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What is the best bi-fold operating system

When choosing bi-folds there are two terms you will come across: ‘top hung’ and ‘bottom rolling’. This refers to the way the weight of the door is supported. Advice varies on which is best but bear in mind that top-hung doors conceal the bulk of the operating mechanisms in the frame head, plus dirt and debris are less likely to become lodged in the top track, unlike the bottom track, where it can affect the running operation. On the downside, top-running systems do require a sufficiently strong lintel or beam above the opening to take the weight of the doors.

Bi-fold doors systems have a greater capability than a sliding door or hinged doors because of the moving forces and loads that occur during door movement. We utilise our own Fold ‘n’ Slide Heavy Duty Hardware which is uniquely designed, independently tested and accredited.  Unlike many other companies we manufacture our bi-folds with Dual Roller Mechanisms. This means that the weight of the door is evenly distributed between both top & bottom roller resulting in a smooth concertina operation and a better sliding performance.  The track encapsulates the roller mechanism to help eliminate any issues with debris becoming lodged.

As you can imagine, Heavy Duty Hardware is key to supporting the weight of your Folding Sliding Doors. The hardware used on cheap folding door products is not going to give you the same performance, are not as robust and would therefore not come with the guarantees you would be offered with a better specification.

The National Self Build & Renovation Show - October 2018

The National Self Build & Renovation Show - October 2018

Join us at the National Self Build & Renovation Show

When: Friday 5th - Sunday 7th OCTOBER 2018.
Fri & Sat: 9am - 5pm | Sunday: 9am - 4pm. 

Where: Swindon M4 Junction 16

Pre book your FREE ticketsClick here  and save £12 on the door price.

 

NSBRC May Show

NSBRC May Show

What a great show, met loads of fantastic people (existing & new) with some great projects.
Contact us to make a viewing at a showroom near you .

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The National Self Build & Renovation Show - May 2018

The National Self Build & Renovation Show - May 2018

Join us at the National Self Build & Renovation Show

When: Friday 11th - Sunday 13th MAY 2018.
Fri & Sat: 9am - 5pm | Sunday: 9am - 4pm. 

Where: Swindon M4 Junction 16

Pre book your FREE ticketsClick here  and save £12 on the door price.

The National Self Build & Renovation Show - Jan 2018

The National Self Build & Renovation Show - Jan 2018

Join us at the National Self Build & Renovation Show

When: Friday 26th - Sunday 28th January 2018.
Fri & Sat: 9am - 5pm | Sunday: 9am - 4pm. 

Where: Swindon M4 Junction 16

Pre book your FREE ticketsClick here  and save £12 on the door price.

The Big Green Home Show 2017

The Big Green Home Show 2017

Join us at the Big Green Home Show

Pre book your FREE tickets here

Meet us on Stand 91

The Specialists: The Folding Sliding Door Company

The Specialists: The Folding Sliding Door Company

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".

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.

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The National Self Build & Renovation Show May 2017

The National Self Build & Renovation Show May 2017

Join us at the National Self Build & Renovation Show

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

The National Self Build & Renovation Show

The National Self Build & Renovation Show

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

Do I need planning permission?

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.

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FSD Exhibition, The Big Green Home Show

FSD Exhibition, The Big Green Home Show
The Big Green Home Show, 7-9 October 2016

JOIN Us Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October on Stand 91 at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre, Swindon.

Our experienced sales staff will be in attendance over the three day event to showcase our range of Folding Sliding Door Products.

Kick start your dreams it may be easier than you think ... we can survey, manufacture and install. All covered by FENSA registration in less than three weeks!

Pre-Book your free tickets

 Click here AND select ‘Partner16’ to claim your free tickets.

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The National Self Build & Renovation Show

The National Self Build & Renovation Show


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

 

Document Q

Document Q

Approved Document Q (Security – Dwellings)

What is Approved Document Q?

Approved Document Q is an addition to the Building regulation covering security in dwellings. Document Q (often referred to as New Build compliant) sets out reasonable standards for doors and windows to resist physical attack by a casual or opportunist burglar by being both sufficiently robust and fitted with appropriate hardware.

Under these standards, all new doors and windows should be made to a design that has been shown, by test, to meet the security requirements of PAS 24:2012 (or other standards that meet or exceed PAS 24:2012). The PAS 24:2012 standard means all doors and windows have to meet a cylinder and hardware attack test and comply with European security measures to make homes less vulnerable.

Approved Document Q (Security - Dwellings) was introduced 1st October 2015 for use in England.

When does Approved Document Q apply?

The regulations will apply where doors and windows are installed into all dwellings where they are accessible (2m from floor) and the property is a new build / property development (including change of use to domestic, e.g. a commercial mill conversion to flats).

It does not apply to replacements, extensions or refurbishments as long as the building is already a dwelling.

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Check out some of our recent commercial projects

Check out some of our recent commercial projects

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

 

NEW, FLUSH GLAZED, frameless Glass Bifold Door

NEW, FLUSH GLAZED, frameless Glass Bifold Door

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.

 

Bifold Doors at Haverstock Hill, London

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

2 bedroom ground floor flat, Wandsworth SW18

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

An immaculately presented ground floor Victorian flat conversion.

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

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Meet the Installation Teams!

Meet the Installation Teams!

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!

NOW ON January SALE!

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.

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Tapped Brew Co, Boar Lane, Leeds

Tapped Brew Co, Boar Lane, Leeds

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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FSDC Global is an ISO 9001 and (US) NAMI Quality Assured organisation with nationally recognised accreditations such as CE Compliancy and Document Q in the UK, and Florida Building Code

    
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