Nothing Odd In Old Door Design Demand

Composite door supplier ODL Europe has reported a strong upturn in demand for traditional door designs despite an ever-growing market backdrop for contemporary styling.

With over half of the UK’s housing stock being built before 1964,  many homes may not always suit contemporary designs. This, according to ODL, explains the continued popularity of traditional cottage door styles.


 “For some time, contemporary door designs have grown in popularity, a trend that is reflected in our own sales growth. However, year-on-year sales increases of our Canning cottage door collection have also been strong.”

– Suzanne Nicholl 

Head of sales and customer services, ODL Europe


Hornby steams ahead

“The Canning cottage door delivers traditional styling with a diamond panelling that makes a strong design statement,” continues ODL’s Nicholl. “Also seeing strong sales is the Hornby collection, which offers a fresh modern approach to the cottage door because it is available in both cottage and flush variatiants.”


Flexible choice

Nicholl adds: “Traditional cottage door designs have always looked good in older homes, yet they also bring traditional charm to more modern properties which makes them an incredibly flexible choice.”


On the slab

Like all ODL Europe’s composite door slabs, the Canning and Hornby collections are manufactured from the Capstone door slab which are available in a wide range of pre-finished colour options and uses a hard-wearing polyurethane paint system in a comprehensive choice of colours. They all feature Capstone’s maintenance-free, hard-wearing 2mm thick GRP door skin, which is available in a TrueGrain wood effect or a smooth finish.

Alongside the Capstone slab there is also a range of 38 decorative glass options carefully designed to complement the doors.

ODL Europe also supplies a range of PAS-24 accredited glazing cassettes.


Picture: ODL Europe has reported continued and strong enthusiasm for traditional door designs.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
09th November 2022


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