ODL Europe confirmed as a finalist at industry’s G21 Awards

22nd September 2021

ODL Europe has been confirmed as a finalist at the prestigious G21 Awards. Following the announcement, Nathan Barr, Managing Director at ODL Europe, said: “The G21 Awards celebrates excellence in the industry so we are delighted to have been named finalists. This nomination reflects the considerable investment, strategic planning and hard work of our dedicated teams and the support of our fabrication partners.”

Bootle-based ODL Europe is a finalist in the New Product of the Year category for its Guardsman Fire Door. The Guardsman Fire Door is a gamechanger for the composite fire door sector because it delivers better, more reliable protection than other composite fire doors on the market. Guardsman has been tested to the European fire test standard of EN 1634, the more onerous test standard required by Part B of Building Regulations. And in the most recent tests to EN 1634, it has achieved an average of 100% overrun past the 30-minute mark. At the extreme, this 30-minute fire door has achieved over 70 minutes.

Nathan commented: “Across glazed and unglazed versions, the Guardsman Fire Door produces consistent, repeatable results and eliminates the unknown elements of a composite fire door’s performance and stability. This gives the industry the robust credentials they need.”

The Guardsman Fire Door is the result of a six-figure investment by ODL Europe. The company worked with the engineers at its partner Capstone, the world-leading supplier of composite doors, and several experienced fire door fabricators.

The G21 Awards are the industry’s premier event for the glass and glazing industry. The winners will be announced at the G21 Awards Presentation and Gala Dinner on Friday 26th November at the prestigious London Hilton on Park Lane.

Nathan concluded: “The G Awards are always an opportunity to celebrate excellence and we are looking forward to reconnecting with our peers face-to-face after so long. Good luck to all the finalists in all the categories.”

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