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Information about slimline sliding doors.

Slimline sliding doors are especially popular with home improvements thanks to their minimal aluminium frames, big glass panels and extensive views.  Another benefit of slimline sliding doors is how each sliding panel comes at bigger sizes than French doors or sliding doors.  We explain what you need to know about slimline sliding doors and why you should also compare our own frameless slide and fold doors with them.

slimline sliding doors

Information about slimline sliding doors.

Most brands of slimline sliding doors including our own contemporary sliding doors like Cor-Vision are expertly crafted, with a lot of clever design and engineering behind them.  These doors offer you not only thin sight lines but also the ability to have bigger doors than conventional aluminium doors on the market.

First of all, our Cor-Vision door is structurally bonded to the glass.  The benefit of this is a precision-crafted door that uses the glass for its strength, instead of the aluminium profiles.  This is different from a regular patio door where the aluminium takes the weight and the glass is secondary.

Another advantage of the slimline sliding doors design is thinner frames all round compared to other doors.  For you, this gives you a more flexible door.  The frame design lets you use the door to replace an old patio door as well as incorporating it in your new extension.  For new extensions, you can even hide the frame in the newly-built wall, also making these doors virtually frameless.

Finally, these doors offer super slim slight lines from just 20mm at the door mullion.  Therefore, these thin mullions give you even more glass area and improved views. Of course, with such a lot of glass comes excellent energy efficiency, helping you save money on your energy bills.

Comparing frameless doors to slimline sliding doors.

A bifolding door has the advantage of opening up the entire opening out to your garden. A sliding door has the benefit of better views thanks to bigger glass panels than a bifolding door.  A frameless door gives you both the flexibility of a bifolding door and the uninterrupted views of a sliding patio door, even the latest minimalist, ultra-slim doors.

Comparing slide and fold doors with slimline sliding doors.

If you are in the market for new doors and can’t decide between a slimline sliding door and a frameless bifolding door, take a look at how the doors compare.

Frameless Slide & Fold Doors Slimline Sliding Doors
Typical sight line at the mullion No Visible Mullion 20mm-45mm Mullion
Low threshold height 5mm Variable
Door Opening Options Flexible slide & fold Only Slides
Traffic door for convenience. Yes Not Available
Available clear opening with doors open more than 90% up to 66%
Handle options Many Few
True frameless appearance Yes With specialist installation only
Large Span Doors Yes Yes
Typical U Value 1.0Wm2K 1.3Wm2K
Transparent Glass Edges Yes Not Available
Full Range of RAL colours Yes Yes
Matching single or French Doors Yes Not Available
Glass door handles Yes Not Available
Suitable for commercial use. Yes Yes
Available with single glass for room dividers Yes No
Bifolding and Sliding Door Advantages Yes No
Open Corner Door Sets Yes Yes
Manufactured around the glass Yes Yes

Four standout reasons to fit slimline sliding patio doors in your home.

As well as super slim sight lines there are even more reasons to consider Cor-Vision sliding doors for your home.

A minimalist sliding door.

The clever design in these doors means there are no visible door handles.  The handle comes integrated within the frame profile meaning it does not project or appear obvious such as those found on other sliding doors.  You, therefore, benefit from a sleeker appearance and a consistent sight line all around the door set.

Doors that slide into a wall pocket.

For a new extension, why not talk to your builder or architect about also having the doors disappear into the wall? This design need not be complicated and you get a far bigger opening in the summer compared to a standard installation.  This disappearing sliding door is a real wow factor in the home, transforming your living space in the summer with a virtually full clear opening.

A flat sliding door threshold.

Designed right, and with our expert help and advice, there is no reason you cannot have a near flush threshold.  Bifolding doors are renowned for this feature, giving you a minimal step with a seamless link to your garden too.

We can also create this desirable threshold detail on sliding doors too. Contact us today for more information.

Outstanding security and weather performance.

Despite the expansive glass, slimline patio doors offer excellent energy efficiency thanks to the high specification glass units. U-Values as low as 1.3Wm2 with the correct glass help save money on your energy bills.

Contact us today for prices on new patio doors.

And just like other doors, you have the benefit of two, three or four panels, with some designs allowing even six panels.  Then you have a choice of two or three tracks. A triple track lets you slide more than one panel. As a result, you have options to slide your doors to the left or two the right.

Therefore if you are comparing frameless doors to slimline sliding doors or even other types, and would like more information, contact us today.  Ask us a question or get a free quotation.

