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Alexandra Giles

Alexandra works in the marketing department, and in 2014, bought her first house, which turned out to be somewhat of a ‘project’. Since then, the whole house has needed renovating, which has helped her gain a knowledge of basic DIY, decorating and making the best of a small space.

By Alexandra Giles

Custom-made, high-quality sliding doors are a popular and versatile choice among homeowners. Unlike bifold or French door systems, a sliding patio door is a great option for saving space in the home, as the sliding panel simply glides to the side rather than opening inwards or outwards. A modern, sleek option for utilising natural light, they are becoming increasingly popular options for bringing the outside in.

Find out more about the benefits of supplying aluminium sliding doors for customers, and what to consider when specifying a sliding door for a customer.

Read the key benefits of aluminium sliding doors.

Read what factors you should consider when specifying sliding doors for a customer.

Find out more about the benefits of choosing a bespoke sliding door manufacturer.

Read why you should consider becoming an Origin Trade Partner.

Why supply aluminium sliding doors?

Aluminium sliding doors are strong and durable patio doors, and are also relatively low maintenance, requiring little ongoing care. Timber is another popular option for bifold doors, but it can be heavy and difficult to manoeuvre and requires consistent care to be long-lasting, while UPVC can be prone to warping and is not as strong as aluminium. Supplying high-quality, durable sliding doors is incredibly important, as this will boost your reputation as a supplier, as well as ensure your customers are happy with the reliability of the doors.

Available in a wide range of designs and colours, you have a large range of customisable options that your customers can choose. For example, you may want to recommend neutral colours if a customer is looking for a simple and classy option. Aluminium sliding doors, such as Origin’s selection of sliding doors, are also available in a range of configuration options and styles, so your customers are guaranteed to find the right option for them.

Read our full guide to the benefits of aluminium bifold doors here.

Origin sliding doors in a living room with a couple on a couch

Aluminium doors can also be highly energy-efficient, helping to keep a premises cool in summer and warm in winter. This also makes them an environmentally friendly alternative to other types of commercial sliding doors, which is particularly important as more and more homeowners are becoming conscious of using sustainable materials for their patio doors.

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Origin aluminium sliding doors are designed with practicality in mind, without compromising the appearance of the doors. Each sliding door option is constructed in a modern and sleek style that is perfect for any contemporary setting.

What should you consider when specifying sliding doors for customers?

What colour options are they interested in?

You can advise your customer on the ideal colour option for them depending on the style of their property, and whether they want to match the door to other doors in their property. Colours such as Anthracite Grey (7016M), Jet Black (9005M), Hipca White (9910G) and Dark Silver Metallic (9007M) are all available at Origin and are popular options among customers.

Bright colours can help to make a property stand out, though these tend to suit more acquired tastes.

Read more about the colour options available for Origin Sliding Doors here.

What size and configuration option are they looking for?

When working with a bespoke manufacturer, such as Origin, you can specify the exact size and configuration that your customer requires. Size limitations and panel configuration options, however, depend on the sliding door system chosen. For example, Origin’s minimum and maximum size options and configuration options differ depending on whether your customer chooses the Artisan Sliding Door (OS-20) or the Patio Slider (OS-29, OS-44 and OS-77).

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Is your customer looking for a modern or traditional option?

When choosing an aluminium sliding door system from Origin, there are two main choices - the Artisan or the Patio Slider. The main difference between the two is that the Artisan is the slightly more modern option as it has slim sightlines of 20mm and comes as a bonded or wet glazed system. The Patio Slider, on the other hand, has sightlines options of 29mm, 44mm and 77mm. This means that the choice comes down both to the customer’s specific needs and preferred style.

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Sliding door accessory options

There are several accessories that customers can choose for aluminium sliding doors so that they match their style preference and security needs. For example, we offer a variety of handle options for aluminium sliding doors that can suit a host of property types – whether residential or commercial – meaning you can find a bespoke option that is perfect for your customer. Finding a practical and suitable handle and lock option is especially important if your customer is looking for a highly-secure option.

At Origin, our OS-20 comes with flush-faced lever handles available in 7015M, 7016M, 9005M, 9910G and Light Silver, whilst the OS-29, OS-44 and OS-77 come with an option of a bar handle, an all-in-one handle or a patio D-handle.

Find out more about the accessory options for sliding doors here.

Why work with a bespoke sliding door manufacturer?

Origin Sliding Doors are completely bespoke, allowing your customers have complete control over their customisation options. Supplying bespoke sliding doors means that you can provide your customers with the best possible option for their needs. This also means you can pick the most appropriate configuration and specification to match your customers’ specific tastes and practical demands.

Why choose to work with Origin?

We use premium quality aluminium billets to ensure the doors are strong, durable and secure. We also offer unbeatably fast lead times to give your customers the desired design they are looking for within good time.

Origin offers customers an extensive range of sliding aluminium doors, ensuring that there's something to suit everyone's needs. Secondly, Origin has a strong focus on its green credentials - all of its products are made using sustainable materials and production methods. Origin aluminium doors also meet the highest possible security standards, meaning that you can feel comfortable about using them in your project. Finally, at Origin, we offer a comprehensive warranty on all our products, giving you peace of mind that the doors will prove a reliable option.

At Origin, we also offer extensive training, and will provide you with support from day one. This includes assistance on specifying a product, and providing you with expert product knowledge at any stage. Our friendly customer service team are always happy to help with any issues you come across.

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