Composite Dagger Boards
Dura Composites' Decorative Station Dagger Boards are Produced from Durable Composite Material
Composite Dagger Boards by Dura Composites
Dura Composites’ dagger boards are the ideal replacement material for timber daggerboards on
railway station canopy fascias. Made from durable composite material with a Class B fire rating in accordance with BS En 13501, Dura Composites 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.
Dagger boards have been common at UK stations since the late 1850s, and primarily served the practical function of removing water from the canopy and reducing weather-inflicted damage such as rot, thereby preventing deterioration of the canopy itself. In addition to their practical functions, daggerboards were recognised as having positive decorative and aesthetic qualities, and were produced in a range of intricate designs.
However station dagger boards are traditionally made from timber which requires extensive maintenance due to weathering. This periodic maintenance can cause considerable disruption to passengers and station operators as rotten or warped boards normally need replacing in situ – leading to station platform closures.
Dura Dagger Board fascia panels are made from a composite material with the ultimate low maintenance characterisitcs as well as an industry-leading Class B fire resistance.
Composite Dagger Boards are a Low Maintenance Alternative to Wooden Dagger Boards
Composite Dagger Boards are non-conductive and maintenance free, meaning that they have no need for painting, treating or re-staining. Although the majority of stations choose either white or dark green for their station dagger boards, they can be supplied in any RAL colour, dependent on the quantity and lead times required.
Dura Dagger Boards are an excellent choice for both refurbishment or new build projects. They can be supplied as flat fascia strips or in a range of more intricate profiles. They are a robust, non conductive, maintenance free product which has all of the attractive appearance of Victorian wooden dagger boards, but with none of the costly upkeep issues.
For full technical specification of dagger board material, please consult your Dura Composites representative. Reference to sheet or cut size and thickness are approximate only. Whilst every effort is made for these figures to be accurate, the Buyer shall accept that the specification of goods manufactured and supplied by the Company is subject the normal trade tolerances.