We also offer a full range of aluminium windows, bifolding and sliding doors,
and front doors as FGC Bespoke Aluminium.

Visit the FGC Showroom

You can now visit our showroom in Strood, Kent.

The full range of Frameless products are on display in wide variety of configurations.

We request you contact us to make an appointment before visiting to avoid overcrowding.

Find out more about the FGC Kent showroom.

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Very happy with the service I have received, everything went smoothly no issues, I was kept up to date throughout the process and the fitting team were very professional, polite and friendly I would recommend fgc to anyone thank you
Amazing service, great aftercare, incredible product. It was hard to find something that would fit in our house and would have been pleasing to the eye aswell as stylish and modern and unique.From sales to install was smooth and stress free amazing bunch of people to work with I had a great experience
Great product with diligent, professional staff from start to finish. Highly recommended.
Firstly I have to say a huge thank you to Paul the owner of FGC for being willing to take on the job of sorting out the extremely shoddy and poor installation of the Origin doors and windows fitted on my new build home, when it was built. And replacing the damaged gaskets. I had your guys with me for two days this week. What a breath of fresh air comparted to the people of originally installed my doors and windows. Extremely professional and lovely chaps. They worked tirelessly to sort out the many issues we had. Would absolutely recommend 100% THANK YOU !
Response from the owner: Good Morning Paul, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us. We are absolutely delighted to receive it and are pleased we were able to resolve the issues for you. It’s been a pleasure working with you. If you have any further need in the future, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Very helpful and good communication, great product. Thank you.
Very happy with doors. Look great. The installation was quick and straightforward.Will recommend
FGC were brilliant. Great advice on the best windows to get. Extremely good installation. Always ready to solve any installation or manufacturing issues. We are extremely happy with the end result!
Frameless windows were brilliant, Liam Alfie and James were great, polite, courteous, and left the site clean and tidy. The windows look amazing, Great service from start to finish. Many Thanks
We love these doors and look forward to having them open a bit more once the patio has ben completed. They really have a "wow" factor and this becomes a double "wow" when people are shown how the corner can be completely opened up. It was about a year from my first enquiry to the doors being installed as there was a considerable amount of building work required to prepare the room. throughout this period I remained in touch with FGC and the service was exceptional. The installation team was on site for a day, starting early and working through to completion before driving back to Kent!! We have been really pleased with the standard of workmanship and even had compliments from other tradesmen working on the room (most of whom had never seen doors like this). These are expensive doors but the price difference from a normal set of bi-folds was well worth it for the uninterrupted view you get. The doors were installed in February but I have held off doing the review until the room was more finished so I could post a more representative picture. Once the patio is done the look will be even better than we originally envisaged. I have attached a few pictures of the room (the white table is only a temporary measure while we wait for the new coffee table).
From first contact to installation, my interactions with FGC have been easy, fast and professional. The end product is superb, we are so happy with our new doors - wish we had done this years ago. Well done FGC!!
This is the second time we have installed FGC and we are very happy with our second installation- very sleek and stylish and all staff very helpful, thanks
Frameless Glass Curtains have few competitors so they could take a lax approach to their work. However, that is not the case. We have had a porch installed in a space that was not square or aligned. The service from survey to finish has been above standard. Barry’s attention to detail and determination that the work would not be complete until his high standards were met was much appreciated. The communication from the admin side was clear and helpful. So all in all we will be using Frameless Glass again and have no hesitation in recommending them.
Brilliant product, what a difference, no frames to block our view of the Brecon Beacons. The service has been the best I think I have ever received and the fitting team were faultless - they travelled 5 hours to get to us in Wales, arriving 30 minutes early, working flat out without a break for 9 hours before driving 5 hours back, all without one complaint!!
Ordered Crittal-style French doors in aluminium. The doors look fantastic and are so much better than the ancient sliding doors I had before. The company were very friendly and easy to deal with. They were understanding of my delays due to a flood. The installers were professional and polite and poor things had to work on the hottest day of the year. Would definitely recommend FGC.
Really great service from this family run company. We love the doors and the install was top notch. Thanks!
Great service and amazing finish! Would highly recommend!
Highly competent office and site staff, great product and at a fair price. Couldn't be happier with the entire experience and end result.
From the beginning to the end, everyone at FGC have been amazing. I knew straight away that the glazing FGC would provide and install would be spectacular and how right that was! The FGC glazing allows our Edwardian stained glass door to still be a main feature and in fact it shows it off perfectly. We are so happy with the end result and can’t praise FGC highly enough, somehow 5 stars doesn’t seem to be high enough.
Their windows are second to none. No other company in Germany, UK or anywhere else can produce such a fabulous product.Any issues that has come up, they always come & fix it. The staff are so nice and polite. For a small company they do really a great job over all. The main things are the frameless bifolds that you hardly have any frame in the line of vision and there is a 5 years guarantee. Mr & Mrs Jahedi
Delighted with our new frameless glass doors. Had lots of lovely comments, even all the trades who have been working on our house have said they've not seen anything like them. Great having something a little unusual. The quality of the doors is of a very high standard. The service from FGC has been very good too, from ordering through to installation. All went very smoothly with no problems. Paid a bit more than regular bifolds, but worth every penny. Best decision, no regrets at all.
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!
Excellent in all aspects from initial viewing in showroom to actual installation.
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.
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.
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
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!!
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
From start to finish everything was excellent.Fab u lasThank you
BRILLIANT SERVICE FROM START TO FINISHHighly recommended.
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.
I love my doors! It’s transformed my place. The people are great, no nonsense, organised and efficient. I’d recommend them to anyone
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.
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.
Response from the owner: Hello Ian, thank you very much for leaving us a review and glad you're happy with your doors and our service.
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
Really great doors. Really are something different. Expensive, but you really pay for what you get here.
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I am very happy with the installed doors. The fitters did an excellent job. They arrived on time, were polite and helpful, and went through all of the relevant information with myself and my wife. They also cleaned the windows at the end of the

