Published On: Tue, Mar 19th, 2019

Capstone composite doors from ODL Europe open up more opportunities for Excel Door Supplies

Specialist supplier of bespoke composite doors, Excel Door Supplies, has recently switched to manufacturing Capstone composite doors from ODL Europe. Steven Panesar, Managing Director of Excel, said the reason for the switch was simple: “The pedigree of the Capstone door is second to none and the strength of its LVL core opens up more opportunities for us because it allows us to compete against the solid core door business.”

Steven says that Excel’s trade and domestic customers are asking for high quality, strong composite doors and the Capstone door slab provides the solution. Capstone’s inner support rail is kiln dried LVL cross bonded plywood with a glue line every 3mm. This gives maximum strength and support, even when it has been cut to maximum trim, so the Capstone slab is much less susceptible to twisting, bowing and warping than competitor products.

Another tick in the box is the PAS23/24 2016 accreditation that Excel has recently achieved with the Capstone product. “With Capstone we can provide the security our customers are looking for,” Steven said. Capstone doors were one of the first doors to pass the cut-through test in the PAS24:2016 requirements, thanks to the unique construction, in which the LVL plywood of the centre of the door slab is encapsulated by the PU core material during filling in order to maintain security without compromising thermal efficiency.

Alongside the superior strength and exceptional security of the Capstone composite door, there is also stunning aesthetics. Capstone doors feature a patented woodgrain effect taken from real oak woodgrain, which is sculpted into the aluminium tooling from which the skins are cast. This ensures the maximum bonding of the final paint or stained finishes and means Capstone achieved some of the UK’s best adhesion and UV stability ratings.

Based in Bradford, Excel manufactures a large selection of bespoke composite doors as The company has built up a loyal customer base with installers and homeowners throughout Yorkshire over the past seven years. Steven concluded: “Our reputation is very important to us, so good relationships with all our suppliers is essential. We have been delighted with the relationship with ODL Europe. They are performing on every level and their door slab is superb.”