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Office Buildings

A low maintenance composite cladding alternative to timber

Dura Cladding Type 150 in Cedar never needs painting, treating or staining, unlike natural wood cladding.

Office Cladding: How to choose the right material

The right external office cladding not only protects your building from the elements, it also plays a significant part in the overall appearance of the building. In any office building design, the walls are the largest single area of material, so choosing the right siding or cladding that can give your business a professional appearance is paramount. But with a myriad of different cladding options out there from fibre-cement or composite timber to PVC, how do you know what’s best for your design and for the building’s end users?

As well as having an aesthetic influence, your choice of external cladding material will also affect the amount of ongoing maintenance your office building will need. Wood is commonly used to clad office buildings, but even popular choices such as Cedar can damage easily if knocked and require significant and costly maintenance to keep it looking at its best. In recent years more durable and highly engineered composite timber or WPC cladding materials such as Dura Cladding have taken the market by storm, thanks to their low lifecycle costs and long-lasting properties. Here’s why we’re a great choice for your office wall cladding:

Dura Cladding. A composite timber cladding that never needs painting or treating

Whereas traditional wood planks require regular painting or staining to preserve their natural beauty and protect them, UV inhibitors can be added to a WPC or composite timber cladding such as Dura Cladding at the point of manufacture to protect against the elements.

Dura Composites’ composite office 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 that has none of the costly and time consuming maintenance drawbacks. So you’ll never need to paint, treat or re-stain your cladding to keep it looking great.

 

Dura Cladding Type 150 in Charcoal gives a sophisticated look to office HQ buildings. Also available in Cedar, Teak or Grey.

Dura Cladding is durable and comes with a 10 year warranty for your peace of mind.

If your wall cladding is doing the right job, it will not only prevent moisture from getting inside your office building, it will also be resistant to rot, insect and fungal attack. Thanks to its highly engineered composite timber composition, Dura Cladding is ideal for battling the UK weather and has a long-lasting finish that needs minimal ongoing maintenance.

Dura Composites offers a fantastic 10 year warranty and the product has an expected 25 year life cycle thanks to its durable nature.

 

Dura Cladding Type 150 is installed here in Cedar at a ground-breaking Eco-office development in Hull, known as Green Park.

A cost-effective cladding option that will stand the test of time

Dura Cladding is a high-performance composite cladding that is attractive, strong, and highly durable both during and after installation. Although WPC cladding can be initially more expensive to purchase than some softwood cladding options, the undeniable benefit is in the overall lifecycle cost – where Dura Cladding outperforms the competition with an expected 25 year lifecycle and no costly annual maintenance needed. If the initial outlay cost of your office building cladding is important, you could choose to mix your cladding finishes for a more cost effective option. Using composite timber Dura Cladding on the front elevation with render on the side elevations can produce dramatic results – a classic wood look cladding finish with all the added benefits of composite timber.

Dura Cladding Type 150 in Cedar creates an aesthetically pleasing effect and is environmentally friendly. It is installed here at the Green Park development in Newport, Hull.

Dura Cladding is easy to install using our FREE Technical Manual

Dura Cladding can be fitted using ordinary carpenters’ tools. Our free Technical Manual has all the information you need to install this high performance WPC cladding, including gap guides and details on how to use our complementary cladding trims and accessories. For more information, download the Dura Cladding Technical Manual by clicking 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 desert sand and cedar, there is an option to suit every application. Whether for commercial or domestic use, or new build and refurbishment projects, our planks are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and temperature ranges

Dura Cladding Type 150 Cedar used on an office exterior

Dura Cladding Type 150 Charcoal installed vertically

Dura Cladding Type 150 in Cedat installed horizontally

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 selected.

Please note that colours shown are representative only; actual colours may vary slightly. Whilst Dura Cladding is relatively 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 boards from different production batches.

Type 150 in Cedar

Dura Cladding Type 150 Flush

Width: 150mm

Depth: 21mm

Length: 3660mm

Max Span: 600mm

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Dura Cladding Type 200 Flush

Width: 200mm

Depth: 21mm

Length: 3660mm

Max Span: 600mm

Dura Cladding Type 150 Weatherboard Barn Black

Dura Cladding Type 150 Weatherboard

Width: 150mm

Depth: 21mm

Length: 3660mm

Max Span: 600mm