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Dura Cladding set for TV appearance

By Stuart Burns July 20, 2012

Our timber composite product Dura Cladding could soon be seen on TV screens across the country after being used in the construction of an eco-friendly dream home being filmed for the new series of a popular national lifestyle programme.

We can't say which programme it is yet, but watch this space and we'll let you know more as soon as we get the green light.

Anyway, our timber composite cladding panels are a key feature of the self-build project which is being undertaken by designer/builder Steve Morris at his private plot in Hilton, Dorset.

Mr Morris initially trialled traditional oak cladding to gain the prestige look he was after but decided to use Dura Cladding 150/21 flush planks once he realised they would retain more than 90% of their colour, as well as not be susceptible to staining or leaching onto adjacent materials.

Guided by a design philosophy of environmental preservation, he was also impressed by the fact that Dura Cladding is made from more than 87% recycled content and that Dura Composites recently became the first wood plastic composites supplier to secure FSC ® 100% chain of custody certification (C108450).

The certification guarantees the use of FSC ® certified forests in our production chain and means customers can now choose from FSC ® or non-FSC ®  items from the Dura Cladding and Dura Deck ranges.

Mr Morris said: “I looked at alternatives but Dura Cladding’s fantastic eco-credentials combined with the fact that it is virtually maintenance-free meant it was the obvious choice. The fact that it was backed up by a 25-year warranty was also key in making my decision as it gave me peace of mind to know that this was a product I could trust for such a personal project.”

Steve’s project is a superb example of what can be achieved when sustainability is at the heart of the design and build process. We are proud to have supplied him with our Dura Cladding product and look forward to helping him complete his dream home with other products from the Dura Composites range.

Many people would wrongly think that a timber composite product can’t be as ‘green’ as a timber product. But it’s clear our Dura Cladding and Dura Deck products meet the highest sustainability specifications and outperform timber in service.