Dura Cladding Chosen for New Eco-Office Concept Boasting Quality Business Accommodation with Low Running Costs
Dura Cladding Composite Timber Cladding has been selected for an attractive new development in Newport, East Yorkshire known as Green Park. A 20 acre, mixed-use business park consisting of prime office, industrial and leisure space, Green Park is situated at junction 38 on the M62 where the motorway ends and joins the A63 the main arterial route in to Kingston Upon Hull.
Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, Green Park provides local companies in East Yorkshire with modern and energy efficient business space in the right location – benefits that are usually only reserved for large organisations.
The developer behind the concept is the Horncastle Group who are specialists in creating innovative property solutions for modern businesses. The Harris Partnership, as architects for Horncastle Group, selected Composite Timber Dura Cladding in Type 150 Cedar as the exterior wall covering for the Eco Offices within the development in recognition of its low maintenance and environmentally friendly properties.
Dura Composites’ composite timber cladding is produced by combining natural wood flour and high density polyethylene with specially selected additives and a suitable binding agent to create a composite material that looks just like natural wood but doesn’t ever require treating, painting or staining. It is ideal for battling the UK weather and offers a fantastic 25 year life cycle thanks to its durable nature and low maintenance requirements. Dura Cladding also offers fantastic eco-friendly properties as the range is 100% Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified and is manufactured from up to 87% recycled materials, making it the ideal choice for the Green Park Development.
Speaking about the project, Ian Hodges, managing director of Horncastle Group PLC said;
“The overarching concept behind the development was to ensure it was as architecturally attractive, environmentally friendly and sustainable as possible, and selecting Dura Cladding for the exterior walls has played a significant role in helping us achieve that. The resulting buildings look great, are extremely energy efficient and all have Energy Performance Certificate ratings of A and we also have a wind turbine on site that feeds electricity into the national grid to offset usage on the park.
Dura Cladding offered all of the key properties we were looking for in terms of its appearance, low-maintenance, environmental sustainability and long term durability, and was a great choice from our point of view. In fact, we’re so delighted with the results that that Horncastle Group recently relocated to Green Park Business Park as a demonstration of our commitment to the project and to help establish a business community in this prime location. We look forward to welcoming other forward thinking businesses to Green Park in the coming months”.
Dura Cladding is available to purchase now through International Timber. The products come in 5 designs and 7 attractive colours and appeal to builders, contractors and commercial property developers looking for an aesthetically pleasing, hard-wearing and low maintenance way to finish the exterior of both new and refurbished buildings.