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Barton Barn Renovation

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Barton Barn Renovation

In Devon, a family decided to transform their home with the help of Origin’s Bi-folding doors. Upon arriving at the property, you can clearly see why this decision was made. The weather may be wet, cold and typically British, but the view from the property is spectacular: the vast rolling hills are the epitome of Britain’s green countryside.

On a quarterly basis, Origin hold a Best View competition, which encourages homeowners to take a picture of the view from their Origin Bi-folding doors. The winner has the chance to win a £500 John Lewis voucher. When the Origin panel saw Barton Barn, they knew it would be in the running for the top prize. The view did not disappoint and the Devonshire home was subsequently chosen as the winner.

The family home has been lived in for fourteen years and originally, there had been no plans to convert. The family had been informed that they would encounter difficulties with planning permission if they ever wished to undertake any major construction work. This was due to the property originally being part of a larger farming plot.

It wasn’t until the family were hosting a party with a small marquee in the garden following their son’s wedding, when it was pointed out to them that the beautiful view from their garden should be enjoyed every day. With this idea planted and the planning permission overcome, the family envisaged a wall of glass to enable them to view their garden and the stunning view that came with it. This led to the idea of building an oak conversion with Bi-folding doors.

Research for the perfect door was a key part of the building process, as was researching every other product to be used in the extension.

The search for a perfect door led them to various homebuilding shows to see what was on offer. Origin had been recommended by friends, and these friends were only too happy to show their Origin door which had been installed in a converted garage.

After seeing just what an Origin door could offer them, the family furthered their research by visiting their local Origin retailer to see what specifications were on offer. Jason at Prime had also been recommended and proved to be extremely helpful and friendly throughout the process.

“It was clear that we were going to have a set of Origin Bi-folds for several reasons, the fact that they were British made and of an exceptional quality were a key factor.”

Additional features of the Origin door include the finger safe gaskets, which play a vital role when children and grandchildren are at play. There is also the twenty year guarantee to give peace of mind.

The family opted for Anthracite Grey as the colour for their new door, which gives a contemporary feel to the property as well as complementing the colour of the oak. The configuration itself is a 5 door Bi-fold that folds in one direction. This gives an uninterrupted view when open.

The project itself took a total of six months, and the result is something the family are extremely proud of. No matter what time of year, this space can be enjoyed and the view marvelled upon. The doors will really see their full potential on warm summer days, when there is nothing more joyful than throwing open the doors and enjoying the views of the surrounding landscape.

It was clear that we were going to have a set of Origin Bi-folds for several reasons, the fact that they were British made and of an exceptional quality were a key factor.

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