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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.

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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.

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Excellent product. First class service. Good communication. Skilful, competent fitting team, clean & tidy. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend FGC to anyone! We’re highly delighted with our frameless glass curtains!

Diane Ratcliff
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Mr & Mrs M – Kingswood, Surrey

I am quite happy to recommend your company to any prospective clients. You have my contact details and you can pass them on if you wish. We are also happy to be on your list of completed installations.   The installation team were very good clean, tidy and polite.   It all started with our

Superb service combined with outstanding designed product

In my view, the hallmark of something well designed is simplicity combined with good looks… FGC offer this in spades. Having looked at literally hundreds of bi-folding doors, we were struck by how straightforward the FGC product is – and, as far as it is possible to eliminate the frame except around the exterior of

Michael Roghani-Brown
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The most stylish doors!

We first saw FGC at the Grand Designs exhibition in the autumn of last year (2019). We have had frameless glass doors and windows fitted to our house extension and they look fabulous from inside and outside, and make the rooms extremely light. Opening these doors is quick and easy. The service has been attentive

Ashley Fulton
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Mr H B @ Kingston

I am absolutely thrilled with the finished result. You were straightforward to deal with and visiting your site was appreciated. You gave clear statements regarding specification and developed the product to meet our needs. Installation was at the agreed time and there was reassuring and prompt follow-up as the new design needed refining. The product

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

Look Great and Slide Beautifully

As it happens, we are still sadly not in the house. We should be however at the end of February which will be great! I can however pretty much respond to the below as I have been able to test the doors. 1. Your performance was excellent from what has been reported by the builders.

Exceeds expectations

Just to thank you for great service, it exceeds expectations and is really appreciated. Please circulate around your team and particular thanks to the two guys who completed the work professionally and represented your company very well. Thanks again Reg Ford

Reg Ford
Reg

I have nothing but praise

I have nothing but praise for FGC who have just replaced a panel in my frameless glass curtain which is almost 10years old…there was no quibble and they replaced it quickly and efficiently…I would recommend their frameless product to anyone wanting a stunning addition to their home..with 5 star service

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MR VH, Essex

The service I received from FGC 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’.

A sincere thank you to your installation team

We would like to say how pleased we are with our fabulous new FGC doors and conservatory.  We thought the transformation would be great, but it’s only once they’re in that we’ve been able to see the full glory of the design – and our view!  We’ve had all the making-good done now, taken off

Mr R

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

Published on September 18, 2017

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