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Cladding for the School Rebuilding Programme

If you’re involved in the design, construction, refurbishment or facilities maintenance of schools, universities or other educational buildings, then the chances are you’ll be seeking value for money and efficiency from every pound spent.

Whether you’re refurbishing a school as part of the UK’s government’s School Rebuilding programme, or building a new facility from scratch, Dura Cladding could be the answer to your external wall or siding needs. Made from high performance composite timber (or WPC), or from high-performance A2 fire rated aluminium, Dura Cladding provides the flexibility you need to create ultra-low-maintenance but unique designs.

Our Dura Composites warranty provides both the specifier and the client confidence that their school building is built to last.

Dura Cladding can be used in conjunction with other siding materials to produce a striking finish to any building and combines superior aesthetics with reduced maintenance requirements

 

Creating Positive Learning Environments for Students

The education community is constantly exploring ways to create a more stimulating, engaging and positive learning experience for students, and the impact of the school environment itself is paramount to achieving this.

Dura Cladding is a cost effective external building envelope solution that limits future running and maintenance costs and helps create a school that is a resource for the entire community. Looking and feeling just like natural wood, Dura Cladding’s unique combination of recycled wood and plastic delivers a host of advantages over traditional materials.

Just like real wood cladding, our composite cladding has the ability to blend seamlessly into the landscape, but is ideal for projects such as schools and public buildings as its beautiful colours are resistant to colour fading and need no painting, treating, coating or staining over their expected lifecycle. Dura Cladding is made from Composite Timber, also known as Wood Plastic Composite and is an alternative to natural wood cladding for low rise commercial and residential cladding projects. When designing a project featuring external cladding, you must always ensure that your chosen cladding complies with the correct building and fire regulations.

Dura Cladding can help you create a design that has real impact

Good design is not just about appearance – it can make schools more efficient to run. The easier buildings are to manage, repair, operate and maintain, the more likely they are to operate efficiently and effectively.

According to RIBA, up to £150 million is being spent annually on unnecessary services and maintenance which could have been avoided if schools were better designed.

Choosing Dura Composites’ composite cladding material for your building’s exterior can save on heating and maintenance costs as well as providing a more comfortable environment for pupils and staff. Available in Alaskan Cedar, Grey and Charcoal in Composite Timber, or Cedar, Anthracite and Mist in fire-proof aluminium the Dura Cladding range has an option to suit every building.

A range of complementary composite trims and accessories are available for a professional finish

Downloadable BIM Objects for composite timber cladding

The Dura Cladding range is also available as downloadable BIM Objects, compatible with Autodesk Revit to ensure that you choose the best possible external wall cladding solution for your school building – from design conception through to service life. For more information, check out our NBS Source pages.

Product Guide

Dura Cladding Flush Resist | WPC Composite Cladding

Dura Cladding Flush Resist is a low maintenance, sustainable external cladding, made from high performance composite timber. Ideal for new builds and renovations. Fire rated to Class B in accordance with European and British fire safety standards (BS EN 13501-1:2018).

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