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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"
A couple from Berkshire are now enjoy stunning riverside views thanks to a £170,000 renovation. Mr. and Mrs. Brown, from Purley on Thames, radically updated their character property to create a huge open plan living area with breath-taking views overlooking the River Thames.
The property was renovated by Kevin Brown and his wife, over a three year period, with the aim of making the most of their home’s riverside location.
One major element of the project was removing the existing wooden sliding doors and replacing them with Origin’s sleek, made-to-order aluminium bi-folding doors. The wooden doors were heavy, making them difficult to operate, and they didn’t hold up very well to the weather as they often let in drafts and water.
Kevin said: “I knew I wanted bi-folds because of the space they offer. I was drawn to the functionality and how you can open up and transform an entire space.”
After speaking with Origin, Kevin specified a total of four sets of bi-fold doors, each having three doors. Two of these sets were installed on the ground floor, and are separated by a large wooden beam that runs vertically throughout the house. These doors helped create a seamless link between the living room and front garden, making the most of the space available and drawing the eye to the riverfront views. The doors were fitted into apertures of 2967mm, with each door leaf measuring 939mm by a standard height of 2271mm.
The Browns installed the other two sets of bi-fold doors upstairs, which open up the open plan kitchen and dining area onto a balcony to create a bright and airy space with amazing views. The doors sit below a gable window which allows natural light to flood into the home. The doors upstairs fit apertures of 2965mm, with each door leaf measuring 939mm by a standard height of 2126mm.
The doors are extremely easy to operate as the wheelbase moves smoothly along the solid aluminium carriage, so all the Browns need to do to create a whole new living space in their home is simply slide the doors open. The doors were installed just four weeks after they were ordered as a result of Origin’s ‘Your Lead Time, Not Ours’ zero lead time service. This quick service meant the couple’s doors could be delivered exactly when they needed them for their project.
Impressed with the quality and service from Origin, the Browns continued their renovation project by using Origin Windows throughout the house. Coupled on to the bi-fold doors upstairs are two fixed pane Origin windows. These were supplied as the same height as the doors to ensure that the view is not obstructed by a wall or corner, giving a full panoramic landscape.
The casement windows in the kitchen area were also replaced with Origin’s, which gave a stunning finish, as the flush casement finish has been designed to complement the elegant style of the doors. There are two sets of windows installed in the kitchen which are separated by a bold, white wall. They measure 2560mm x 870mm and 1685mm x 865mm.
A similar effect was done downstairs in the living area. The windows in the living area measure 2578mm x 1370mm, and are coloured in Anthracite Grey in order to match the doors.
The Origin Window was initially launched as Mr. Brown’s doors were being installed, but he and his wife had no hesitation in specifying them for his project as not only are they stunningly finished, but they are also incredibly secure and are available on a one week lead time which is revolutionary in the windows industry.
The doors and windows were finished in an Anthracite Grey powder coating, to offer a contrast and complement the dark wooden beams. The powder coating on Origin’s doors and windows is exceptionally hardwearing, requires minimal maintenance and is resistant to scratches and colour fading.
The Browns completed the look of their new doors and windows with Origin’s electric roller blinds, and opted for Strata SPC Parchment and Perspective Grey fabric. These blinds are completely bespoke, tailored to the size and colouring of the doors, and gives the Browns a cosy private retreat in winter.
The innovative addition of Origin’s Bi-fold Doors, Windows and Blinds has given the home a unique, modern feature which means the couple can now enjoy uninterrupted views of the River Thames.
Installation performed by Abbey Windows, who operate in the Berkshire area.