Effortlessly elegant finish

By Ben Brocklesby, director at Origin.

In last month’s column, we unveiled our new OW-70 window system – the Origin Slimline Window – which not only expands the Origin Home Range, but also provides our partners with even greater choice to offer their customers.

This month, we have more innovation to talk about, as we launch the Origin French Window, further strengthening the gold standard of service we give to our partners.

The new French Window is exclusively available on the OW-80 (Premium Window) system, and features a completely unique internal and external flush casement and a floating mullion, which offers homeowners completely unobstructed views.

This means that when homeowners open both the left and right windows, there is no profile left, providing an effortlessly elegant finish, while being able to meet egress requirements.

As always, energy efficiency plays an important role in any homeowner’s final decision making, so we have ensured that the French Window can be upgraded with Aerogel; by using just 10mm of it in the thermal break, it can boost the window’s thermal efficiency by up to 67%, deliver a ground-breaking A++ energy rating and result in a certified 0.9 U-value.

The window also combines a polyamide thermal break within the aluminium profile, meaning it not only meets thermal efficiency building regulations, but exceeds them.

Our attention to performance is matched by high levels of security, as every window is installed with Yale’s highly dependable Encloser Lock, featuring bi-directional locking technology.

The French Window makes use of the highest grade stainless steel hinges, exceeding the standardised 50,000 cycle test required for residential windows. Plus, hinge guards are installed as standard, protecting the hinges, as well as stopping intruders.

The Origin French Window is PAS24 accredited and features an espagnolette-style handle. This works in conjunction with Yale’s industry-leading Encloser locking system, ensuring that the system is ultra-secure.

The French Window is also offered on Origin’s industry leading guarantee of up to 20 years, as well as being available on our ‘Your Lead Time, Not Ours’ promise, meaning the windows can be delivered in as little as 24 hours, from point of ordering through to installation.