Comfortable open environment

By Ben Brocklesby, director at Origin.

The start of 2018 saw a slight slowdown in the UK’s manufacturing industry, with rising raw material costs denting factory resurgence, moving output to a seven-month low. We at Origin are, however, fortunate to be bucking this trend, and are experiencing a hugely promising start to the year. Not only have we moved headquarters, but we are also opening our own showroom this month.

In a bid to keep up with increased sales, greater productivity and more partners than ever before, we have moved our HQ to a new 20,000ft2 office, still right in the heart of High Wycombe. As part of this move, we are opening a new state-of-the-art showroom, designed specifically to allow homeowners to see our wide range of high-quality glazing systems first hand.

We envisage this flagship showroom to be an open environment, where local residents can make themselves at home. It will not only house the entire ‘Origin Home’ range – The Origin Bi-fold Door, Origin Window and Origin Residential Door – but will also include the latest launches.

The showroom depicts various room settings to resemble the inside of a house. This will help people visualise what the different options will look like in their own properties, and actually put each one to the test.

The showroom will also include a ‘designer configurator area’, where visitors can go and talk through the different bespoke fittings they need with one of the dedicated Origin team. Whether they are planning a new build, renovating a period property, or building an extension, our new showroom has all of the answers.

The showroom also provides the perfect opportunity to enhance the service that we offer to our partners; we will use the new showroom as a lead-generation exercise, enabling us to identify the latest questions, queries and challenges facing the consumer, and then pass qualified leads to the nearest partner who will complete the sale and install. Additionally, this space will be available for our partners to use to sell to their customers.

We are hosting a grand opening on Saturday March 17, where we will be joined by local residents and dignitaries, and a major name who will be ‘cutting the ribbon’. Following the opening, the showroom will then be open weekdays from 9am until 5pm.