Dura Cladding planks
Attractive, future-proof composite cladding for low-rise commercial or residential projects
Is Composite Cladding right for my project?
The right exterior wall covering, whether on a new build or renovation project, can have a dramatic impact on a building’s appearance and can provide both warmth and instant kerb appeal.
Dura Cladding’s advanced composite timber formula is ideal for any domestic, low-rise, commercial or refurbishment cladding project below 11 metres as a colour-stable, low maintenance and hardwearing cladding alternative to real timber planks.
Made from a unique combination of recycled wood and recycled plastic, our highly developed and unique composition combines the traditional appearance of wood with the durability of an engineered composite.
Dura Composites’ external composite wood cladding offers considerable advantages to architects, contractors, self-builders and end-users, including:
- No need to paint, seal or treat the cladding
- Simple installation using standard tools
- Rot, splinter and warp resistant
- Contemporary and traditional design options
- A 15 year warranty and 25 year expected service life
- UV Colour stability
- Full range of trims and accessories
- Available as FSC® Certified
The Dura Cladding product range
Offices & Factories
Private / Public Buildings under 11m
Hospitals & Healthcare Buildings
Outbuildings & Workshops
High Strength To Weight Ratio
Rot, Splinter, Warp Resistant
Simple Cutting And Site Install
UV Colour Stable
No Painting or Treating
No Specialist Skills Required
15 Year Warranty
Euro Class Bfl-S1 Certified
Only Requires Standard Tools
Always Looks Great
Efficient and Cost-Effective
Our external cladding for houses or commercial buildings is available in a range of colours to suit both contemporary and traditional projects. Dura Cladding has been used extensively by architects and homeowners to create stunning building facades.
Dura Cladding Weatherboard Resist is an overlapping cladding profile with 180mm width planks with a 150mm visible face and can be installed horizontally only. Dura Cladding Flush Resist is new for Summer 2020 and can be installed both horizontally and vertically. Both types of cladding products require no painting, treating or costly maintenance and are available as FSC ® 100% certified, thanks to their unique blend of recycled wood and durable polymer.
Made from hard-wearing and low-maintenance composite timber, we offer a 15 year warranty if you follow the installation guidance given within our Tech Manuals and register online after purchase.
We also have a range of free samples available to send by post, so you can check the product meets your specifications or your end client’s requirements before making an investment. To request a product sample, click here.
The difference between Flush and Weatherboard Cladding
Composite cladding can give any low-rise building an instant style update and Dura Cladding Weatherboard Resist from Dura Composites is supplied in a weatherboard style to suit traditional building requirements such as barns and outbuildings, or as an alternative to fibre-cement cladding. If you’re looking for a more contemporary building facade, our next-generation range of flush cladding is being released during summer 2020. Dura Cladding Flush Resist external wood cladding planks are fitted together so you don’t need to overlap the cladding and can be installed in various running directions .
Weatherboard cladding with it’s prominent overlap and is usually used to provide a more rustic look for house building or garden building projects. Also sometimes known as shiplap or featheredge cladding, weatherboard cladding planks are often used for properties located in conservation areas or to give a decorative finish to barn conversions or industrial units. Dura Cladding Resist Weatherboard is available in 6 colours, Mahogany, Pebble Grey, Red Cedar, Larch, Weathered Cedar and IPE.
Our flush cladding is more similar in style to the tongue & groove, often called V-jointed, or V-grooved cladding. It has a neat appearance, and comes in three attractive colours that suit a vast range of property styles.
What style of Cladding do I need?
When it comes to searching for exterior wall cladding, you’re likely to come across a number of different terms, some of which actually refer to the same style of cladding. To clear up any confusion, and to help you make the right decision for your project, we’ve included some info below on the different profiles available:
Weatherboard cladding (also known as featheredge) is designed to be laid horizontally with an overlap. It’s ideal for applications where a traditional appearance is preferred, such as barns, outbuildings, lodges or domestic properties and is available as Dura Cladding Resist in a range of colours.
