As it marks the milestone of 25 years in business, Dura Composites has announced that the company has achieved the internationally recognised ISO 14001 certification, the standard that specifies criterion for an effective environmental management system. Awarded by NQA, the ISO 14001 quality mark is aimed at enhancing the environmental performance of Dura Composites by controlling the company’s impact on the environment as well as reducing resource use and improving overall efficiency.
Dura Composites vision of making composites mainstream has kept the company focused on solving real-world challenges for clients and customers, often above more traditionally accepted materials such as steel, wood and concrete. With many procurement specifications now requiring ISO 14001 as a condition to supply, certification is the best way to keep pace with the ever changing industry landscape and demonstrate independent verification of our practices.
As well as supplying composite timber anti-slip decking and fade resistant composite timber cladding which feature up to 87% recycled content, Dura Composites is also an expert in the design, manufacture and supply of Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) products which are widely acknowledged to have major advantages over more conventional material options as they are less energy-intensive in development and have an extremely long lifecycle.
With any material it’s important to consider the whole lifecycle and all its associated costs, including installation, how long it will last and what kind of maintenance (if any) it will require to keep it functioning and looking its best. Dura Composites’ GRP products offer considerably low life cycle costs due to their maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant and impact-resistant characteristics compared with traditional materials, and market leading products such as Dura Grating come with a reassuring 25-year warranty and a design life of up to 60 years.