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Luxury Car Valeting Centre, Belfast

d2 Dura Grating Mini Mesh and Solid Top Raised Flooring | Case Study

Project: Luxury Automotive Valeting Centre, UK

Supplier: Ridgeway

New Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) Mini Mesh and Solid Top d2 Dura Grating is the ideal raised flooring solution for luxury car valeting centres, car workshops and other automotive facilities thanks to its lower cost, weight saving and improved visual inspection capability versus previous generation grating.

The Dura Composites raised flooring solution is a full design and supply system, incorporating both the raised pedestals, floor grating and mounting system.

The unique d2 Dura Grating design also allows for improved visibility of the substructure below, offering a clear view of draining liquids from the valeting process from a much wider range of angles than were previously achievable.

d2 Dura Grating also features Dura Composites most advanced anti-slip surface ever – and in an industry first, is fire-rated to Class Bfl-s1 as standard (BS EN 13501-1).

Even in the toughest of automotive environments, our grating is able to meet the challenging demands of chemical resistance, water drainage, impact resistance and long-term durability.

With an unrivalled performance-to-weight ratio, it is easy to manually handle and install using standard hand tools and can be supplied in a variety of mesh sizes and colours to help designate separate car and pedestrian usage and create safe working environments.

With in-house Structural Engineering and CAD capability, we can offer technical guidance on product selection to ensure the design and installation is in accordance with the required performance specification.

        Commenting on the Dura Composites products installed on this project, Joe Hunt, Industrial Sales Manager said:

Our clients have been so impressed with the in-built features of the new d2 Dura Grating. Not only is it much lighter to handle than other previous generation GRP grating, but the innovative design allows for better performing raised flooring thanks to the improved drainage capability, enhanced visual inspection and excellent anti-slip performance in both the wet and dry – tested to over a million footfalls!


Demanding automotive applications demand high performance materials, and by offering a complete design and supply including pedestals and connections, we have devised a compelling offering that will help customers unlock the power of composites for their automotive projects.

Unlocking the Power of Composites for Your Automotive Project

GRP composites can provide major design flexibility, time saving benefits and significant lifecycle advantages over traditional materials such as plywood, hardwood and concrete, and recent clarification of key standards areas such as fire performance have made them more accessible than ever. Tailored d2 Dura Grating is a new patent pending GRP grating series that takes structural flooring to the next level.

d2 Dura Grating offers outstanding safety, performance and durability and is more cost-effective than traditional GRP grating in almost every scenario. Available exclusively from Dura Composites, d2 Dura Grating Solid Top 41mm can be supplied as standard with properties such as strength, stiffness, weight and colour can be engineered by product design at the early stages of development and applications for GRP within the Automotive Sector include GRP flooring, handrails, trench and duct covers, up and over staircases, utility screening and roof walkways.

Discover the benefits of d2 Dura Grating

Designed, developed and manufactured by Dura Composites, d2 Dura Grating offers outstanding safety, performance and durability and is more cost-effective than traditional GRP grating in almost every scenario.

It can be applied in all industries where GRP mesh grating is used today and has an industry-leading Class Bfl-s1 fire rating as standard (in accordance with BS EN 13501). As with all our grating, it can be supplied with a range of stainless steel clips, clamps and hold down fixings to suit all install scenarios.

A comprehensive range of load testing data is also available within our searchable Online Product Selector database to help you make decisions based on real data to ensure maximum safety for your project.

  • Micro Mesh: 23mm
  • Mini Mesh: 23mm, 35mm, 45mm & 55mm
  • Standard Mesh: 26mm, 38mm & 50mm
  • Solid Top (Covered): 29mm, 41mm & 53mm

Contact our Specialist GRP team about our Composite Solutions

Call us on 01255 440290

Joe Hunt

Industrial Sales Manager

Ian Dennis

Industrial Sales Key Account Manager

Danielle Lewis

Industrial Sales Account Manager