At alühome, we provide some of the best sliding doors brands on the market. We’re often asked by customers comparing Sunflex vs Origin sliding doors, which is best? These two outstanding sliding patio doors products are excellent in their own way. If you’re trying to decide between the two, we’ve put together a helpful guide giving you the features and benefits of each product and why you might prefer one over the other. Sunflex and Origin are part of our overall patio doors collection available from alühome.
Sunflex vs Origin – the companies behind the products
We’ve got more information about the various brand names we’ve chosen as a business. The first similarity when comparing Sunflex vs Origin for your new sliding doors is that both companies only make their products and nobody else. This is quite different to suppliers of Aluk, Smart Systems, Cortizo, Reynaers and other big brands where there are many different factories making these brands.
Therefore, if wanting doors made by the company behind them matters in your buying decisions, both Origin and Sunflex are great choices. The advantage of a sole manufacturer is a consistent quality every time and knowing exactly who makes your doors.
Whilst both companies have been trading for many years are sound and reputable, the Sunflex product has been around longer. Origin introduced a sliding door product in addition to their outstanding folding sliding system, in 2019. The Sunflex range of sliding doors has been around longer, arguably more widely used and more tried and tested.
Sunflex vs Origin sliding doors – what is slimmest?
The outer frame sizes are quite similar on both door brands, but when it comes to the middle mullion, the Sunflex model with the 20mm mullion is the slimmest. The Origin OS-29 has a 29mm mullion, 1mm thinner than the SVG30 model, also available with Sunflex.
Only Sunflex doors give you flush stacking panels
A unique feature when comparing Sunflex vs Origin sliding doors is what you get with the doors fully open. Only Sunflex gives you flush stacking panels fully open. For some people, this is not a significant requirement, but it’s another advantage and gives you just that little bit more of your available clear opening.
More opening options with Sunflex sliding doors
Most sliding patio doors work with a familiar push-pull action. These are called inline sliding doors and both Sunflex and Origin sliders come in this option.
With Sunflex doors, there’s also a lift and slide operation. The difference between inline and lift and slide is how the doors move. Inline doors just push along their track after you’ve unlocked them. Lift and slide doors work via a rotating handle. After unlocking, rotating the handle raises the door panel a little, ready to slide as needed.
The significant advantage is you can set the door back down partially open and secure it.
Sunflex is the go-to door when you need an open corner design. Origin don’t offer this option with their sliding door product unless you go for the bonded model.
Finally, if the latest steel-look, heritage or industrial style is what you’d like, the Sunflex proportions make for a better version of this look compared with Origin.
Sunflex vs Origin – minimum and maximum sizes
Origin doors go as small as 1463mm wide and up to 2600mm high
Sunflex doors go as small as 800mm wide and up to 3000mm high.
Both doors are therefore ideal for most typical size openings, although Sunflex doors go narrower and wider. If you’re wondering how big a door set can be when comparing Sunflex vs Origin sliders, the Origin product goes just under 12m wide. Sunflex doors can go up to 24 metres wide. That’s a very impressive sliding glass wall.
Similarities between Origin and Sunflex sliding doors
As you’d expect from two excellent sliding patio door brands, they also offer similar specifications. Here’s what you get with both of these doors.
- High quality insulated aluminium profiles and a durable, low maintenance colour.
- Excellent choice of colour shades from the RAL range or special finishes
- Great thermal performance also thanks to our insulated glass units, safety glass of course.
- The option of a standard or low track
- Quality guarantees and a professional installation by alühome, premium partner for both brands
Either of these quality-made and expertly-installed sliders promises to give you a slim, reliable and above all attractive aluminium door in your home.
How much do Sunflex and Origin sliding doors cost?
Many factors affect the price you pay for these doors including sizes, number of panels, colour, glass type, overall specifications. It’s easy to get a fast price for these, so why not get in touch if you’d like an approximate or firm price.
Comparing Sunflex vs Origin – view both doors in our Stamford Aluminium Studio
We hope this helpful comparison between these two products helps you make a decision. Even better, we’ve got both sliding door types available to view in our Stamford showroom, where you can also view our entire range of contemporary aluminium products.
At alühome, we provide inspired, refined and bespoke aluminium window and door solutions. Contact us today, discuss your project, visit us or get in touch. We look forward to helping you bring your property project to life and providing you with the perfect end result.