Composite choice increase

Eurocell has reconfigured its Dales Collection range of composite doors to increase and improve aesthetic choice, security and resilience.

First, the company has introduced three new panel designs – the Elton, Hartington and Newhaven – which deliver ‘on trend’ farmhouse and contemporary styles. The three designs are complemented by six further glass patterns to further increase choice for the specifier, developer and end-user.

The additional door and glass introductions bring the total of Dales Collection front and back composite door combinations to 15 styles in 15 colours and 18 glazing options, from modern ‘chic’ to traditional Edwardian or cottage style.

The colours are in three groups: contemporary (eg anthracite grey); standard (eg rosewood); and heritage (eg duck egg blue). Dales Collection doors are also available with colour-matched weather bars.

Second, Eurocell has improved the structural stability of its door panels and its locking hardware.

A new accredited five-point multi-locking system with adjustable keeps has been introduced, providing an improved weather rating that can now achieve up to 1,200 Pascals – a 50% improvement on previous tests. The new improved design also includes an increase of the outer GRP skin thickness from 2mm to 4mm.

The collection is now fitted with the Tri-Sis glazing cassette which can be deglazed internally without damaging the door panel or affecting the security performance of the door overall.

The locking system, plus the thickness and glazing modifications, means that the new doors are all now compliant with the requirements of AD Q; achieving PAS 23/24:2016 accreditation, which includes the PAS 24:2016 ‘cut through’ test.