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Station Canopy Dagger Boards

Dura Dagger Boards | Case Study

Project: Railway Station Canopy Works

This railway station has 4 platforms, 3 of which feature platform canopies with decorative dagger boards (also sometimes known as valancing).

In 2019, work began on refurbishing the station, including replacing the existing timber dagger boards which were badly rotted, posing a safety hazard. The contractor selected the NEW 19mm composite dagger boards from Dura Composites for the project, thanks to their Class B fire rating, pleasing lightweight design and low maintenance characteristics. Over 140 linear metres were CNC cut and delivered to site by Dura Composites in a matter of days to suit the upcoming weekend possession, and the dagger boards were installed across all three platforms in a single 8 hour shift.

Before & After



This project had tight turnaround times, so finding a dagger board solution which allowed the contractors to replace the degraded timber boards with ease and safety was critical. Dura Composites’ talented fabrication team was able to cut and deliver the composite boards to site in a short turnaround time. The 19mm profile was lightweight and easy to work with versus traditional timber, and provided a robust, maintenance-free and cost-effective solution to the problem of rotting canopies.

The scalloped Class B fire rated design achieved by Dura Composites echoed the previous valance design, which was so popular with passengers and heritage enthusiasts, and compliments the station surroundings.

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