Combustible cladding ban set to be extended to buildings with four or more storeys

January 22, 2020

A ban on the use of combustible cladding on high-rise buildings is set to be extended to cover all buildings with four or more storeys (or +11 metres in height) under plans the government is putting out to consultation. Housing secretary Robert Jenrick gave an update on the Building Safety Programme to the House of Commons on 20th January 2020,…

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Is GRP a Sustainable Material?

January 15, 2020

Achieving greater energy efficiency, a focus on recycling, and a reduction in waste are some of the most familiar environmental practices in today’s workplace. Whilst these are incredibly important, true sustainability needs to go beyond these basics and should be integrated into the product design process. As a leader in composites innovation, Dura Composites is committed to ensuring that we…

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Work With an FSC® Certified Company

January 15, 2020

What is the Forest Stewardship Council®? The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) is a non-for-profit organisation which promotes responsible management of the world's forests. If a product, such as a decking board, is labeled as "FSC® Certified," it means that the wood used in the product (and the manufacturer that made it) has met the stringent requirements of the Forest Stewardship…

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New-Build Robroyston Railway Station Featuring Dura Platform is Open for Business

January 8, 2020

We're exceptionally proud to have been part of the design and build for the brand new Robroyston Station in Scotland. The very first train called at Robroyston at 08:37 on December 15th, en route to Edinburgh Waverley from Glasgow Queen Street, and offers local residents access to the railway network for the first time since 1956. The station features the…

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Demystifying Composites: Why They’re the Secret Hero of Almost Every Industry

December 1, 2019

If you’re new to the world of composites, then read on to discover why their flexibility and unique material properties are opening up a whole new world of possibilities for architects, designers and engineers ...   Composites occur in nature You probably don’t know it, but wood is a naturally occurring composite material made of cellulose and lignin. The long…

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Constructionline Gold for Dura Composites

October 8, 2019

We are exceptionally pleased to announce that we have achieved Gold level status with Constructionline – the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service. Constructionline streamlines and improves the construction process by reducing risk and creating a common platform for buyers to engage with new suppliers. Accreditation is gained through a comprehensive audit assessment, evaluating approaches to health and…

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Dura Composites Wins Big at Blue Ribbon Awards

October 8, 2019

We are celebrating after winning big at the 2019 Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards. Held at the Prince’s Theatre in Clacton on Sea, the awards recognise the individuals and companies throughout Tendring who are making a positive contribution to the local community whilst boosting employment and delivering measurable impact to the local economy. Having previously won Employer of the Year at…

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Our Rail Project is Shortlisted for Composites UK Awards

September 17, 2019

Composites UK is the leading trade body supporting the composites industry who aim to enhance and promote the safe and effective use of composites. As members and with global composite competition ever increasing it is critical that we receive support from such an innovative and forward-thinking organisation. We are exceptionally proud to be shortlisted for their 2019 composites industry award of…

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To Move, or Not to Move… When Improving Could be The Solution

February 1, 2019

It’s often said that moving home is one of the most stressful things you can do – not only do you have to worry about chains, deposits, and logistics, you also have to cope with the strain that it can put on your family. Despite this, it’s still an incredibly popular option for those looking to upscale their property. According…

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