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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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Great service and very welcoming for my father and I. Adrian in particular was very efficient, gave great pertinent advice and guidance on my future purchase!
Andrew H.
Andrew H.
21:45 17 Jan 22
Excellent in all aspects from initial viewing in showroom to actual installation.
Des P.
Des P.
09:21 22 Dec 21
Excellent service and product from FGC.I have a glass-box conservatory, built with structural glass about 20 years ago. The 2 sliding doors needed replacing, along with 2 side panels, and I contacted dozens of companies selling conservatory doors and none of them were prepared to install their doors because of the perceived risks of working with structural glass.Then I found FGC who, with no fuss at all, carried out a survey, provided a very reasonable quote for the doors/panels and then installed the doors/panels on the agreed date.Communication with the FGC office was always quick and easy. The surveyor and installation team were efficient and courteous. The product works beautifully.We can now use our conservatory again. Thanks FGC.
Tony
Tony
08:03 09 Nov 21
Great company with excellent, friendly and responsive service, the guys were helpful and efficient with the installation and the slide and turn doors are a fantastic product.
Arun S.
Arun S.
16:52 23 Oct 21
Excellent service from start to finish, from sales/admin to site survey to installation. Good communication throughout, very friendly staff and the Frameless Glass Curtains are a serious piece of kit. Quality materials, unique design and look stunning. Thoroughly recommended.
Roger H.
Roger H.
07:56 12 Aug 21
Fantastic service from start to finish, from the surveying, contact with office to the workmen. I have experience through work of a number of companies providing similar products and these guys have been by far the best to deal with
Matt G.
Matt G.
14:12 10 Jun 21
FGC installed a two-panel frameless glass door at our property yesterday. Wow!! the installation is exactly as discussed, and was carried out by two of FGC's team members who were so professional and courteous. They were excellent, and we have no hesitation in recommending FGC and their team to anyone considering such an installation.We are delighted with the installation, and very pleased we chose FGC.Well done FGC!!
David W H.
David W H.
07:31 10 Jun 21
The quality of the windows / doors are second to none.The customer service was first class from placing the order to installation we were kept informed at every step.The installation team led by Richard left our house and patio cleaner than when they arrivedI would recommend FGC 100%Tony- Burnley
Border S.
Border S.
16:19 28 May 21
From start to finish everything was excellent.Fab u lasThank you
Stephen H.
Stephen H.
20:09 27 May 21
BRILLIANT SERVICE FROM START TO FINISHHighly recommended.
Stephen O.
Stephen O.
09:01 21 May 21
We purchased a beautiful Origin sliding door and side window from FGC. FGC installed the sliding door and window on time, however the sliding door did not fit correctly. Issues can happen. FGC made the process of re-surveying and re-installation very simple. FGC is a very pleasant and professional company to deal with. We are very happy with their service and would strongly recommend them.
Nathan P.
Nathan P.
17:45 20 May 21
Fantastic product fitted by professional abs friendly staff.
Chrissie B.
Chrissie B.
17:07 05 May 21
I love my doors! It’s transformed my place. The people are great, no nonsense, organised and efficient. I’d recommend them to anyone
Darius C.
Darius C.
12:29 05 May 21
The quality of the product and the care taken in design and fitting is excellent. Really pleased with the finish and the service throughout. Excellent value.
Ken K.
Ken K.
09:37 21 Apr 21
Excellent planning and product advice. All the staff were polite courteous and friendly.On the day of the installation, the team arrived bang on time -we live in Wales so a long drive from Kent! They had the job done by lunchtime (fitting a sliding patio door) and I have to say that on first impression of the unit, it looks and feels like solid quality.
Adrian W.
Adrian W.
12:15 13 Apr 21
We had a 5m stretch of these wonderful doors installed several years ago and have been very happy with the uninterrupted view of the garden that they allow from the living room. They are admired by every tradesman who sees them. A minor problem we experienced with water ingress last year was promptly and effectively resolved, and the doors were serviced for free at the same time.
Ian J.
Ian J.
15:06 26 Feb 21
We love our new kitchen windows fitted by FGC - we particularly chose them for their slim frames. Their service has been excellent throughout, including on a recent maintenance item. We would highly recommend them.
Tica C.
Tica C.
13:21 13 Feb 21
Excellent product fitted by professional and friendly staff. Would absolutely recommend.
Bernadette C.
Bernadette C.
14:59 10 Feb 21
Great staff and great products! Have visited the showroom to view doors, really loved all of them! Have referred to a friend - Can't recommend enough
Elly B
Elly B
14:53 22 Sep 20
Really great doors. Really are something different. Expensive, but you really pay for what you get here.
Adam F.
Adam F.
12:56 10 Aug 19
so pleased with the first class service we received from the first phone call to the installation I would highly recommend FGC !
Chris S.
Chris S.
15:47 12 Oct 17
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What our customers say

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

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

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

Work ethic simply cannot be doubted

Can I also thank your fitting team for turning out in atrocious weather that day, their work ethic simply cannot be doubted, please pass on our thanks to them and everyone involved for the service we have received. The doors look fantastic and we hope to add a third set, perhaps later this year.  

Mr and Mrs W

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

Doors look great

I like to confirm that the performance on site was excellent and the lads where very polite and helpful. The doors look great, all we have to do is to undertake all the finishes around the framework. 20160525

Really Pleased

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)?   Very polite and attentive, always got back quickly with answers to queries but there was no hard sell which I really appreciated after being bombarded by calls and contacts from other companies!  The measuring up part seemed more complicated than it needed to

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

Mr BG

Basically the installation itself was done pretty quickly and efficiently – three guys turned up early in the morning and were done by lunchtime. Polite, tidy. 20150112

A Unique and Stylish System

There is no comparison between the usual bifold door products and the products provided by FGC. We visited FGC to see the manufacturing process and view their unique system. We were hooked, after a simple ordering process and site visit our 2 sets of replacement doors were fitted quickly and in a very professional manner.

Philip Hills
Phil - Kent

Excellent Service

The guys phoned, as promised, to let me know their ETA. Arrived punctually and did a great job. It’s apparent they know the system inside out and we’re very thorough. All after sales follow up has always been efficient. Chatty and polite guys. Thanks FGC.

Mel Crann
Mel

Brilliant Service

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

jayne scrimgeour
Jayne

Published on February 15, 2017

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