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Aluminum AA72

Thermally Insulated Aluminum
Bi-fold Door System

Our most popular system, the AA72 system delivers superior strength, flexibility, aesthetics and is designed for durability, energy efficiency, strong weather performance and low maintenance every day use.

10 Year Manufacturers Warranty

10 Product Warranty


The AA72 bi-fold door is fabricated from FSDC Global’s own premium aluminum profile extrusion system, with over 20 years of experience in designing and custom manufacture the AA72 is one of the highest specification thermally broken aluminum systems on the market today! Custom manufactured and dispatched in as little as 5 days!

Exceptionally durable and versatile, the AA72 can work within any living arrangement or commercial situation, providing the ultimate WOW factor, in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

A long standing core product with thousands of installations worldwide (by far our most popular system), the AA72 offers a modern look coupled with strength, durability and low maintenance.

Thermally insulated profiles provide a product that is also highly thermally efficient, ensuring your home stays the right temperature throughout the year, keeping your heating and cooling bills low, saving you money!

This aluminum bi-fold door is also highly versatile and is custom made to your exacting requirements - meaning as a customer you get to specify; dimensions, product style, opening style, configuration, color, finish, hardware, thresholds, glass specification, glazing options, magnetic stops, ventilation and internal blinds.

The AA72 aluminum system can also be manufactured in as little as five days, when using our standard colors; Jet Black (RAL 9005 matt), Traffic White (RAL 9016 satin) and Anthracite Grey (RAL 7016 matt).

A matching range of windows and doors are available to complement the AA72 bi-fold door.

AA72 profile drawing


Key Features
  • Available in any RAL, special color/texture, anodized color, or dual color option
  • Available with or without external cill
  • Buying direct from the manufacturer
  • Child friendly/fitted with finger safe gaskets
  • Choice of nine threshold (bottom track) options
  • Contemporary modern appearance
  • Dual running (top and bottom) rollers for even weight distribution
  • Easy to operate - effortlessly smooth
  • Finger safe gaskets - so no need to worry about fingers getting caught
  • Hard wearing powder coated finish/resistant to scratching and denting
  • Heavy duty corner connectors for increased strength, durability and rigidity
  • Inward and outward opening options
  • Low threshold - zero trip hazard / ADA compliant
  • Maintenance free, life expectancy of up to 25 years
  • Matching range of windows and doors available
  • Secure roller system, encapsulated within the track
  • Security hinges - non surface mounted
  • Slim flat handles for reduced stacking for when the doors are in use
  • Slim sightline of just 130mm (60/5/5/60) - 5 1/8” (2 3/8” / 3/16” / 3/16” / 2 3/8”)
  • Corner posts can be incorporated to produce corner openings
  • In-line out of sight track offering a practical functionality
  • Marine treatment available for salt water environments
  • Outlet Water escape
  • Pull handle(s), to enable ease of operation and easy closing
  • Resistant to scratching and denting
  • Robust hardware using our own ‘Fold N Slide’ hardware range
  • Steel wheels sealed bearings for maintenance free use
  • Structurally strong - built to last
  • Thicker, stronger aluminum profiles than most competitors


  • Five point multi-locking to access door with ‘Secured by Design’ (SBD) security cylinders
  • Three star diamond ABS TS007 euro cylinders (anti-snap, anti-pick, anti-bump, anti-drill)
  • Document Q Approved*, Security – Dwellings PAS 24:2012.
  • Encapsulated rollers/running gear within the track, preventing it from being attacked
  • End panels and access doors are fitted with high security locking mechanisms
  • Hardened steel hook locks and dead bolts
  • Internally glazed/beaded (option to upgrade to laminated impact glass)
  • Option of key locking shoot-bolts are available for added security and external access
  • Passed tests equivalent to a 300lb man trying to force entry
  • Tongue and groove (interlocking) door panels to prevent lever opening
  • Secure roller system, encapsulated within the track
  • Security hinges (non face fixed) to prevent the pins from being removed and the hinge being forced from the door
  • Shoot bolts - Top and bottom, locate directly into both top and bottom track
  • Stronger/thicker (1.75mm) aluminum profile

* Selected AA72 configurations only, please enquire

Threshold Options

We currently offer nine threshold options to satisfy all applications and current building regulations, with all options available as either inward or outward opening. But for the many, the most popular option is our flush threshold that blends the inside floor with the outside floor, especially those with children, elderly or wheel chair users.

Our flush track is ADA compliant, fully weather-rated and the profile itself is available in a choice of 2 colors / finishes; anodized silver (standard) and bronze.

AA72 threshold showing flush track option

Flush track
Threshold option

AA72 threshold showing flush track with rebate option

Flush track with rebate
Threshold option

AA72 threshold showing flush track with cill option

Flush track with cill
Threshold option

AA72 threshold showing flush track with cill and rebate option

Flush track with cill and rebate
Threshold option

AA72 threshold showing raised track option

Raised track
Threshold option

AA72 threshold showing raised track with rebate option

Raised track with rebate
Threshold option

AA72 threshold showing raised track with cill option

Raised track with cill
Threshold option

AA72 threshold showing raised track with cill and rebate option

Raised track with cill and rebate
Threshold option

AA72 threshold showing raised track with double cill option

Raised track with double cill
Threshold option


  • High performance seals/gaskets
  • PVC Nitrile (synthetic rubber) gaskets, fitted as standard and used to seal the double glazed units into the panels and protect the door from water ingress
  • PVC Nitrile seals between each panel (including top and bottom of the panel) to prevent water, wind and noise from entering the property
  • Tested for water ingress, wind resistance and air permeability
  • Weather head drip bar - moulded top profile
  • ASTM E283 tested for air pressure
  • ASTM E331 tested for water penetration
  • ASTM E330 tested for structural load

The main properties of PVC Nitrile is its outstanding heat, acoustic and thermal resistances.

Thermal efficiency
  • No condensation
  • Super Spacer® bars fitted as standard to glass units
  • Thermally insulated aluminum profiles
  • Thermally insulated aluminum track
  • U-Value of complete unit from 1.42 W/m2k
  • U-Factor of complete unit from .31
  • UKAS PAS23 weather tested
  • Weather tested to over 5000 pascals


Frame width: 60mm / 2⅜in
Frame depth: 70mm / 2¾in
Maximum opening width: 18300mm / 60ft
Maximum opening height: 4000mm / 13ft
Panel height range (min/max): 305mm / 1ft - 4000mm / 13ft
Panel width range (min/max): 305mm / 1ft - 1100mm / 3ft 7 1/2in
Material: Aluminum (thermally insulated)
Stock colors: 9016 Traffic White (Satin)/9005 Jet Black (Matt)/7016 Anthracite Grey (Matt)
Optional colors: Any RAL color/dual color/anodized or special finish
U-Value of complete unit - W/m2k: 1.42 - 1.83
U-Value of center pane (Glass) - W/m2k: 0.92
U-Factor of complete unit - Btu/h·ft²·°F: 0.31 - 0.57
Aluminum thickness: 1.75mm / 1/16in
Warranty (Product): Up to 10 years
Warranty (Manufacturers): 10 years
Glass units, standard: 28mm / 1⅛in double glazed, low-E tempered
Glass units, optional: Triple glazing, laminated, anti-sun tinting (grey, bronze, green and blue), turtle glass, krypton gas


AA72 General Arrangement Drawings
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AA72 Bi-fold Track Detail (inc. drainage)
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