Origin OB-72 and OB-49 compared

At London Glazing Group we offer both the OB-72 and OB-49 Origin bifolds. What is the difference between these two doors, and which should you choose? In this article, we tell you everything you need to know about the product and how it fits within our overall range of quality bifolding doors.


Origin OB-72 and OB-49 bifolding doors compared

Comparing Origin OB-72 and OB-49 bifolding doors

The Origin OB-72 and OB-49 folding sliding doors come made by Origin in the UK.  They meet all the requirements of a cutting edge bifolding door, using insulated aluminium profiles and a durable powder-coated finish.  You’ll also get the same great engineering, outstanding manufacturing quality and a highly-regarded 20-year guarantee.

You can find out more about the OB-72 model.

Information about the new Origin OB-49 door.

Both Origin bifolding door types meet the need for a new bifold. Therefore, if you want to change your dated patio door or are thinking about bifolds in a new extension, any of these products are perfect for you.  There are four key differences between Origin OB-72 and OB-49 when deciding which one is best for your home.

We will look at these points in detail.  However, if security, weather performance and flexible bifold door design are what you’re looking for, these two high quality bifolding doors provide what you need.

How your doors are configured and the overall design

For all standard configurations of bifolding door, you can use either model.  However, for open corner bifolding doors, only the OB-72 model comes with a corner post option. You cannot use the OB-49 for this design.

With the OB-72, you also get a different kind of profile design.  These doors are chamfered in appearance for a more traditional look. While they look equally good in a modern extension, their slightly bigger sightlines and more rounded appearance are appealing to many homeowners.  Moreover, if your home features classically styled doors and windows, this model is a better match.

What sightlines you’re looking for.

Sightlines are the fundamental difference between these two doors.  If you want the slimmer door, the OB-49 gives you a sightline of 110mm when the doors are closed and meeting together.  The other door gives you a sightline of 154mm, therefore wider.

While it is tempting to always choose a slimmer door, going for the larger model offers other benefits. The OB-72 door leaves go much wider and taller than the slimline model.  The thicker looking door goes up to 3m in height and a maximum width of 1.2 metres.

By comparison, the other model only goes up to about 2.6m wide and 1100mm wide.

Importantly, the slimmer door looks beautiful when customised as a steel look door. The thin profiles, square line inside and outside makes adding bars for the steel-effect, very effective.  As a result, if you desire a steel-look bifolding door in the home, choose the OB-49

How much you want to personalise your doors.

Creating a bespoke product has always been a great reason to buy Origin bifolding doors. With the slimmer model, you only get the Hafi premium handle.  The classically-styled Origin door comes with a choice of Yale handles and other options.  Therefore, the 72 model offers you more handles to choose from.

Also only available with the OB-72 is the gorgeous woodgrain finish.  This replicates the look of wood doors in Oak, Mahogany, Rosewood and Walnut.

Best of all, both doors come with colour coded seals – a unique feature of Origin doors you won’t find on any other bifold on the market.

Choosing Origin OB-72 and OB-49 doors from London Glazing Group.

London Glazing Group is an approved supplier and installer of the best selling Origin door range.  We also sell the TV-advertised Origin front doors and their contemporary aluminium windows and sliding doors.

If you want the best in engineering and German design, check out our Schuco ASS70 model.

For a more affordable option, our Aluk range of bifolding doors is worth a look.

Seeing the doors is the best way to decide which door is best for your home.  However, we hope this article provides more information to help you choose.  Contact us today to arrange a viewing or for a free quotation.