Origin, the British manufacturer of bi-folding doors, windows and blinds, has launched a new window system.
The Origin Window is said to be the first of its kind to feature a twin flush casement, resulting in a clean appearance on both the inside and outside. The new model is also fitted with a “revolutionary” new thermal break, the company says.
The twin flush casement is void of the bulky overlapping framework that is synonymous with aluminium rebated systems. All that remains is a sleek shadow line where the sash sits inside the frame. The clean finish of the Origin Window means that it is suitable for installation in traditional townhouses, new builds and projects under strict planning regulations in conservation areas, according to the manufacturer. The strength of the aluminium frames allows for slim sightlines and, with the edge of the frame as little as 50 mm from the glass, it means more natural light can filter through.
The new thermal break is designed to give the Origin Window superior thermal efficiency, making it capable of achieving an energy rating of A +21. Available as an optional upgrade, the Origin Window can be insulated with Aerogel, which boosts the window’s thermal efficiency to achieve a certified 1.0 U-value.
Aerogel is lightweight with an extremely low thermal conductivity, making it one of the most insulating materials available. It has been utilised across an array of industries, from NASA spacesuits to construction and appliance insulation. Its composition means that a single 10 mm thickness of Aerogel increases the insulation factor by up to 67%, so homeowners can benefit from reduced energy bills.
The manufacturer says that the Origin Window is the first ever window system to feature this technology, and that it has complete exclusivity of its usage in the fenestration industry. As a result, the system has the “highest thermal efficiency of any aluminium window on the market.”
Neil Ginger, CEO at Origin, said: “We’re the first manufacturer on the market to offer an internally and externally flush casement as well as the introduction of Aerogel. Origin prides itself on innovative design and up-to-the-minute manufacturing processes. The new Window demonstrates our focus on continuing to improve our systems for both our trade and consumer customers.”
Other product features include the highest grade stainless steel hinges, capable of carrying heavy loads above the standardised 50,000 cycle test required for residential windows. Hinge guards are installed as standard on all Origin Windows, serving the purpose of both protecting the hinges as well as blocking intruders from jemmying the window open along the hinged side. Other features such as impenetrable crimped frames and locking handles make the Origin Window one of the most secure systems on the market.
The Origin Window is available on a one week lead time in ten popular colours and a four week lead time in a wide range of colours from bright primary shades to deeper earthy tones and dual colours. The window handles are available in brushed graphite, chrome, satin or gold, or in Origin’s colour match option, whereby the handle is powder coated to match the colour of the window.