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Truck Bed Flooring, Wednesbury

d2 Dura Grating Mini Mesh | Case Study

Project: Truck Bed Flooring

Client: Bevan Group

Operating out of five sites across the West Midlands, Staffordshire & St. Helens, Bevan Group is a leading British manufacturer of commercial vehicle bodies which employs more than 200 staff.

Bevan Group manufactures more than 60 truck and van bodies each week for some of the biggest names on UK roads and designs and builds vehicles to meet operators’ precise requirements.

In this project, Bevan Group turned to Dura Composites to provide durable anti-slip grating made from Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) for some of the commercial vehicle fleet for a Nationwide plant/tool hire business.

This business required a robust, durable and safe flooring solution.

d2 Dura Grating Mini Mesh in 22mm thickness offered the ideal balance of impact resistance, anti-slip and low maintenance whilst also being as cost-effective alternative to the heavyweight steel grating the company had previously been using, which had become expensive and difficult to source.

The unique d2 Dura Grating design features Dura Composites most advanced anti-slip surface (tested in accordance with BS 7976-2:2002+A1:2013) and is able to meet the challenging demands of the transport and logistics sector.

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 create safe working environments.

Discussing the recent project, Simon Mills, Engineer at Bevan Group said:

The skilled commercial vehicle body builders within our workshop are adept at working with a range of materials, but were extremely impressed with the d2 Dura Grating.

In this project it was an easy decision to switch from the cumbersome and costly steel to Dura Composites’ lightweight but high-performance GRP, and the mesh size and dark grey colour also contributed to a professional looking finish.

As a result of the success of the first batch of vehicles, Bevan Group and Dura Composites are now collaborating to deliver heavy duty GRP flooring for another 20 trucks in the fleet.

Unlocking the Power of Composites for the Commercial Body Building Sector

Dura Composites can support the commercial body building sector with a range of value-added services including specialist cutting, routing and fabrication of our GRP product range.

We have an in-depth understanding of the bespoke nature of each customised heavy-goods vehicle, and can demonstrate compliance with a range of testing and certification parameters – including loading and deflection.

Two-time winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, Dura Composites’ advanced GRP composite materials offer a host of real-world benefits including a superb strength to weight ratio, lightweight properties, non-corrosiveness, and an extensive low maintenance lifecycle.

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

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Industrial Sales Account Manager