Sustainable construction innovators Dura Products has seen the installation of its pioneering kerbside drainage product Duradrain at the UK’s largest drive-thru of Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons, in Trafford Park, Greater Manchester.
Duradrain, comprised of 70% recycled material in every 500mm unit, provides an efficient and safe method of draining highways, car parks and other structures with a kerb edge while being extremely environmentally friendly. Last year, its environmental credentials were confirmed when the company published its Life Cycle Assessments, in which it recorded a carbon footprint of just 10.3kg of carbon dioxide per unit across a full cycle.
The installation of Duradrain is part of Tim Horton’s sustainability strategy, in which it claims to have “an obligation to address climate change head on”. This includes, by 2030, pledging to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhourse gas emissions by 50% and “develop, formalize and incorporate green building standards into new build and remodelled restaurants.”
It also comes following the commissioning by Trafford Council of consultants Arup, Groundwork Siemens to undertake research to ascertain how Trafford Park can “address the challenges of net-zero” through projects designed make it “a beacon for green business and a catalyst for sustainable green jobs.”
The project was delivered by HAURATON, an ECONPRO partner and official stockist, who supply Duradrain Kerbfix within their branded sustainable range of linear drainage solutions. With over 65 years of experience in manufacture, design and distribution, they lead and support projects from design through to completion.
Dura Products, based in Deeside, Flintshire, has long been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to green construction, since its flagship product, Durakerb, a lightweight kerb solution made from 88% recycled plastic content, entered the market in 2003. Each of its three products, in addition to being created out of high recycled plastic content and having low carbon outputs, require little energy use during transportation and installation, thanks to its lightweight composition. It also has unlimited end-of-life potential as each unit can be reused, recycled and carbon recovered.
Commenting on the contract, Steve Bennett, Managing Director of Dura Products said: “This year has been our biggest and busiest on record. It’s been especially notable for the number of high profile installations of Dura Products across the country, the latest, this drive-thru for Canada’s largest quick-service restaurant chain. We are delighted that Dura Products continue to be seen as the go-to sustainable kerb and kerbside drainage solutions providers, for both multinational corporations and local councils, thanks to our sustainability credentials.”