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How to create a flush threshold

How to create a flush threshold
One of the many appeals to installing a folding sliding door from FSDC global is the ability to have a flush threshold.  It's ideal for all manner of applications, from disabled access to a restaurant to preventing the children from tripping over the threshold at home. But what do you need to do to achieve it?   In order for the bottom tr...
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Top tips when prepping for the installation of your doors.

Top tips when prepping for the installation of your doors.
Congratulations! You've ordered you new folding sliding patio door, what preparations are required to ensure a trouble free installation?   Structural Is the opening size correct? – Ensure you have at least 12mm-20mm (1/2"-3/4") of tolerance in the opening. Do I need a threshold channel? – If you are looking to have a flush threshold, ensure t...
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Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

FSDC Global offer a fully warranted installation service, and in most cases this extends the warranty of your chosen product.

FSDC Global also offer a supply only service for people who intend to install the doors themselves or by a third party installer.

The instructions below refer to the installation of folding patio doors / folding sliding doors / bifold doors / accordion doors;

  1. The bottom track is the most critical step. Ensure the track is fixed firm and level in both directions. For longer tracks you may require a laser level. Pre-drill the track 100mm from each end and then 500mm apart. The track port is positioned at the stacking side.
  1. The first jamb to fix is the one that the door is to stack open against. Ensure the jamb is fixed square on the track and level on both faces. This jamb must be firmly fixed to the wall to carry the weight of the door. Blockwork or cavity fixed jamb must be firmly strapped to ensure no side to side or rocking movement.
  1. Position the top track on top of the jamb and position, place the other jamb under the top track to hold it in place. If practically possible, do not fix the top track at this stage.

Ensure the second jamb is fixed square on the track and level on both faces. This jamb must be firmly fixed to the wall to carry the weight of the door. Blockwork or cavity fixed jamb must be firmly strapped to ensure no side to side or rocking movement.

  1. Ensure the top track is fixed firm and level in both directions. For longer tracks you may require a laser level. Pre-drill the track 100mm from

each end and then 500mm apart. The track port is positioned at the stacking side.

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Install It Your Way

Install It Your Way
  As with any home improvement a good installation is key to good operation and longevity of use. One of our goals at FSDC Global is to produce products that are easy to install, this not only limits the errors that can be made. But also opens the opportunity to anyone with average or better home improvements skills to learn how to install our...
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The Benefits of Room Dividers

The Benefits of Room Dividers
Separate the space in your home/office or commercial area by incorporating one of our premium room dividers. Movable walls can be a good alternative to traditional solid walls finished with drywall to define offices, meeting spaces, and lounge areas. Perhaps you're struggling to organize a small space or looking to divide a big room, whatever it is...
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Measuring Instructions

Measuring Instructions

How do you open that space in your home to incorporate a folding sliding door?

The first thing that you need is an opening to accommodate the door. The opening must be of sound structure to allow the door to be installed correctly.

The opening walls and floor can be constructed from structural timber, steel, brick, concrete or concrete block. Thermalite, cinder blocks or breeze blocks are not suitable to obtain a firm structural fixing.

The head of the opening must be constructed from steel, structural timber or concrete. Light metal lintels and timber sub-frames are not suitable to obtain a firm structural fixing.

The next step is to measure your opening This must be done from side to side and top to bottom. Always allow 10mm tolerance in your measurements. It is advisable to use a large spirit level to check the opening as an opening that is not level can effect your measurement.

When deciding the way that you would like your threshold to be situated, always make allowances in your measurement to accommodate the bottom track. Note: the frame height includes the bottom track.

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