Dura Cladding planks
Attractive, future-proof composite timber cladding for commercial or residential projects
What is Dura Cladding?
The right exterior wall covering, whether on a new build or renovation project, can have a dramatic impact on a building’s appearance and can provide both warmth and instant kerb appeal.
Dura Cladding composite timber cladding is ideal for any commercial or domestic, new build or refurbishment cladding project as a colour-stable alternative to real timber planks.
Made from a unique combination of recycled wood and plastic, our highly developed and unique composition combines the traditional appearance of wood with the durability of an engineered composite.
Dura Cladding offers considerable advantages to architects, contractors, self-builders and end-users, including:
- No need to paint, seal or treat the cladding
- Simple installation using standard tools
- Rot, splinter and warp resistance
- Contemporary and traditional design options
- A 10 year warranty and 25 year expected service life
- UV Colour stability
- Full range of trims and accessories
- Available as FSC® Certified
The Dura Cladding product range
Dura Cladding is available in a range of colours, widths and styles to suit both contemporary and traditional projects and has been used by a vast array of architects and homeowners to create stunning building facades.
Made from hard-wearing and low-maintenance composite timber, Dura Cladding is available in Flush styles in widths from 150mm to 250mm, and in a Weatherboard style in 150mm planks. The availability of wider planks in the Flush style provides a striking finish and also benefits from drastically reduced installation times – making them ideal for use on larger buildings.
All Dura Cladding products require no painting, treating or costly maintenance and are available as FSC ® 100% certified.
As well as a 10 year warranty, all our composite cladding has an expected 25 years’ service life. We also have a range of free samples available to send by post, so you can check the product meets your specifications or your end client’s requirements before making an investment. To request a product sample, click here.
For details of how to buy Dura Cladding, click here.
The difference between Flush and Weatherboard
Composite cladding can give any building an instant style update and Dura Cladding from Dura Composites can be supplied in both flush and weatherboard styles to suit most project requirements. Flush cladding planks are fitted together with no overlap between the planks, creating a modern and contemporary finish. The Dura Cladding flush range is available in 3 widths and 4 versatile colours – Cedar, Charcoal, Teak and Grey.
By contrast, Weatherboard cladding is designed to be laid with an overlap and is usually used as a type of siding for homes, outbuildings, offices and workshops that require a more rustic look. Also known as shiplap or featheredge cladding, weatherboard cladding planks are often used for properties located in conservation areas or to give a decorative finish to barn conversions or industrial units. Dura Cladding Weatherboard is available in Barn Black colour as standard, but can also be specified in bespoke colours if required. Bespoke colours are subject to minimum order quantities and extended lead times and should be discussed at the earliest opportunity with a Dura Composites representative.
Dura Cladding is available to buy through our specialist distributor, International Timber, who have 4 major UK depots in Stirlingshire, Manchester, Gloucestershire and Essex, and through specially selected Jewson stores and major builders merchants.
For details of how to buy, click here
Available in a variety of colours and finishes
Our composite cladding planks are available in a variety of colours, to complement their natural appearance. From barn black and charcoal to more earthy tones like teak and cedar, there is an option to suit every application. Whether for commercial or domestic use, or new build and refurbishment projects, our cladding planks are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and temperature ranges
Composite Cladding in Cedar, Grey, Teak, Charcoal and Barn Black
Our cladding planks are available in five colours. To check colour availability for product types, please visit the product range page. Colour samples are available on request, or for large orders, bespoke colours can be specified.
Please note that colours shown are representative only; actual colours may vary slightly. Whilst Dura Cladding is colour stable, there will likely be some initial colour lightening as the product weathers, which typically occurs in the first 3 months.
Our manufacturing process results in a high level of colour consistency although some variation in colour may be apparent across planks from different production batches.
What style of Cladding do I need?
When it comes to searching for exterior wall cladding, you’re likely to come across a number of different terms, some of which actually refer to the same style of cladding. To clear up any confusion, and to help you make the right decision for your project, we’ve included some info below on the different profiles available:
Weatherboard cladding (also known as featheredge) is designed to be laid horizontally with an overlap. It’s ideal for applications where a traditional appearance is preferred, such as barns, outbuildings, lodges or domestic properties and is available in Barn Black.
Featheredge is simply another term for weatherboard cladding, and is designed to be laid horizontally with an overlap. Again, it’s ideal for those seeking a traditional appearance for their barn, outbuilding, lodge or domestic property. Our featheredge boards are our Type 150 Weatherboard product.
Unlike weatherboard cladding, flush cladding has modular fixings that enable the cladding to be flush to the wall. It has a much more modern appearance than weatherboard cladding and our range of flush boards are available in a range of attractive colours and sizes, and in types 150, 200 and 250.
Offices & Factories
Private / Public Buildings
Hospitals & Healthcare Buildings
Outbuildings & Workshops
High Strength To Weight Ratio
Rot, Splinter, Warp Resistant
Simple Cutting And Site Install
UV Colour Stable
No Painting And Staining
No Specialist Skills Required
10 Year Warranty
Euro Class Bfl-S1 Certified
Only Requires Standard Tools
Looks Good Through Lifespan
Few Wasted Planks