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Feedback-wise all very good. No complaints at all. Not only would recommend but plan to buy another one in a year or two! Happy for you to put me down as a demo person and when the house(s) is finished you’d be welcome to have a video of the doors opening / closing as you have on your website as the views will be amazing. Cheers, Robert. You can read about this project here: http://www.fgc.dev/frameless-bifolding-doors-in-a-house-made-of-straw/

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 worth every penny. I am very happy with the investment I did.

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We are really thrilled with our doors and the whole process carried out by yourselves. Thank you so much again. Mrs Newell

I would like to reiterate that we are very pleased with our new FGC doors. As a Chartered Building Surveyor I was impressed with the installers who were careful, methodical and very professional my wife who is most particular was also very impressed with their cleanliness. I am sure we will get many years of use from this wonderful addition to our home. Mr Martin – Portsmouth Update: I have already provided a review of

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. Now we have uninterrupted views of the Channel from our fabulous glass curtains. The best home improvement product available

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Phil - Kent
Regarding your service I would like to make the following comments Web site, initial contact and service My wife saw a product similar to FGC Glass Curtains whilst on holiday. After undertaking a lot of searching on the internet we came across FGC. FGC offered a product we could not find anywhere else, i.e. a true frameless glass product, no side borders, only the top and bottom running rails. The product looked as if you

I was very impressed with your facilties and how all the aspects of my purchase were explained. Your installers were thorough and polite and finished off the installation well, and would have no problem in reccommending you to others. Your aftercare was very good and prompt. All in alll very impressed with the doors and very pleased with my purchase. All my friends would like to be able to afford these kind of doors.

We are both delighted with the FGC product and have no issues with any future viewings. From our perspective the “outside has truly come inside”, we use the decking on a daily basis as the FGC curtains have transformed the house which I think adds a significant value to the property. The only trouble now is that when we see home improvement programs such as Grand Designs where they suggest using bi-fold doors we end

 We were delighted with the service and standards from Frameless Glass Curtains – everyone at the Company responded really well and work was done on time with minimum of fuss. Workers were polite, did a great job and left everything clean afterwards – and the windows look amazing! We would certainly recommend Frameless Glass Curtains   Keith and Tina,  Sussex May 2016

Just wanted to say a big thank you for coming up to Manchester from Kent to service our doors. My wife and I appreciated the service and continue to be really pleased with them. Lots of friends comment on how lovely they look and the window cleaner took your card this week, he is thinking of calling you! I would happily recommend you to anyone considering having frameless glass curtains. If there is anyone in

We are delighted with the end-resulting porch and it is achieving exactly what we wanted from it. We have also had several very positive comments from visitors, etc – which is very gratifying. We have also been impressed with the attitude and approach of all the company employees we have

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Published on September 18, 2017

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