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Composite Garden Decking Adds £14.7k to Average Property Values of East of England Homes

April 24th, 2017 | Composite Timber Cladding, Dura Deck Composite Decking, News, Press Releases | 0 Comments

pretty Dura garden 2Leading supplier of composite timber decking and cladding, Dura Composites, and respected East Anglian estate agents, Boydens, have revealed that homeowners typically add a fantastic 5% to the value of their home through the simple installation of composite decking in their gardens. With the average property price in the East of England quoted by Barclays as £294,000, this adds a substantial £14,700 in value.

Homeowners in Colchester could see an uplift of £17.5K, while Chelmsford residents installing quality composite decking can expect to add a healthy £18.1K to their property value. Those in Suffolk can also maximise their property value with houses in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds bolstered £16.5K and £15.9K respectively by adding composite decking to make their gardens accessible and usable all year round.

With Dura Composites estimating the average decking material cost for a 3-bed terrace for customers in the East of England at approximately £2,126, investing in composite decking such as their market-leading Dura Deck is a sure-fire way to give your property a boost. Given the 5% rise in property value estimated by Boydens, it’s clear that embarking on a simple composite decking installation can provide an almost sevenfold return on investment.

The number of people who stand to benefit is rising, as Dura Composites have also revealed a recorded growth in sales of 367% of its Dura Deck composite decking and composite Dura Cladding over the past 5 years, as customers discover the benefits of this low maintenance, eco-friendly and attractive material.

Managing Director of Dura Composites, Stuart Burns, explains how installing decking can be an effective way of raising the value of a property for those looking to remortgage or for those participating in the Government’s Help To Buy scheme.

“Whilst a property’s value can increase over time naturally, if you’re planning improvements to your home it’s important that you focus on those aspects which can make a real difference should you decide to move on in the future. In this day and age, owning a home is not, in itself, going to earn you enough money to move up to the next price bracket, so you have to take active steps to create that extra value for yourself. Many of those using the Help To Buy scheme look to add additional value to their home where possible in order to release the equity to repay the loan. Installing composite decking is a great way to achieve this. Its natural wood appearance, long lifespan and low maintenance make it an attractive prospect to potential buyers.

“Added to this, is the transferable warranty. At Dura Composites, the warranty that comes with Dura Deck in a residential or commercial application can be transferred during its 10 year period, from the purchaser to the subsequent buyer of the property, thus strengthening its appeal both for the initial purchaser and for subsequent owners.”

Boydens Marketing Manager, Paul Howe, explains further the influence home improvements can have both on a property’s asking price and the mindset of the potential buyer.

“There are several ways people can add value to their homes; from larger projects, such as building an extension or conservatory, to simpler tasks that create a dramatic impact on how you maximise your ability to use all of the space available such as installing decking. Having a well-maintained and presented home and garden maximises the desirability and therefore the ultimate value of your property.


What is composite decking and why should you choose it?Dura Strawbs 2

Whilst timber has traditionally been used for decking, the emergence of composite timber over the past 5 years has delivered a host of advantages over traditional materials and has led it to become the number one choice for homeowners looking for an attractive but future-proof solution. Strong and durable, Dura Deck composite decking looks and feels just like natural wood, but provides a longer-lasting solution that is environmentally friendly, easy to install and requires minimal maintenance.

Unlike traditional timber, Dura Deck requires only basic cleaning; the product still looks new after years of use and remains cost-effective throughout its lifecycle, requiring only an occasional wash and scrub to keep it looking at its best. Dura Deck comes in 4 great colours and different widths, will never rot, warp or splinter and doesn’t require any staining, treating or painting over its long lifetime.


Once you’ve decided on the right composite decking product for your needs, Dura Deck is available to purchase from specialist distributor, International Timber, who have 4 major UK depots in Stirlingshire, Manchester, Gloucestershire and Essex. Dura Composites products are also available through Jewson stores and a wide network of builder’s merchants across the UK.

Dura Composites Honoured with Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 21st, 2017 | News | 0 Comments

Queen award21st April 2017 – Dura Composites, a leading supplier of composite products for flooring, structures and facades has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 in the international trade category as a result of its sustained and impressive international growth.

The Queen’s Awards celebrate the best of British business and recognise companies who are making an outstanding contribution to enterprise. In winning the award, Dura Composites joins an impressive list of organisations who have previously been honoured in this way, including Dyson, JCB, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens.

