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Origin Doors

Thermally Efficient…

It may not seem that a classic style goes hand in hand with thermal efficiency, but it certainly does with Origin.

Now, we’re aware that aluminium is not a naturally thermally efficient material, which is why our in-house Research and Development team have designed the Origin Home range to have thermal polyamide breaks in. These have been designed to limit the heat transfer from one side of the unit to the other. This, along with some of the most sophisticated weathertight seals, ensure the elements stay out. Gone are the days of draughty doors and windows with Origin.

Warm in the Winter, Cool in the Summer…

For year-round efficiency, our doors and windows are designed to ensure too much heat doesn’t enter the home during the summer months and that the heat won’t escape in the winter. In real terms, this will help reduce your energy bills and will make your room become usable all year round.

Low U-Values…

The U-Value of a building material measures how effectively it insulates a building, so the lower the U-Value, the better the insulation properties of that material.

The Building Regulation Requirements for New Builds requires doors and windows to have a limiting U-Value of 1.6 W/m2K and for replacements, to have a U-Value of 1.4 W/m2K.

Origin exceed British Building Regulation requirements for optimal thermal efficiency across all the range. Below is a quick table to summarise:

ProductU-Value (W/m2K)Glazing Used
Product OB-49 Bi-fold Doors, French Doors and Single Doors U-Value (W/m2K) 1.1 Glazing Used Triple Glazed (with Argon)
Product OB-72 Bi-fold Doors, Corner Bi-fold Doors, Bi-fold Windows, French Doors and Single Doors U-Value (W/m2K) 1.1 Glazing Used Triple Glazed (with Argon)
Product OS-20 Artisan Sliding Door U-Value (W/m2K) 1.4 Glazing Used 6.8 or 8.8mm Laminated / Warm edge / Low E Toughened
Product OS-29 / OS-44 / OS-77 Patio Sliding Doors U-Value (W/m2K) 1.3 Glazing Used Triple Glazed (with Argon)
Product Origin Residential Door U-Value (W/m2K) 1.4 Glazing Used Origin Panel
Product OW-70 Slimline Window U-Value (W/m2K) 1.2 Glazing Used Triple Glazed (with Argon)
Product OW-80 Premium Window U-Value (W/m2K) 0.8 Glazing Used Triple Glazed (with Argon) and Aerogel. Read more about Aerogel here.

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