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We care about the legacy we leave.

That’s why we provide market leading recyclable products that enable our customers to make sustainable choices, without compromising on performance or quality. Here are some of the ways we’re playing our part, to help customers meet their sustainability goals.

Sustainability Priorities

  • Circular Economy
  • Decarbonisation
  • Environmental Management
  • Waste Management & Sustainable Packaging
  • Ethical and Sustainable Business Practices
  • Charitable Partnerships
  • Noise Management
  • Local Employment



Composites provide significant advantages in construction, primarily due to their compatibility with modern building techniques and their cost-effectiveness during construction and installation. Additionally, they represent a more sustainable solution that supports the industry’s net-zero goals while offering inherent safety and enhanced aesthetic appeal.

Read on to discover the green properties of the different types of composites we supply.

The Sustainability of our Composite Timber (WPC) Products

FSC™ Chain of Custody certification is awarded to companies that can track and document FSC™ certified materials through the production process – from the forest to the consumer. This includes all successive stages of procurement, processing, manufacturing, distribution and sale of certified goods.

Dura Composites has the ability to offer all of its Composite Decking, Composite Cladding and Composite Deck Tile products as FSC™ certified. Look for the products on our website that are accompanied with the FSC™ logo or the words ‘FSC™ certified’ and you can be confident you are not damaging the world’s forests, and that the product has been manufactured with timber from responsibly managed forests, which meet the highest environmental and social standards.

In today’s marketplace, consumers increasingly have the option to buy products that offer a sustainable solution. Ethically harvested wood products are a great example of a high-quality product with a lessened environmental impact. Asking for, and buying, wood and paper products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) — is something we can all do that is good for people, good for forests and good for the planet.

Dura Composites takes pride in the fact that we are able to offer sustainable composite timber options to our customers. Our FSC™ 100% certified composite timber Dura Deck and Dura Cladding are just as good for your project as they are for the future of the environment.

The Sustainability of our Porcelain Decking Products

The choice of hardscaping materials and the way they are installed have a huge influence on the usability and the longevity of your outdoor flooring project. Porcelain is exceptionally strong as a material, and therefore has an extremely long lifecycle when compared to other decking solutions such as softwood. Our Dura Deck® Inspire planks are produced in Europe with 61% of pre-consumer recycled materials. All the raw materials used in the production come from a radius of 500 miles of the manufacturing plant and the products’ cardboard packaging materials are both made from recycled paper and are further recyclable themselves.

Porcelain side profile in Wren

The Sustainability of our Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) Products

GRP is widely acknowledged as a material that has major advantages over more conventional options such as wood, steel and concrete. It is less energy-intensive in development and offers a great strength to weight ratio, and superb lifecycle.

But it’s not just the initial outlay costs that you should consider when deciding on a material for your project. It’s important to consider the whole lifecycle of the material and all its associated costs, including installation, how long it will last and what kind of maintenance (if any) it will require to keep it functioning and looking its best.

Dura Composites’ GRP products offer considerably low life cycle costs due to their maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant and impact-resistant characteristics compared with traditional materials, and market leading products such as Dura Grating come with a reassuring 25-year warranty and a design life of up to 60 years.

A circular economy is one that keeps materials in use, at their highest value, for as long as possible. It does so through products designed to be long lasting, easy to repair and recycle, and through systems that allow for the material to be re-used, repaired or recycled.

Re-use is the most economically and environmentally beneficial strategy within a circular economy. Finished products are worth much more than the raw materials they are composed of and direct re-use preserves the most value and embodied energy.

In the case of our Dura Grating panels for example, even after they have been used for their intended purpose and reach the end of their lifecycle in the original context, they can easily be up-cycled or repurposed in other ways.

Dura Composites operates a company called Dura Upcycling Ltd which offers goods for use in additional non-standard applications as part of our commitment to upcycling and encouraging re-use and re-purposing of our materials wherever possible, taking advantage of their inherent durability and other properties.

Secondary uses  include 4×4 sand ladders, caravan jack pads, stair treads, building site flooring, seedling plant separators, lorry jacks, drain covers, shelving and racking, car parking matting, and farm land access grids – the possibilities are vast and we are happy to advise all customers on their specific scenarios.

Embodied Carbon Footprint

Whole life carbon is the cumulative total carbon emissions that arise from all stages in the lifecycle of an asset or infrastructure. Carbon emissions are largely generated through embodied carbon which is the energy needed to extract, transport, and process raw materials, and then manufacture them into products that are used to build, maintain, and renew assets and infrastructure (Cradle to Gate).

Dura Composites is committed to providing our customers with the information they need to manage their carbon emissions. Our embodied carbon values for our moulded and pultruded Glass Reinforced Polymer range can be used to help during the planning, materials selection, design, construction and long-term management of your infrastructure. If you have any questions about the reports shown below, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Technical Information Sheets

Carbon Report

Embodied Carbon Report of our Moulded GRP Products


Technical Information Sheets

Carbon Report

Embodied Carbon Report of our Pultruded GRP Products


Our Bearer System Promotes Re-Use and Recycling

Here’s just one of the simple ways Dura Composites is helping our customers meet their sustainability goals. Our Bearer packaging system reduces construction waste and promotes material re-use. We use bearers as standard on all our suitable shipments unless you tell us otherwise.

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