Origin Door with blinds improves modern property

Recently built properties often feature open plan kitchens and living spaces. However, when it comes to doors, developers will usually only provide a small french door or sliding patio door.

Bedfordshire detached home improved with Origin Door with blinds.

While these products are secure and energy-efficient, they don’t maximise the light and space as a folding or sliding door can.

As the local home improvement experts, Open Living helped an Elstow homeowner to dramatically improve the rear elevation of their property and maximise light into the home.

To this modern property, we provided a five pane set of folding sliding doors that open out and slide to the left.

The bifolding doors feature a durable polyester powder coated finish in a dark grey colour. Grey is very much the colour of choice for today’s homeowners and can contrast the existing PVCu casement windows quite well.

The bifolding doors sit on a matching grey aluminium cill. The cill deflects any rainwater down and away from the doors. Top-quality satin stainless steel sprung door handles complete the doors.  Furthermore, the handles operate the 8 point locking system fitted. An 8-point lock is standard on Origin doors.

Integral glass blinds add a wow factor to Origin bifolding doors.

Open Living helped our client add the latest technology in privacy and shade to their bifolding doors. Fitted to the doors are the market-leading Pellini Blinds. These sophisticated blinds sit hermetically sealed within the double glazed units.

As the blinds sit between the panes of glass, there are also other benefits.  Integral blinds will not gather dust or require cleaning.  Furthermore, integral blinds maximise the aesthetics of the bifolding doors. In the winter or at night, you benefit from privacy. At the same time, you retain the look of your doors without obscuring them with curtains or blinds.

Integral blinds operate manually, automatically or solar controlled. Furthermore, they come with a full tilt or lift/lower feature. You can also colour match to the doors or have a contrasting colour.

In the summer with the doors fully folded back, the garden and outside spaces remain clean without after-market curtains or blinds.   Better still, integral blinds protect the home furnishings and keep the interior fresh.

The latest design and technology in aluminium windows.

To the kitchen area, we provided the very latest in aluminium windows from Origin. The Origin Twin Flush window is like no other on the market.

It is the only aluminium window to feature the gorgeous flush casement profile inside and out. It comes with an industry leading energy efficiency and advanced security thanks to the trustedYale Encloser locking systems – one of the best on the market.

The unique Origin window matches the aesthetics of the adjacent doors and is also powder coated in a contemporary grey colour with a matching cill.

Open living adds warmth and confort with aluminium windows and doors.

Both the Origin Flush Casement Window and the Origin bifolding doors come with high specification glazing.

It features warm edge spacer bars, low emissivity coating and argon gas fill. As standard, the doors come with toughened safety glass. However, the door glass thermal efficiency is enhanced still further thanks to the integral glass blinds we mentioned earlier.

The quality glass in conjunction with the thermally insulated aluminium profiles to the doors helps keep the home warm in winter, cool in the summer and helps lower energy bills.

To help aid ventilation we provided discreet grey trickle vents to the head of the doors and window to provide controllable ventilation into the room as well.

Open Living, your bifolding door specialists.

We were delighted to come to the assistance of this Bedfordshire family with our exception range or Origin Windows and Origin Door. These are unique in the market in having a 20-year guarantee as well.

Our list of delighted customers continues to grow.

Our customers were delighted with their doors and how they’ve helped transform their home.

“A MASSIVE THANK YOU to you, Marsha and the rest of the team for an excellent job well done. Totally professional installation, friendly and extremely efficient. The doors have totally transformed the living space. I just can’t wait to show my friends and family and also promote Open Living. I will only consider Open Living for future windows and doors.”

If you would like us to help you add style, comfort and value to your home, please contact us or visit our showroom.

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Published on September 21, 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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