After 40 years of calling their rural Buckinghamshire cottage home, Izzy and Ian decided to spruce up their garden room with Origin Bi-fold Doors; making the most of their beautiful country views.
Originally faced with the problem of what type of doors to go for, Ian and Izzy – a Civil Engineer and Teaching Assistant – were keen to replace their wooden French Doors with an alternative that would suit the existing property style and provide them with uninterrupted views into their impressively large garden.
Their existing wooden doors were on their last legs and desperately needed replacing. Wooden doors are strong and very thermally efficient but susceptible to risks including water ingress, contaminants and warping, which can affect durability. Read more about the pros and cons of the main bi-fold door materials.
The couple heard about Origin through their local supplier, Right Units, and decided that aluminium bi-fold doors were the right type of door for them. They especially liked the bespoke nature of Origin Doors and felt they would provide the kind of solution they were looking for. By choosing aluminium rather than wood, the couple would benefit from strong, elegant and low maintenance doors with Origin's 20 year-guarantee.
They chose a 3-door set in 9005M (Jet Black) for both the internal and external frames, which complements the rustic charm of their garden room perfectly. As they are external doors, the couple smartly installed a weathered threshold with concealed drainage to protect their garden room against weather damage. The doors also open outwards so internal space is maximised. Ian states, “everything with Origin was so easy”.
Blending modern and traditional styles, Ian and Izzy’s bi-fold doors accentuate the rustic nature of their surroundings and allows them to sit back and enjoy their garden views from the comfort of their room. They’re extremely pleased with the new doors and the transformation their garden room has undergone: “We're so happy and wouldn't do anything differently if we did it all again."