Origin and Schuco bifolding doors are two of the best known brands in the UK. At Northwest Bifolds we can provide you with either for your new extension, renovation project. But what are the differences between Origin and Schuco bifolding doors, and how do they compare?
How to compare Origin and Schuco bifolding doors.
When it comes to quality, both doors are excellent. Origin is a British system, Schuco originates from Germany. Both doors have excellent design and engineering and they are hard to separate for quality. Here is how these two fine bifolding doors compare.
|Product Guarantee||20 years||10 years|
|Lead time||Available Quickly||Several weeks|
|Door mullion dimension||154mm||120mm|
|Bifolding door sight line at the door mullions||154mm||120mm|
|Handle Options||Wide Range||Limited Range|
|Maximum door size||1200×2500||1200×3000|
|Low threshold option||Yes||Yes|
|Glass Options||Double or Triple Glazed||Double or Triple|
|Typical Double Glazed U-Value||1.6Wm2K||1.5Wm2K|
|Matching entrance doors and front door||Yes||No|
|Woodgrain Aluminium option||Yes||No|
|Anodised aluminium option||No||Yes|
|Dual colour option||Colours in Stock||Special Order|
|Colour Matched door hardware||Yes||No|
|Colour matched seals and gaskets||Yes||No|
Where Origin and Schuco doors will differ is in their appearance. The Schuco bifolding door is slimmer than Origin. Therefore if you are looking for one of the thinnest bifolding doors on the market, choose the Schuco door.
When it comes to creating a truly bespoke bifolding door, Origin is hard to beat. Our Origin bifolding doors give you the bigger choice of colour choices and styles. Origin handles come in white, black, silver, chrome and even colour matched to the doors is available. The same applies to the middle door handles and even the bottom carriage that slides your doors. These are also available colour matched. Finally, where Schuco doors come with high quality gaskets in black, Origin doors give you the option of 7 different colours to choose from.
If you are looking for a modern bifolding door with a uniform appearance, Origin doors are very attractive. By comparison, Schuco bifolding doors are flatter in appearance with no rounded edges to the aluminium profiles.
Lead times for Origin and Schuco bifolds.
One of the biggest advantages to an Origin bifolding door is how quickly you can get them. Origin has pioneered manufacturing making their lead times the best in the industry. If your builder has finished your structural opening and you are ready to receive your doors, Origin doors from North West bifolds are available much quicker. Our lead times on Schuco doors are still great, but they will take a little longer.
Looking for a new Origin or Schuco bifold door? Contact us today.
Northwest Bifolds are folding door experts for Liverpool, Cheshire, North Wales and the surrounding areas. If you are looking for a quality bifolding door with a professional installation and a wealth of knowledge and experience, contact us today for a free quotation.