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Schools & Educational Buildings

Hassle-free WPC cladding that never needs painting or treating

Dura Cladding in Type 150 Flush in Pale Grey – colour available by special order

Strong and durable exterior cladding made from high performance composite timber

If you’re involved in the design, construction, refurbishment or facilities maintenance of schools, universities or other educational buildings, then the chances are you’ll be seeking value for money and efficiency from every pound spent. Whether you’re refurbishing a school as part of the UK’s government’s Priority School Building programme (PSBP), or building a new facility from scratch, Dura Cladding could be the answer to your external wall or siding needs. Made from high performance composite timber (or WPC), Dura Cladding provides the flexibility you need to create ultra-low-maintenance but unique designs. Our 10 year Dura Composites warranty provides both the specifier and the client confidence that their school building is built to last.

Our composite cladding systems combine superior aesthetics with reduced maintenance requirements

The education community is constantly exploring ways to create a more stimulating, engaging and positive learning experience for students, and the impact of the school environment itself is paramount to achieving this. Dura Cladding is a cost effective external building envelope solution that limits future running and maintenance costs and helps create a school that is a resource for the entire community. Looking and feeling just like natural wood, Dura Cladding’s unique combination of recycled wood and plastic delivers a host of advantages over traditional materials. Just like real wood cladding, our composite cladding has the ability to blend seamlessly into the landscape, but is ideal for projects such as schools and public buildings as its 5 beautiful colours are resistant to colour fading and need no painting, treating, coating or staining over their expected 25 year lifecycle.

Dura Cladding is made from Composite Timber, also known as Wood Plastic Composite and is an alternative to natural wood cladding for low rise commercial and residential cladding projects. When designing a project featuring external cladding, you must always ensure that your chosen cladding complies with the correct building and fire regulations.

 

Composite Timber Dura Cladding can be used in conjunction with other siding materials to produce a striking finish to any building

Dura Cladding is available in 5 colours to help you create a design that has real impact

Good design is not just about appearance – it can make schools more efficient to run. The easier buildings are to manage, repair, operate and maintain, the more likely they are to operate efficiently and effectively. According to RIBA, the Government will spend £4.2bn towards essential school maintenance between 2015 and 2018 – a large amount of money that could be avoided in the future through the selection of low maintenance options such as Dura Cladding. Choosing Dura Composites’ composite cladding material for your building’s exterior can save on heating and maintenance costs as well as providing a more comfortable environment for pupils and staff. Available in Cedar, Grey, Charcoal, Teak and Barn Black and in 3 different widths, the Dura Cladding range has an option to suit every building.

 

Dura Cladding Type 150 Flush in Charcoal colour

Dura Cladding is environmentally friendly and is available as FSC® certified

Each project and each school offers a unique set of challenges and opportunities and Dura Cladding is perfectly suited to meet the needs of even the most demanding of cladding projects. When it comes to the environment Dura Composites has a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship. Our Forest Stewardship Council Chain-of-Custody (FSC CoC) certification assures our customers that the wood content in our composite timber cladding meets the world’s most stringent environmental, ethical, and economic sourcing standards.

A range of complementary composite trims and accessories are available for a professional finish

Downloadable BIM Objects for composite timber cladding

The Dura Cladding range will soon be available as downloadable BIM Objects, compatible with Autodesk Revit to ensure that you choose the best possible external wall cladding solution for your school building – from design conception through to service life. For more information, contact our team today.

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 planks are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and temperature ranges.

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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 planks 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