The best bespoke bifolding door in the UK

Transform your home with Origin OB-72 bifolding doors. British designed and made, these top-of-the-line bifolding doors are beautiful, elegant and expertly crafted.  Best of all, you get peace of mind working with Open Living – one of the first and a Gold Status, Approved Origin Installer.

The classically styles origin OB-72 bifolding doors offer the best in sizes, configurations, colour options and even an open corner solution. Or there’s the ultra slim OB-49 model with a reduced sightline at the door mullions.

origin OB-72 bifolding doors - perfect aesthetics and functionality

origin ob-72 bifolding doors

The Origin OB-72 is the classic Origin product with a chamfered appearance, suitable for any modern or traditional home.  Or you can choose the slimline OB-49 model with thinner sightlines and a flat appearance to the door profiles inside and out.

Origin bifolding doors are one of the best-known brands in the UK.  Not only are Origin bifolds expertly-crafted, but have unmatched quality.  As a result, you benefit from dependable, functional and premium folding doors. Transform your home and open up your rooms to the outside with a class-leading design and an unbeatable 20-year guarantee.

Our Origin bifolding doors are perfect as a replacement for your old patio doors as well as new extensions. We believe no other bifolding door offers you the perfect way to fill your room with space and light, also making it feel bigger and better. Premium grade aluminium, beautiful colours and fine glass. Every one of these features creates an altogether better space in your home. Perfect for your new extension, kitchen renovation and a new patio door.

Visit our showroom and see the many different origin OB-72 bifolding doors.  You can view all types of Origin doors. These include low thresholds, corner doors, doors with integral blinds and many different colours.

Design and Engineering

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Finger-safe gaskets to protect your family.

It makes absolute sense that with a door having more panels than a french door or sliding door, finger protection should be built-in.

Look closely at our superbly crafted origin OB-72 bifolding doors and the joints between each folding panel feature an anti-finger trap design.

If you have little children or even for adults, you appreciate the importance of a safety feature which stops fingers getting trapped.

We make this possible thanks to clever engineering and thoughtful design. Our doors feature a customer designed interlocking joint gasket and specially made from a durable yet flexible thermoplastic elastomer.  As a result, the door seals tight with no gaps and avoids a finger trap situation.

Even as you start to close the doors, the gaskets protect the edges. Peace of mind that fingers can’t get trapped between the doors.

The finest running gear and components ensure a smooth bifolding door. The opening and folding action are effortless.  Origin bifolding doors provide easy use all year round.  Visit our showroom and try out our doors.

Our unique free glide roller carriage is specially designed only for our doors. It features a long wheelbase solid aluminium carriage with four wheels that run inside a low threshold base track.

Each wheel is a little masterpiece in its own right. Made from the highest quality Type 6–6 nylon it resists heat, friction, and degradation. Only the finest quality steel, fixings, and other components go into making our doors that will work smoothly and effortlessly for years. As a result of quality components and manufacturing, you get a 20-year guarantee.

The most desirable and essential bifolding door features

  • Classic 154mm mullion sightlines
  • Choose virtually any configuration and opening direction
  • Available in virtually any colour including woodgrain
  • Effortless smooth slide and fold action
  • The best door handle brands on the market

Thanks to advanced aluminium profiles and high specification glass you new Origin bifolding doors will keep the warm in and the cold out.

Our thermally insulated frames work with our toughened, coated and argon-filled glass units to maintain a stable temperature.

In the winter months, this will keep your home warmer and help reduce your energy bills while still giving you light, space and great views outdoors.

For new build constructions or extensions, our doors exceed current Building Regulations L1 and L2.  Origin doors offer a U Value of only 1.67Wm2K, meeting current Building Regulations.

Peace of mind security is essential with so many bifolds intended for the back of the home.

Origin bifolding doors come with the latest multi-point locking system with eight locking points. Furthermore, the locks have deep-throw bolts, secure lock faceplates, and quality materials.  Additionally, there is an anti-bump cylinder, and ultra-secure door handles.

The remaining leaves feature secure shoot bolts and high-security hinges.

Our doors come tested to the stringent “Secured By Design” standards established by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

You can enjoy peace of mind that our doors are not only beautiful and functional but also highly secure

Thanks to the finest materials and sophisticated hardware, our exceptional bifolding doors provide enjoyment with minimal maintenance.

As a result, a simple clean with a mild soapy solution keeps your doors looking like new.

A twice-yearly application of silicone spray is all you need to do to keep the gaskets supple. For the locks and hinges simple lubrication a couple of times a year will keep your doors folding and locking as they should.

Our unique free glide running system is what enables your doors to open an close with a minimum of effort. Despite their advanced designed this is totally maintenance-free. Only routine cleaning of the track is all that’s required when you frequently open and close your doors.

Only Origin offers the most customisation options

  • Connect your home and garden with a 12mm low threshold and minimum ‘step over’.
  • Origin OB-72 bifolding doors come with with a full open corner solution
  • Colour matched seals and gaskets – no more black!
  • Colour matched door components for a coherent look
  • Matching single and french doors for the side and back of your home

 

Thanks to advanced aluminium profiles and high specification glass you new Origin bifolding doors will keep the warm in and the cold out.

Our thermally insulated frames work with our toughened, coated and argon-filled glass units to maintain a stable temperature.

In the winter months, this will keep your home warmer and help reduce your energy bills while still giving you light, space and great views outdoors.

For new build constructions or extensions, our doors exceed current Building Regulations L1 and L2.  Origin doors offer a U Value of only 1.67Wm2K, meeting current Building Regulations.

Peace of mind security is essential with so many bifolds intended for the back of the home.

Origin bifolding doors come with the latest multi-point locking system with eight locking points. Furthermore, the locks have deep-throw bolts, secure lock faceplates, and quality materials.  Additionally, there is an anti-bump cylinder, and ultra-secure door handles.

The remaining leaves feature secure shoot bolts and high-security hinges.

Our doors come tested to the stringent “Secured By Design” standards established by the Association of Chief Police Officers.

You can enjoy peace of mind that our doors are not only beautiful and functional but also highly secure

Thanks to the finest materials and sophisticated hardware, our exceptional bifolding doors provide enjoyment with minimal maintenance.

As a result, a simple clean with a mild soapy solution keeps your doors looking like new.

A twice-yearly application of silicone spray is all you need to do to keep the gaskets supple. For the locks and hinges simple lubrication a couple of times a year will keep your doors folding and locking as they should.

Our unique free glide running system is what enables your doors to open an close with a minimum of effort. Despite their advanced designed this is totally maintenance-free. Only routine cleaning of the track is all that’s required when you frequently open and close your doors.

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Customer Reviews

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, awesome 3772.00 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
We have a corner bifold set, great installation thank you!
Kate B.
Kate B.
19:25 11 Jun 16