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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

Replacement of Timber Bi Fold Doors with Frameless Curtains

When we purchased our house, it had two sets of timber bi fold doors, each spanning an opening of approx. 5m. These caused us a lot of problems with warping through the seasons, and the ration of timber to glass limited the light into the rooms.
We therefore replaced them with the frameless curtain

adam tamburini
Adam

Mr & Mrs B – SW11

We are very pleased by the results the only comment will be re protecting the work area to avoid dust or waste . 😉 As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)?

  • Yes great service and very responsive

Arranging installation (were we on time and on schedule)

  • Yes

  • Not really as mention above

And finally are you pleased with our doors (would you Recommend us)?

  • Yes and Yes

May I also ask if you would like to be on our list of completed installations?

  • Yes

As we often get asked if we have anything people living locally can view
We pay £50 each client and an extra £50 if they buy our product

  • We will be happy to welcome future customers if this can help

20150724

Replacement doors

I had been looking for some time to replace my patio doors in our lounge as they had very wide plastic frames and wanted something that wouldn’t restrict the view up the garden I asked to see if it was possible to view some already installed close by. Luckily there was, we went and viewed

Paula Sanders
Paula

P & J

Our windows look great and certainly get the wow factor with visitors… Fitters were great, polite, very quick very tidy and helpful in advice. Yes we would recommend.. 20150113

Amazing Service

We’ve FGC doors installed in our rear extension and they really are the highlight of the whole development. The support from the FGC guys has been friendly and really responsive – Brilliant service all round!

Jack Richens
Jack Oxford

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 E @ Elmwood lane Berwick on Elmet

On first contact you talked and demonstrated the unit, the installers were very polite, clean and tidy. I am very pleased with the product and I would recommend FGD to other people. 20150113

After sales

Delighted with the windows – they make our kitchen so much lighter and are a joy to use.
Two teething problems since installation have been dealt with promptly and efficiently by FGC at no charge.
Definitely recommend them to all.

John Holland
Johnny

Excellent product and great service

I am delighted to have found FGC online! I installed their glass curtain between my office and the kitchen/living room area. It looks fabulous! Easy to use and can be locked.
I visited the factory and it looks smart and professional. All communication has been fast and also very professional. Will definitely use again!

Lilia Severina
Lilia

Cheerful with a ‘can do’ attitude

FGC fitters Mick and Baz arrived at 0754hr ready to begin work. They were polite, helpful and fitted in seamlessly with the existing project team responsible for the restoration of this significant village property. The boys worked without fuss, cheerful with a ‘can do’ attitude taking the time to explain the system as they fitted

Shindi Poonia
Shindi

Start to Finish

From that first phone I knew I had found the product and the company! We wanted an internal glass partition and a bespoke fit. It arrived on time to the exact specifications detailed and was fitted by genuinely helpful guys who want the product to look good and work well. All the staff at the

Craig Ives
Craig

Delighted

Delighted with final result and extremely pleased that I decided on these ‘frameless glass doors’ over conventional bifolds. The company had no end of patience with any pre-order questions that I raised and the factory visit and visit to view an existing installation were very informative and reassuring. The team that fitted were professional, attentive

Linda Trodd
Mrs T

Published on February 15, 2017

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