At Open Living, we specialise in home improvements for London houses.  For replacement windows and doors, internal glazed partitions and screens. We have a diverse range of products for refurbishments or new extensions. We are here to help.

Home Improvements for London houses, apartments and refurbishments.

London benefits from a diverse range of houses, old and new. There is also substantial development of new homes, flats and apartments.  With property prices high, many London homeowners are adding value to their homes through new extensions and extensive property renovations.

Whatever your requirements, at Open Living, we cater for all manner of window and door replacements. We have close working relationships with all the leading-brand manufacturers. Origin, Schuco, Aluco, Bereco Timber, Arkay, Duteman and Roseview, are just some. Let us help you create the dream home extension or building project.

Choosing the correct windows and doors is essential for conservation areas or listed buildings.  For new extensions, it’s crucial to choose a product that will enhance the contemporary designs. Alternatively, products working sympathetically with your house architecture and the surrounding area.

London homes in conservation areas.

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The majority of London Boroughs have some form of conservation area. When it comes to new windows and doors for conservation areas, you need to respect planning regulations and rules.

Choose your window and door installer carefully and improve your London home in a conservation area. Open Living’s design office will happily assist you with the correct options.

We help with products suitable for ‘like for like’ replacements in material and look.  Get it right and you usually won’t need planning permission either.  Sliding and casement windows and windows in hardwood subframes are frequent examples.  Ensure your windows offer the period features or a similar aesthetic to the originals such as putty lines, period hardware, or matching glazing bars. Read on for details of Steel, Aluminium and Timber options for your particular requirement.

Steel and Steel replacement systems.

Both North and South London houses are capitalising on the current trend for steel or steel-replacement systems.  Popular with patio doors and inside the home, steel look windows and doors add a contemporary or heritage style to your home.

We offer modern slimline systems with optional glazing bars, fashionable colours and similar sightlines to classic metal windows.

Origin aluminium windows Steel Replacement Windows & Doors Iconic contemporary and art-deco glazing styles. Open Living specialises in the latest steel replacement windows for contemporary and Heritage windows, doors and internal partition systems.  Our steel-replacement systems are specially crafted, providing a perfect replacement for old steel windows and doors.… Find out more

Bifolding, Sliding & French Doors.

Whether your London home or extension needs new patio doors or French doors, we are established experts in bifolding, sliding, and French door solutions and will match your requirements to the perfect affordable product.

We use the best brands such as Origin, Schuco and Dutemann. These tried and tested, market leading brands come with the best sightlines, design and engineering reputations.

For you, this means contemporary or classically styled doors that blend in with your London home.  You also get all the desirable features like low thresholds, traffic doors and excellent door security.

Aluco Steel Replacement Doors The latest Aluco steel replacement doors in aluminium offer you a choice of hinged, folding or sliding doors in the sought-after style of old metal doors. Add functional elegant and expertly crafted and installed steel look doors in your home.… Find out more
Infiniglide Sliding Doors Desirable 20mm or 24mm mullions sightlines, advanced door engineering and design, smooth sliding action and amazing views to your garden. Infiniglide 3 or Infiniglide 6 sliding doors give you minimalist looks and that sought-after flush threshold and link to the… Find out more
Origin OB-49 bifolding door The latest Origin OB-49 Slimline bifolding door is one of the slimmest folding sliding doors on the market.  With a minimalist appearance, cutting edge design and uncompromising quality, you benefit from the very best views of your patio, garden or… Find out more

Sash Windows for London Houses

Our timber sash windows feature on George Clarke’s Old House New Home (Channel 4). With substantial numbers of listed, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian houses having sliding sash windows, ensure your windows both modernise your home and keep to conservation area rules or your property architecture.

With both PVCu and timber windows, we can help you improve your home without compromising on its aesthetics or local planning requirements.

bereco timber bifolding doors Bereco timber sliding sash windows Bereco timber sliding sash windows give your home all the benefits of modern timber window technology combined with the traditional features and elegance of period sash windows . Our exemplary crafted sliding sash windows come with balances cords and even… Find out more

Replacement front Doors.

Front doors are an architectural feature of many London houses. If part of your home improvements for London houses includes a front door, we offer composite, aluminium and timber versions.

You benefit from the latest styles and designs with enhanced security, longevity and energy efficiency.

From our seen on TV Origin front doors in aluminium to bespoke front doors or front doors as entrances to flats and apartment buildings, we can help.

Origin Front Doors Origin front doors create a stunning first impression and welcoming entrance to your home. Perfect for replacing your dated front door or as part of your new porch or property renovation. Every one of our Origin front doors comes with… Find out more

Doors and windows for flats and apartments.

London has substantial building work both in the construction of new apartments and the conversion of larger houses into flats.

Modern constructions favour the use of aluminium, with PVCu, steel or timber windows used in property conversions and refurbishments.

These range from traditional sash windows to modern aluminium casements with a flush casement design.

Aluk Windows Aluk Windows Improve your home with our secure, energy-efficient and stylish Aluk Windows. Aluk aluminium windows are one of the best-selling brands in the UK offering a wide choice of window styles, options and colours. Find out more

Property Refurbishment, Conversions and extensions.

In London maximising your investment in your property is most easily achieved through refurbishment, conversion of existing space and extensions. Conversions and general property renovations solve the cost of moving to a larger London property when taking into account stamp duty, legal & moving expenses and the purchase price of the property itself.

Or, perhaps you just want to maximise on your property and create the leisure space you have always dreamed of, in which case you will have an investment that you can enjoy every day. Basement conversions in terraced or central London houses are often the only way of gaining space.

The specialist excavation, construction and design add substantial space to a property.  Examples include additional living space, home cinemas, wine cellars, gyms, spa’s and pools.  And for the glazing to these extra rooms, we help with floor to ceiling glazing, contemporary sliding doors, bifolding doors and patio doors.

London home improvement specialists.

At Open Living, we help you with large or small home improvements to your home in London and homes in the Home Counties. We specialise in market leading brands for doors, windows and glazing systems, we work with you or your architect and builder to ensure you get the right product at the right price at the right time.


If you require or prefer all your works to be managed and provided by the same specialist then we provide a one stop shop in hand with our sister company Building Services Group London. 

Contact us to discuss your requirements or visit our London Office or Letchworth showrooms.

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Customer Reviews

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