Dura Composites has launched its latest range of patented (GB 2582967) composite dagger boards, including 18 new design profiles which are named for convenience and ease of specification. Lightweight and non-conductive, they replicate the thickness of traditional timber, but without the associated weight or maintenance and are ideally suited for fast and safe installation where major works involving cutting back station canopies to allow for electrification.
The patented design achieves a market-leading fire rating of B-s1,d0 in accordance with European Standard EN-13501-1 and provides both decorative and functional benefits. Available in thicknesses of either 19mm or 25mm, the shaping of the Dagger Boards helps to keep passengers dry whilst maintaining natural light and ventilation within the canopy.
Made from high-performance composite material, Dura Dagger Boards mimic the appearance of traditional wooden valance boards but are simple to install and require virtually no maintenance over their 50 year design life, achieving up to 80% cost saving on traditional materials based on a 10-15 year lifecycle cost.