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Frameless slide and fold doors in a new build home

There are many advantages to purchasing a new build home with housing development still active all over the UK.

In buying a new build home, buyers benefit from the 10-year NHBC warranty that covers structural issues. Some developers even provide their own warranty in addition to NHBC for a shorter period. New homes are usually constructed to the latest specification with the latest home appliances, plumbing and wiring and construction. Repairs to new build homes should not be needed for many years.

A new build home comes very much like a blank canvas with buyers being able to customise parts of the house to suit their requirements. The other advantage of new build homes is energy efficiency, with the very latest in thermal insulation and modern windows and doors. In most cases these are PVCu.

Frameless bifolding doors installed in brand new Redrow home.

Archers Park in Sittingbourne, Kent is one of the latest Redrow homes development with a selection of three and four bedroom houses for sale.

One homeowner has recently purchased one of these new Redrow homes in Kent and decided to add more light, space and functionality to their sitting room.

Redrow Homes had fitted to the property, a four-panel PVCu patio door set which was replaced with a three panel set of frameless bifolding doors.

The limitations of PVCu patio doors explained.

While the new patio door set is secure, energy efficient and latest generation PVCu, it does come with some compromises.

The original patio door arrangement consists of the two central leaves, sliding behind the fixed panes. The effect of this is that in the warm summer months in Kent, less than 50% of the sliding door set will be open.

The design of even the latest generation PVCu sliding patio doors provides some of the thickest sight lines on the market. Some sliding doors can have vertical mullions of nearly 200mm meaning much smaller glass area, heavy static mullions and loss of light.

The other limitation with new patio doors is the big ‘step-over’ required at the threshold. Most patio door systems as standard provide a threshold height of over 100mm. For homeowners desiring a seamless transition between the inside and out, conventional patio door thresholds are not ideal.

Why frameless bifolding doors are better than PVCu patio doors.

By replacing the new patio doors with a better set of frameless bifolding doors, the homeowner has instantly improved the room.

The frameless bifolding doors firstly give greater functionality. This particular set of frameless doors comprises an access leaf, making quick access out to the garden possible. An access leaf on a frameless bifolding door works just like a hinged door that will be much more convenient than having to slide back a patio door. It can simply be opened and shut without having to fold the remaining panels back.

The frameless bifolding door has done away with the thick central mullion of over 200mm where the PVCu door panels meet in the middle, replacing them with a sight line no bigger than the average adult thumb.

The fitting of a new frameless bifolding door has reduced the size of the head, side and threshold profiles substantially providing a much slimmer aluminium frame all round compared to the PVCu sliding patio door. Better still, the threshold has reduced significantly to provide a minimal step over compared to the original plastic door.

70% bigger glass panels with frameless bifolding doors.

By far the best visual effect is the loss of the thick chunky outer frame and visible mullions of the original patio door. The frameless door instantly provides a better aspect out to the garden.

In fact, when compared to a standard patio door, the glass sizes on a frameless bifolding door are up to 70% wider than a conventional PVCu patio door!

Improve your new home with a new frameless bifolding door.

Our frameless bifolding doors offer you the slimmest possible aesthetic, high security, excellent weather performance and a choice of colour.

If you are thinking of replacing your existing doors to improve your home, contact us today.

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What our customers say

Mr S & Mrs M – Leatherhead

Initial contact
FGC were very informative over the phone and were quick to arrange an appointment for us to see the doors at their showroom. They also gave a number of contacts for us to visit to view existing installations. Installation
FGC installers arrived on time and completed the installation quickly and tidily.

Brilliant Service

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

jayne scrimgeour
Jayne

Great product with amazing after sales service

All of our dealings with FGC have been great. They are professional, friendly and accommodating. Our glass curtain is wonderful and we love it even more than we thought we would. The few little settling in issues we’ve had have been dealt with so quickly and their technical team are incredibly easy to deal with.

rhona mead
Maisie

Mr A – Leavesden

With regards to feedback, the pre-sales advice and support from Adrian was excellent and we found it really valuable to visit the factory and see the demonstration doors. Furthermore, the installers were very professional, on time, polite, tidy, hard working and went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable operating the doors before

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

Minor Problem Addressed

A strip of the furry trim at the top of the frame that the doors run on had come loose. On the one hand the sort of thing that one could have a go at fixing; on the other hand having witnessed the care and attention the FGC installation team do their work; I thought

Shindi Poonia
Shindi

We would recommend Frameless Glass Curtains

We struggled to find a supplier to fit a glass balcony. Frameless Glass however were great – they gave us a clear and competitive quote, turned up when they said they would, and just got on and did the job! Friendly guys, and we love the end result which looks good from the outside, and

marcus appleton
Marcus

1st Church of Christ Science, Claygate

We are delighted with the glass doors and so grateful that completion was before Christmas! We would be happy for anyone to come and see the installation and would recommend your company as polite, efficient and totally professional. 20150218

first class team from start to finish

We are extremely pleased with out beautiful doors & windows on our newly built front porch.
The whole team front start to finish were so very very helpful and we could not believe how quickly they were made & fitted for us.
The staff in the office could not be more helpful &

treena ribbens
treena

Much Admired

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

Mrs D, Kent

Scrimgeour

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)? Yes a bit abrupt especially the on site visit. Arranging installation (were we on time and on schedule) Excellent. Were we clean and tidy? Good but the windows were left uncleaned so difficult to check for scratches. VG at organising a company to deal

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

Published on February 15, 2017

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