a demonstration and were

Delighted with the transformation

The Glass Curtains are all that you promised….and are much admired. We are delighted with the transformation to the dining area now that the decoration is complete. Will forward cheque by post tomorrow( Friday)  and some pictures by E . Don’t hesitate to use us as a satisfied customer!

Glass Curtains

Had to call FGC to come and undertake first maintenance visit of 5m curtain installation from 2013. Excellent friendly service and all seals repaired within an hour. Learnt need to silicone spray the seals as well as the floor track. Been a great purchase and very pleased.

simon ellis
Simon E

Frameless Glass Doors

This is a professional operation with excellent after sales care. Very refreshing

Richard Martin
Richard

Outstanding

This is the first project I have completed with FGC and it will not be the last. From the original survey and quote, right through to final installation, the team at FGC have been tremendous. The communication and detail is outstanding, the quote was fair market competitive and the final result of the product in

Claire Menzies
CMenzies

Very Pleased with the Freedom the Installation affords

We are very pleased with the freedom the installation affords us with easy access from lounge to dining room. Aesthetically the glass curtain installation is very pleasing. All appears well but we must point out the bottom bar is not firmly fixed in the channel in the floor & moves if one stands upon it.

Very pleased and would definitely recommend

FGC have been fantastic, from my email enquiry, always very helpful and quick to respond. On time and on schedule.  Very pleased and would definitely recommend.   English Rose Estates (Great Ormond Street) 20150922

Mr & Mrs F @ lower road one house Stowmarket

From the time of our first visit to your premises we felt comfortable with your product. It was a product just as we had hoped and envisaged for our new kitchen extension – double glazed, frameless glass doors to cover a 7.310 meter opening ! Until then we were not sure if it was possible.

Wonderful

First class frameless clear glass door system excellent fitting team very pleased with product

Susan Summersby
Mrs Paignton

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

Looks fantastic!

I am really impressed with the finished product and service e provided by FGC.
I had an image in my mind of how I wanted the end result to look. The “invisible” glassing was the most difficult and important part to source.
FGC came through with flying colours, right from the initial contact,

David, Surrey

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

Gilbert Méal
Gilbert

Published on May 12, 2016

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