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"Although our extension isn't finished,we love the doors, the colour and how smooth the open and shut"
"They look beautiful the only thing is not good the fact 1 of the doors just swings about nothing to hold it back"
"The lead times are absolutely amazing and the quality is great too. Unreserved recommendation!"
"Good quality materials used. Excellent appearance and finished our extension to a very high standard. Admired by everyone."
"Had my new doors fitted last week absolutely love them"
"Fast, efficient and a great quality product!"
"Good design for looks, security, and the dual colour option."
"I had the Bifold doors and a residential door. I purchased my Bifolds through Basfords in Nottingham I live in Birmingham and these guys were the best to go with price wise and confidence wise. I cannot tell you how fantastic my doors look the attention to detail on both the Bifolds and the front door is second to non. Thank you to Origin and thank you to Basfords who are a real credit to the Origin team."
"Hello, I have this week had a bi-fold door fitted in my home by Fox Windows and Doors of Stoneleigh in Warwickshire. My wife and I are very pleased with the door. However, although we requested that the internal seals and gaskets would be white in colour to match the internal colour of the door, one of the gaskets is black. See enclosed photos. When we questioned this with our supplier, we were informed that they had contacted your company and were advised that this particular gasket (the one that seals the main opening door) was only supplied in black. This seems a bad idea as it detracts from the look of the door. Why offer all other seals and gaskets in white but offer this one only in black? If you cannot supply this gasket in black, there is not much that I can do about it, but my feedback would be that in future you should offer it in white as it will improve the look of the door. If in future you do decide to supply it in white, can I have one please?!! Thank you. John Bench p.s. this "review" is a copy of an email that I sent to Origin customer services on 17th November. I have not received a reply!"
"The doors are extremely well made and fit perfectly. They look fantastic"
"Very pleased with Bi-folds noticed big difference from are old patio double glazed doors, fitters had radio on outside and you could hardly hear it and we think it made room warmer."
"It was obvious to see by both looks and operations that it was a quality product"
"Brilliant doors and they look great! Would highly recommend"
"Good quality product. Bi-fold doors far better than our old sliding doors."
"Origin Bi fold doors are absolutely great, very easy to glide back to open and close. Made a difference to the room."
"Doors very good but small issue with finish on leading edge of door. Silver cover bar does not extend to top of door. Examples in Orion Windows showroom no better. Poor finishing to an otherwisea good product. Orion Windows chased up with yourselves and was promised a call from your technical team to explain the problem but nothing forthcoming. (See attached photo) Disappointed customer"
"Fitted quickly and expertly by Essex Bifolds. It all works very smoothly."
""Romsey Conservatories provided an excellent service and patiently held the quote while we obtained planning permission for our 5 panel cornerless bifold on a second floor balcony overlooking the sea. They liaised extremely well with us and our builder who was managing the work, and the installation went very smoothly, on time and with no problems. After sales service has been faultless. The end result is stunning!""
"Product very good - would have welcomed a guide to maintain the bi-fold doors for on going reference especially as i believe they may have dropped making opening difficult. But no faulting the quality."
"Only had the the bi fold doors about a month and seem so far to be okay. However, I have two issues, firstly condensation on the frame, it is a new build so this could be due to the building drying out and time will tell. Secondly, I require a door restrictor, but Origin do not offer one, consequently my only option is to add a cabin hook which will not improve the appearance of the doors."
"Beautiful stylish big old doors , Easy to use and maintain"
For nine years, Mat and his wife Laura have lived in Bath. Their semi-detached house included a living room, dining room and small kitchen downstairs. However, after having two young children, Harry and Lily, the couple needed more space for their growing family.
In 2014, they completed a double storey extension, to add a large kitchen, diner/living area downstairs, together with a large master bedroom upstairs. The project involved extensive renovation, so the family rented a house locally for five months while it was happening.
Mat explained: "When we originally planned the extension, we really wanted to include some bi-folding doors. It was about bringing the outside, inside. We've got quite a large garden, it's an attractive lawn with shrubs and borders, and woodland behind. We wanted to experience all that."
To make the most of this view, they built a deck that extended across the entire width of the house, with steps down on to the lawn. Crystal Clear, a local Origin partner were chosen to install the bifold doors and windows, and invited Mat and Laura to visit their showroom to see the Origin Home Range first-hand. It was there that the couple chose Origin as the best solution for their needs.
A 5+0 door configuration in anthracite grey (RAL 7016) was selected to run across a 4m opening. Five doors were considered the best option as the couple wanted all doors to open the same way, across the space. After consulting with their architect, further fine tuning was made to the design. As Mat explained: "We included a raised cill for practical reasons, and went with 2.35m high doors so we could let in as much light as possible. We matched our kitchen window height to the top of these doors, for aesthetics."
The window in question is also from Origin. It's a casement window, fixed and hung to the left, also in anthracite grey. Both doors and windows have brushed chrome handles, and their anthracite colour perfectly complements the larch-clad kitchen/diner which absorbs light and prevents glare from the Bath stone on sunny days. What's more, it's a natural material that works in harmony with the surrounding environment.
A roof light was fitted to provide more visibility for the area on dark evenings. Its RAL colour and profile were specially selected to match the bifold doors.
Mat and Laura's Origin doors inject the 'wow' factor they always wanted from their new extension. Looking out, they can see every aspect of their beautiful garden, and enjoy it at all times of the year. Neighbours and friends alike have been very complimentary, and enjoy every visit. The new space is also as practical as it is stunning, offering the family a lot of valuable extra space and a great domestic lifestyle.
Mat summed it up perfectly:
House prices have increased substantially in Bath over the years. Our extension has easily paid for itself. But more importantly, it's improved our quality of life. We wouldn't change a thing.- Mat Belgrove