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The Specialists: The Folding Sliding Door Company

Posted in News | Latest News | FSDUK, | Published: 20 April 2017

Source: www.fitshow.co.uk 

"Specialism has been key to our strategy", says Kehinde Jolaoso, Managing Director, The Folding Sliding Door Company. Resisting the temptation to expand into associated products The Folding Sliding Door Company has been singular in its philosophy, focusing on the manufacture of bi-folding doors.

"Back in 2001 there were very few bi-fold doors on the market and many people were not giving bi-folds the attention they deserved mainly producing French Doors & Patios – there was no real pedigree", continues Kehinde. "We saw opportunities across the trade, retail and commercial sectors by becoming a specialist manufacture".

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This vision has driven rapid growth. The Bradford-based business has gone from start-up in 2001 to manufacture more than 300 bi-fold panels each week. These are fabricated in aluminium, timber, PVC-U, Glass Composite and Ali-Clad – the novelty being that in this case the systems are its own.

“Strategically, we have always wanted to own the whole manufacturing process from the systems to hardware because that way we own the whole process and we can guarantee the quality of the products that we manufacture”, explains Kehinde.

The business was founded by owner Paul Shearman, whose ‘apprenticeship’ as a joiner and engineer in the German door industry, was important in defining The Folding Sliding Door Company’s future philosophy.

Developing its first door in timber then on to further develop the UK’s first PVC-U in-line bi-folding door with no face-fixed hardware and concealed running gear in 2003.

“It sounds so mainstream now but we were the first bi-fold manufacturer to develop a PVC-U system with concealed running gear”, continues Kehinde. “It looked so much better, it improved the reliability and the operation of the door and most importantly the security. This is why our original idea has been copied and adopted by so many other systems.”

Cue the company’s own designed and branded Fold ‘N’ Slide Hardware offering. A dedicated universal hardware system, compatible with all materials. The Part Q accredited system features easily adjustable rollers, security hardware and flush threshold options.

Fold ‘N’ Slide hardware is suitable for use across leading PVC-U and aluminium systems plus timber and timber/aluminium and aluminium/PVC-U composites. “We supply Fold ‘N’ Slide hardware to systems companies, other fabricators – we work with almost everyone” says Kehinde.

“Fold ‘N’ Slide hardware is compatible with Veka, Spectus, Swish, Rehau, Deceuninck and aluplast name a few as well as aluminium systems. It’s the product of 15 years or more research and development and the detail that we have applied to bi-fold door technology and manufacture.”

This focus on detail has driven its partnership with Extrudaseal. As another specialist manufacturer it extruded more than than 20,000 km of gaskets in the last year, tapping into economies of scale to offer its customers on average savings of 30-40% on gasket costs compared to buying-in from systems companies.

“Price is an important part of it but we don’t buy from Extrudaseal just because of price, it’s about service, support and relationships”, says Kehinde.

“We use Extrudaseal push-in and wedge gaskets across our systems. They’re also universal. Plus weatherseals on panels.

“Where we have really seen value is in their R&D process. They have their own teams in-house, who we’ve worked with to develop and refine solutions and they have always been very responsive.”

Read full article here

The National Self Build & Renovation Show May 2017

Posted in News | Latest News | Events | FSDUK, | Published: 16 February 2017

Join us at the National Self Build & Renovation Show

£12 per adult on the door or pre book your FREE tickets here

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The National Self Build & Renovation Show

Posted in News | Latest News | Events | FSDUK, | Published: 16 January 2017

Join us at the National Self Build & Renovation Show

When: Friday 27th - Sunday 29th January. Fri/Sat - 9am until 5pm. Sunday - 9am until 4pm. 

Where: Swindon M4 Junction 16

£12 on the door or pre book your FREE tickets here

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Do I need planning permission?

Posted in Planning | News | Advice | FSDUK, | Published: 30 November 2016

Source: www.planningportal.co.uk

This is an introductory guide that can be read at the above link and is not a definitive source of legal information.

At the time of publishing the Planning Portal website states that you do not usually need to apply for planning permission for:

  • repairs, maintenance, and minor improvements, such as repainting window and door frames
  • insertion of new windows and doors that are of a similar appearance to those used in the construction of the house (note - a new bay window will be treated as an extension and may require permission). If new windows are in an upper-floor side elevation they must be obscure-glazed and either non opening or more than 1.7 metres above the floor level

New roof lights or skylights will not normally require an application for planning permission providing:

  • they do not protrude more than 150mm beyond the plane of the roof slope
  • they are no higher than the highest part of the roof
  • if they are in side elevation roof slope they must be obscure-glazed and either non opening or more than 1.7 metres above the floor level

Occasionally, you may need to apply for planning permission for some of these works because your council has made an Article 4 Direction withdrawing permitted development rights. If you live in a listed building, you will need listed building consent for any significant works - internal or external.

Also, if you are a leaseholder, you may first need to get permission from your landlord or management company.

Visit the Planning Portal website to read more

 

The National Self Build & Renovation Show

Posted in News | Events | FSDUK, | Published: 18 May 2016


June 17 - 19th 2016

Join us this summer at the National Self Build & Renovation Show.
Make your dreams a reality!

Pre book your free tickets at
www.nsbrc.co.uk

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Check out some of our recent commercial projects

Posted in News | FSDUK, | Published: 21 February 2014

Check our website for some of the latest completed commercial projects. We will be constantly adding more content.

