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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.

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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.
vanessa C.
vanessa C.
20:41 14 Mar 22
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
Zorè
Zorè
15:13 09 Mar 22
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.
Fiona G.
Fiona G.
15:57 06 Feb 22
Very happy with our installation
Jayne N.
Jayne N.
17:36 03 Feb 22
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
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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
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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
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
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.
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15:06 26 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
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14:53 22 Sep 20
Really great doors. Really are something different. Expensive, but you really pay for what you get here.
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Mr C R

How did we advise you on first contact? I was constructing a new extension and FGC were very helpful and understanding of the nature of the project. Updates to the original design (like addition of an extra door) were accomodated easily and efficiently Installation – were the installers polite and did they clean and tidy All polite and as clean as necessary, although given the site was a work in progress with other builders / materials around there was limited tidying required. Having said that, subsequent visits to rememdy teething issues have been also very efficient and tidy. Are you pleased with our frameless glass curtains? Yes and they are hugely popular with friends / guests when visiting. Would you recommend us to other people? Yes – and I have done so on several occasions already Do you have any advice for us? Keep up the good work … and keep innovating. 20150113

A great job

Hi,
I would like to say that your work crew were really nice people and did a great job !!

Outstanding

This is the first project I have completed with FGC and it will not be the last. From the original survey and quote, right through to final installation, the team at FGC have been tremendous. The communication and detail is outstanding, the quote was fair market competitive and the final result of the product in

Claire Menzies
CMenzies

Very please with the result.

The door looks excellent and we’re very pleased with the result

Mr H, Wales

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

The glazing is stunning

The whole experience with FGC has been really positive from the visit to the factory to the final installation. The glazing is stunning.  Highly recommended.

Julie
Julie in Surrey

Very Pleased with the Freedom the Installation affords

We are very pleased with the freedom the installation affords us with easy access from lounge to dining room. Aesthetically the glass curtain installation is very pleasing. All appears well but we must point out the bottom bar is not firmly fixed in the channel in the floor & moves if one stands upon it.

No comparison!

As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)?   Initial contact was great!  You may remember that we first visited one of your existing customers in Henley.  I honestly can’t remember the ladies name but she was really helpful, was happy to invite us round the next evening and was clearly delighted

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

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
Mike R-B

If you want to add some wow factor……!

From initial enquiry to final fitting, everyone at FGC was professional and inspired confidence. My questions were answered swiftly and fully and the doors were delivered on schedule. The new doors look fabulous and definitely give the kitchen the wow factor. With the lovely narrow divisions between the three panels, every other bifold or sliding

Anna Stowe
Anna

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

Published on September 18, 2017

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