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    Providing Customers with Safe, Durable and Convenient Concrete Trenching and GRP Lid Solutions.

    Dura Composites and Ibstock are teaming up to help Energy and Infrastructure customers access the best in pre-cast concrete troughs and pultruded GRP composite trench covers from a single supply chain source partner. Ibstock, well known for manufacturing market-leading rail and structural precast concrete products, is now enhancing its offering of pre-cast reinforced concrete troughs to include solutions specially designed for the Power and Energy infrastructure sector. Through its partnership with Dura Composites, it will now offer a full solution of lightweight and non-conductive GRP trough lids, including moulded open mesh Dura Grating for pedestrian loadings and solid pultruded Dura Slab lids for vehicular loadings. With over a decade of experience in supplying specialist GRP composites to the energy sector, Dura Composites have seen a marked increase in customers requiring a combined concrete trough and GRP lid system. GRP lids allow for easy manual handling, simple installation on site, and have a gritted anti-slip surface that requires minimal maintenance. Dura Composites’ GRP lids can also be fitted with an ingenious mechanical lifting system which eliminates the need for heavy plant machinery whilst ensuring accessible inspection at all times.

    Crucially, Dura Composites GRP trench covers have undergone extensive testing using UKAS accredited laboratories to comply with BS EN 124 and FACTA requirements, as well as a wealth of supplementary in-house testing, using our fully calibrated test facility that can replicate project conditions and provides clients with the ultimate peace of mind. The partnership will provide UK Energy sector customers with locally available stock of concrete troughs and GRP lids alongside high levels of local technical engineering support. To help raise standards within the industry, Dura and Ibstock has consulted with a range of energy sector specialists to ensure the latest designs meet current requirements, whilst also incorporating several new innovative features. The two companies have previously worked together on several successful projects in the past including one mile of concrete troughs with GRP lids installed as part of the Crossrail project. The collaboration will also help Dura Composites deliver on its ambition to make the use of composite products mainstream and is the latest in a series of major developments for the company, which recently won its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

    The Dura Composites and Ibstock partnership follows Dura Composites’ successful introduction of its d² product range. Developed from 25 years’ experience, d² products feature unique designs, new material technology or manufacturing methods and deliver class-leading performance. An example of the runaway success of the range is our GRP floor grating known as d² Dura Grating. It offers outstanding safety, performance, and durability versus previous generation products found elsewhere in the energy sector and has a Class B fire rating in accordance with BS EN 13501-1 as standard. It retains 95% of its anti-slip properties after and incredible 1 million footfalls, so customer can have greater peace of mind in industrial environments.