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Why Choose Frameless Bifolding Doors

The slide, turn and fold arrangement of a frameless glass door offers several advantages compared to a conventional bifolding door.  For this reason and others that we explain below, we believe that frameless bifolding doors are better than most other choices.

Some properties are very limited on outside space and often a sliding door will be preferred over a folding type because of its inline nature. Sliding doors move within their frame and do not need to project in or out in order to fully open like a folding door has to.

Space saving advantages of frameless bifolding doors.

Our frameless glass doors provide several advantages over both folding doors and sliding doors and especially where outside space is limited. We believe that our doors provide you with functionality and versatility you will not find on either a standard folding door or an inline sliding patio door.

Frameless bifolding doors have an access leaf as standard.

Before buying a typical aluminium bifold, you are required to configure it. This means you need to choose whether the doors are to open in or out, slide to the left or slide to the right. Our doors are the same.

However, you will also need to consider whether you require an ‘access leaf’. An access leaf (or traffic door) is a hinged door leaf that enables you to use the doors as you would a normal door to get in and out.

Standard bifolds have to be configured with an access leaf. With most designs, the access leaf sits independently away from the remaining leaves. In practical terms, you have a stand-alone single door on the one side of your opening and all you other door panels folded back on the other side.

Frameless glass doors do not need to be configured with an access leaf. Their clever design gives you this important entry and exit point as standard and as part of the design. The advantage with our doors is that you can still have an access leaf and have all your doors folded back on the one side only.

Frameless bifolding doors provide ventilation with no loss of space.

One of the compromises with concertina type folding doors is that they provide ventilation but with a loss of space. To ventilate a room you often have to fold the doors without fully opening them.

Frameless glass doors work differently. You can open the traffic door and then slide each panel anywhere you like to provide ventilation. This method also saves you space because the doors are not projecting in or out in a half-folded position.

The biggest advantage with a frameless glass door is that you do not have to lose valuable floor space to allow for the unobstructed clear area standard doors need to open and close. Our doors enable you to even position garden furniture outside, or a dining table or sofa inside, right up to the middle panels.

All your space, large or small, is utilised better. On a regular bifold you can only place furniture on the opposite side of the direction the doors open in.

Frameless glass doors give you improved comfort.

Picture yourself on a summer evening sitting inside with your open bifolding doors. Perhaps it is getting cooler outside, or there is a mild breeze?

The independent action of each door panel on a frameless door gives you more control. If there is a slight breeze, you can slide the panels in front of your table or sofa to act as a barrier from the wind while leaving the other side of the doors open for your children or pets to come in and out as they wish.

You can use our frameless doors in a partially open or closed position that you cannot do with most standard designs of other doors. Simply put, the unique slide and turn action of our doors gives you more opening configurations and a more flexible door. The panels are opened and closed and positioned where you want them, not how the design dictates.

Frameless glass doors. A real alternative to the conventional bifold.

Our doors are designed to be safe, secure, weather-resistant and long lasting. Their clever design enables you to get the most out of your bifolding door by having it partially open in the winter and a choice of open panels in the summer.

We believe our frameless bifolding doors provide a better solution in the home than a standard concertina type bifolding door. Best of all you benefit from minimal aluminium, no visible mullions and a stunning appearance in the home.

Contact us today to find out more about how our innovative frameless glass doors could benefit your home.

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What our customers say

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

Mr H @ Baldock

The service I received from FGD was professional and prompt from the initial on site survey through to installation and completion. Added to this the finished product has exceeded my expectations. It has enhanced my home with style and individuality, and enabled me to make use of the space in a way that is ‘unique’.

Our Frameless Glass walls

Putting a frameless glass walls between our South facing lounge and dining room conservatories was one of the best things we have ever done in our house. When shut, they keep out the cold in winter and, most importantly, the heat on very hot summer days. When open during sunny winter days, the heat warms

Heather Glasgow
Heather

The best doors ever!!

We have had our corner installation for about 2 years now and they are the biggest wow factor of the house (the view’s not too bad either😊). The summer is great with truly indoor/outdoor living. The biggest surprise has been the amazing aftercare we’ve received from FGC. They are so patient as it’s often a

Charlotte Doyle
Charlotte

Much Admired

We are very pleased with the installation. It has been much admired. Mrs D, Kent

Mrs D, Kent

Professional, diligent and friendly with it

Dealing with FGC has been a straightforward and hassle free experience from start to finish. I had several queries long before placing an order and FGC were always prompt and helpful with the responses. Then at site survey time they attended on time, with courtesy calls leading up to the appointment to keep me advised,

Matt Chenery
Matt C

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

Great product, beautiful & add value to the house

FGC built my frameless porch as per the attached photo. The work was carried on time by their professional fitters. The quality of their work is outstanding. Nothing was overlooked and the final product was

Bashir Saoudi
Bashirr

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

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

Excellent windows!!!!

We have patio doors and a large matching picture window, these are well designed, manufactured and installed and are noticed and acknowledged by all visitors to our house. The customer service is also excellent so highly recommend these products and company.

Phillip Coutts
Phil

Very please with the result.

The door looks excellent and we’re very pleased with the result

Mr H, Wales

Published on January 21, 2017

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