Our commercial portfolio can be found  here

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NEW, FLUSH GLAZED, frameless Glass Bifold Door

Posted in News | FSDUK, | Published: 20 February 2014

ENQUIRE NOW FOR 2014 DELIVERY!

  • UK’S FIRST GLASS BI-FOLD DOOR
  • BRITISH MADE
  • TRIPLE GLAZED

Introducing the ALL NEW, flush glazed, frameless Folding Sliding Door. Engineered from THREE layers of high impact insulated glass, giving a clean, elegant and contemporary look, while highly security conscious, thermally efficient and weather resistant.

This thermally efficient, triple glazed, unique architectural designed Bi Fold door incorporates open in or open out, glazed in or glazed out configurations, with maximum security and integrity with no compromises. A further indication of our market leading status, and commitment to ongoing design and innovation.

  • Open in or open out option
  • Left or right opening option
  • Glass to external or internal
  • Silk screen printed glass (think ‘smartphone’)

Contact sales on 0845 644 6630 for further information.

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Bifold Doors at Haverstock Hill, London

Posted in News | FSDUK | Installation Showcase, | Published: 23 January 2014

This house is a great example of how you can extend your living space, and with over 6 meters this truly did look amazing!

The Folding Sliding Door Company were commissioned by Lucky Number Seven to site survey, manufacture and complete the installation at this residential address.

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FD72 Aluminium Bifold doors fitted with flush track and sill, finished in RAL 7024M colour coating on aluminium, black hardware with silver flush tracks

Door configurations; 5+1 (Open Out, 5 Stack Left, 1 Stack Right) AND 1 (Open Out, 1 Stack Left, 0 Stack Right)

 

2 bedroom ground floor flat, Wandsworth SW18

Posted in News | FSDUK | Installation Showcase, | Published: 21 January 2014

Latest project by Evolution Property Services Ltd ( ), Wimbledon, London SW19.

An immaculately presented ground floor Victorian flat conversion.

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The property has recently been extended and refurbished to a high specification with neutral décor and modern fixtures throughout. A contemporary kitchen has been fitted with integrated appliances and leads into a reception room with Bifolding doors that open out to an immaculately presented private garden.

Evolution Property Services took advantage of The Folding Sliding Door Company ‘Off the shelf size’ bifold doors at the planning stage of the build and integrated it into the extension, with The Folding Sliding Door Company completing the installation.

Door configuration; 3 (Open Out, 3 Stack Left, 0 Stack Right) Bifold Door

2440 wide x 2130mm high, fitted with flush track and sill

Finished in Anodised Silver colour coating on aluminium, satin nickel hardware.

 

Meet the Installation Teams!

Posted in FSDUK | Notices, | Published: 16 January 2014

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Photo left to right; Leon, Chris, Terry, Kevin, Linda, Paul, Gary, Joe & Alaisdair

Feel free to contact Linda or Alaisdair (Customer services department) to discuss your requirements for parts or service calls by emailing  or calling 0845 644 6630 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm

 

NOW ON January SALE!

Posted in News | FSDUK, | Published: 13 January 2014

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The Folding Sliding Door Company January SALE NOW ON!

Up to 30% OFF + FREE INSTALLATION on Bi-Fold Doors.

Limited period ONLY! Contact us online or call 0845 644 6630 for further details.

We survey, manufacture & Install Bi-Fold doors.

All products are CE compliant and installations are covered by Fensa registration.

 

Tapped Brew Co, Boar Lane, Leeds

Posted in News | FSDUK | Installation Showcase, | Published: 06 January 2014

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The Folding Sliding Door Company are proud of our latest commercial installation, part of the latest 'Leeds Trinity' development in Leeds city centre.

This project was in collaboration with a local Architect. It was all bespoke made to exacting specification, 70mm Aluminium finished in anodised Bronze with metallic RAL beading (just to stand out from the crowd) finished with satin nickel hardware.

The Folding Sliding Door Company manufactured, supplied & installed most of the ’Tapped' pub fascia, including; all folding sliding windows, lower static panels, the main doorway entrance, as well as the inner foyer glazing & doors.

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Trip Advisor head office

Posted in News | FSDUK | Installation Showcase, | Published: 05 January 2014

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Even tripadvisor.co.uk need somewhere to work from!

As part of their latest office refurbishment to inspire staff with surroundings they opted to include 2 sets of folding sliding doors from The Folding Sliding Door Company.

Now (or at least when the weather is fine) the staff can work in floods of natural light and wander inside to outside as part of their extended office space.

 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted in FSDUK | Notices, | Published: 23 December 2013

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Thank you for you interest in Folding Sliding Doors in 2013. We have many new developments launching in 2014, check our website in the new year for updates. We return back on 2nd January 2014.

Folding Sliding Doors Ltd, Hopbine Avenue
, West Bowling, 
Bradford 
BD5 8ER
, Call; 0845 6446630, Email:  

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or follow us on Twitter : https://twitter.com/foldingsliding

Want to know more? Why not watch our corporate video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvhA-j8ZZGo

Or read our blog : http://www.foldingslidingdoors.com/blog

 

Home Improvement, before & after shots

Posted in News | FSDUK | Installation Showcase, | Published: 12 December 2013

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The pictures above illustrate a typical home improvement project and how a bifold door can change the dynamics of your home. Now everyone can enjoy the extra space and light for everyday living and entertaining as well as enhancing the fantastic views from the property.

This property was installed with hardwood timber bifold doors to meet the current building regulations strict U-value criteria

 

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