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Essential Guide to Getting the Most From Your Dura Cladding

Whether you’re planning a commercial or residential cladding project, Dura Composites has a durable, simple to install, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to help you make the most of your building design.

Our high-performance composite planks combine fade-resistance with outstanding durability and mean you can spend less time maintaining your cladding and more time enjoying it.

To ensure you get the best results, we recommend working with a professional contractor with previous cladding installation experience.

Please ensure that the guidance provided in the technical install manuals below are strictly adhered to as improper installation (including the use of the use of non-approved trims, fixings and accessories) will invalidate your product warranty.

Dura Cladding - Installation and Technical Manual

Contents

  1. Quick Reference Guide
  2. Preparation
  3. Materials
  4. Horizontal Installation
  5. Vertical Installation
  6. Maintenance and Trouble Shooting
  7. Technical Specifications

Dura Cladding planks is made using a highly developed extrusion process and has a unique timber and plastic composition. Made from recycled polyethylene polymers, recycled ground hardwoods and engineered additives, Dura Cladding is an attractive, low maintenance solution.

Dura Cladding, from Dura Composites, is a low maintenance timber composite alternative to traditional wood cladding. Ideal for new build and refurbishment projects, Dura Cladding looks and feels like timber and its unique formula provides lightweight yet durable cladding that will not splinter, warp, rot or fade throughout its 50 years design life expectancy. This introduction and 'how to' guide highlights the features and benefits and shows how easy it is to use Dura Cladding to transform the exterior of any building.

Dura Cladding is available in both flush and weatherboard styles and in 4 widths from 150mm to 300mm 'face' coverage. Weatherboard is ideal for a more traditional appearance and is often used on barns, outbuildings, lodges and sheds. The Flush range have modular fixings enabling them to be flush to the wall. This video allows you to learn more about Dura Cladding.

Dura Cladding is available in both flush and weatherboard styles and in 4 widths from 150mm to 300mm 'face' coverage. Weatherboard is ideal for a more traditional appearance and is often used on barns, outbuildings, lodges and sheds. The Flush range have modular fixings enabling them to be flush to the wall. This video allows you to learn more about Dura Cladding.

Dura Composites has achieved Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody certification

Dura Composites was the world’s first composite timber supplier to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody certification (C108450) in 2011, as part of our commitment to lead the industry in sustainable practice.

FSC Chain of Custody certification is awarded to companies that can track and document FSC certified material through the production process, from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of procurement, processing, manufacturing, distribution and sale of certified goods.

Dura Composites has the ability to provide all of its Dura Deck, Dura Cladding and Dura Tile products as FSC-certified. Look for the products on our website that are accompanied with the FSC logo or the words ‘FSC certified’ and you can be confident you are not damaging the world’s forests and that the product has been manufactured with timber from responsibly managed forests, which meet the highest environmental and social standards.

In today’s marketplace, consumers increasingly have the option to buy products that offer a sustainable solution. Ethically harvested wood products are a great example of a high quality product with a lessened environmental impact. Asking for and buying wood and paper products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) — is something we can all do that is good for people, good for forests and good for the planet.

Dura Composites takes pride in the fact that we are able to offer sustainable composite timber product options to our customers. Our FSC® 100% certified composite timber Dura Deck and Dura Cladding are just as good for your project as they are for the future of the environment.

Why should you look for the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) logo?

  1. You can buy products containing wood with a clear conscience when you see the FSC logo.
  2. The FSC label guarantees that the trees that are harvested are replaced or allowed to regenerate naturally.
  3. Parts of the forest are protected entirely, in order to protect rare animals and plants.
  4. FSC is the only wood certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities, including WWF, Gree and The Woodland Trust.
  5. Every link between the forest and the consumer is certified to make it clearly identifiable which wood is FSC certified and which is not.