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Secrets to export success revealed for the Middle East construction industry

March 16th, 2013 | Composite Pergolas, Composite Timber Cladding, Composite Timber Pergolas, Composite Wood, Dura Deck Composite Decking, Wood Plastic Composite Decking, WPC Decking Tiles | 0 Comments

Dura were recently interviewed by the organisers of Big 5, international building and construction exhibition organisers specialising in Middle East region, to talk about their experiences developing the Middle East market for composite decking and composite cladding products using exhibitions as a key marketing platform since 2008. Click the link to reveal more…




Dura Deck Offers So Many Benefits Over Traditional Alternatives

December 6th, 2012 | Composite Wood, Dura Deck Composite Decking, Wood Plastic Composite Decking | 0 Comments

Dura Deck installed at house in PerthTimber composite still holds less than 10% of the overall decking market but demand is growing at a significant rate.

This is thanks to two factors – enhanced product quality and an emerging willingness from key distributors to offer it alongside timber alternatives.

To demonstrate, Dura Composites has struck a distribution deal with national timber importer and merchant Arnold Laver and demand for its’ Dura Deck range has already far exceeded expectations at all the depots in which it is currently stocked.

Dura Deck is a timber composite decking solution; It features a high percentage of wood which gives it such a natural look but it’s polyethylene base means that it doesn’t suffer any of the pitfalls of natural wood decking.

The great thing about Dura Deck is that additives can be added at manufacture to stabilise the decking and protect it from various threats including moisture and UV light.

This means that, unlike natural wood, it won’t crack, shrink, warp or rot. It is also resistant to light degradation thanks to UV inhibitors added during manufacturing, which ensure Dura Deck retains at least 90% of its original colour after the first 500 hours exposure, and then remains colour stable throughout its entire life cycle.

Many don’t realise that Dura Deck is just as green as traditional wood. It is made of 87% recycled materials and can be recycled after use. In addition, we achieved a world first earlier this year when we became the first timber composite supplier to become FSC ® 100% certified, guaranteeing the use of FSC ® certified forests in our production chain when specified.

Aside from great looks, the biggest advantage of Dura Deck has to be the incredible cost-savings that it can bring. Dura Deck comes with a warranty of up to 25 years, 10 years longer than the average life of hardwood decking. When looking at initial outlay, Dura Deck is slightly more expensive than traditional wood decking but it is often cheaper to use because it lasts so much longer and doesn’t require any painting or staining. In fact, an independent report that compared whole life cycle costs over a 25 year period confirmed that a square metre of Dura Deck is £136.14 cheaper than softwood and £381.18 cheaper than hardwood.

Specially designed subsurface fixings make the deck quick and easy to install, not to mention barefoot friendly. A professional deck install can lay the deck in no time at all.


Are you building schools for the future?

December 4th, 2012 | Composite Timber Cladding, Composite Timber Cladding, Composite Wood, Dura Deck Composite Decking, News, Recent Projects, Wood Plastic Composite Decking | 0 Comments

Dura Deck at GEMS School in DubaiThe Dura Composites range of timber composite decking and Composite cladding has been designed with safety and longevity in mind which means that it is ideal for inclusion on new or the refurbishment of existing schools.

Whilst they look just like natural wood, Dura Decking and Dura Cladding will not rot, warp or splinter and require only minimal maintenance throughout their 25 year design life expectancy. Furthermore, they are installed using subsurface fixings to ensure barefoot-friendliness and prevent injuries caused by loose screws.

Quick and simple to install, Dura Decking has been successfully installed in nurseries and schools around the UK and globally, creating all-weather playgrounds which come with a warranty of up to 25 years.

Dura Cladding is a newer addition to the Dura Composites range and offers the same benefits over natural wood alternatives. It is lightweight yet durable and experiences minimal fading over its lifetime. It can be installed over any wall to completely transform the outside of a building.

If you have a project which you think could benefit from our Dura Decking or Dura Cladding range, call us on 01255 423601. We’d love to hear from you.