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Installation Guide

Components box

Thermally Broken Aluminium Bi-folding Door

Components box

Box contents key

  1. Fixing plugs
  2. Fork pin cover caps
  3. Wedge gasket
  4. Bottom trolley
  5. Top trolley
  1. Magnetic keep
  2. D-handle
  3. Cill end cap
  4. Long back plate lever/lever handle

1. Tools list

1.1. Fixing kit to install up to 8 door leaves, including a selection of packers 1mm-6mm, 35 4mm x 40mm glazing packers and screws.

  • 25mm self-tapping screws
  • Appropriate fixings for lintel
  • Mixed selection of frame packers
  • 4mm glazing packers (min 32mm wide)
  • Appropriate drill bits for drilling lintel and jamb packers
  • 13mm HSS or blade type drill bit
  • Long series 3.5mm drill bit
  • SDS drill with appropriate size drill bits for your preferred frame fixings
  • Battery screwdriver
  • Saw for cutting aluminium cill
  • Long straight edge
  • Long spirit level
  • String line
  • Measuring staff
  • Phillips 2, Pozi 2 & large flat hand screwdrivers
  • 2 no. 4mm Allen keys
  • 2.5mm Allen key
  • 3mm Allen key
  • Flat bar
  • Plastic/ rubber hammer
  • Glazing paddle
  • Gasket sheers
  • Foam gun
  • Silicone & gun

Note: If it is necessary to pack the outer frame by more than 6mm, a solid plastic or hardwood packer should be used.

2. Preparation

  • 2.1. Measure the opening and check it fits with all measurements on your Origin paperwork.
  • 2.2. Carefully unpack the tracks and jambs.
  • 2.3. On the hinge jamb, place a jamb packer level with each hinge. The last jamb packer should be placed centre point between the top & middle hinge.
  • 2.4. On the locking jamb, place a jamb packer 50mm down and 50mm up from the top and bottom of the jamb. With the remaining jamb packers, place one above and one below the centre keep.
  • 2.5. Secure jamb packers by inserting a screw either side, see FIG 2A.
  • 2.6. Spaced at a maximum of 500mm apart, place the correct frame packers along the length of the opening, creating a level, well supported platform for the track/cill to sit.
Figure 2AFIG 2A

3. Cill

(if no cill,move to step 4.)

  • 3.1. Cut the cill to the correct length to fit the opening with or without horns.
  • 3.2. Using an appropriate silicone sealant, fill the ends of the cill section and install the end caps.
  • 3.3. Place the cill on the prepared frame packers in the opening.
  • 3.4. Recheck for level, adjust if necessary. NOTE: Move on to step 4 if the width is under 3600mm.
  • 3.5. Using a string line, make sure the cill does not have a bow.
  • 3.6. Fix the cill through the thermal break every 1000mm (shown in FIG 3A) using your preferred fixings. Fill each hole with silicone before inserting the fixing.
  • 3.7. Recheck for level, adjust if necessary.
Figure 3AFIG 3A

Note: The cill should be positioned with the back edgeoverhanging the building cavity; the distance specified by the local authority building regulations.

4. Outer frame

  • 4.1. Joining tracks (if applicable).
  • 4.1.1. All joints in the track are pre-made in the factory and separated for transport. When joints are pre-made, we recommend clear silicone to seal the joint.
  • 4.2. Carefully remove the gasket from each end of the top and bottom track by approximately 200mm.
  • 4.3. Where possible, lay out the tracks and jambs in the correct positions with all labels facing up, being careful not to scratch the powder coat.
  • 4.4. Position the jambs into the tracks using the connectors provided as shown in FIG 4A.
  • 4.5. Using a rubber mallet, gently tap the jambs in to the track as shown in FIG 4B. NOTE: If more than a tap is needed, the connectors are not aligned with the tracks.
  • 4.6. If applicable, using silicone, seal along the two ends and back lip of the cill where the bottom track will sit.
  • 4.7. Install the outer frame and insert frame packers above the top track at each end, compressing tracks, jambs and cill (if fitted), together closing all unwanted gaps and temporarily holding the frame in position as shown in FIG 4C.
  • 4.8. Make sure the bottom track is pushed up against the lip at the back of the cill (if fitted) and is central in the opening.
Figure 4AFIG 4A
Figure 4BFIG 4B
Figure 4CFIG 4C

