20th July 2022
Consumers are increasingly choosing to make a modern style statement with their front door – and ODL Europe has the composite door range that helps fabricators and installers meet that need. Suzanne Nicholl, Business Development Manager at ODL Europe, commented: “While traditional designs such as our Deco range remain popular, we are also seeing a clear increase in demand for composite doors that have a more modern feel.”
Suzanne says two designs that are particularly popular are the Moderne Nelson and the Moderne Albert.
The Moderne Nelson is a fresh contemporary door with three striking central glazed squares that create a stylish entrance. The horizontal panels add an extra level of interest while the smooth finish keeps the look clean and uncluttered.
The Moderne Albert epitomises modern styling. It features four rectangular glazed panels that can run horizontally or vertically and sit to the left right or centre of the door. It’s the door that’s perfect for creating an architect-inspired, contemporary look.
Suzanne comments: “What’s interesting is that both these doors have a smooth, clean finish. It shows that today’s consumers want all the practical benefits of a composite door without necessarily recreating traditional timber styling.”
When it comes to the practical benefits of composite doors, no other company delivers them better than ODL Europe. The company is the exclusive UK partner of Capstone Engineering Ltd, one of the world’s leading suppliers of composite doors.
The Capstone 44mm door slab is manufactured using 2mm thick GRP SMC skins for impressive impact resistance. Stiles and rails are manufactured from a water-resistant pure PVC polymer and reinforced using LVL (Laminated Veneered Lumber) timbers with a minimum density of 570 kg/m3. The SMC skins and sub-frame door assembly are fully bonded using a urethane adhesive resin.
The slabs achieve a U value as low as 0.8W/m2k as part of a doorset assembly. And when used with SecureDesign board reinforcing and an ODL Europe glazing cassette system it achieves a security level to PAS24:2016, the industry’s enhanced security standard. All slabs are covered by a 25-year structural guarantee while the pre-coloured slabs are covered by a 10-year warranty.
ODL Europe is home to the high-quality core products that are an essential part of every portfolio plus the value-added products that provide powerful upselling opportunities. Alongside the Capstone slab there is also a range of 38 unique decorative glass options carefully designed to match the door slabs, a range of PAS-24 accredited glazing cassettes, including the market-leading TriSYS®, and Blink® Blinds + Glass encapsulated blinds. It is also home to the award-winning Guardsman fire door.
Suzanne concludes: “Our far-reaching door styles support both traditional and emerging door trends to benefit our customers.”
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