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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.

What our customers say

An underestimated product

After visiting a NT stately home which had a glass porch entry I asked fgc to see if they could do one for us. I had the vestiges of a porch with brick sides but no front. The installation made the entrance a feature which is declared up market and interesting. It is a halfway

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Mrs M @ Beaumont Close London SW15

We were very happy with the service offered from start to finish. The frameless glass doors are a perfect solution to our extension and have received many compliments.The workmen who installed the doors were courteous and efficient, the job completed in a few hours, we had a slight problem that needed attending to and this

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As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)? Staff were polite and prompt in answering telephone questions. There were technical problems with our installation and staff were open and discussed options and were polite. The fitters were surprised at the distance they had to travel to reach us each time, although we

A big thank you

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A talking point up and down the village

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Mr R, Fareham

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.

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ABCO, Southampton

On the day of installation your fitters arrived on time and commenced with the installation. They were courteous and polite and left the work area clean and tidy. I would be happy for you to use the installation as a promotional example of your work. 20150218

I am very happy with the doors

I am very happy with the doors – I saw them last night after work – though I didn’t open them as I wanted to make sure I followed the installers’ instructions not to. They look wonderful and my boyfriend and mum tell me they were absolutely lovely chaps. The finish seems brilliant and appears to

Mr & Mrs V, London

We are delighted with our FGC doors even though the construction of the room is still not yet completed – friends and family visiting our new Garden Room are all commenting vey positively on how amazing the doors look. With the beautiful summer we are having, it is a real pleasure to be able to

Fantastic service

Great all-round service. From measuring, communication to installation.
Not a speck of dirt left in our shop (we are a retail space). Installed in no time at all, staff were very polite and friendly.
Very pleased. Finished door looks amazing.

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Mr C, Bournmouth

The installer was excellent. In spite of being let down by another member of the team he got on with with the job in a positive manner. Disruption was kept to a minimum and he cleared and tidied up. He demonstrated how to use the doors, ensured I knew how to operate them and answered

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!

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Published on September 18, 2017

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