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Charities offered chance to get all decked out thanks to local company donation

By Stuart Burns February 25, 2012

Charities offered chance to get all decked out thanks to local company donationCharities across Clacton are being offered the chance to make use of reusable building materials worth more than £2,000 thanks to an environmentally-friendly donation from local firm Dura Composites.

The company – a global supplier of composite products for industry & leisure – wants to hear from any local charity that can suggest a worthy use for the Dura Deck composite decking it has set aside for its exhibition stand at sustainable construction event, Ecobuild, in London next month.

Dura Deck is a low-maintenance, hard-wearing and attractive alternative to wooden decking, which can be used to create boardwalks, terraces, balconies, pontoons and patios. It is 87% recycled and is manufactured using reclaimed hardwood timbers and recycled polyethylene.

It can also be cut and worked in the same way as natural timber, features an anti-slip surface and offers barefoot-friendly, easy to install below-surface fixings. Best of all it doesn’t require staining or painting, needs only basic cleaning and doesn’t suffer from warping, rotting or long-term colour fade.

Stuart Burns, Managing Director Dura Composites, thinks the 9m x 4mm donation could prove really useful for the right organisation.

He said: “A vast amount of building materials used in exhibition stands often never sees the light of day again, but as a largely recycled product anyway it struck me that it would be fitting to find it a deserving new home once the show is over. Dura Deck is a really versatile product, so I’m sure someone will have a bright idea about how it could be used.”

Interested charities should submit no more than 100 words outlining their idea and the reason why they deserve to benefit from the donation to stuart@duracomposites.com before March 16.The lucky charity will be notified by email by March 30.

Ecobuild is the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. It is also the UK’s largest construction event of any kind. For more details go here www.ecobuild.co.uk