Each entry is judged by a specialist panel that makes a recommendation to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee. Her Majesty the Queen then decides the winners, who each receive an official grant of appointment and an invitation to a celebratory reception at Buckingham Palace.

Dura Composites was established in 1996 when the company first began selling fibreglass grating for use as anti-slip walkways in the Marine and Industrial sectors. Over the past 20 years the product range has expanded to include Glass Reinforced Plastic Trench Covers, Profiles, Handrail, Stair Treads and the market-leading Dura Deck and Dura Cladding made from low-maintenance Composite Timber. The company’s mission is to supply pioneering composite product solutions that inspire new ideas and promote safety, durability and longevity – and this exceptional award marks the culmination of another extremely successful year.Dura mix

Commenting on winning the Queen’s Award, Dura Composites’ Managing Director Stuart Burns said: “This award recognises our talented and committed workforce and comes at a really exciting time as we look to the future and the continued growth of our product portfolio. Many of our innovations such as our Dura Slab trench covers and Dura Platform GRP station platforms have revolutionised the categories for which they were designed and help to solve the key design challenges facing everyday businesses. Everyone at Dura Composites is immensely proud and honoured to receive this award, which we are sure will be a springboard for further success both in the UK and Overseas.”

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Dura Composites Appoints New Canadian and North America Distributor to its Global Network

April 3rd, 2017 | News, WPC Decking Tiles | 0 Comments

Skyscapes3rd April 2017 – Dura Composites continues the expansion of its Global Network with the appointment of Skyscapes – a new distributor for the Canadian and North American market.  Experts in urban balcony flooring and terraces, Skyscapes was established in 2014 by founder David Rea and will have exclusive distribution rights for Dura Composites’ interlocking composite timber decking tiles in the North American market.

Skyscapes joins Dura Composites’ established network of exclusive distribution partners in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and will focus on driving sales of Dura Tile to help customers transform their outdoor spaces with a convenient, durable and attractive decking solution.

Made from composite timber, Dura Tile is long-lasting and resilient, and is ideal for the discerning North American market. The interlocking deck tiles are precision made modules which are securely attached to a grid base using corrosion resistant screws. The base allows water to drain freely under the decking tiles and its open structure provides excellent air circulation, preventing mould, mildew and algae from growing. The inbuilt connecting tabs allow them to be simply and swiftly linked together (starting from the edge or corner ramps) to create a ‘floating’ surface.

Dura Tile is available in Teak and Charcoal, has a long lifespan and unlike timber, will not rot, splinter or split. The beautiful traditional appearance of wood and long lifespan make Dura Tile the perfect choice for balcony flooring installations or for the fast replacement of degraded timber decking.dura tile

As specialists in balcony flooring, the addition of Dura Tile to its portfolio helps Skyscapes to appeal to new audiences who are looking for a decking product with a natural wood look but none of the maintenance drawbacks.  By choosing Dura Tile for the common areas of their Condos or rooftop terraces, customers will have peace of mind that they have chosen an outdoor flooring product which not only looks great and increases their usable space, but will also protect the current surface, reducing the need for future repairs and maintenance.

David Rea, Stuart BurnsCommenting on the new agreement, Dura Composites’ Global Sales Manager Paul Fletcher said: “We are delighted to welcome Skyscapes on board as our exclusive Dura Tile distributor in Canada and North America. Skyscapes have a great track record for excellent customer service and are committed to embracing innovative product solutions to help drive real value for their clients.  We are confident that with Skyscapes on board, the North American market will prove to be a key growth area for Dura Composites.”

David Rea, Managing Director of Skyscpapes added; “As experts in balcony flooring we are always looking for great quality products that offer superior performance for our customers and are delighted to be working with the Dura Composites’ team to introduce Dura Tile to the region. What drew us to the product was its modern styling combined with minimal maintenance properties and simplicity of installation. The addition of the composite timber Dura Tiles to our product offering will help us to deliver an enhanced experience for current and new customers”.


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Dura Composites and International Timber Donate Composite Timber Dura Deck to deserving family on BBC’s Flagship DIY SOS Programme

March 28th, 2017 | News, Press Releases | 0 Comments

29th March 2017 – Dura Composites and its exclusive UK Distributor International Timber have helped transform the home of a Monmouth woman who suffered a life-changing stroke after giving birth to twins, by donating low maintenance composite timber Dura Deck as part of a dramatic BBC DIY SOS home renovation project.

DIY SOS is the BBC’s flagship home improvement programme, and features presenter Nick Knowles and his team of Purple Shirts taking on ambitious builds for deserving families in just a few days.

