Customising Aluminium Windows

One of the great things about the Origin aluminium window is its bespoke nature.  In this article, we give some information about customising aluminium windows for your home.

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Customising aluminium windows explained

Origin slimline and premium windows provide an aesthetically unique aluminium window. First of all, you get a beautiful flush detail on the inside and outside. With this comes a 20-year guarantee, excellent Yale security and impressive U Values.

The Origin aluminium window is just one way you can create a bespoke aluminium window.  Our other aluminium window ranges also offer a great choice.

If you are in the market for new aluminium windows, Open Living provides a quality range of windows from Origin, AluK and Smart Systems.

One of the main advantages of aluminium is the thin lines, strength and excellent thermal performance. The other benefit is the vast choice of colours. What you may not know is that there are other options available on our AluK and Smarts aluminium windows as well.

Therefore, our aluminium windows provide solutions for old and new houses and almost every kind of property requirement.

Customising aluminium windows for contemporary or traditional homes.

Another way of customising aluminium windows relates to modern or new build homes as well as cottages and character property. Our suite of aluminium windows is also available with a choice of flat, chamfered and ovolo frame profiles. As a result, you get to choose a window with a modern flat appearance or a softer rounded look.

The opening sashes of our aluminium windows also come as flat or profiled designs as well. Therefore the option to mix and match, frame and opening vent create an individual window.  Furthermore, dummy sashes replicate the look of original timber windows.

Finally, there are dual colour windows for properties with a mock Tudor appearance. Here we combine black aluminium outer frames and mullions with white opening lights.

Steel styled casement windows are slim, provide an industrial look and are great for general metal window replacements.

Customising aluminium windows – your opening options

You can order Smarts Aluminium Windows and our AluK range in one of six different opening choices.

  • Open out casement windows
  • Open in bottom hung windows
  • Tilt and Turn Windows
  • Top swing reversible windows.
  • Horizontal or vertical pivot windows
  • Sliding windows.

The different ways aluminium windows can open mean you can choose an aluminium window for any room, location and environment.

Large opening aluminium windows.

Both AluK and Smarts windows come with a ‘heavy duty’ opening light. This is a profile that enables the creation of larger than average opening windows.  Commercially these windows are widely used creating large opening windows at up to 1500mm square. However, they also have uses in the home as well.

If you are creating a contemporary extension and want the flexibility of large windows that can also open a heavy duty opening light is available. Consequently, we can build significant expansive glazing such as floor-to-ceiling windows.

The heavy duty opening light is used to create large windows such as windows to a roof terrace. We can even incorporate an aluminium window in a bifolding door if required. This is becoming quite popular as people look to provide some form of ventilation to a room within a set of folding doors.

How aluminium windows can open and close.

If you are looking to create high-level windows, you can choose manual or automatic opening. Therefore, you can control your windows with a discreet rotating handle connected by hidden cables or at the touch of a button.

Other options for opening your windows are locking handles, folding openers or bar handles.

Looking for new aluminium windows? Contact Open Living.

Open Living provides almost unlimited ways to improve your home. From coloured windows to multiple styles and different opening options.

Contact us today to find out how our bespoke aluminium windows can provide more light, versatility and function in your home. Alternatively, why not visit our new showroom in Amor Way, Letchworth.

Best of all, our windows come professionally installed by our trained installers. You benefit from a quality installation and also an improved home.

