FSDC Global was amalgamated in December 2019, previously trading throughout Europe as The Folding Sliding Door Company since 2001 and in North America as Fold N Slide Systems. The company also has its own successful hardware brand (Fold N Slide Hardware) and profile extrusion brand (Fold N Slide Systems), 2019 also saw the addition of the eagerly awaited, patented flush glazed ‘GlassIIEdge’ system.
FSDC Global’s origin is deeply embedded within folding sliding door technology with The Folding Sliding Door Company being the first company to bring inline folding sliding doors to the UK market and now continuing on with setting the trend FSDC Global are the first company to bring flush glazed folding sliding doors to the global market!
The addition of the recently launched ‘GlassIIEdge’ system at the NAHB International Builders Show 2020 in Las Vegas (after extensive research and development), means the company can now not only offer a totally unique patented bifold door product but also an extensive unique patented range of door and window products using the same Glass to Edge technology, to all of its customers.
FSDC Global designs, manufactures and distributes custom made external door and window products (bifold patio doors, patio doors, french doors, sliding doors, stacking doors, corner doors, casement windows and bar-top windows) throughout Europe, North America and the rest of the world, which is enabled by a series of manufacturing facilities, showrooms and distributor networks.
We are an organisation that is committed to quality assurance and holds certification for both ISO 9001 and NAMI (US), as well as association with FairTrades, TrustMark and The Guild of Master Craftsmen.
We also recognise and appreciate the accreditations which our global customers expect; offering products which are; CE compliant, Florida Building Code (FBC) approved and Miami-Dade County approved. Environmental accreditations include FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and MTCC (Malaysian Timber Certification Council), we are also actively part of recycling waste management systems.
But above all FSDC Global recognises and appreciates its biggest asset - the people who make it all happen, from manufacture through design to sales, installation and customer service. People chosen for their expertise, dedication and experience within the field, and with continual training, support and development to keep them and us at the forefront of our vocation.
Everything we do is for you, so we can help improve lifestyle experiences!
Folding Sliding Doors Limited was started in 2001 when Paul Shearman, a joiner and engineer working in the folding sliding door industry in Germany, developed an inline folding sliding door system for the British market. Main improvement over previous attempts was in the hardware; flush hinges, slim flat handles and a running track to both the top and bottom for even weight distribution of the sliding panels were used, setting this product apart from the rest.
The development was an advancement on the cumbersome hardware that was in use, and the use of top and bottom running tracks meant smooth operation and the extra support to allow for taller and wider openings. Flush tracks were as standard to comply with Part M disability access regulations, and the absence of faced fixed hinges made the doors extra secure.
By 2003 and after continual improvements and now trading as The Folding Sliding Door Company, it was the first company to develop an inline uPVC folding sliding door system which used the industry leading VEKA Matrix uPVC window and door profile with no face fixed hardware and concealed running gear, and successfully brought it to market. Turnover had reached £1 million, the company had acquired premises and was employing 16 staff to manufacture the product.
In 2007 the company won "The Business of the Year" award (from 150,000 nominated businesses at the House of Commons).
The award was given to the company based on it success in such a short space of time, innovation and the business ethics.
Today, the company has evolved with the pace of demand and still makes folding sliding doors in aluminium, timber, aluminium/timber clad and uPVC as well as the new GlassIIEdge system, as well as new products to compliment such as bar-top and casement windows, sliding, stacking and corner door options.
In addition, the company also manufactures its own range of hardware, profile extrusions and patented design rights which enables total control over its own products.
It also continues to supply contracts to major house builders, trade customers and bespoke contracts, many of which have featured on TV home improvement programmes.
The popularity of these glazed doors has soared during the company’s time in business as property owners have realised the potential of wider openings in commercial buildings as well as a better living experience for residential homes.