Whether you’re looking to upgrade your front door, replace your windows or you’re opening up your home with the infamous ‘glass wall’, Origin products are the way to go.

There are so many reasons why Origin products are a great choice for your home and we’ll explore some of the most frequently asked questions below.

This recent project of ours involved a Freedom Bespoke made front door with a wooden insert using the Origin door frame, OW80 windows and OB49 bifold doors, all in the popular colour 7016 Anthracite Grey.

Why should you choose Aluminium and not wood?

Many people presume that metal must not be environmentally friendly as we often associate metal with big machinery and big machinery with a negative impact on the environment. However, the truth is that many metals are actually naturally occurring and extremely recyclable.

Aluminium is one of the most environmentally friendly metals on the planet. Did you know that 75% of the 1 billion tons of aluminium produced in the last 100 years is still in use today? Aluminium can be recycled infinitely to make exactly the same product, which is why it’s considered one of the most valuable items in your recycling bin and ultimately the most recyclable industrial material. 

According to Architecture and Design , timber is used in approximately 24% of residential properties, while aluminium is used in approximately 74%. While the timber look can work really effectively to complement traditional properties, the reality is it’s much less environmentally friendly than aluminium, which can achieve the same timber look through powder coating. Richardson from Architecture and Design comments, “timber not only involves cutting down native forests, but also uses a lot of energy in the cutting, transporting, re-working, transporting again, manufacturing and transporting again that occurs”.

Do Origin products come with guarantees?

Yes! Origin products come with up to 20 years guarantee for your peace of mind (please read the full T&Cs for Origin products here).

Do the products come in different colours?

All Origin products can be made in a whopping 150 different RAL colours! We can provide you with samples in our showroom. During the design process we establish what colour(s) you would like/would work well with your home and we assist you throughout the whole process. You can also have different colours inside and outside to suit the aesthetics of your home perfectly.

Bi-folds vs sliding doors… What’s the difference?

The decision between bi-fold doors and sliding doors can be a tricky one. For many people, it ultimately boils down to personal preference or budget. Both sets of doors go the extra mile to create a connection between inside and outside space, provide lots of natural light and create a modern look. However, Origin Bi-fold Doors and Origin Sliding Doors operate differently.

Bi-fold doors and sliding doors both offer a huge range of benefits, but the doors you choose will mainly be based on your needs and the space you have available.

Bi-fold Doors

Bi-fold doors are made up of a minimum of two door leaves which, when opened, fold back against themselves in a concertina style. The panels are connected by hinges and run back and forth along a top and bottom track using a carriage system.

Bi-fold doors have the ability to open up an entire opening, helping connect the inside of your home seamlessly with your outdoor space and create a more open plan home. They can also include an access or traffic door to allow ease of access between the garden or patio and your home without having to slide back all of the doors.

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are made up of two or more large panes of glass which move to the side and the panes sit behind one another.

These doors provide almost completely uninterrupted views and are ideal for large openings where you want to enjoy the natural light and views they provide as much as possible. However, unlike a bi-folding door, they don’t usually provide a 100% opening as the doors must slide back against each other, so one pane is always visible.

A sliding door system can also be a popular choice for homeowners with limited space as they do not require as much space to open as bi-fold doors.

The answer is really up to you, your requirements and the space available. There are many benefits to both options and our team are more than happy to help you make the right decision for your home.

Is it possible to change the design of the standard doors to suit our wants?

Yes! As you can see from this recent project, we have created a bespoke timber insert for this Origin front door to create a door perfectly suited to the client’s home. We will do what we can to create the perfect door for your home, if there’s something you’re after and you can’t see it on the website, just ask!

Origin products are a sophisticated and contemporary way to add value to your property. They’re thermally efficient, environmentally friendly & all products are manufactured in the UK.

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