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Ordering, manufacturing and installation
Bi-fold doors are folding doors that slide along a track as they open. When opened, the doors are stacked at either side, resulting in a completely unobstructed view.
Bi-fold doors can be made using different materials, including uPVC, timber or composite. However, the most popular material is aluminum because it’s:
Origin uses only premium-grade aluminum, so it’s more flexible and provides a higher-quality finish than any scrap aluminum.
Costs vary significantly depending on the brand and material. Aluminum doors are usually more expensive but are also much better quality, and the strength of the material suits the large expanse the doors cover.
Vinyl doors are much cheaper but tend to be poor-quality and often become faulty much more quickly, making them less cost-effective in the long run.
At Origin we focus on providing the highest-quality door at a reasonable price. As a result, we offer the best value for money, and the fastest lead times, in the industry. Get in touch today for a free quote.
The handle is on the main traffic door—also known as the lead door—as pictured below:
It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. The Origin Bi-fold Door is incredibly secure, surpassing industry and government security standards.
We manufacture the doors to offer outstanding security features, including:
Find out more in our bi‑fold doors safety and security FAQs.
Bi-fold doors can be configured to open inwards or outwards depending on your preference. What this means is when the doors are folded back, the panels will either sit inside your home or open onto your outdoor space.
Bi-fold doors can be engineered in different ways. However, they all need a top and bottom track to slide smoothly.
Origin’s doors are bottom-run, which, from our experience, makes them more reliable and offers certain advantages:
Read more about the difference between top-hung and bottom-rolling bi-fold doors.
Yes. Many people choose this kind of configuration. All you need to do is tell your Origin agent and they can offer recommendations suited to your needs.
The Origin Bi-Fold Door is available in over 150 RAL colors, including metallic and wood-effect finishes. You can even choose a dual-color door, where the inside of the door matches your home’s interior décor and the outside reflects the exterior surroundings.
Our popular colors are white, black and bronze.
Read more in our bi-fold doors color guide.
Yes. We offer a choice of four different wood-effect finishes:
Aluminum doors are really easy to clean.
They can, yes. They are certainly an effective way to fill a home with light, a characteristic which many homebuyers look for when searching for a property.
Yes. Origin’s bi-fold doors are very versatile and can be made to serve any function you choose.
Yes, through our e-commerce platform. However, be sure to check the ‘before you buy’ page to ensure you have everything you need to complete the purchase and install your doors.
We also sell our doors and windows through accredited agents across the US who supply our products on your behalf, if you’d prefer to let us handle all the hard work. Contact us for more information.
The accredited Origin agent you enquire with will be able to give you a precise quote for the cost of the work to install Origin Bi-Fold Doors. They will visit your home to carry out a survey and provide advice on what’s best for you and your property.
We manufacture our doors in our Florida-based factory.
Replacing existing doors with bi-fold doors doesn't normally require planning permission. However, if you’re in a conservation area, you’ll need to consult your local council.
If you’re building an extension which incorporates bi-fold doors, we would always recommend reviewing your local building regulations before taking any action.
You’ll likely also need to contact the council if you live near the coast as this will require a special type of glazing.
Many other US bi-fold door manufacturers can take anywhere between 6–12 weeks to ship their products. Origin ships in just three weeks, providing you choose one of our popular colors.
Because we design, develop and manufacture all our products, we have greater control over our supply chain, which means we can get our bi-fold doors to you much more quickly.
To read more about what to expect when it comes to delivery and installation, click here.
No. We make all our bi-fold doors to order, to our customers’ exact specifications. However, we’re still able to supply our products as quickly as off-the-shelf solutions.
It’s possible to install the doors yourself, depending on your skill level and the toolkit you have available. Our e-commerce platform has lots of information to help you figure out if you have what it takes to install Origin’s bi-fold doors yourself.
Alternatively, you can hire a builder to carry out the installation for you, or use one of our accredited agents who are fully trained in installing Origin doors.
When you buy your doors from one of our trusted partners, they will install the doors for you. All our partners are highly trained and will make sure the doors are fitted properly.
Our e-commerce platform has some video tutorials and an installation manual for anyone wanting to install bi-fold doors themselves or alongside a builder.
You need to do all the necessary building work to prepare the area, including providing the correct measurements. This means:
It’s likely that your installer will contact you and possibly arrange to visit to establish what needs to be done before they can fit the doors for you.
Your installer may remove your old doors (at an extra cost) before they install your new ones. You can help by:
Of course. Just speak to your Origin agent and they will arrange this for you.
Origin Bi-fold Doors come with a 10-year guarantee. Some manufacturers only offer a guarantee on the powder-coated finish, which can be misleading. Origin’s guarantee covers all parts of the door because we’re confident in our design, and we want you to feel confident too.
An Origin Accredited Partner is an installer we’ve trained to fit our doors and windows. We offer complimentary training days and work closely with our partners to make sure they’re knowledgeable in all our products and confident in installing them.
Choosing an Origin Accredited Partner for your installation means you benefit from our outstanding 10-year guarantee.