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Situated in picturesque Devon, this property underwent renovation when the owners decided to build an extension to the rear of their home. The property is owned by Christie and her husband, Harry – who share the home with their two playful dogs.
Christie and Harry had an idea of how they wanted their extension to look before they even started renovating. Increasing natural light was one of the biggest reasons for the renovation. The couple wanted a lot of glass and slim frames to achieve a light and airy space with views out to the garden. Since they can be completely opened up, bi-fold doors were a priority for the couple as they wanted to feel closer to their garden that they spend a lot of time in during the summer. Christie and Harry also wanted to fill a lot of the wall space with fixed windows to allow for more natural light and a further illusion of space. With this in mind, they needed to find a trusted bi-fold door and window supplier to help achieve their vision.
Christie and Harry visited a local home show where Origin Doors and Windows caught their eye straight away. Seeing the Origin products up close, Christie was especially impressed by the way the doors manoeuvred so easily and effortlessly, as well as the quality. The couple needed a large set of bi-fold doors, so flawless operation s was one of the most important factors, so they would be able to use the doors daily without any problems. Christie comments, ”we have six bi-door panels, and I thought moving those along was going to be a big problem. But no – with Origin you can literally do it with one hand.” Made with premium grade aluminium, Origin Bi-fold Doors are incredibly strong like steel but weigh 67% less, making them a lightweight option without compromising on security or safety.
Another top priority for the couple was the security that the doors would offer their home. When discussing the products with an Origin representative at the show, the couple learnt that Origin doors exceeded the latest security standards with a unique 8-point locking system and secure hinges. All backed with an industry-leading warranty, the couple were confident that the doors would provide their home with optimum security.
The couple felt confident that the Origin product range suited their requirements, so went ahead and ordered four sets of bi-fold doors; one corner set, two 2-door sets and one 4-door set, single doors, four large fixed windows, casement windows and even bespoke, made to measure fixed windows to fit in with the unique ceiling design in the extension. The couple opted for the popular 7016 Anthracite Grey for all the frames, to highlight the sophisticated, modern design of their new space inside and out. Their fixed frame windows feature an internal and external flush casement for an ultra-sleek and modern aesthetic. All of their doors and windows were custom made for them and their specific renovation project.
Like most homeowners, Christie was concerned that the installation of the new doors and window could be a lengthy process causing a lot of disruption, noise and upset neighbours. To her surprise, this couldn’t have been further from the truth. Christie commented, “The fitters were so polite and professional... they worked very quietly and quickly around us.” The homeowners were impressed that just two professionals were able to install all of the products to such a high standard over just a couple of days, and also mentioned that “there was no mess left whatsoever”. Their installers were Prime Windows, who are an Origin Trade Partner. Origin work with hundreds of trade partners across the UK, who are all trained in installing Origin products and offer exceptional service, giving you peace of mind that your doors and installed correctly as well as quickly.
The couple’s vision came to life once the installation of the products was complete. With their new windows and doors, their extension was a space filled with natural light as well as uninterrupted views of the garden. The aim was to get as much light in as they could: with all the different types of bespoke Origin Windows installed, this vision was achieved.
Christie and Harry now spend a lot of time relaxing in the new space, admiring the views that can be seen from all around the room. The couple also use the space to entertain guests and host dinner parties.
Christie says that she loves her new doors and windows and particularly likes the way the bespoke fixed windows slant to compliment the ceiling design of the space - “it’s different, and that’s what we wanted”. The couple say that friends and family comment on how nice the doors and windows are all the time and said that given the chance to do the whole thing again, they wouldn’t change a thing.
The fitters were so polite and professional... they worked very quietly and quickly around us- Christie