Charlotte Fairlie, 35, and husband Rob, 40, had been married for two years when Mrs Fairlie suffered a serious stroke minutes after giving birth. Doctors said she had a one per cent chance of survival. Despite being left with right-sided paralysis, brain damage and loss of her short term memory, Mrs Fairlie has slowly taught herself to walk again and can say a few basic words, but her home and garden in Monmouth, Wales badly needed updating to accommodate a live in carer and space for her twins.

225_Charcoal_12The composite timber deck supplied by International Timber and Dura Composites was installed in the garden of the DIY SOS Monmouth build for the Fairlie family. Type 146 Charcoal Dura Deck was a great choice for the family thanks to its low maintenance requirements. The fact that the deck will never need painting, staining, sanding or treating means that the Fairlies and their twins can enjoy an outside deck with excellent anti-slip properties that’s accessible all year round – without the burden of ongoing maintenance.

All tradespeople and suppliers were invited to attend to the Big Reveal, where the family returned to see the house for the first time. Neil Summerell, Project Manager at International Timber was present and commented; “I was delighted to attend the Big Reveal and witness the emotional moment, amongst the rest of team and ‘Purple Shirts’. It was humbling to see how our donation impacted the lives of this family and the stunning transformation of their home. From everyone at Dura Composites and International Timber, we’d like to wish the Fairlie family all the best for the future.”

The Dura Deck composite timber decking range is available in 4 different designs and colours. As well as being ‘barefoot friendly’ and suitable for domestic use, Dura Deck is also ideal for commercial businesses such as Hotels, Pubs, Holiday Parks and Theme Park walkways, where long term durability and safety are important factors.

DIY SOS BBDura Deck is strong, durable and looks and feels just like natural wood. Its unique formula provides a longer lasting decking that is easy to install and requires minimal maintenance. The range is 100% Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC©) certified and is manufactured from up to 87% recycled materials making it the eco-friendly choice.

The Type 146 board used in the DIY SOS programme is available in Charcoal or Teak colours and has a grooved profile on one side and a smooth timber grain effect finish on the reverse, allowing the installer and end client to choose the best finish for their needs.

Dura Deck is available to purchase now through our specialist distributor, International Timber, who has 4 major UK depots in Stirlingshire, Manchester, Gloucestershire and Essex, and stocks a huge range of Dura Deck products including our proprietary composite bearers, sub-surface fixings and end caps. To contact your nearest depot, click here.

Dura Slab FRP Structural Stair Treads Win Top Award for Design Innovation in Recognition of their Durability and Ease of Installation

December 6th, 2016 | News, Press Releases | 0 Comments

Dura Composites has been recognised with a top award for Innovation in Composite Design at the prestigious Composites UK awards in Birmingham.


Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads 65mm

With over 20 years’ experience in delivering innovative high quality solutions that solve many of the challenges facing today’s industries, Dura Composites recently launched its new Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads which are ideal for both new build footbridges and for essential refurbishment works.

The new award-winning Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads are lightweight, meaning that the treads and landings can be easily fixed into position thanks to their single unit construction.  They feature a built-in riser for rapid installation and an in-built fall to assist with drainage and reduce pooling on stair surfaces. To ensure safety and ease of access for people with limited vision, Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads have DDA and Equality Act compliant contrasting coloured nosings, and provide a slip resistant surface, particularly when wet.


Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads 90mm

Available in 65mm or 90mm thicknesses, Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads can span up to 2.1m clear open span, achieving the required 5kN/m2 at L/300 deflection, meaning that additional supports can be avoided in most scenarios. The 65mm and 90mm sizes are designed to map to the two most customary timber stair component sizes in common usage, which are 75mm and 100mm,. The Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads in 65mm or 90mm therefore allow for a 10mm adjustment in each case, allowing for easy replacement of degraded timber.

On-going maintenance of the system is not required as Fibre Reinforced Plastic (FRP) will not rot, corrode or even lose colour throughout is design life, and is ideally suited to situations where the footbridge or staircase is located in close proximity to overhead power lines or electrified areas, due to its non-conductive properties.

Commenting on the award win, Stuart Burns, Managing Director at Dura Composites said: “Our new Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads are more durable, safer and easier to install than anything previously on the market, and help save money through lower labour costs, fewer possessions and easier handling. We’re delighted with this award win which recognises our commitment to bringing innovative products to market that are designed for the future.”


