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The benefits of a glass porch

There are numerous benefits of a glass porch in your home.  Frameless glass porches provide cleaner sightlines, a more contemporary appearance and more functionality than pvcu, aluminium or timber porches. They also stand the test of time.  In this article, we tell you everything you need to know about the benefits of a glass porch and how they differ to traditional framed porches and canopies.

frameless glass porch

Comparing a glass porch to other products.

First of all, the construction of an all-glass or frameless porch differs from traditional framed models. A upvc, aluminium or wood porch relies on the frame for its strength.  A glass construction uses laminated or toughened glass fixed to minimal fittings and the smallest possible frame, depending on the design.

Then comes the design of the porch door.  With other framed porches, they rely on visible hinges just like a regular external door in your home.  The downside of this is that the door only opens one way.  A frameless glass porch usually has the door ‘hinge’ set into the floor.  Not only does this look neater, but it also does away with visible hinges.  Another benefit is you get to choose if your door opens in and out, not in or out.

A frameless product uses modern metal components called ‘patch fittings’ that allow your door to open and lock.  These patch fittings also secure the various elements of the glass porch together.  As a result, you get to choose a flat porch, square box design or one with side panels or a glass panel above.

Options available with frameless glass porches.

One of the best things about a frameless porch is how you can personalise it just for you and your particular house style of house. Practical, stylish, bespoke and modern.

We can also shape the glass to match curved or shaped brickwork. This process is quicker and easier than PVCu or aluminium frames.  While it is entirely possible to curve these, they often have restricted sizes and how tight a radius is. Glass is infinitely more flexible in cutting and shaping.  You also get other options with a frameless porch.

  • A porch provides an extra barrier of security for the front of your home.
  • Only a glass porch gives you a proper flat floor with no threshold.
  • Glass porches let you create an open or fully enclosed lobby.
  • Optional metal frames in satin or polished finishes add an attractive border.
  • Available with full frameless single or double doors with a great choice of door handles and accessories.
  • Provide extra convenience with hinged or pivoting glass doors even coming with a self-closing device hidden in the floor.
  • Enhanced security such as additional door locks or the installation of after-market alarm sensors.
  • A full range of glass options such as sandblasted, decorative, obscure, solar control or laminated.

The benefits of having a glass porch.

By far the best feature of a new glass porch is the all-glass appearance.  They usually come single glazed, and their design is to provide a new enclosed space.  However, they also make a great feature of your existing front door.

You may have a period door in your home such as a traditional timber door, a Crittall® door or a designer front door.  Our glass porches let you retain the visual appeal of your front door without obscuring it with upvc, aluminium or wood frames and glass in front of it.

As well as this, a porch offers tangible benefits like improved security, a more organised entranceway and weather protection while you open your door.

Finally you can fit our porch system inside the home to divide your hallway into separate spaces.  Or use our frameless doors and screens as a room divider with single or double doors.

Contact us today to get a quote on a new glass porch.

Choose your porch correctly, and you can add an attractive architectural feature, improving the look of your property.  And, being all glass, these are unlikely to date over time like traditional wooden or other materials.  Glass is very much on-trend today.

Improve your home with better weather protection, natural light and modern glass products.  As well as frameless porches, we also provide a full range of glass products for the home such as bifolding doors, glass balustrades and internal room dividers. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and get a free quotation.

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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
Excellent service from start to finish, from sales/admin to site survey to installation. Good communication throughout, very friendly staff and the Frameless Glass Curtains are a serious piece of kit. Quality materials, unique design and look stunning. Thoroughly recommended.
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
From start to finish everything was excellent.Fab u lasThank you
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
Fantastic product fitted by professional abs friendly staff.
Chrissie B.
Chrissie B.
17:07 05 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
The quality of the product and the care taken in design and fitting is excellent. Really pleased with the finish and the service throughout. Excellent value.
Ken K.
Ken K.
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.
Ian J.
Ian J.
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.
Tica C.
Tica C.
13:21 13 Feb 21
Excellent product fitted by professional and friendly staff. Would absolutely recommend.
Bernadette C.
Bernadette C.
14:59 10 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
Elly B
Elly B
14:53 22 Sep 20
Really great doors. Really are something different. Expensive, but you really pay for what you get here.
Adam F.
Adam F.
12:56 10 Aug 19
so pleased with the first class service we received from the first phone call to the installation I would highly recommend FGC !
Chris S.
Chris S.
15:47 12 Oct 17
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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

Professor Eaton
Professor

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

Mr W @ Church Street Sutton Courtney Oxford

We had been dealing with a large commercial glass door supplier who were extremely slow and unable to meet our requirements for a large opening on our barn. I found your product on the website and came to see you at your farm. You came out the following week and the installation was completed with-in

Windows look amazing

 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

Great Product and great service

I can not fault the FGC team and most importantly the doors! We love our new Frameless Glass Curtains. We had a few delays on our project and adjusting the install date was never any problem for FGC.
Couldn’t be happier!

Matt Hodgson
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A Unique and Stylish System

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.

Philip Hills
Phil - Kent

It is fabulous

Thank you.  It is fabulous  

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Mrs J @ Childer Crescent Little Sutton Cheshire

Following the installation of our “double glazed curtains” we would like to say we are delighted with the result. The amount of light now coming into the living room is so different, we are also pleased with the amount of noise they keep out, We are glad we had them double glazed. Paul was a

Mr H @ Baldock

The service I received from FGD 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’.

Mr Mrs H @ Bucklebury West Berkshire

The service I received from FGD 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 great job

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

Mr JR

We have had these doors for several months now and are very pleased with them. Our initial contact with the company was very positive, the structure and operation of the doors clearly explained. The installation was carried out very efficiently with no disruption and the installers were friendly, their work clean and tidy. Our friends

Published on September 4, 2019

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