Featheredge is simply another term for weatherboard cladding, and is designed to be laid horizontally with an overlap. Again, it’s ideal for those seeking a traditional appearance for their barn, outbuilding, lodge or domestic property.
Unlike weatherboard cladding, flush cladding has modular fixings that enable the cladding to be flush to the wall. It has a much more modern appearance than weatherboard cladding, our next generation range of flush boards will be available during 2020. Ask us for more information.
Shiplap cladding essentially offers the same surface appearance as flush cladding, which is favoured for more modern applications. Our next generation range of flush boards will be available during 2020. Ask us for more information.
Available in a variety of colours and finishes
Our composite cladding planks are available in a variety of colours, to complement their natural appearance. From pebble grey and larch to more earthy tones like alaskan cedar, there is an option to suit every application. Whether for low-rise commercial or domestic use, or new build and refurbishment projects, our external wood cladding planks are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions and temperature ranges, thanks to their extremely durable plastic composite.
Composite Cladding | Weatherboard Resist
Our weatherboard cladding planks are available in six colours. To check colour availability for product types, please visit the product range page. Colour samples are available on request, or for large orders, bespoke colours can be specified.
Our new flush range coming this summer will be available in three colours. For more information on this product, get in touch with us now to register your interest.
Dura Cladding Resist in Mahogany
Dura Cladding Resist in Pebble Grey
Dura Cladding Resist in Red Cedar
Dura Cladding Resist in Larch
Dura Cladding Resist in Weathered Cedar
Dura Cladding Resist in IPE
Please note that colours shown are representative only; actual colours may vary slightly. Always order a free sample to check colour suitability before you buy. Whilst Dura Cladding is colour stable, there will likely be some initial colour lightening as the product weathers, which typically occurs in the first 3 months.
Our manufacturing process results in a high level of colour consistency although some variation in colour may be apparent across planks from different production batches.
Frequently Asked Cladding Questions
Can you paint composite cladding?
You don't need to and it may invalidate your product warranty. For safety reasons, it’s important to understand that most off-the-shelf paints will not be fire-rated and can negate the safety aspect of composite cladding. Our high-quality Dura Cladding Weatherboard Resist is available in 6 contemporary colours that won’t fade or stain, meaning that they’ll never need painting or treating, and is fire-rated to Class B, making it a safe option for a range of applications.
How to install composite cladding?
We recommend using a pro with previous cladding installation experience wherever possible. Understanding the structure of your walls and the building makeup before you start is critical to ensure that moisture and water vapour are dealt with effectively and don’t impact the performance of your cladding. In basic terms, to clad an external wall, you'll need to attach battens to the wall and subsequently fix the cladding to these battens. For maximum fire protection, we always advise that your composite cladding is installed onto our fire-rated aluminium battens. If you know what you're doing, the installation process is quick and easy as Dura's composite cladding is ultra-lightweight and doesn't require any fiddly clips.
How to cut composite cladding?
Like traditional timber cladding, composite cladding can be easily cut with basic hand power tools. This can be done on-site, immediately before you install.
How to clean composite cladding?
Most composite cladding can be cleaned with simple water and soap, or a jet wash if it gets really dirty. This is all it needs to keep it looking at its best.
How long does composite cladding last?
Unlike traditional timber cladding, composites have a long service life, without the need for costly and onerous maintenance or replacement. The two Dura Cladding Resist ranges have a 15-year warranty and a 25-year service life if installed properly.
What is composite cladding made of?
Composite cladding is made from a unique blend of recyled wood and plastic, creating a strong, durable material with excellent performance benefits.
Is cladding fireproof?
If cladding is made from timber or plastic alone, it’s generally not fireproof and does not meet the new standards set out but the government. WPC cladding and aluminium cladding do have fire resistance properties due to their composition, making them a more reliable, safer alternative to traditional materials.