Get 20 Deals in 20 Days with our 20th Anniversary Promotion

October 28th, 2016 | News | 0 Comments


It’s our 20th Anniversary – and we’re inviting you to celebrate with us!

From October 25th to November 12th, we’re offering 20 fantastic deals on some of our most popular products.  

From Fibreglass Dura Grating for Walkways and Service Risers to heavy duty Dura Slab Trench Covers, there’s something to suit every project, so why not celebrate with us and save money at the same time?!

Download our special 20th-anniversary-price-list  to discover our 20th Anniversary promotions which are valid until November 12th or whilst stocks last.

Offers include:

Dura Grating

Lightweight and high strength fibreglass grating
Prices from £31sqm


Dura Slab
Heavy-duty & lightweight structural flooring slabs to replace concrete
Prices from £62sqm


Dura Tread Stair Covers
Precision engineered anti-slip fibreglass sheets and stair covers
Prices from £13 per linear metre

Dura profile

GRP structural beam sections which weigh up to 50% less than steel
Prices from £9.50 per linear metre



20th Anniversary at Dura Composites


Why Choose Dura Composites?

With 20 years’ experience in delivering cutting-edge composite solutions, we’re well placed to help you find the right product for your needs. Here’s why we think we’re a great fit for you:

1. We put you, the customer at the heart of our business
We’re proud of our values and our commitment to getting it right for the customer, and this sets the standard for how we behave. We pay attention to every piece of customer feedback we receive, and provide great service both from our UK Head Office and from our agents around the world.

2. We’re passionate about innovation
We’re a dynamic and innovative UK company with an unrivalled range of award-winning composite solutions which use the latest technology to replace wood, concrete and steel in various applications. From GRP Dura Grating anti-slip flooring to composite timber Dura Cladding, we have a product with a low lifecycle cost and superb durability to suit every need and budget.

3. Satisfaction Guaranteed
We’re certain that the products and solutions you buy from us will stand the test of time, and we offer detailed advice on installation. We offer a warranty on everything that we sell so you can have peace of mind that you’ve made the right choice. 

If you’d like more information about a specific product, or to talk to one of our friendly team, give us a call Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm on +44 1255 423 601.

Dura Composites Adds Value to Architects and Specifiers with the launch of BIM objects for its Dura Slab and Dura Grating Ranges

October 12th, 2016 | News, Press Releases | 0 Comments

bim-image1Dura Composites is pleased to announce the availability of BIM objects for its market-leading Dura Slab and Dura Grating product range.

Available free from the National Building Specification (NBS) National BIM Library, the new data-rich Dura Slab and Dura Grating BIM Objects allow specifiers to see up-to-date, accurate data about Dura Composites products and to easily incorporate them into their overall design. Authored to the trusted NBS standard, each BIM Object details the various surface finishes, profiles, sizes and colour options for each product, and provides specifiers and end clients with detailed information on how the products will perform during their expected lifecycle.

With the UK Government stating that the use of BIM will be mandatory on all public sector projects from 2016, Dura Composites has once again strengthened its market-leading service and support by investing in the development of BIM objects to help its customers to streamline the construction process and predict and reduce errors throughout the different stages of design.

bim-image2Those downloading Dura Composites BIM objects in Autodesk Revit format can be confident that each file has been quality checked by the NBS team, catalogued in line with the NBS and includes embedded product information and associated data to support the specification.

Commenting on the launch, Stuart Burns, Managing Director at Dura Composites said: “With the increasingly-important role that BIM is playing in the construction industry, it’s vital for manufacturers like us to support specifiers by providing comprehensive real world information about the products we supply in a consistent and highly useable format. Our BIM objects are the perfect complement to our other extensive technical resources, which include in-house CAD design and Structural Engineering support, Technical Manuals, Real World Test Data, and Anti-Slip Certification”.

For those not familiar with the products, both Dura Slab and Dura Grating are made from high strength and low weight Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP), and offer a durable and low maintenance alternative to wood, concrete and steel.

Dura Slab weighs up to 80% less than steel and concrete and is ideally suited for use as trench covers, offering low installation and servicing removal costs thanks to its more economical transportation, handling and on site positioning.

Dura Grating is a high strength flooring material designed for use on raised or roof walkways, as service riser flooring and for protective screening. It has a long and virtually maintenance free life and benefits from a low lifecycle cost. The gritted anti-slip texture has one of the highest degrees of slip resistance ever measured for a walking surface, making it well-suited to wet or oily environments.

