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"Excellent quality products which look good and are clearly well made."
"Our origin door has opened up our kitchen and breakfast room to our beautiful garden"
"Great products. Very satisfied with door and window."
"So it’s now been approximately a year since I had my bifold doors installed... I’m not one to rush into a review !! How can you tell if the product costing a pretty penny is good within a week or two ? I have to say I am totally happy with my choice of Origin for my extension. I looked at several companies and overall I found the quality stood out from the rest and British made too ! A year on and that choice has stood me well, wholly satisfied and would recommend their product."
"Good quality windowframes and bifold doors - a perfect fit in the apertures according to the supplied measurements. However one of the joining bars (fitted in the factory) was attached to the wrong side of the frame, which had to be rectified on site."
"Great quality, good colour choice available, excellent locking mechanism, looks very stylish at the side of our bi-fold door"
"Excellent product and brilliant local agent (Lincoln Window Design)"
"Excellent product, looks amazing!"
"Love the bi-fold doors! It is a little too early to say how they will stand up to repeated use but we've heard good things about them and the guys who installed the doors rated them. Big thumbs up so far."
"I have the bifold doors with the internal blinds looks fabulous easy to open and importantly easy to keep clean they are real show stoppers so impressed with the look"
"Purchased Origin replacement windows through Apollo Windows in Kent and they are as good as I thought when I first saw them. The quality of the window frames is excellent and I love the flush finish inside and out. They are not the cheapest but from all the windows I looked at, I am convinced they were the best aluminium windows on the market and worth the money."
"The works been done"
"The bi-fold doors we have had installed (by GX Home Improvements Ltd) are beautifully made, solid and yet very easy to open and close. We are now looking forward to opening a complete wall and extend our dining room into the new conservatory, great for our family meals with our children and grandchildren !"
"I went to East Grinstead Showroom and worked with Steve Jones, worth his weight in Gold The door are excellent the fitting was great, just one down side the window blinds dont hold there charge, apart from that i will keep recommending your doors."
"The doors are beautiful quality and look it too. They were fitted expertly by Hybrid Windows and look stunning. I am more tham pleased with them."
"Professional measuring up and installation .Good organisation by Emma.one minor blemish,a rather obtuse attitude from a lady in logistics when I was trying to talk to Kerry.Product excellent.will readily recommend the company."
"We had the bi fold doors supplied/fitted by formost 2000 and they are top quality and look fantastic I was delighted with the look and how good the installers were"
"Elegant bifold doors which maximise our view of the garden."
"The customer care provided by Bristol Bi Fold Doors was exceptional. We chose the product because of the quality, the guarantee and because of the different options. Installation was done with care and pride and we are delighted with the end product - particularly the internal blinds."
"Doors and window were exactly as I expected. Installers really professional and personable. I am really pleased with the finished product."
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