5. Fixing the outer frame

  • 5.1. Fix the bottom track and cill as shown in FIG 5A. Position the fixings approximately 100mm in from each end of the track and one fixing every door width along the length. If there is no cill, fix the bottom track to the brick/ block below, making sure it is straight and remains level
  • 5.2. Using a 13mm drill bit, make a hole in the outer layer of polyamide, level with the centre of each jamb packer. This will allow installation of the fixing plug as shown in FIG 5B.
  • 5.3. Using the correct size HSS bit for your preferred fixing, drill through each jamb packer. To protect your drill bit, place a putty knife (or similar) betweenthe jamb packer and brick.
  • 5.4. Align the bottom of the jambs with the end of the bottom track. Using frame packers between the jamb packers and the wall, level out the jambs in all directions and fix into position with your preferred fixings as shown in FIG 5C.
Figure 5AFIG 5A
Figure 5BFIG 5B
Figure 5CFIG 5C
  • 5.5. Align the end of the top track with the top of the jamb as shown in FIG 5D.
  • 5.6. Install a fixing in the top track approximately 100mm in from the jamb as shown in FIG 5E, being careful not to lift the track from the top of the jamb when the fixing is tightened.
  • 5.7. Using the string line and pinch rod or measuring staff, make sure the track does not bow inside to out, or up and down, as shown in FIG 5F.
  • 5.8. Install the remaining fixings into the top track in line with the bottom track fittings, being careful not to bow or twist the track.
  • 5.9. Trim and reinstall the track gasket.
Figure 5DFIG 5D
Figure 5EFIG 5E
Figure 5FFIG 5F

6. Top and bottom fork

  • 6.1. Remove the bottom carriage and fork assembly from its packaging, and using a 5mm frame packer, check the ride height is set correctly as shown in FIG 6A.
  • 6.2. Place the bottom carriage and fork assembly into the bottom track as shown in FIG 6B. The fork should point to the outside if the doors are open out, and inside if the doors open in. Repeat this process until all bottom carriage assemblies have been installed.
  • 6.3. Install all top fork guide wheels and move down the track to the opposite end. The thicker side of the wheel should be on top as shown in FIG 6C.
  • 6.4. Insert the top fork between two guide wheels and lower down to locate the pins into them from above, as shown in FIG 6D&E. Repeat this process until all top forks are installed.
Figure 6CFIG 6C
Figure 6AFIG 6A
Figure 6BFIG 6B
Figure 6DFIG 6D
Figure 6EFIG 6E

7. Door leaves

  • 7.1. Locate the fork pins and bolts from the components bag.
  • 7.2. Locate the door to be connected to the hinge jamb, this will be marked on the label with an X showing its position when viewed outside.
  • 7.3. Hang the first door on the hinge jamb as shown in FIG7 A&B with the label at the top and facing out.
  • 7.4. Hang the 3second door onto the hinges of the first door, again with the label at the top and facing out as shown in FIG 7C.
  • 7.5. Close the two doors across the track and lock into place with the slave handle, being careful not to scratch the track as the doors cross it.
  • 7.6. Hang the third door onto the centre hinge and insert a screwdriver through the top hinge; this will support the door whilst the forks are located as seen in FIG 7D.
  • 7.7. With the third door completely open, locate the bottom fork around the bottom hinge between the second and third doors.
  • 7.8. Remove one screw and insert the fork pin into the bottom fork and hinge using a plastic hammer to gently tap the pin in fully, being careful to align the hinge and fork as the pin goes through as shown in FIG 7E.
  • 7.9. Install the second screw into the fork pin and using a pair of 4mm Allen keys, fully tighten.
  • 7.10. Remove the screwdriver from the top hinge and locate the top fork around the hinge.
  • 7.11. Insert the second fork pin bolt as described in points 7.8. and 7.9.
  • 7.12. Insert and tighten one grub screw into each hinge to secure the fork pin in place (FIG 7F).
  • 7.13. Repeat steps 7.1 to 7.12 until all door leaves are hung.


When closing the master/ lead door for the first time, ensure that contact with the locking jamb or stile does not occur. If contact occurs, adjust the doors as described in section 14.

Figure 7AFIG 7A
Figure 7BFIG 7B
Figure 7CFIG 7C
Figure 7DFIG 7D
Figure 7EFIG 7E
Figure 7FFIG 7F

8. False mullion

(even number of doors moving in the same direction only)

  • 8.1. Remove the centre hinge from the mullion.
  • 8.2. With the last door at 90° to the tracks, locate the top and bottom forks around the hinges.
  • 8.3. Position the mullion into the tracks and slide along to mate with the hinges and forks as shown in FIG 8A.
  • 8.4. Insert both top and bottom fork pins as described in the previous section.
  • 8.5. Replace the centre hinge and screws being careful not to cross thread the screws.
Figure 8AFIG 8A

9. Handles

D-handles (open out only)

  • 9.1. Position the D-handle over the centre hinge above the slave handle.
  • 9.2. Fix the handle top and bottom using the D-handle fixings. These may need a gentle tap to locate the thread.