Dura Composites Celebrates Responsible Forestry on #FSC® Friday with Competition to win over £400 of FSC® Certified Garden Decking Products

September 29th, 2016 | News, WPC Decking Tiles | 0 Comments


30th September 2016 – Dura Composites is supporting The Forest Stewardship Council® #FSCFriday initiative this Friday September 30th to help raise awareness of the importance of responsible forestry by offering a fantastic competition prize for one of our lucky Twitter followers.

The Forest Stewardship Council® is an international, non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. The FSC® system identifies timber and forest products that have come from forests that are well-managed, so consumers can be confident that their purchase supports good forest practices.

More than 30,000 FSC certificates are held by companies trading FSC certified products around the world, and Dura Composites is proud to be amongst them. In fact we were the world’s first composite timber supplier to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody certification (C108450) in 2011, as part of our commitment to lead the industry in sustainable practice.

tile-flowersDura Composites has the ability to provide all of its Dura Deck, Dura Cladding and Dura Tile products as FSC-certified and in celebration of #FSCFriday, we’re urging all our customers to spread the word about responsible forestry and the importance of choosing FSC certified products by participating in our fantastic Twitter competition.

We’re offering one lucky winner the chance to win 9m2 of our FSC Certified interlocking composite timber decking tiles, known as Dura Tiles which can be used to make a stunning 3m by 3m deck area.

Offering a beautiful, low-maintenance decking option, Dura Tiles are ideal for small DIY garden decking projects or for difficult to reach roof terraces and balconies. The tiles are available on both Teak and Charcoal colours and have the beautiful natural appearance of wood, but with the added benefit of a long lifespan thanks to their advanced composite structure. They are suitable for any existing firm, flat, hardstanding surface, so you don’t need to worry about extensive preparation of the area – Dura Tiles can be laid quickly and easily in minutes.

tile-greyAll you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to head over to Twitter. When you see our competition tweet to win an amazing 9m2 of Dura Tile Composite Decking Tiles worth over £400, just retweet, ensuring you include @duracomposites and the hashtag #FSCFriday to help raise awareness of the role of the FSC in promoting responsible forestry. We’ll be selecting a winner at random before competition closes on Friday 7th October, and the lucky tweeter will be notified via Twitter after the closing date. For full Terms and Conditions, see below.

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Competition Terms and Conditions:

All persons who re-tweet the specified tweet on Dura Composites Twitter page (the “Tweet”) before the closing deadline of 7th October 2016 will be entered into a free competition (the “Competition”) to win the prize detailed in the Tweet (the “Prize”).

  1. This Competition is open to anyone aged at least 18 years who is UK resident, excluding employees of the Promoter or any of its affiliated companies. The Promoter reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.
  2. Entries must be made by re-tweeting the Tweet and following @duracomposites on Twitter. Entries received after the stipulated closing time will be invalid and will not be included in the Competition.
  3. Any instructions provided in the Tweet form part of the Terms and Conditions of the Competition, but in the event of a conflict, these Terms and Conditions take precedence. Entries not complying with these Terms and Conditions will be invalid
  4. The Prize shall be 9m2 of Dura Tile composite timber decking tiles as stipulated in the Tweet.
  5. No payment is required to enter the Competition.
  6. The winner will be selected from all eligible entries received before the Competition closing time, at the discretion of the Promoter. The winner will be notified following the Competition closing time, firstly by tweet and then by direct mail to the winner’s Twitter account. In the event that the winner fails to respond to the Promoter to confirm its acceptance of the Prize within a reasonable period of time, the Promoter reserves the right (in its sole discretion) to forfeit the Prize or select an alternative winner from the Competition.
  7. The Promoter reserves the right to request valid proof of identification (as determined in its sole discretion) from the winner(s) prior to the provision of the Prize. The Promoter will not be responsible for any inability of a winner to receive delivery of the specified Prize.
  8. The Promoter reserves the right to provide substitute prize(s) of similar value in the event that the specified Prize is unavailable for reasons beyond its control. Cash or credit alternatives will not be offered in any circumstances and the Prize is not transferable for any alternative benefit.
  9. The winner may be required to participate in publicity connected with the Competition and in entering the Competition, entrants agree to their name and country of residence being made publicly available if they win.
  10. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for incorrectly completed, lost or delayed entries, notices, acceptances, tickets or other documents related to the Prize
  11. The decision of the Promoter is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. The Promoter reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend the Competition and/or review and revise these Terms and Conditions at any time without giving prior notice. By continuing to take part in the Competition subsequent to any revision of these Terms and Conditions, entrants shall be deemed to have agreed to any such new or amended terms
  13. As a winner, you will release the Promoter and its affiliates, partners and employees from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury and or damage, theft, or loss suffered in connection with the Competition or the use or acceptance of the Prize or any portion thereof save where due to the negligence of the Promoter or its affiliates, partners and employees.
  14. Entries made by anyone found to be using multiple Twitter accounts for the purposes of entering the Competition shall be ineligible.
  15. This Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. Entries which do not comply with the terms of use of Twitter shall not be considered. For further information, see  You are providing your information to the Promoter and not to Twitter. The information you provide will only be used for the purposes of contacting you in the event that you are drawn as a winner of the Competition.
  16. As a participant and/or winner, you will fully release Twitter from any and all liability, claims, demands, and causes of action for personal injury and or damage, theft, or loss suffered in connection with this Competition or the use or acceptance of the Prize or any portion thereof whatsoever.

