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Posted in News | FSDUK, | Published: 22 May 2013

 

 

CE Compliant

Posted in News | Advice | CE Compliance | FSDUK, | Published: 04 April 2013

From the 1st of July 2013 it becomes mandatory that all construction products including Folding Sliding Doors MUST display the CE Mark. Products not CE Marked after this date cannot legally be placed on the market!

Mandating CE Marking enforces the disclosure of performance between different manufacturers and suppliers allowing for clear comparisons of performance and enabling customers to make an informed choice!

CE Marking demonstrates a product has been tested against a harmonised standard and the performance information is reliable and has been registered by a notified body.

The Folding Sliding Door Company has produced a Declaration Of Performance and is fully CE compliant!

 

This is the law from 1st July 2013 - If its not CE Marked DO NOT buy it..!!

Posted in News | Advice | CE Compliance | FSDUK, | Published: 21 March 2013

Q. What is changing?

A. CE Marking will become mandatory in the UK from 1st July 2013 as set out in the Construction Products Regulation 2011. Therefore any window or external door product (without resistance to fire and/or smoke leakage characteristics) ''NOT '' CE Marked after this date cannot legally be placed on the market.

Q. Who is responsible for CE Marking?

A. Everyone in the supply chain has a responsibility to cascade the correct data, but the organisation who places the complete product on the market is responsible for affixing the CE Mark and accompanying information. In conclusion this is the organisation that brings the frame and glass together. This organisation is described as the ‘manufacturer’.

Q. I am an installer who purchases unglazed windows.

A. If you are an installer who purchases unglazed frames and glazed units separately, you are classed as the manufacturer and have responsibility for affixing the CE Mark and accompanying information.

Q. I am an installer who purchases glazed windows.

A. If you are an installer who purchases glazed frames, whilst you are not absolved of all responsibility you will not be required to affix the CE Mark and accompanying information. However you will have a responsibility to ensure that the CE Mark and information is available so that you can cascade it to the purchaser.

Q. What should I do next?

A. CE Marking becomes a regularity requirement across the EU from 1st July 2013 as a result of the Construction Products Regulation.. If your product is not CE Marked on or after this date,

"It cannot legally be sold"

 

A True Specialist

Posted in News | FSDUK, | Published: 19 March 2013

Inline folding sliding doors are best left to the experts.

Too many corners have been cut in recently launched systems. A common failing is the use of either a top or bottom running track but not both.

These design omissions can compromise the effectiveness, security and operating limits of the system.

The Folding Sliding Door Company currently manufactures doors in sizes up to 4 metres high and 15 metres wide

The Folding Sliding Door Company offers a 25 year lifetime warranty on its product. "That's how much confidence we have in our product".

The Folding Sliding Door Company offers a no-quibble change on parts and has seen no need to alter its hardware specification in the last ten years.

 

The Folding Sliding Door Company bites back!

Posted in News | FSDUK, | Published: 19 March 2013

Folding Sliding Doors Limited is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Demand has rocketed and competitors may have arrived but this complex product is still best left to the experts, says founder Paul Shearman.

It was 2001 when Paul Shearman, a joiner working in the window industry, developed an inline folding sliding door system. The main improvement over previous attempts was in the hardware. He used flush hinges, slim handles and a running track on the top and bottom of the opening for even weight distribution and ease of operation of the opening panels.

The appeal of this product was that the door leaves folded neatly to create a wider opening – perfect for cafes in summertime or rooms in the home that face the garden, to give just two examples.

Paul Shearman continued to improve his product. "We were the first to develop an inline PVC-U folding sliding door system with no face fixed hardware and concealed running gear in 2003", he says. Paul's development was an advance on the cumbersome out bound hardware that was available and the introduction of running tracks meant smooth operation and the positive support to enable the manufacture of taller and wider folding sliding doors. Flush tracks were fitted as standard, complying with Part M disability access regulations, and the absence of faced fixed hinges made the installation more secure.

Open the door to new horizons

Posted in News | FSDUK, | Published: 22 January 2012

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Folding Sliding Doors Limited is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Demand has rocketed and competitors may have arrived but this complex product is still best left to the experts, says founder Paul Shearman.

FSDC - A specialist company in folding sliding doors We specialise in folding sliding door technology only. Our brands Fold ‘N’ Slide Systems & Fold ‘N’ Slide Hardware are tried and tested products which are dedicated to folding sliding doors. The design and manufacture of folding sliding doors is an exact science. Do not take chances!! To specialise in one particular field of the glazing industry is to have accurate knowledge and skill in that field. The term folding sliding door specialist is used so loosely by companies that also manufacture windows, french doors, sliding patio doors, roofs and conservatories. There are many plastic and joinery companies that believe that they can simply manufacture some rectangle panels, fit some hardware on them that they purchase from their hardware supplier and call themselves a folding sliding door specialist.

Celebrating 10 years of successful business!

Posted in News | FSDUK, | Published: 14 October 2011

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“Jack of one trade - Master of one!” these are the words of Paul Shearman and probably the reason that this year sees the Folding Sliding Door Company celebrating ten successful years in business.

In 2001 Paul and his wife, Tracey, identified a gap in the market for folding sliding doors. Before taking the plunge, Paul undertook some market research asking 200 architects around the country if they would be interested in the product. Of these, 196 replied expressing interest and The Folding Sliding Door Company was born. Ten years later, the Folding Sliding Door Company is the largest designer and manufacturer of folding sliding doors in the UK. This Bradford based company has 68 employees currently with that figure expected to rise due to the demand for their quality products and has premises that occupy 55,000 square feet. “In fact”, states Noreen Williams, the Sales and Marketing Director, “our clients are taken aback by the size of our premises here in Bradford. It’s rather like a tardis - its façade can be deceiving!”

Year on year, The Folding Sliding Door Company has seen significant growth, due not only to the innovative design and high quality products, but also because they specialise in this one product alone. Offering six different materials with a range to suit all budgets. The staff that have contributed to The Folding Sliding Door Company’s success by being able to become specialists - from the sales team through to the staff in the factory. No wonder that 2010 saw a turnover of 6.2 million with all eyes firmly on a 10 million target for their 10th year! The Folding Sliding Door Company values all staff and their contribution they make. As part of their celebrations, founder and CEO Paul Shearman is due to take everyone and their partners for a long weekend to Tenerife!

The Folding Sliding Door Company featured as a supplier on Cowboy Builders

Posted in News | FSDUK | TV / Media, | Published: 25 August 2011

The Folding Sliding Door Company was recently featured as a supplier on the Channel 5 TV programme ‘Cowboy Builders’. We supplied a set of aluminium Folding Sliding Doors to enhanced an open plan living space connect to a kitchen. Follow the link below for more information and photos.

http://www.channel5.com/shows/cowboy-builders/suppliers/series-5-suppliers-worcester-park

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