Our guide on buying Origin sliding doors tells you everything you need to know about the four different patio door versions available. Each one offers a different aesthetic to your property renovation project as well as a different price point.
At Open Living, our comprehensive aluminium patio doors range covers virtually every possible solution for your home. For Origin doors specifically, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide, helping you understand these excellent doors better, their appearance, features and how they can work in your home.
Everything you need to know about buying Origin Sliding Doors
The significant difference between the Origin sliding doors is sightlines. Then there are different price points as well as how the doors are constructed. Of course, another option is whether you want a low of flush threshold with your sliding doors.
For most door opening sizes, Origin sliding doors provide a solution and these doors come primary for replacement of old patio doors and standard openings in new extensions.
Whichever or our Origin range you choose, you get most features as standard. These include:
Thermally insulated profiles
Every Origin product comes with insulated, thermally broken profiles. The purpose of these is creating a bridge between the outside and inside surfaces of the aluminium profile. Thick polyamide thermal breaks work with our high-specification safety glass as well as general good design and engineering.
For your this means energy-efficient doors designed to lower your heating bills. As well as this you get improved interior comfort in winter and summer.
Durable powder coated finish
Colour is, of course, important when buying Origin sliding doors. However, the finish you choose does more than colour your doors.
Protection of the aluminium surfaces beneath is the primary feature and keeping your doors low-maintenance. With a long guarantee, all your new Origin sliding doors need is a routine clean to keep them looking like new.
Some products also come with a ‘marine-grade’ finish. This is a thicker paint finish used in product on coastal locations or where doors and windows need extra protection from the elements.
For you, this means a substantial choice of colours, but also the peace of mind they’ll last a long time.
Quality locks, hardware and components
With sliding doors designed as larger panels than hinged or bifolding doors, reliable operation is essential. Every Origin sliding door comes with highly-engineered components and especially the rollers. The result is a smooth and quiet sliding door, regardless of size.
Of course, security is essential with most doors at the back of the home. Here, all doors come with multi-point locks, high security cylinders and other protection features.
You also want your doors to be weather resistant. Again, clever design ensures your doors stay sealed and tight with minimal deflection. So even in the harshest weather, the seals gaskets and drainage systems all work together, keeping your rooms dry.
It’s the same for the glass. When buying Origin sliding doors you get safety glass units, double or triple glazed as standard.
For the slimmest sliding doors, the Origin OS-20 Artisan
When buying Origin sliding doors and wanting the thinnest possible sightlines, the OS-20 Artisan is the most advanced product within the range and also the most minimalist. This ultra-slim sliding door has 20mm mullion sightlines and comes with a structurally bonded design.
Use this product when you want the thinnest possible sightline and a minimalist look. The overall design of this product features sleek looks.
Another feature of the Artisan slider is how it’s designed for the desirable low threshold and the option to hide the frames in the structure of a new extension. The result is a near frameless design with this option.
As well as this, the handles and locking system of this product is recessed into the frame profile with flush design. So you don’t see the handles of this door as you do with the other doors in the Origin range.
When it comes to buying Origin sliding doors, this is the most luxurious product and the most complex in design. The glass has a structurally bonded design meaning it’s made around the glass at the Origin factory. Only by bonding the glass do you get the desirable super slim appearance and the thinnest mullion on the market. It’ll cost you more, but the result is spectacular.
Origin OS-29, OS-44 and OS-77 sliding doors
Then we come to buying Origin sliding doors in the three versions with a more classic yet still modern solution for the home. These are the Origin OS-29, OS-44 and OS-77 sliding doors.
The only difference between these doors is the mullion sightline you get and especially on two and three panel configurations. Otherwise, these doors are exactly the same on the surrounding frame, the hardware and other features.
As their names suggest, there’s a 29mm mullion, a 44mm mullion and a 77mm mullion. Here’s where you may consider each one.
The slimmest mullion with the OS-29 sliding door
The newest and slimmest in the range, the OS-29 features a semi-bonded design. In order to achieve the strength and rigidity whilst also giving you a thin mullion, this needs the bonded design of the OS-20. However, the rest of the door is dry glazed so it’s still simpler in design and construction than the OS-20 Artisan.
Price is where this door differs giving you just 9mm more at the mullion – one of the slimmest sliding doors at a more affordable price.
Use this door when sightlines matter the most and you want to get the best out of your views.
Contemporary patio doors, use the OS-44
Where you’re not concerned about sightlines but still want something more modern and thinner, the OS-44 is an excellent choice. Ideal for new extensions, replacement of old patio doors, separating a conservatory from the main room or as an internal room divider.
The OS-44 model sits mid-way in the range and works with most property styles and customer requirements.
Classical styling with the Origin OS-77
With the OS-77 model you get slightly thicker 77mm sightlines. This is the perfect door if you have timber or PVCu windows around your home with more classic lines and bolder lines.
You get all the benefits of aluminium for sliding doors yet a good blend with your existing windows and doors. It’s also worth bearing in mind many people love the bolder look of thicker door profiles. Some of the most prestigious (and very expensive) German systems come with similar sightlines and these add a great framed view to your outlook.
So whilst they’re the thickest at the door mullion, they have their own unique look and well worth checking out and comparing with the OS-44 and OS-29.
Handle options when buying Origin sliding doors
Then we come to the handle differences within the Origin sliding doors. OS-20 slimline models only come with one option in the integrated handle mentioned earlier.
OS-29, OS-44 and OS-77 sliding doors give you two handle options but all are fixed to the frame and visible.
If the styling of the patio door handle matters when buying Origin sliding doors, these are the options available to you.
Helping you choose the right sliding patio doors for your home.
Whilst we’re confident you’ll love any of the four Origin sliding patio door models available, there are some features they don’t come with. These are:
- A lift and slide operation.
- Open corner sliding doors
- Pocket sliding doors
- Doors at much larger widths or heights
When you want the largest doors with fewer sliding panels, the Glide-S provides sliding doors at more than 6 metres wide with just two panels.
Get in touch today for your new sliding doors
At Open Living our diverse range of patio door solutions for the home promises you beautiful patio doors in any setting. Contact us today for prices, more information or why not view our doors in our Letchworth showroom.
Every product comes with our professional installation and quality guarantee. We look forward to helping you transform your home.