INVITE THE OUTSIDE IN
Uninterrupted, panoramic views are the pinnacle of building design – giving contemporary living a high-end feel and enhancing the way you view your world.
Our frameless glass systems are tailored to the South African market – manufactured with our challenging weather conditions in mind – yet providing ease of use, compromised style and next generation technology that requires no maintenance.
Our custom-developed FG03 system is the first frameless, sliding stacking system in the world utilizing a double lip, capital “H” weather strip between all panels, including the primary door and the second panel. This results in an elegant, functional, secure and highly weather-resistant glass door system that provides infinite flexibility for multiple applications.
NO WALLS – ALL THE VIEWS
Whether you’re building or upgrading – the value that undisrupted, sweeping scenery brings to a property makes our range of cutting-edge, frameless glass systems the key to unlock your property’s true potential.
“The ingenuity of the FG Frameless System lies in its simplistic but intelligent design.”
Technical Aspects – FG System
For increased stability and reduced deflection, both the opening and closing boxes on the opposite sides are lined with double-wool pile to ensure a sealed and snug fit to the glass panels.
For increased stability and structural integrity the wall thickness of our profile/frame exceeds those of any other aesthetically similar product available on the South African market.
Unlike aluminium and wooden doors which need to be compensated for on finishing of plastering and screeding of floors, the FG02 and FG03 are surface mounted. This means that installation only takes place after all plastering and screeding is completed and a datum level is in place.
Before the main contractor proceeds with waterproofing – a 38 x 76 aluminium angle with our uniquely designed special FG Sealed Aluminium Lugs can be pre-requested as an extra precaution.
To ensure successful installation, we recommend using only our fully trained and skilled technicians to complete this highly specialised application.
HOW SAFE IS IT ?
We are realistic about taking the unexpected into consideration. We provide peace of mind that in the event of someone trying to gain access to your home, our 8mm or 10mm toughened safety glass will provide enough resistance to daunt even the most energetic of would-be burglars. In fact, it would be far easier to gain access through a wooden kitchen door than it would be to break this toughened glass panel.
Additional security is created by fusing the glass system into the aluminium housing, meaning that once they are joined, the glass panel cannot be separated from the aluminium again.
A lot of thought and careful planning has gone into the system’s design to offer our clients a product that goes beyond meeting expectations to deliver ongoing value.
Question: What are the maintenance implications?
No maintenance necessary
Question: What are the guarantees on the product?
5 years on the FGO1 system, and 1 year on all other products
Question: What is the maximum height of the glass panels?
2700mm (facing into weather) – 3000mm (internal)
Question: What Panel sizes are available?
Min width of 500mm to max width of 800mm
Question: What type of glass is available?
8/10mm toughened safety glass
Question: Weather resistance factor?
99.5% (Double-wool pile all round)
Question: Soundproof factor?
Question: Lead time?
4 to 6 weeks
Question: Can panels be moved individually?
Yes, we can customise the opening size to your specifications
Question: Is it burglar-proof?
Yes, panels cannot be lifted out of their tracks
Question: Can you lock yourself out?
You cannot lock yourself out as the childproof safety-catch needs to be pulled down to open or close the door
Question: Do the panels interlock?
Yes, the glazing profile has a male/female feature between the aluminium for stability
Question: Does it have a frame on the side?
Yes, special extrusions with wool pile reduce deflection of glass and ensure a perfect seal
Question: Can it be used as a shop front?
Yes, a lockable feature is possible by adding a centre lock and handles
Question: Can it open both in- or outwards?
Yes, without compromising weather resistance (lock is always on the inside)
Question: Does it have wheels at the bottom?
No, this top hung system has roll bearing wheels at the top with a guiding block at the bottom
Question: Is the system easily adjustable?
Yes, the compensating channel can easily be adjusted 14mm in total if so required
Question: Can the bottom track be recessed?
Yes, only 5mm will exceed the finished floor level
Question: Can the top track be recessed?