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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.

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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.

What our customers say

We would recommend Frameless Glass Curtains

We struggled to find a supplier to fit a glass balcony. Frameless Glass however were great – they gave us a clear and competitive quote, turned up when they said they would, and just got on and did the job! Friendly guys, and we love the end result which looks good from the outside, and

marcus appleton
Marcus

Fabulous loggias

The single-glazed frameless glass curtains have transformed our balconies into fabulous enclosed loggias that we can use all the year round to enjoy the sun in all seasons. Being single-glazed, there was no need for planning permission. The fitters were very good, careful, pleasant and courteous. We looked at a cheaper manufacturer but opted for

Gilbert Méal
Gilbert

N & S, Manchester

Just wanted to say a big thank you for coming up to Manchester from Kent to service our doors. My wife and I appreciated the service and continue to be really pleased with them. Lots of friends comment on how lovely they look and the window cleaner took your card this week, he is thinking

No complaints at all

Feedback-wise all very good. No complaints at all. Not only would recommend but plan to buy another one in a year or two! Happy for you to put me down as a demo person and when the house(s) is finished you’d be welcome to have a video of the doors opening / closing as you

Great product, beautiful & add value to the house

FGC built my frameless porch as per the attached photo. The work was carried on time by their professional fitters. The quality of their work is outstanding. Nothing was overlooked and the final product was worth every penny. I am very happy with the investment I did.  

Bashir Saoudi
Bashirr

We are extremely pleased with the doors

The installation of our new doors was eagerly awaited and did not disappoint. The fitters arrived on time on the agreed installation date. All waste was removed and the installation area was left clean and tidy. The fitters demonstrated the use of the system including future self maintenance which was very useful. We are extremely

Excellent Service

We have had excellent service from our doors, but recently experienced a problem with the handle. FCG sent a team out promptly, they arrived early and fixed the problem to our entire satisfaction quickly, efficiently and politely. A really nice couple of guys and it is a great comfort that when things go wrong, as

Carole Low
Carole

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!

Jack Richens
Jack Oxford

Very pleased and would definitely recommend

FGC have been fantastic, from my email enquiry, always very helpful and quick to respond. On time and on schedule.  Very pleased and would definitely recommend.   English Rose Estates (Great Ormond Street) 20150922

Mr & Mrs B – SW11

We are very pleased by the results the only comment will be re protecting the work area to avoid dust or waste . 😉 As to how we were from initial contact (were we polite)? Yes great service and very responsive Arranging installation (were we on time and on schedule) Yes Were we clean and

Doors look great

I like to confirm that the performance on site was excellent and the lads where very polite and helpful. The doors look great, all we have to do is to undertake all the finishes around the framework. 20160525

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

Published on September 4, 2019

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