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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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What our customers say

Couldn’t be happier with the product.

Couldn’t be happier.

Jon Roberts

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

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

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

Professional and Efficient

We had FGC doors and windows installed in our house in May 2019. From our initial enquiry through to installation everything was handled very professionally and with attention to detail. The doors and windows themselves are excellent quality and definitely enhance the house. The fitters who carried out the original installation were very good and

Geoff Radford
Geoff

Great post installation service

In addition to the quality of the product – which is stunning, and head an shoulders above anything else on the market – the ongoing support and maintenance is impressive. I had a small issue with the doors recently and their maintenance team came back within 48 hours to resolve everything whilst giving the doors

Richard Crowley
Richard

Glass Curtains

Had to call FGC to come and undertake first maintenance visit of 5m curtain installation from 2013. Excellent friendly service and all seals repaired within an hour. Learnt need to silicone spray the seals as well as the floor track. Been a great purchase and very pleased.

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Simon E

Mr S & Mrs M – Leatherhead

Initial contact
FGC were very informative over the phone and were quick to arrange an appointment for us to see the doors at their showroom. They also gave a number of contacts for us to visit to view existing installations. Installation
FGC installers arrived on time and completed the installation quickly and tidily.

A Unique Sleek Product

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the team at FGC for great communication and assistance throughout, and a top job in the installation process and of course in providing a unique sleek product. Mr M, Bournemouth

Mr M, Bournemouth

Great product & service

We have been extremely happy with our installation. The doors have made a huge difference to the view from our kitchen into the garden. It is a quality product. After 7 years one of our doors developed a fault. I claimed under the guarantee. The matter was dealt with quickly & efficiently. The replacement door

Clive Lowe
Happy client

All in all a very good experience with FGC

Thanks you for everything FGC did on this project for us.  We found you from an on-line search which doesn’t always identify helpful or committed suppliers, especially where the requirement is small or simple as this one was..  FGC were both helpful and committed.  Thank you especially for progressing things much quicker that the weeks

Chartered Building Surveyor I was impressed with the installers

I would like to reiterate that we are very pleased with our new FGC doors. As a Chartered Building Surveyor I was impressed with the installers who were careful, methodical and very professional my wife who is most particular was also very impressed with their cleanliness. I am sure we will get many years of

Published on September 4, 2019

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