A True Specialist
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.
Some timber systems do not use engineered timber, causing it to warp and expand and some aluminium systems only use profile with a 1.5mm wall and a thermal bridge that does not conform the the new thermal regulations.
The products may look nice and operated in the showroom wonderfully. However, these design omissions can compromise the effectiveness, security and operating limits of the system.
Many companies may say "What do they know that I don’t? I've been in the window industry for over 30 years". They may have been in the window industry for a long time, but they have only recently started manufacturing folding sliding doors.
The word specialist derives from the medical field, meaning “A physician whose practice is limited to a particular branch of medicine or surgery”.
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 flippantly by companies that also manufacture windows, French doors, sliding patio doors, roofs and conservatories.
There are many upvc 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.
There are many upvc and joinery companies that have had to product change or diversify into folding sliding doors because the industry they are in is financially compromised.
Some window companies have even setup a new subsidiary just for this product.
Customers need to be aware and not be fooled by speculators and chancers wanting to make a fast buck, only really interested in selling aluminum or plastic profile.
“Jumping on the band wagon, take the ride, but jump off when the going gets tough, and leave the specialists to pick up the pieces.”
We specialise in folding sliding doors only. The design and manufacture of folding sliding doors is an exact science. Do not buy from chancers. We have, in recent years, seen so many of these tried and failed companies come and go at their customers expense.
Our doors are manufactured using our own tested profile and hardware; this has been developed for almost 20 years experience in the science of creating Folding Sliding Doors systems alone.