Dura Composites Wins Royal Seal of Approval for Second Time with Queen’s Award for Innovation

April 21, 2020

Leading composite materials firm Dura Composites has scooped a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time in the Innovation category, for its pioneering rapid-deployment train station platform solution known as Dura Platform. The Queens Awards are a royal seal of approval for the UK’s most outstanding businesses, and Dura's 2020 award follows The Queen's Award for Enterprise in International…

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Dura Composites Business Continuity Update: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 17, 2020

Dura Composites remains open for business to help keep your projects moving forward. We have a diversified manufacturing presence across multiple locations, and all of our production sites are fully operational. Our recently enlarged and redeveloped UK warehousing facilities in East Anglia have extensive stocks of our most popular product lines that can be supplied off the shelf, cut to…

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Robroyston station shortlisted for top award

February 26, 2020

Robroyston station in Glasgow, featuring our GRP DuraPlatform, has been shortlisted for a top social and environmental impact award. The new £14 million station has been shortlisted in the RICS Social Impact Awards Scotland on Thursday, 23 April 2020 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh. The UK Grand Final takes place in London on Thursday, 24 September 2020.…

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Dura Composites Supports Clean Energy Goals by Fabricating Composite Structure for Leading UK Fusion Research Company

February 19, 2020

First Light Fusion is an Oxford-based research company founded by Professor Yiannis Ventikos, who is currently the Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at University College, London, and Nicholas Hawker, formerly an Engineering lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Fusion is the ultimate source of the universe's energy and is the same process that powers stars, including the Sun. The…

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Meet Our Expert Fabricators

February 17, 2020

Using the latest innovations in design technology and fabrication techniques, our fabrication service ensures you get the highest quality end product at the right price. As part of our Spotlight on Fabrication, we talked to one of the stars of our Fabrication Team and got the lowdown on what it's like working in such a fast-paced and challenging team. Andrew…

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Take Advantage of our Huge Stockholding to Keep Your Project Timelines on Track – including NEW d2 Dura Grating

February 11, 2020

Whilst there is, of course, a high level of uncertainty that comes with a global pandemic such as the Coronavirus and extreme weather conditions like Storm Ciara, we are delighted to reassure our clients that thanks to great pre-planning and recently enlarged and redeveloped operational facilities, we have huge stocks of our wide range of product lines that we can…

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Maximise Efficiency & Safety with the latest FREE Dura Composites BIM Objects

February 10, 2020

We are pleased to be able to offer an ever-increasing directory of our own products hosted on the National BIM Library. When successfully implemented, BIM helps organisations strip waste from its processes. Building an asset virtually means earlier identification of clashes, reduced errors, less re-work and improved productivity. Available FREE from the National Building Specification (NBS) National BIM Library, Dura…

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Clacton-on-Sea MP believes innovative composites can ‘hugely benefit’ rail industry.

February 5, 2020

Giles Watling, MP for Clacton-on-Sea, has said that composite materials could ‘revolutionise’ the rail industry, on a visit to a company in his constituency, Dura Composites. The visit was part of the Railway Industry Association’s (RIA) Rail Fellowship Programme, where MPs visit rail suppliers to find out more about the rail industry. MPs experience a day on-site finding out about the…

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Dura Cladding – High Performance Cladding to Add Value to Your New Build or Renovation Project

February 3, 2020

We love seeing how a project using our materials turns out. This project by the talented Henry Rowlands Construction Ltd was a conversion of a number of agricultural buildings into stunning individual properties, featuring our composite timber Dura Cladding. The low maintenance Dura Cladding was chosen for its ability to align seamlessly with the architectural and rural landscape and offered…

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How to look after your garden decking area this winter

February 1, 2020

With winter drawing in, now is the perfect time to act to protect your decking area during the colder months so you’ll be ready to make the most of your outside space when spring comes.   Prevention is better than cure A deck is the ideal opportunity to expand your living area and provides an excellent focal point for entertaining…

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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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