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55DP on a vinyl Folding Sliding Door realized

Posted in News | FSDCUS | FSDC, | Published: 21 June 2018

VEKA USA and The Folding Sliding Door Company LLC have successfully tested their latest folding sliding door system to an amazing 55DP. By taking the VEKA Eurowall 70 profile and forging it with the Fold`n`Slide hardware range supplied exclusively by The Folding Sliding Door Company we are able to take vinyl folding patio doors to new levels of weather resistance and durability. The Fold`n`Slide hardware system is a universal folding patio door hardware solution and has already been successfully used in vinyl, lumber, aluminum, ali-clad and composite doors. For more information on the VEKA test or hardware solutions for your door contact us here at FSDC.

NSBRC May Show

Posted in FSDCUK | News | Latest News | FSDC, | Published: 15 May 2018

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 Specialists: The Folding Sliding Door Company

Posted in News | FSDCUK | FSDC, | 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 Folding Sliding Door Company is now a member of Secured by Design

Posted in News | FSDCUK | FSDC, | Published: 12 December 2016

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We are proud to announce that The Folding Sliding Door Company is now a member of Secured by Design, a flagship UK police initiative to help 'design out' crime through the use of high-quality innovative products and processes. Secured by Design is the only form of Police approval for products in the UK.

In order to achieve Secured by Design status, the Q72 70mm Aluminium folding sliding bi-fold door had to adhere to the organisation’s rigorous test standards. 

To learn more about Secured by Design click here.
To see what tests are carried out click here.
Our member page can be seen at this link

Which product(s) can I get from The Folding Sliding Door Company that are Secured by Design?

Product: Q72 70mm Aluminium

Our 70mm Aluminium door range complies. You can confidently choose an ‘Outward’, ‘Inward’ or ‘Inward & Outward’ opening 70mm Aluminium bi-fold door in the below configurations;

Outward opening door configurations; *

  • 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 panels folding to the left / right
  • 1+1, 1+3, 1+5, 1+7, 1+9 or 1+11 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 2+1, 4+1, 6+1 or 8+1 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 2+3, 4+3, 6+3 or 8+3 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 2+5, 4+5, 6+5 or 8+5 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 2+7, 4+7, 6+7 or 8+7 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 2+9 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 2+11 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 3+1, 3+3, 3+5 or 3+7 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 5+1, 5+3, 5+5 or 5+7 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 7+1, 7+3, 7+5 or 7+7 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 9+1 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 11+1 panels folding to the left / right.

Inward opening door configurations; *

  • 3, 5, 7, 9 or 11 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 1+1, 1+3, 1+5, 1+7, 1+9 or 1+11 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 3+1, 3+3, 3+5 or 3+7 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 5+1, 5+3, 5+5 or 5+7 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 7+1, 7+3, 7+5 or 7+7 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 9+1 panels folding to the left / right.
  • 11+1 panels folding to the left / right.

Inward & Outward opening (mixed) door configurations; *

1LO+1RI, 1LI+1RO, 1LO+3RI, 3LI+3RO, 3LO+1RI, 1LI+3RO, 3LI+3RO,
3LO+3RI, 1LI+5RO, 5LI+1RO, 5LO+1RI, 1LO+5RI, 1LO+7RI, 1RI+7LO,
7LO+1RI, 7LI+1RO, 5LI+3RO, 5LO+3RI, 3LI+5RO, 3LO+5RI, 1LI+9RO,
9LI+1RO, 1LO=9RI, 9LO+1RI, 3LI+7RO, 3RO+7LI, 7LI+3RO, 7LO+3RI,
1LI+11RO, 1LO+11RI, 11LO+1RI, 11LI+1RO, 5LI+7RO, 5LO+7RI, 7LI+5RO,
7LO+5RI, 7LI+7RO, 7LO+7LI.

* Popular configurations shown / list(s) are not exhaustive

KEY:
LO refers to Left Outward Opening
RO refers to Right Outward Opening
LI refers to Left Inward Opening
RI refers to Right Inward Opening

Check out some of our recent commercial projects

Posted in News | FSDCUS | FSDC, | 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 | FSDCUK | FSDC, | 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 FSDCUK | News | FSDC | 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 FSDCUK | News | FSDC | 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.

 

Tapped Brew Co, Boar Lane, Leeds

Posted in News | FSDCUS | FSDC | 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 | FSDCUS | FSDC | 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.

 

Home Improvement, before & after shots

Posted in News | FSDCUS | FSDC | 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

 

“Excellent service received from your company”

Posted in News | FSDCUS | FSDC, | Published: 12 December 2013

Dear Subhas,

We recently purchased folding doors from your company which arrived on time and fitted yesterday 30th November.

I would like to complement you on your service and the quality of your staff. The senior was called Chris and he and his able assistant had come to us from Kent. They telephoned to advise us they were on their way and arrived in good time. We found them courteous and very able and we are delighted with the outcome.

We will certainly recommend your company to others and could we ask you to thank Chris and his assistant for really good job done.

Yours faithfully,

Wendy
Kenley, Surrey

 

“Service option hugely appreciated”

Posted in News | FSDCUS | FSDC, | Published: 12 December 2013

I received superb service from the Folding Sliding Door company today and feel credit should be given when it's due.

Some background: we bought our house three years ago with a conservatory and sliding door set that was put in by the previous owner. The doors have never quite worked as we would have liked and we've been meaning to sort them out for ages. Our builders had a look at them and suggested contacting the original supplier and I'm so glad we did.

From the first phone call, the company were polite, helpful and keen to help despite the fact we didn't make the original purchase. Their suggested service option was exactly what we needed and amazingly they had people round the same day to start the job. As with all the staff we encountered, they were friendly, polite and talked us through what was wrong and what they needed to do. We now have most of our doors working perfectly and the final set will be when they return with a part.

I knew nothing of this company a couple of days ago but based on my experience would happily recommend them and look forward to proper working doors over the next few summers.

Will Halsey, October 2013

 

Expanded Customer Service Department

Posted in News | FSDC, | Published: 12 December 2013

Newly appointed 2013 team members Alaisdair McConachie & Linda Rowntree have already formed an integral part of the growing business, this extra capacity twinned with a recent investment in mobile technology has already paid dividend to both the company and customers alike.

 

Life on the road, France

Posted in News | FSDCUS | FSDC, | Published: 12 December 2013

The fitters get all the good jobs! Our recent installation took a team to Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise in the French Alps. Hardwood timber doors were installed into a ski chalet, opening up the room on to some fantastic views. Nice work if you can get it.

FSDFrance

 

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