French addition

Origin has launched its second product of 2018 – the Origin French window.

Exclusively available on the OW-80 (Premium Window) system, it features an internal and external flush casement and a floating mullion.

This means that when both the left and right windows are open, it offers unhindered views of the property’s surroundings, but it is also a great choice for windows that need to meet egress requirements.

Ben Brocklesby, director at Origin, said: “The addition of the French window, and the fact that it completely removes the sightline between both openers, shows the level of confidence we have in our manufacturing processes and the high grade aluminium we use. Our partners can now offer the end user even more, increasing sales opportunities in the process. We are really excited about this product, adding to the bespoke options we have already available on our OW-80 system.”

With energy efficiency increasingly appearing on homeowners’ and homebuyers’ checklists, the Origin French window can be upgraded with Aerogel, which has the lowest thermal conductivity of any known solid. By using just 10mm of it in the thermal break, it can boost the window’s thermal efficiency by up to 67%, deliver an A++ energy rating and results in a certified 0.9U-value. The window also combines a polyamide thermal break within the aluminium profile, meaning it exceeds Building Regulations requirements.

Every window is installed with Yale’s Encloser lock, featuring bi-directional locking technology. The French window makes use of the highest grade stainless steel hinges, capable of carrying heavy loads, exceeding way above the standardised 50,000 cycle test required for residential windows.

Hinge guards are also installed as standard, protecting the hinges, as well as stopping intruders. The window is PAS24 accredited and features an espagnolette-style handle. This works in conjunction with the Encloser locking system, ensuring that the system is ultra-secure.

The windows can be delivered in as little as 24-hours, when specified in one of Origin’s most popular colours.