Published on March 31, 2017

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Customer Reviews

Ordered Origin bifold doors. Diane, Marsha and Danny have been a pleasure to deal with. Slight delay to install date but all handled professionally. Fitters completed in one day as agreed. The product is excellent, would thoroughly recommend.
David N
David N
10:44 25 Sep 21
Lovely aluminium French Doors.Initial issue with square of door sorted out immediately and the response from both the office and the fitter was excellent. I would fully recommend Open Living Ltd.
colin H.
colin H.
13:43 02 Feb 21
Excellent service designing, removing previous (tough job it was) and installing two bespoke floor to celing windows.
Richard J.
Richard J.
13:22 19 Jan 21
Open Living was one of the last suppliers we discovered, but we were taken by their great range of windows, doors and lanterns as well as their sales team. Diane walked us through the many options but also listened to our preferences. Rather than steering us toward the most expensive option they were usually able to offer a choice on each aspect and the pricing was very transparent and competitive. Excellent quality ranges of windows, doors and lanterns. We opted for the Origin bi-fold doors, Origin aluminium windows and Atlas roof lights, all superb build quality/spec and great colour options.The installation team led by Danny and backed up in the office by the all-knowing Marsha and Linda were efficient, thorough and a pleasure to have on-site, coordinating well with our builder. Our neighbours also used Open Living before us and had a few issues at installation, but we believe these were mainly due to a supplier issue. All our windows, doors and roof lights went in as planned, well secured and sealed, with no damage.The only little point of feedback on their whole process is that the final quote and specification can spread across more than one document which did add a little uncertainty. This meant we had to double-check exactly what was coming. An all-inclusive final statement of all the options would be good. However, with a little bit of checking everything did come exactly as expected and we are extremely happy with the finished project.We would definitely recommend Open Living.
Paul E.
Paul E.
11:21 29 Aug 20
Fantastic service, great customer care. 5****
Angela I.
Angela I.
08:40 02 Jul 20
Good staff ,great fitters excellent product!
Paulo R.
Paulo R.
17:45 07 Jun 20
Open Living installed Origin bi-folding doors for our home. Their quality and service has been excellent throughout. Very trustworthy company. Right from the start, they provided good advice to help us select the right doors for our home; their quote was very competitive; their customer service was excellent throughout as they kept us updated on progress. The quality of the doors and the installation has been top-notch. Would highly recommend.
Kinjal P.
Kinjal P.
11:06 05 Jun 20
Bought a bifold door for our house extension. Great quality products and fantastic service. Very happy with Open Living
Ajith S.
Ajith S.
14:37 21 May 20
We have just had are bifolding doors fitted,We're over the moon. Marsha is very helpful and friendly.Service was great 😀Would recommend open living.Geoff
Geoff P.
Geoff P.
10:01 18 May 20
Open living installed our ORIGIN bi-fold doors about a year ago now. The fitters were great guys with really good standards. We are so pleased with our installation. It’s great 👍
Phil B.
Phil B.
22:48 02 May 20
We purchased 1 set of bifold and 1 set of French patio doors, both Origin. Sales approach and customer service was excellent. Fitting and installation also excellent. Can't fault the product, either. Would have been 5 stars if it wasn't for an issue we had around the height of the threshold, which turned out to be much higher than we wanted/were expecting. This issue was resolved in a satisfactory way after discussion. Would definitely recommend, but my advice is to make sure the threshold height for patio doors is agreed at the survey and written on the paperwork before parting with any money.
Ashley B.
Ashley B.
07:52 10 Mar 20
Lovely people to do business with, we bought some BiFold doors and a window from OpenLiving. We did have a couple of minor teething issues once fitted but these were dealt with quickly and without fuss. Recommended!
Dino L.
Dino L.
14:03 28 Sep 19
I looked into a number of companies before deciding on Open Living in Letchworth for our bifold doors. I wanted the bifolds to be from a manufacturer that was very regarded, and Origin (though Open Living can also supply from Schuco and some other suppliers) certainly fall in that camp. I also liked the fact that Open Living were close to home, which made repeated visits to their showroom easy to make. Throughout the process, Linda and Marsha were professional and courteous and I would thoroughly recommend anyone who is looking to get bifolds to put OpenLiving Ltd on their shortlist.
Roy
Roy
16:16 04 Jul 19
So far I have ordered 12.5m sliding doors, 1 set of aluminium bi-folds and 5 windows from Open Living. The fitters are all great guys, and they take time to do a good job.The service and the products supplied have been excellent. I will be ordering more windows and do not hesitate to recommend them.
jeff H.
jeff H.
11:30 17 May 19
Had some OW80 windows that were fitted some time ago (by other installers, who had lost the cill caps).Marsha kindly helped me get some replacement items from Origin despite there being no financial incentive for open living to do so.Assistance has been very much appreciated and would highly recommend.
Mark I.
Mark I.
07:32 13 Mar 19
Great service and choice of products. Highly recommend Open Living
Allison M.
Allison M.
11:11 10 Dec 18
Great service from start to finish. The origin windows and doors look fab. Can highly recommend.
Emma G.
Emma G.
11:15 27 Nov 18
Great price on a roof lantern. Installed on schedule.
Niall R.
Niall R.
14:51 31 Oct 18
Great Service from start to finish. Communication was great. The fitting team were first classWw will recommend and use again in the future.
Asa H.
Asa H.
18:30 04 Sep 18
Superb all roundMarsha was polite and informativeThe system itself is sleek and works greatThe fitter I had was polite and very effective, clean and professionalAnd the price was not only reasonable but the cheapestI genuinely don’t know why you would opt for a more expensive system or company when the origin system provided by this company does it allSuper happy and will use on other properties I haveUse these guys, awesome3772.00 for 3 leaf fitted in a week!! Immense !LukeBishops Stortford
luke J.
luke J.
18:33 18 Aug 18
Great service and brilliant product. Really happy with how the house now looks. Couldn’t recommend them any higher.
Stuart C.
Stuart C.
18:06 23 Jun 18
Had a great experience with Open Living. We had a 6m run of Origin bi-fold doors, an Atlas sky light some upvc windows installed. Customer Service and communication was good throughout, the installation guys did a good job and their technical guy was helpful with determining levels so we could achieve a level and flush threshold on the door. On top of this they were by far the lowest priced installer we found for the Origin doors which we had quoted by another three suppliers. Would recommend to others and will use again.
Richard N.
Richard N.
20:02 22 Jun 18
Great customer service from start to finish. Very helpful and competitive price.Installation was fast and of good standard.Would highly recommend Open Living.
Noleen P.
Noleen P.
11:15 06 Jun 18
We weren't quite sure what bi-folding doors would be best but all the options were clearly and concisely laid out before us and some great solutions suggested to the issues we hadn't been able to work out on our own or with our builder. The showroom has lots of choice, brilliantly set out. We decided that Open Living would install our doors and they came and did a wonderful job.Looking forward to the spring to really get our new "open living" lifestyle underway!!
Paul S.
Paul S.
17:26 27 Feb 17
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