Business expansion with Origin Bifolding Doors and Windows

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Nick Dardalis

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As a successful home improvement business expands, a move to larger and more suitable premises is a great opportunity and a significant boost to the business.

Having a larger showroom provides more space, but it can also provide other benefits for Company such as a stronger brand and a better presence. One successful Origin dealer has done just that. Thanks to the remarkable success of selling Origin bifolding doors, windows and blinds, Letchworth based Open Living is completing the final phase of its move to a brand new showroom.

Origin bifolding doors were the right choice for a new business.

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The new Open Living Letchworth showroom.

Open Living started out from a small showroom and factory unit in Biggleswade Bedfordshire in February 2011. In only five years they have outgrown their existing premises. Open Living is finalising their move to substantially bigger offices, warehouse and new customer showroom in a prominent Letchworth location.

Danny White, Managing Director of Open Living says.

Origin has been the best trade supplier we could wish for. A member of my family worked at the Company, and when I wanted to start my business, he encouraged me to look at Origin as the product to sell.

It became evident the Origin bifolding door, the support on offer and Origin as a business was exactly what Open Living needed. The synergy was right, and we have even given our help to Origin in return by helping set up their first Grand Designs exhibition stand, and we have even fitted doors in their showroom.

How Origin bifolding door helped their dealers succeed.

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The Origin bifolding door Open Living say has contributed to the success of the Company.

In only five years Open Living has moved to an ultra-modern showroom that not only showcases several examples of Origin doors and windows for the home, but their other market-leading home improvement products as well.

While very much a successful bifolding door company, their other products include Origin Windows, Aluminium Windows, the new Origin Residential door, contemporary sliding doors, rooflights, walk-on glass rooflights and glazed extensions.

Open Living tells us being an Origin dealer has helped the reputation and growth of their business. One example is the Origin customer service, the total reliability of the product and the after sales service.

Danny White continues:

We have no issues with Origin doors which have helped grow our local reputation tremendously. We rarely get called back for adjustments or service work and the bifolding doors just work faultlessly. We sell another two bifolding door products, but customers always seem to go with Origin and our team love selling them as well. Our new showroom showcases the very latest Origin and other great products in a fantastic bright, welcoming and unique environment.  Even our disabled customers are catered for with the installation of a disabled lift.

How Origin helped Open Living with marketing and dealer support.

Origin was naturally keen to help Open Living get the most out of their new showroom and to help them promote the open day weekend from the 19th to 21st November.

Origin has helped Open living with door and window sets for their showroom as well as provided labour to help them complete it quicker. They have even helped with the local advertising.

We understand that 7 Billboards in the Letchworth area are promoting Open Living’s new showroom as well as other forms of advertising. Open Living has also distributed 20,000 leaflets to promote one of the newest and biggest Origin showrooms in the area.

Open Living has already moved to their new premises in advance of the showroom completion expect a great turnout on the day.