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    Sustainability

    Since the launch of our re-engineered d² Grating in 2019, we’ve saved over 1.3 million kilograms of raw materials. Comparing this with our former d1 Grating (or the grating available elsewhere in the industry), d² has led to an amazing saving of nearly 5 million kilograms of CO2.

    To offset this amount of carbon, you would have needed to plant over 700,000 trees and let them grow for ten years, which would cover an area of over 300 football fields!

    We care about the legacy we leave.

    That’s why we provide market leading recyclable products that enable our customers to make sustainable choices, by designing our products with the environment in mind, making clever design and engineering choices that remove carbon without compromising performance. Composite products represent a more sustainable solution that supports the industry’s net-zero goals while offering inherent safety and enhanced aesthetic appeal as well as cost-effectiveness during construction and installation.

    Composites provide significant advantages in construction, primarily due to their compatibility with modern building techniques and their cost-effectiveness during construction and installation. Additionally, they represent a more sustainable solution that supports the industry’s net-zero goals while offering inherent safety and enhanced aesthetic appeal.

    Circular Economy

    Decarbonisation

    Environmental Management

    Waste Management

    Sustainable Packaging

    Ethical Business Practices

    Charitable Partnerships

    Noise Management

    Local Employment

    Product Knowledge

    Repurposed GRP Products

    Exclusively from Dura Composites – we’ve embarked on a project to repurpose all of our GRP. If your product is end of life, it will be recycled to make new material at our UK HQ. An industry first that we’re really proud of.

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    Carbon Reports

    Our embodied carbon values for our moulded and pultruded Glass Reinforced Polymer range can be used to help during the planning, materials selection, design, construction and long-term management of your infrastructure.

    Sustainability

    FSC® Certified

    We’re proud to offer sustainable composite timber options to our customers. Our 100% FSC® certified Dura Deck and Dura Cladding products are just as good for your project as they are for the future of the environment.

    The Sustainability of our Products

    • Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP)

      Dura Composites’ Glass Reinforced Polymer (GRP) products are recognised for their superiority over conventional materials like wood, steel, and concrete. With lower energy requirements during development, an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, and an extended lifecycle, GRP presents a compelling option.

      When choosing a material for your project, it’s crucial to consider the entire lifecycle, including installation, longevity, and maintenance. Dura Composites’ GRP products stand out with significantly low life cycle costs due to their maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant, and impact-resistant qualities. Leading products like d² Dura Grating come with a reassuring 25-year warranty and a design life of up to 60 years.

      Embracing a circular economy, Dura Composites designs products for durability, easy repair, and recyclability. Our d² Dura Grating panels, even after their intended use, can be upcycled or repurposed. Through Dura Upcycling Ltd, we promote the reuse and repurposing of materials, offering goods for non-standard applications such as 4×4 sand ladders, caravan jack pads, stair treads, building site flooring, seedling plant separators, lorry jacks, drain covers, shelving and racking, car parking matting, and farm land access grids. We are committed to advising customers on specific scenarios for optimal use.

      Find out about our GRP Grating

    • Porcelain

      The choice of hardscaping materials and the way they are installed have a huge influence on the usability and the longevity of your outdoor flooring project. Porcelain is exceptionally strong as a material, and therefore has an extremely long lifecycle when compared to other decking solutions such as softwood.

      Our Dura Deck® Inspire planks are produced in Europe with 61% of pre-consumer recycled materials. All the raw materials used in the production come from a radius of 500 miles of the manufacturing plant and the products’ cardboard packaging materials are both made from recycled paper and are further recyclable themselves.

      Find out about our Porcelain Decking

    • Composite Timber (WPC)

      FSC® Chain of Custody certification is awarded to companies that can track and document FSC® certified materials through the production process – from the forest to the consumer. This includes all successive stages of procurement, processing, manufacturing, distribution and sale of certified goods. Dura Composites has the ability to offer all of its Composite Decking, Composite Cladding and Composite Deck Tile products as FSC® certified. Look for the products on our website that are accompanied with the FSC® logo or the words ‘FSC® certified’ and you can be confident you are not damaging the world’s forests, and that the product has been manufactured with timber from responsibly managed forests, which meet the highest environmental and social standards.

      In today’s marketplace, consumers increasingly have the option to buy products that offer a sustainable solution. Ethically harvested wood products are a great example of a high-quality product with a lessened environmental impact. Asking for, and buying, wood and paper products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) — is something we can all do that is good for people, good for forests and good for the planet. Dura Composites takes pride in the fact that we are able to offer sustainable composite timber options to our customers.

      Composite Timber Decking    Composite Timber Cladding

    Let’s Talk Embodied Carbon…

    Whole life carbon is the cumulative total carbon emissions that arise from all stages in the lifecycle of an asset or infrastructure. Carbon emissions are largely generated from the energy needed to extract, transport, and process raw materials, and then manufacture them into products that are used to build, maintain, and renew assets and infrastructure (known as Cradle to Gate). We are committed to providing our customers with the information they need to manage their carbon emissions.

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    Eco Reports

    Pultruded GRP Carbon Report

    Embodied Carbon Report of our Pultruded GRP Products.

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    Dura-Composites-Moulded-Product-Carbon-Report

    Eco Reports

    Moulded GRP Carbon Report

    Embodied Carbon Report of our Moulded GRP Products.

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    Our bearer system promotes re-use and recycling.

    Here’s just one of the simple ways Dura Composites is helping our customers meet their sustainability goals. Our Bearer packaging system reduces construction waste and promotes material re-use. We use bearers as standard on all our suitable shipments unless you tell us otherwise.