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Commercial Road, London

d2 Dura Riser System for High Rise Buildings | Case Study

Project: Commercial Road, 27 Commercial Road, London, E1 1LD

Contractor: Ardmore

27 Commercial Road is a £35m regeneration project to create a 21-storey apart hotel in Aldgate, East London. Located on the City fringe, the upper floors of the landmark scheme offers panoramic views across London. Construction firm Ardmore, who are responsible for the build, chose Dura Composites GRP Riser Solutions as a safe and structural flooring solution for the service risers which were cast-in place into the concrete during construction.

Dura Composites products were selected for 27 Commercial Road by Ardmore, one of the largest family-owned construction groups in the UK. Ardmore are responsible for delivering hundreds of major projects and specialise in London-based multiphase regeneration schemes, high-rise developments, luxury residential projects and bespoke hotels.

The solution consisted of standard GRP Dura Grating combined with our cast-in Dura Box which can be easily manually handled into position, eliminating the need for heavy lifting equipment.

The addition of post-fix frames and supports means that the flooring can be easily adapted to suit services passing through and can be easily cut on site using standard hand power tools without hot works permits.

The Cast-In Dura Boxes and Dura Grating were easy to install on this project and were delivered to site in numbered kit format already made to size, so it was simple for us to fit each one as the concrete was poured.


The durable anti-slip grating prevents objects and debris falling through and has a strong, anti-slip surface, so follow on trades will benefit from a great safety solution that’s easy to work with when it comes to installing the services.


From our point of view, it was great that hot works permits weren’t required and that the Dura team gave us all the advice and support we needed to make the risers safe in an efficient and cost-effective way.


        Danut Bojian, Construction Manager at Ardmore Construction

Dura Grating Riser Flooring

Dura Grating is a safe, anti-slip, easy to install and lightweight riser flooring solution. Compatible with our galvanised steel Dura Box our GRP Dura Grating is made from high-strength composite fibreglass and is both non-conductive and chemically resistant.

Available in standard mesh, mini mesh and covered grating versions, Dura Grating offers a safe and robust permanent or temporary protection solution for riser voids in construction.

Dura Boxes

Dura Composites offers a galvanised steel Dura Box shuttering system which is ideal for use in reinforced concrete frame construction to provide an opening for future pipes and services to be installed. The cast in Dura Box is a safer, leave-in-place alternative to post pour fixing and can be pre-fabricated to suit the individual measurements of each riser void.

Unlike timber shuttering, it never needs breaking out and results in less onerous management, with no daily riser inspection register needed. The surface can be fitted with covered, standard or mini mesh Dura Grating to mitigate the risk of falling personnel or debris.

Dura Composites’ Riser Services

  • Riser product supply and installation
  • Full design capabilities with PI insurance for design
  • Site inspections
  • Remedial works and service cut out
  • In-house structural engineer and CAD team
  • Consultation and project advice

    Benefits of Dura Riser Flooring:

  • Suited to All Building Types
  • Lightweight & Non-Conductive
  • Provides Immediate Protection
  • No Hot Works Permits Needed

Our High Rise Team

Our highly experienced team offer a tried and tested one-stop-shop for Riser safety – including design, supply & install. Get in touch on 01255 446830

Ron Gibson

Sales Manager

Natalie Thurgood

Contracts Sales Manager

James Williams

Sales Key Account Manager

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Sales Key Account Manager