Some of the ways composite materials can make an industrial area safer

January 13, 2014

Colour coding In industrial environments, anything you can do to improve signposting and increase safety consciousness amongst your staff is good, and one of the easiest and most efficient ways of doing this is through colour coding different areas. Perhaps you have one area which contains certain hazards and are looking for a way to ensure employees aren’t able to…

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Experts in composite building materials create the ultimate online resource for anyone looking to implement composite flooring and cladding in their next project

January 9, 2014

Dura Composites, the leading provider of composite building materials, have recently relaunched their website as a unique library of information for architects and site managers, packed with useful information on how to make effective use of composite flooring and cladding. As company founder Stuart Burns explains…

Although we’ve helped a lot of architects and site managers not only choose the…

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Why use composite materials for your floors and stair treads?

January 8, 2014

Non-corrosive If individuals on your premises are handling dangerous chemicals or corrosive liquids, you’ll need floors and stair treads that are capable of withstanding spillages and leaks, if you’re to avoid compromising their integrity and the safety of the occupants. Suffice to say, unlike many traditional flooring materials, our fibreglass flooring systems and stair treads are incredibly tough and will…

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Renowned authority on composite building materials captures his expertise on film to make it accessible to architects and site managers all over the UK

December 23, 2013

Stuart Burns of Dura Composites has filmed a series of short videos in which he personally clears up many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding composite materials and explains in clear, practical terms how architects and site managers can best take advantage of the possibilities they offer. As Stuart explains…

Part of the reason composite materials are still so underrated…

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How do composite materials compare to concrete for contract flooring?

December 17, 2013

Concrete is an extremely strong material, and performs extremely well in compression, making it ideal for contract flooring. However, related to this principal quality is concrete’s main drawback – namely its weight. Even small slabs can be difficult, if not impossible, to lift by hand, meaning jobs such as fitting concrete trench covers will require both a lot of time…

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Expert in composite building products takes the unusual step of making his expertise available online for free

December 14, 2013

Stuart Burns of Dura Composites, a leading authority of composite building products, is making his experience and expertise available to any architect or site manager who’s keen to make their next project everything it can be. By showcasing the most important lessons he’s learnt from his lengthy career in a series of free articles, he hopes that more architects and…

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How do composite materials compare to traditional building materials when it comes to creating wooden cladding?

December 12, 2013

Whilst traditional building materials such as wood, concrete and steel have certainly proved enormously successful over the years, they are far from perfect in many different situations, as you shall soon discover. However, over the past few decades there has been little in the way of viable alternatives to these well known solutions. Undoubtedly one of the most ancient building…

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COMPOSITE DECKING OFFERS MANY BENEFITS OVER TRADITIONAL WOOD DECKING

December 9, 2013

Stuart Burns, Director at Dura Composites, looks at the reasons why demand for composite decking is growing over natural wood alternatives. Composites still represent less than 10% of the overall decking market but demand is growing at a rapid rate as end users and contractors realise the benefits to them. This is thanks to two factors – enhanced product quality…

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