At Open Living, we’re proud to be one of the top Origin doors and windows suppliers, British-made products with a 20 year guarantee. In this helpful guide, we give some background to Origin’s long guarantee, what you get with it and why it’s one consideration when buying new windows and doors for your new extension or property renovation.
Some background to the Origin 20 year guarantee
Origin is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of high quality bifolding and sliding doors, aluminium windows, front doors and garage doors. All Origin products are designed and made in the UK and available through a quality dealer network of nationwide dealers like us at Open Living.
Origin’s first product was their outstandingly good bifold, followed by aluminium windows, an even slimmer bifold, and then the rest of the product range. From the outset, this excellent company innovated with faster lead times, more colour options and better choices for visible and tactile elements of a folding sliding door such as the hardware. Another ‘first’ by Origin was offering a longer guarantee than other suppliers.
How Origin provides an extended product guarantee
When you make a significant investment in new glazing for your property renovation project, peace of mind that your windows and doors are well made, correctly installed and reliable over the long-term matters.
One way of ensuring a product has a longer warranty that matters to you the end user is having more control of the manufacturing process.
First of all Origin designs and makes their own products exclusively, that’s a little different from other quality manufacturers, making products from the wider system company supply chain such as Schuco, where more than one manufacturer provides this also excellent range of products.
Because Origin designs their products, extensively cycle tests them, and they’re the only company that makes them, there is, therefore, got more control over quality and this is one reason why you get the Origin 20 year guarantee.
Another way of ensuring you get long-term peace of mind with your new doors or windows is buying them through a trained and accredited Origin installer, also known as an Origin Premium Partner. As Premium Partners we enjoy a closer working relationship with Origin, have undergone full product training, showcase their entire product range in our showroom, and therefore are able to provide the Origin 20 year guarantee.
Origin Premium Partners like Open Living are also members of professional glazing organisations and trade bodies such as FENSA, CERTASS, the Glass and Glazing Federation or Which. This is additional peace of mind that your deposit, installation and other parts of your project are suitably covered. With many of our installations carried out in newly built extensions, you’ll also want to ensure your products meet current Building Regulations such as those for insulation, security or ventilation.
Where the Origin 20 year guarantee matters in your property renovation project.
Every type of installation we carry out at Open Living is different. Some of our windows and doors go into customer projects that are clearly a dream property renovation and a forever home. For these projects, a longer warranty matters more.
Other installations we carry out are for properties renovated for sale, investment property or new build developments of dwellings. For these types of projects, it probably matters less.
The full range of Origin doors and windows available from Open Living
The Origin 20 year guarantee is available across most of their products, depending on the type and installation. It covers the paint finish, hardware, manufacturing and installation.
Of course, the Origin warranty applies to products supplied as part of the manufacturing process. As a result, items such as glass, integrated bifold dor blinds, may not be part of the same guarantee as they’re not made or controlled by Origin. We have full details of exactly what’s covered and terms and conditions available or can explain these fully when you discuss your project with us.
Contact us today to view the whole Origin range of bifolding doors, sliding doors, aluminium windows and front doors, all available to view in our Letchworth showroom alongside our other market-leading brands.