Dura Grating Floor Riser Solutions Shortlisted for Top Construction Industry Award

August 8th, 2016 | News, Press Releases | 0 Comments

London Construction Award 1Dura Grating Floor Riser Solutions have been shortlisted for a prestigious award at this year’s London Construction Awards which will take place as part of the London Build exhibition in October 2016.

The awards recognise achievements by those that have played a defining role in delivering exceptional quality, innovation and service; and in driving the London construction industry forwards.

Dura Composites has been shortlisted in the ‘Innovation of the Year – Materials’ category in recognition of its innovative Dura Grating Floor Riser Solutions which help mitigate the risk of construction personnel or debris falling from height in riser shafts – promoting a safer working environment and saving time and money.

London Construction Award 2Dura Composites has been a market-leader in the manufacture and supply of composite materials since 1996 and has spent the past 12 months developing a comprehensive set of Riser Flooring solutions which are suitable for all types of building construction and are ideal for both multi-storey residential and commercial developments.

The solutions available include Dura Grating panels teamed with a Cast in Permanent Shutter System (which is suitable for both reinforced concrete and metal framed buildings), as well as a Post Fix Channel Frame System which can be adapted for use both before and after the pouring of concrete.

Dura Grating Floor Riser Solutions are manufactured using advanced composite fibreglass technology and feature one of the highest degrees of slip resistance ever measured for a walking surface. The Dura Grating range includes Standard Moulded Grating, Mini Mesh Moulded Grating and Moulded Solid Top Grating, all of which provide immediate protection for riser voids. Dura Grating Floor Risers are lightweight, durable, corrosion resistant, easy to install and can be cut on site with no hot works permits required.

In London, we’re proud that the products have been used in a diverse range of challenging projects including the Athlete’s Village at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the highly acclaimed One The Elephant development, and we look forward to the awards ceremony in October.

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Dura Composites Continues its Worldwide Expansion with New French Marine Distributor, Metalu

August 1st, 2016 | News, Press Releases | 0 Comments

Metalu1Dura Composites is continuing its expansion into Europe with the appointment of a new exclusive French marine product distributor, Metalu. With over 40 years of technical and maritime experience, Metalu are experts in the design, manufacture and installation of marine systems, including fixed and floating pontoons, marinas, gangways and footbridges.

Metalu joins Dura Composites’ established network of exclusive distribution partners in Europe and the Middle East and will be focussed on developing new markets in France for Dura’s popular Dura Grating GRP grating and Ultra Deck composite timber decking products.

The French marine market (with over 800,000 registered boat parks), is one of the biggest and busiest in Europe and is known for its ability to move with the times. With a reputation for innovation, Dura Composites is ideally placed to work with Metalu to provide a wide range of cost effective and low maintenance composite alternatives to traditional materials which will stand the test of time in challenging marine environments.


Commenting on the new agreement, Dura Composites’ Managing Director Stuart Burns said: “We are delighted to welcome Metalu on board as our exclusive French marine product distributor. They are an industry expert with a strong reputation and an established network of contacts and we are extremely confident that with Metalu representing us, France will prove to be a fertile market for growth for Dura Composites.”

Gilles Pelle, Metalu’s President added; “The quality and range of Dura Composites’ products are second to none and we are sure they will prove popular with our extensive network of customers. Our specialised engineering department is equipped with the latest design and calculation software, enabling us to design any type of dock system for any site configuration. What attracted us about Dura Composites products was their versatility and durability in a wide range of applications, as well as their attractive appearance. We look forward to driving new business with Dura Composites in the coming year”.