After four years of living in Southend-on-Sea, the Green’s made a decision to move across to Aylesbury. The move was motivated by both professional and family reasons, but came with compromises. Having previously lived in Southend, the Green’s downsized to a 3 bed semi-detached home, with a lean-to at the rear.
“The lean-to made us feel very disconnected from the garden.”
Extending the new family home and getting rid of the lean-to was always on the agenda for the Green’s, as they looked to remove that separation between home and garden whilst extending their living space and allowing more natural light into the kitchen and dining area.
“It’s a North-facing property, so with the house as it was, it would get rather dark round the back; we needed more light.”
Extending 2.5m out at the rear of the house was always going to limit the Green’s garden space, something they didn’t want to compromise on. There was very little they could do in terms of extending their garden, with a garage in place behind it. The solution was bi-folding doors. Being able to completely open up the back of their home would enable them to seamlessly combine the interior and exterior, giving the impression of a much larger garden and social space.
Homeowner Aaron was aware of bi-folding doors and there many benefits through shows such as Grand Designs. After looking around various suppliers and speaking with an architect, Aaron was pointed in the direction of Origin. Immediately impresssed with the quality of the profile, clean finish and smooth running action of the doors, Origin stood out to the Green’s.
The main parking space for the property is at the rear of the house, meaning the back doors were going to be used as the main entrance, putting more emphasis on quality, durability and security. Origin’s powder coated finished, 20 year guarantee and multi-point locking system ticked all of the boxes for Aaron.
Since the installation, Aaron admits that the doors have “completely transformed this home.” The light and space they have added has given the kitchen and dining area a fresh, new feel which is exactly what the Green’s were looking for.