Hafi handles

Style 253/280Style 253/280
Style 251/280Style 251/280
Style 301/280Style 301/280
Style 303/280Style 303/280

Long Back Plate Lever/Lever Handles

  • 9.3. Remove the screws from the lever handle, allowing the two halves to be separated.
  • 9.4. Insert the spindle and a return spring (if supplied) into the outer part of the handle. (The outer handle will have the thread for the handle screws).
  • 9.5. Making sure the lever is across the glass, insert the spindle into the lock.
  • 9.6. Locate the handle around the barrel and flush against the door.
  • 9.7. Install the internal part of the handle and second return spring (if supplied), again with the lever across the glass. NOTE: Always keep a hand on the external handle to prevent damage.NOTE: It may be necessary to slacken the retaining screw on the barrel to help alignment. Always re-tighten.
  • 9.8. Install the two screws and carefully tighten with a hand screwdriver only.

Hafi Stainless Steel Handles (separate handle and barrel)

  • 9.9. Locate the handles and 4 no. 20mm x M5 screws from the components box.
  • 9.10. Remove the escutcheons from both handles.
  • 9.11. Insert the spindle into one lever and nip the grub screw using a 3mm Allen key.
  • 9.12. Install the handle and spindle into the door with the lever across the glass.
  • 9.13. Insert the 20mm x M5 screws and tighten using a Pozi 2 hand screwdriver only, being careful not to cross thread the screws.
  • 9.14. Install the remaining lever onto the door and secure in place, as described in the previous step and nip the remaining grub screw.
  • 9.15. Install both inner and outer escutcheons with the small cut out pointing down. NOTE: It may be necessary to use a rubber mallet to gently tap the escutcheons fully into position.

Hafi handles

Style 253/280Style 253/280
Style 251/280Style 251/280
Style 301/280Style 301/280
Style 303/280Style 303/280

10. Centre hinge

(open in only)

  • 10.1. Open the doors and locate the missing centre hinges.
  • 10.2. Making sure the two halves of the top and bottom hinges are together, install the centre hinge, being careful not to cross thread the screws.

NOTE: All hinges will be found in the components box.

11. Glazing the doors

  • 11.1. Close all doors and fully engage the locks.
  • 11.2. Starting with the door next to the hinge jamb, remove the 4 glazing beads.
  • 11.3. Place 2 no. 4mm packers (32mm wide minimum) in the bottom of the glazing chamber spaced approximately 50mm in from each corner at 90° to the door, as shown in FIG 11A.
  • 11.4. Install the glass on to the packers, taking care not to pinch the gasket on the outside.
  • 11.5. Insert another 4mmpacker (32mm wide minimum) to the side of the glass diagonally opposite the toe and heel plate about 50mm up from the corner,making sure to support the inner and outer layers of the glass, as shown in FIG 11B.
  • 11.6. Using a glazing paddle at the bottom, lift the glass and turn the packer which is diagonally opposite the toe and heel plate so it is in line with the glass, making sure inner and outer layers are supported, as shown in FIG 11B.
  • 11.7. Remove the second packer from under the glass and insert into the side, at the top of the door diagonally opposite the first two packers, making sure inner and outer layers of glass are supported.
  • 11.8. Using the glazing paddle, lever the door up and place a 4mm glazing packer (32mmwide minimum) between the top of the glass and the toe and heel plate,making sure both inner and outer layers of the glass are supported.
  • 11.9. Reinstall all 4 glazing beads starting with the top and bottom.
  • 11.10. Repeat steps 11.4 to 11.9 until all the glass is in place.
Figure 11AFIG 11A
Figure 11BFIG 11B
Figure 11CFIG 11C

Notes: The packer positions will always be set by the location of the toe and heel plate and will be opposite to the adjoining door, as shown in FIG 11C.
If the glass is not square or stepped, it may be necessary to use a thinner packer between the glass and toe and heel plate. These should always be a minimum of 32mm wide.

