The supply and installation of bespoke composite riser flooring solutions made from high strength, low weight, fibreglass composite
Dura Composites offer both the manufacture and installation of bespoke composite riser flooring solutions. With over 20 years’ combined experience, our Riser Installation Team are fully equipped and trained to install bespoke first-class safety, riser solutions on new builds or refurbishments.
Dura Composites’ structural design engineering service, is available as a stand-alone design or as part of a larger integrated design scheme such as those commonly required for riser installation projects. Our riser design package includes layout drawings with secondary supports, and the option of FEA simulations and service cut out reports.
Dura Composites’ Riser Team Services Include:
- Riser product supply and installation
- Full design capabilities with PI insurance for design
- Site inspections
- Remedial works and service cut out
- Sign-off and certification on previously installed Dura products
- In-house structural engineer and CAD team
- Consultation and project advice
Our Health and Safety Accreditations
The Dura Composites Riser Installation Team is fully equipped and trained to install bespoke first-class safety, riser solutions on new builds or building refurbishments. We have a systematic approach to HSE management, designed to ensure compliance with health and safety standards and to achieve continuous performance improvement. Find out more about our Riser Installation Health and Safety
Information on voids and location services is collected from issued drawings or by measure via a site survey where safety, access and equipment requirements are also identified.
Install drawings are drafted to identify the voids to be covered, the finished height and the placement of supports required to ensure the flooring is adequately reinforced.
The void is measured from corresponding datums or gridlines, and then carefully marked to enable an accurate installation.
The Dura RiserSecure Framework is installed into the substrate of the void using approved fixings. Support is offset by the thickness of the grating to allow the correct finished height.
The Dura RiserSecure Grating is cut to size and rested upon the supports, then clipped down to prevent uplift.
Immediately before the installation of the services the RiserSecure Grating is cut to form the required openings, so that there are no exposed voids.
Riser voids account for 50% of all fatalities in the construction industry
Falls are the largest cause of accidental death in the construction industry and account for 50% of all fatalities according to the UK Health and Safety Executive. Riser voids are the openings which are left to accommodate mechanical and electrical services on multiple floors of a building and can provide real safety challenges for contractors.
Today’s architects, designers and specifiers have a responsibility to try to eliminate potentially hazardous holes and voids in a structure by designing in safe and robust permanent or temporary protection and Dura Composites offers the ideal low-maintenance, anti-slip and non-conductive solution made from its high strength but low weight GRP Dura Grating.
Why should I choose Dura Grating made from GRP for my Riser Decking?
Lower Cost – When used as riser flooring Dura Grating has lower installation costs than steel and can be up to 80% lighter. This means that the material can be easily transported throughout the site and manually handled into position, eliminating the requirement for heavy lifting equipment.
Faster Install – Dura Grating can also be installed considerably faster than traditional steel systems, further reducing labour time and costs. Dura Grating has a high deflection memory and extremely high ultimate loading, providing a first-class safety solution.
No hot works permits – Dura Grating is also non-conductive and does not require earthing, meaning that the risk of electrical hazards on site are eliminated. No hot works permits are required and the material can be easily cut on site using standard hand power tools
Easy to cut on site – Dura Grating allows for easy adaptation to suit services passing through floors. Dura Grating also has a high grade anti-slip finish to maximise the safety of on-site personnel and provide a safe working platform for following trades.
“We were very impressed with the level of service and would strongly advise future pre-construction teams to consider Dura Grating and the Dura Composites Riser Install Team.”
Taz Razzaq, Senior Site Manager at BAM Construct UK
“I would just like to take the time to congratulate you and the team for excellent work. The guys on site here have been excellent and the advice they have given has been incorporated each step of the way to ensure that the project is safe and everyone goes home safely. I look forward to working with you in the future.”
Paul McSoley, Lead Technical MEP at Ballymore Group.
“Due to the intricate nature of our requirements it was critical for us to find a specialist partner that we could trust. The comprehensive proposal from Dura Composites identified the weak points in the structure and how we could overcome them in both a commercial and structurally viable way. Once Dura Composites were awarded the contract they mobilised within days and kept us continually informed of their progress. In view of the proficiency of the installed works, Dura Composites are now part of our supply chain.”
Paul Petrilli, Quantity Surveyor at Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services Ltd
1) Riser product supply and installation
Dura Grating is the leading choice for customers who are looking for a safe, lightweight, adaptable support system for any riser flooring solution. Compatible with our proprietary galvanised steel Dura Box shuttering system, our GRP Dura Grating Riser Floor Decking is made from high-strength composite fiberglass and is both anti-slip and non-conductive. Use of the bespoke cast-in-place or post-fix perimeter frame design ensures ultimate safety and means Dura Grating is easily adaptable to suit M&E Services.
With over 20 years’ combined experience, our Riser Installation Team are fully equipped and trained to install bespoke Dura Grating riser safety solutions on high-rise new builds and refurbishments.
2) Full design capabilities with PI insurance for design
Dura Composites offer a structural design engineering service, both as a stand-alone design or as part of a larger integrated design scheme. Our riser design package includes layout drawings with secondary supports, and the option of FEA simulations and service cut out reports. All covered under Dura Composites Public Liability Insurance.
3) Site inspections
Dura Composites can carry out site inspections before, during and after installation.
4) Sign-off and certification on previously installed Dura products
Enjoy piece of mind with Dura Composites certified riser safety solutions.
5) Remedial works and service cut out
As projects progress, remedial works are required to complete riser solutions. If your previously installed Dura riser flooring solution has reached the next project stage, our experienced team are on hand to assist and ensure the structural integrity of your riser solution isn’t compromised.
6) In-house CAD Team
We deliver a comprehensive range of quality CAD (Computer Aided Design) services tailored to each customer’s requirements. Our team can create CAD drawings from your marked-up plans, sketches or original paper documents. On completion of the project we will provide you with a professional CAD drawing package.
7) Consultation and project advice
Our experienced Riser Installation Team are on hand to deliver first-class safety solutions and advice.
Choosing the right GRP Dura Grating Panels for your system
Once you’ve identified the solution you need for your building type, it’s easy to select the right Dura Grating product. Dura Grating is the leading choice for customers who are looking for a safe, easy to install, adaptable support system and lightweight riser flooring solution.
Compatible with our galvanised steel Dura Box, our GRP Dura Riser Grating is made from high-strength composite fiberglass and is both anti-slip and non-conductive. Use of the bespoke cast-in-place or post-fix perimeter frame design ensures ultimate safety and ease of adapting Dura Grating to suit M&E Services.