High performance glazing from Origin - Grand Designs Magazine

How to find the right doors and windows

With high-performance glazing, you don't have to compromise on aesthetics, thermal efficiency or security

Promotional Feature By Victoria Smith |

Floor-to-ceiling windows and large areas of glazing are very much in demand when it comes to modern renovations and new builds.

The advantages of this are many – natural light is maximised, space within a home is opened up, and indoor and outdoor areas are blended seamlessly. But it’s essential to ensure any windows and doors are secure and heat proof, as well as aesthetically pleasing. With Origin’s high-performance windows and doors, you get a perfect balance of all three.

thermal efficient high performance glazing for a low carbon home

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High performance glazing

As one of the UK’s leading door and window brands, Origin specialises in striking the balance between aesthetics and performance – their products look fantastic and are fit for purpose too.

Origin’s British-made range of premium bespoke bi-folding, sliding and front doors and windows has been created with longevity in mind – each and every item is built to last. Products come with a selection of sightline options, so homeowners can choose the style that’s right for them, whether that’s an ultra-slim 20mm sliding door or a 77mm variant for a more traditional look.

And despite offering large maximum sizes, all products have been tested extensively to ensure there’s no compromise on performance. There are also over 150 colour options, with a style and colour combination to suit just about any project.

large areas of glazing in a modern extension with double-height ceilings

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Security as standard

On the security front, not only do Origin windows and doors meet and surpass required building regulations, most of their high-performance glazing range holds voluntary accreditations such as Secured by Design for extra peace of mind. With multi-point locks, high-grade hinges, and tamper-proof cylinders, these products have been designed to keep homes safe and secure.

secure bi-fold doors with multi-point locks and high-grade hinge on a modern home

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Thermal efficiency

Origin doors and windows also offer fantastic thermal efficiency. Featuring a specially designed polyamide thermal break that limits heat transfer, designs also incorporate sophisticated weathertight seals to exceed building regulations, reduce energy bills and lower the your home’s carbon footprint.

For windows with an A++ energy rating, opt for Aerogel. The super-insulating silica gel has the lowest thermal conductivity of any known solid material – it’s even used to insulate space shuttles and spacesuits. By utilising it in the thermal break of the Origin window, it considerably limits the heat transfer from the one side to the other.

To explore Origin’s range of windows and doors, get in touch with your local installer today. See origin-global.com or email [email protected]. All products come with a guarantee of up to 20 years and some of the fastest lead times on the market.