12. Installing the wedge gasket

  • 12.1. Starting with the bottom bead, use the glazing paddle to gently lever the bead away from the glass and into the correct position whilst lifting the side beads.
  • 12.2. Place the gasket between the glass and bead with the concave side against the glass.
  • 12.3. Feed the gasket behind the side bead until it stops and then continue along the bottom bead compressing the gasket towards the start point.
  • 12.4. Repeat steps 12.1 to 12.3 with the top bead.
  • 12.5. Cut a slight angle on the end of the gasket and insert behind the side bead pushing up to meet the top gasket.
  • 12.6. Continue to feed the gasket along the side bead, compressing towards the starting point.
  • 12.7. Once the bottom is reached, cut the gasket approximately 5mmpast the bottom gasket again with a slight angle to meet the bottom gasket.
  • 12.8. Repeat steps 12.5 to 12.7 with the remaining side.
  • 12.9. Repeat steps 12.1 to 12.8 with the remaining doors.

13. Toe and heel adjustment

  • 13.1. If adjustment is needed, you will find a toe and heel device in the top of each door.
  • 13.2. Open the doors so that you can get access to the toe and heel device at the top of the door. Using a 4mm Allen key, wind the bolt clockwise, causing the side of the door to rise.
  • 13.3. Re-close the doors and check that they run parallel and evenly to the top and bottom tracks. If they do not, then repeat as necessary.
  • 13.4. Once you have adjusted the doors, make sure that each toe and heel plate is tight to the glass in each door, this will prevent the doors from settling over time.

14. Adjustment

NOTE: All adjustment comes from the outer frame.


  • 14.1. To check the top and bottom tracks are parallel, open all the door leaves completely.
  • 14.2. At this point, the pins in the centre of the top guide wheel should be fairly flush with the visible face of the guide wheel, as shown in FIG14A. Move the doors along the track whilst monitoring the pins in the top guide wheels. If the top and bottom tracks are parallel, the visible pin should remain the same as at the start.
  • 14.3. If the visible pin decreases at any point, the top track will need repacking to raise it up at these points.
    Figure 14AFIG 14A
  • 14.4. If the visible pin increases at any point, the top track will need repacking to lower it at these points. NOTE: The bottom track must be well supported and level for the description above to be correct.


  • 14.5. When the lead door is closed, there should be a visible gap of 4mm between itself and the jamb or locking style, adjust as follows if necessary.
  • 14.6. Remove the two centre fixings from one jamb.
  • 14.7. Remove the top fixing from that jamb.
  • 14.8. Repack the top of the jamb to give a 4mm gap between the edge of the lead door and jamb.
  • 14.9. Replace the fixing in the top of the jamb.
  • 14.10. Remove the bottom fixing from the jamb.
  • 14.11. Repack the bottom of the jamb to give a 4mm gap between the edge of the lead door and jamb.
  • 14.12. Replace the fixing in the bottom of the jamb.
  • 14.13. Pack and replace the remaining two fixings, keeping the even 4mm gap.

15. Magnetic keep

  • 15.1. Locate the magnetic keep from the components box.
  • 15.2. Open the lead door almost 180° until the handle is approximately 10mm from the adjoining door and hold in position.
  • 15.3. Position the complete magnetic keep up between the top of both doors and move along until it is wedged between them, as shown in FIG 15A.
  • 15.4. Using a pencil, mark the magnet holder position on the lead door.
  • 15.5. Close the lead door.
  • 15.6. Return the magnet holder to your mark and move up or down to position in the centre of the door profile. The centre of the hole should be 26mm down from the top of the door.
  • 15.7. Using a 3.5mm drill bit,mark the door through the hole in the magnet holder, as shown in FIG15B.
  • 15.8. Remove the holder and using the 3.5mmdrill bit, drill a hole on the previously made mark.
  • 15.9. Install the magnet and cover plate.
  • 15.10. Place the two halves of the magnetic keep together.
  • 15.11. Open the lead door against the adjoining door to locate the second half and mark with a pencil.
  • 15.12. Fix in position as previously described.
  • 15.13. Install cover plate.
Figure 15AFIG 15A
Figure 15BFIG 15B

16. Finishing touches

  • 16.1. Insert fixing plugs provided into the 13mm holes drilled into the jambs.
  • 16.2. Insert the hinge plugs into the top and bottom of all open hinges.
  • 16.3. Insert the fork pin screw caps into all of the fork pin screws.
  • 16.4. We recommend you use expanding foam to fill the gaps between the outer frame and building on all 4 sides. NOTE: The weather seal around the outer frame to the building is the responsibility of the installer. Silicone and trim kits are available from Origin.