Clearview National September 2015 - Issue 166 - Page 46

doors&windows sponsored by Deceptively Simple Design Is The Key To Bi-Fold Success Over the last 20 years, the bi-folding door market has grown at an exceptional rate, bringing with it an evolution in design as suppliers battle to become the market leader by displaying the latest design features and technology. »»For Origin, the secret of great design lies in its simplicity. Neil Ginger, CEO at the company, discusses its design process and the R&D ethos that has led to Origin creating its award-winning bi-fold system, window and blinds. Opening doors with design From the start, Origin’s roots lay in design. The company was started 13 years ago when Neil Ginger and his cousin Victoria Brocklesby found they could not find a high quality bi-fold door for their fathers’ swimming pool business. Their ambitious solution was to establish a company to manufacture the UK’s best quality doors with uncompromising levels of service. The result was the Origin Bi-fold Door, a cleverly designed, beautifully made folding sliding door system. Today, Origin is a £20 million turnover business, employing 160+ people with operations in Dubai and North America. It was Neil Ginger who designed the first Origin Bi-fold door. Today, the company has a team of designers with Neil still at the helm. While the R&D side has grown significantly, the focus remains the same – high quality engineering and design with the customer in mind. This means offering the best solution for both trade customers and the homeowner. The trade partner’s priority is to install the system quickly, easily and to a high standard. The customer wants the system to function excellently for the next 20 to 30 years, with great aesthetics. 46 » SE P 2015 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M Continues over the page >