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The Where and Why of Hinge Doors

The Where and Why of Hinge Doors

Are you tired of fighting with that sticking wooden or metal sliding door on your verandah, or the kitchen door that swells every time the weather changes? If so then you’re up for some great news. Hinge doors are being recommended more and more, both from an interior design and from a safety perspective. But why should you switch out your current doors for hinge doors - what do you have to gain? If you are asking yourself this question (and...
Origin Palace Doors Residential and Commercial Application

Palace Doors: Residential and Commercial Application

Your home or business can benefit from a glass palace door system without needing to be a royal residence. All you need is a basic understanding of the strength and versatility that these robust glass doors provide. Windows are the eyes of your home or enterprise and nothing speaks to greater style and personality than a Palace door installation. Even on a budget, you will be amazed at what you can achieve. Better still, as you will see, palace doors become...
Origin Bi-fold Door Design 3 Smart Reasons to Choose Sliding Folding Doors

Bi-fold Door Design: 3 Smart Reasons to Choose Sliding Folding Doors

You deserve a touch of style and luxury, and so does your home. One of the simplest and most effective ways to do this is with sliding folding doors. If you enjoy waking up to a beautiful, uninterrupted view (who doesn’t right?) or are looking for a quick solution to divide a large room, then these are a brilliant choice for you. Also commonly known as bi-fold doors, these beautiful, trendy space savers are a great choice in any home. Maybe...
Origin - Anodised Aluminium vs Powder Coated 5 Fast Facts

Anodised Aluminium vs Powder Coated: 5 Fast Facts

We love aluminium. Its versatility and availability make it a top choice in so many different industries, from catering to construction. What other material can say the same? But what happens if we want to strengthen a piece, protect it or extend its lifespan? Enter the powder-coated vs anodised aluminium debate. These are the top two options of coating aluminium available today, but why would you choose one over the other? If you are looking to add a coating to your...
Origin - How to Find the Best Aluminium Suppliers in South Africa

How to Find the Best Aluminium Suppliers in South Africa

Aluminium is one of the largest industries in South Africa, which is both wonderful and intimidating at the same time. Such a vast marketplace offers consumers the benefit of choice, but how do you know that you’re working with the leaders in the industry? The top companies in the country are doing a few things well, and Origin Aluminium is one of them. Founded in 2005, they have grown from strength to strength to become a leading manufacturer and supplier...
10 Myths About Aluminium Doors and Windows

10 Myths About Aluminium Doors and Windows

For many years, aluminium frames have been turned aside in favour of other materials for so many reasons. Reasons that, it turns out, are myths. Aluminium is popping up all over now when it comes to replacing doors and window frames, and you may be wondering if it is something you should be considering using in your home or business. If this is the case, then you will want to keep reading as we are about to bust some myths...
Behind a Glass Facade - Make Your Shop Front Stand Out

Behind a Glass Facade – Make Your Shop Front Stand Out

A shop front is the face of your business. It is the first thing that passers-by see when they look at your business, the equivalent of a first impression. Since they draw people into - or past - your shop, you should make every effort to ensure it is eye-catching and attention-grabbing. So, what are the best ways to ensure you have the perfect shop front that works in the favour of your business? If you are ready to put...
Origin - Why Replace Dry Walls With Glass and Aluminium Walls

Why Replace Dry Walls With Glass and Aluminium Walls?

The human connection. What the COVID19 pandemic taught us is that the thing we will never take for granted again is the thing we miss most. Feeling connected to those around us plays a big part in our day-to-day wellbeing. But how can we keep this feeling of connectedness while still keeping up with Covid protocols and social distancing? With many employees working from home and slowly returning to the office a few days a week, companies are looking for new and...
Window Walling Is it a Good Idea for Your Home

Window Walling: Is it a Good Idea for Your Home?

Have you ever wandered around your local neighbourhoods just to take a look at the houses? If you answered yes (and most of us probably have!) you will probably note a fascination with the houses that boast window walling. While it may not be the first thing you notice about a house, floor to ceiling windows are a way to make a grand statement in your home. And while it can have some disadvantages - as do most things –...
Preventing Condensation and Maintaining Double-Glazed Windows

Preventing Condensation and Maintaining Double-Glazed Windows

Investing in double glazing is rather a big decision and discovering condensation on the inside pane or outside pane or even inside the air gap between the two panes of glass of your double glazing units, can be a major concern. While cleaning your windows and wiping them down regularly is important, even with the most vigilant window maintenance, condensation can still be an issue. What is Condensation and Why is it a Bad Thing? When air cools to its dew point...

10 Reasons to Consider Double Glazing for your Home or Office

Whether you’re renovating a home or building an office, the question of double glazing will likely rear its head. We understand that your choice of window, style, glass, and frame material can change the face of the building. Aesthetics aside, double glazing comes with an arsenal of additional benefits that may not be immediately obvious, but will certainly affect your comfort and your bottom line. Would you like to know more? 10 Reasons to Choose Double Glazing You already know that double glazing...
Why We Are Fascinated with Curtain Walls

Why We Are Fascinated with Curtain Walls

For the same reason that people are suckers for anything good-looking, eye-catching curtain walls have naturally caught our fancy. No blame there. Curtain wall designs decorate some of the most magnificent of today’s skyscrapers. Without it, modern Dubai would pretty much resemble the crumbling pyramids of Egypt.  Instead, the city glistens and glows with a plethora of brilliant exterior glass curtain wall designs and fabrications. But make no mistake, curtain walls are not just a pretty face. Without serving any load-bearing role,...