To fold or slide?

By Origin’s Ben Brocklesby.

Given our range of products, a common question we get asked is: which is the most popular?

While sales of our Bi-fold Door continue to flourish, we are noticing a definite trend from consumers leaning towards our Sliding Door range. We have seen a steady growth in web traffic, increased interest and leads generated and, consequently, a surge in sales.

The clocks going forward in March will give more daylight hours, meaning that consumers will start to reflect on how they can improve their homes by letting more light in, especially with the busy summer period around the corner. So, by having two high performing doors that do just that, our partners are set for a boom in sales.

This is obviously fantastic for us as a business, but it does mean that we have to focus on our manufacturing processes, ensuring they are more effective and efficient than ever, so that our Premium Partners are fully equipped to handle any rush in demand.

The rise in popularity of the Sliding Door comes at a good time for Origin, as we recently introduced a new collection. Now we have two ranges with three different sightline options among them:the Origin Patio Slider (OS-44 and OS-77) and the Origin Artisan Slider (OS-20). These have been designed to give our partners even more choice when it comes to better meeting their customers’ needs. Each range, which like all Origin products, is manufactured from a premium grade aluminium, is available in over 150 different colours, and offers an industry-leading guarantee of up to 20 years.

The Patio Slider’s classic design lends itself to any style of property. It is available with two sightline options – 44mm or 77mm – which adds further flexibility and kudos to this product offering.

The Artisan Slider boasts ultra-slim sightlines of just 20mm, meaning that our partners can offer homeowners unrivalled views of the outside. Due to aluminium’s innate strength, Origin is able to accommodate incredibly large glass expanses, making it both visually stunning and practically versatile.

The Sliding Door range has been designed and developed in house, so every feature has been engineered to work flawlessly. It can achieve a U-value as low as 1.2W/m2K, is available in a range of configurations, and is completely bespoke to a customer’s requirements.

With our unwavering commitment to equipping our partners with an ever-increasing number of high quality products, designed to meet any customers’ needs, we foresee a busy period for the Sliding Door option.