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Cheryl and Martin began building their family home in 2016.
It was last year that they came to the stage of the build where they needed to fit doors and windows. The couple wanted a company that would be reliable, knowledgeable and produce quality products that would compliment their brand-new home.
The plot was located on Cheryl’s mum’s farm, so the new-build is surrounded by picturesque land and countryside. The family wanted to make the most of this beautiful setting by incorporating a lot of glass into the build.
They knew that they wanted bi-fold doors in their property due to the overall look of the doors and the flexible living that they offer. The couple have always wanted them, but they’d never had the chance to fit the doors in any of their previous homes. Incorporating the doors into their new build was the perfect opportunity. The couple’s architect recommended Origin due to the quality and UK manufacturing of the Origin product range.
To research further, Cheryl and Martin visited Aspect Windows in Exeter, a local accredited Origin partner. During their visit, the couple were impressed by the intricate design and quality of the Origin range. They particularly liked that all products could be made bespoke to their requirements. Also, the ‘Your Lead Time, Not Ours’ promise gave them one less thing to worry about, especially with the uncertainty of other timings during such a big project. Cheryl and Martin were surprised at this unique pledge, since the industry lead time average is around 4 to 6 weeks.
The couple went for almost every single product in the Origin range. This included two sets of bi-fold doors, large fixed windows, two gable windows, two sets of French doors and 2 residential doors; one being an impressive double entrance door.
Special colour Traffic Grey was chosen for the doors and windows. This was to match the frames to the stone walls and zinc roof. They decided upon the configuration of the doors because they felt that the three-door sets suited their desired aesthetic and would look in proportion to the rest of the house’s design.
The rear of the property is symmetrical and mainly glass, meaning that the beautifully landscaped garden and acres of field can always be seen from indoors. With two three-door sets of bi-folds, the family can open their home up to the views beyond. One gable was fitted in the master bedroom, along with a set of French doors and large fixed windows, meaning that the bedroom benefits from a lot of natural light streaming in. Cheryl and Martin can enjoy countryside views from their room all year round and open the French doors in the summer to let in the fresh country air. The second gable was fitted in the open plan kitchen/ diner as well as more French doors and fixed windows, making this space perfect for entertaining all year round.
The residential doors that have been fitted make quite the first impression. For the main double door entrance, the couple went for the popular SE 06 panel option. With Hafi straight bars and satin flag windows either side, the entrance looks modern and elegant. The couple chose Traffic Grey for the frame, sash and panel colour, to match the other windows and doors. For the single residential door to the side of the property, Cheryl and Martin opted for the CO 03 panel option with frosted glass and Hafi handle. Traffic Grey was chosen for the frame, sash and panel to once again compliment the stone walls and zinc roof.
Overall, the family have achieved the exact look they envisaged, and have commented that they absolutely love their new products. Other benefits of the new products include the home’s thermal efficiency. Cheryl commented, “As a new build, it's very efficient on heating, however, the new doors and windows definitely add to the thermal efficiency.”
The family also said that they would certainly recommend Origin to a friend. “We received a great service. Origin are a great company overall.”
* The residential door panel shown has now been discontinued. To view our available front door panels, please visit our front doors page.
As a new build, it's very efficient on heating, however, the new doors and windows definitely add to the thermal efficiency.- Cheryl