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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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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.
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Matt G.
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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.
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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.
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20:09 27 May 21
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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.
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17:45 20 May 21
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12:29 05 May 21
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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.
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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.
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13:21 13 Feb 21
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14:59 10 Feb 21
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14:53 22 Sep 20
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12:56 10 Aug 19
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It’s nearly a year since you installed our glass curtains. They have been really great, exceeding our expectations, particularly during the winter months when they were absolutely draught free. When they are fully open you really feel that the lounge is part of the garden, it all becomes one space. Many thanks, they were one

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Published on September 18, 2017

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