Why use composite materials for your floors and stair treads?

January 8, 2014

Non-corrosive If individuals on your premises are handling dangerous chemicals or corrosive liquids, you’ll need floors and stair treads that are capable of withstanding spillages and leaks, if you’re to avoid compromising their integrity and the safety of the occupants. Suffice to say, unlike many traditional flooring materials, our fibreglass flooring systems and stair treads are incredibly tough and will…

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Renowned authority on composite building materials captures his expertise on film to make it accessible to architects and site managers all over the UK

December 23, 2013

Stuart Burns of Dura Composites has filmed a series of short videos in which he personally clears up many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding composite materials and explains in clear, practical terms how architects and site managers can best take advantage of the possibilities they offer. As Stuart explains…

Part of the reason composite materials are still so underrated…

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How do composite materials compare to concrete for contract flooring?

December 17, 2013

Concrete is an extremely strong material, and performs extremely well in compression, making it ideal for contract flooring. However, related to this principal quality is concrete’s main drawback – namely its weight. Even small slabs can be difficult, if not impossible, to lift by hand, meaning jobs such as fitting concrete trench covers will require both a lot of time…

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Expert in composite building products takes the unusual step of making his expertise available online for free

December 14, 2013

Stuart Burns of Dura Composites, a leading authority of composite building products, is making his experience and expertise available to any architect or site manager who’s keen to make their next project everything it can be. By showcasing the most important lessons he’s learnt from his lengthy career in a series of free articles, he hopes that more architects and…

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How do composite materials compare to traditional building materials when it comes to creating wooden cladding?

December 12, 2013

Whilst traditional building materials such as wood, concrete and steel have certainly proved enormously successful over the years, they are far from perfect in many different situations, as you shall soon discover. However, over the past few decades there has been little in the way of viable alternatives to these well known solutions. Undoubtedly one of the most ancient building…

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December 9, 2013

Stuart Burns, Director at Dura Composites, looks at the reasons why demand for composite decking is growing over natural wood alternatives. Composites still represent less than 10% of the overall decking market but demand is growing at a rapid rate as end users and contractors realise the benefits to them. This is thanks to two factors – enhanced product quality…

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Too many building projects are held back by poor quality materials, but a leading expert in composite materials is making his expertise available for free to remedy that

December 6, 2013

Stuart Burns of Dura Composites, a renowned authority on composite building products, believes that far too many building projects are unnecessarily held back by poor quality materials. He has decided to remedy the problem by making his experience and expertise accessible in a new information guide, which he has decided to make available for free. As Stuart explains…

The success,…

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What are the benefits of composite materials when it comes to building products?

December 3, 2013

Although composite materials have been around for years, it has taken a long while for people to recognise their many qualities and enormous versatility. Let’s look at the benefits of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) and wood plastic composite (WPC) in a bit more detail… Durability Undoubtedly one of the principal benefits of composite materials is that they tend to be…

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Is GRP Composite the Answer to Speeding Up Improvements to Our Rail Network?

December 3, 2013

Extract from article in Rail Technology Magazine Oct/Nov 2013 http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Comment/is-grp-composite-the-answer-to-speeding-up-improvements-to-our-rail-network With glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) technology now a standard construction material in a variety of industries, is it time the rail industry took a fresh look at this versatile and durable composite? Stuart Burns, managing director of Dura Composites, explains why GRP offers significant improvements over traditional materials and…

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Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders Features Dura Deck As Remedial Make Over

November 26, 2013

Channel 5’s programme Cowboy Builders tracks down the UK’s most terrible tradesmen and put right their botched jobs. The show’s presenters, Dom Littlewood and Melinda Messenger, stand up for aggrieved consumers everywhere and also use their expertise to advise viewers on how to carry out a successful building project. In the programme aired on 19th November, Melinda and Dom are…

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Dura Composites Appoint Distributor for Benelux and Germany

November 22, 2013

Dura Composites are proud to announce the appointment of their latest distributor and stockist, Infra Trading BV based in Holland. Infra Trading, who already specialise in the supply of Marina products, will be the 1st point of contact across Benelux and Germany for the Dura Composites range of high performance Timber Composite Decking, Cladding, Balustrading & Pergola ranges. Infra…

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Dura Composites Develops Innovative Lightweight Hand-Launched Glider

November 12, 2013

Dura Composites continue their technical innovation with the development of a light-weight glider. The Dura Plane is a hand-launched glider that soon many customers will receive in thanks for their orders and/or photos of Dura Composites installations. Dura developed this technical tour-de-force after rigorous beta testing of pre-production models in their Essex offices. The Dura Plane promises to make an…

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Dura Pontoon Decking Proves Popular Across Europe

October 30, 2013

Dura Grating 22mm Sand installed at Anstruther Harbour Scotland by Intermarine Ltd Between April and September 2013, sales of Dura Grating and Ultra Deck have more than doubled compared with the same period last year, with Harbour Masters and marina owners choosing the summer as the ideal time to upgrade. One facility which has contributed to…

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‘Dek on 8’ wins the ‘Outdoor Design of the Year’ Award using Dura Deck for Rooftop Poolside Retreat

October 21, 2013

Media One Hotel is one of Dubai’s most stylish hotels catering to the savvy business traveler and local corporations. Dubai based Broadway Interiors was tasked with transforming Media One’s barren, windswept ‘Dek on 8’ into a young, vibrant and funky atmosphere. As the space was intended to be used 365 days of the year, the materials needed to be durable…

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Magnox Power Stations Choose Dura Composites for Fibreglass Trench Covers, Grating, Stair Treads and Stair Covers

October 16, 2013

One of Magnox nine nuclear power sites found it imperative to find a long term solution to the manual lifting of heavy trench covers. Dura Composites were identified as the best solution and supplied heavy duty fibreglass trench covers, as well as heavy duty fibreglass floor grating, stair treads and stair covers. Magnox operate a ‘Learning from Experience’ initiative and…

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Volunteers Rescue RNLI Lifeboat Station With Dura Grating Mini Mesh

October 9, 2013

Mersea Island is an unbridged tidal island lying just off the coast of Essex. It’s population of 6,500 includes four Dura Composites employees who wanted to help support the West Mersea Lifeboat Station. Its Atlantic 75 inshore lifeboat plays a vital role in protecting the large numbers of commercial and leisure craft that use the waters surrounding…

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Dura Composites Expertise in a Bag

September 24, 2013

Sometimes seeing and touching a product is necessary before you can commit. That’s why we have always offered product samples as part of our pre-sales service, so you can better understand the options available and sample our composites expertise. Take cladding as an example. We manufacture s standard range of colours and can send colour samples on request, incorporated with…

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