Hybrid polymers: A game changer for joinery

2022-06-29T14:26:37+00:0027th June, 2022|Marketing|

Most joiners will admit they’ve got a natural aversion to adhesives.  Apart from wood glue or a specialist epoxy when strictly needed, most view the use of adhesives as a cheat or lazy man’s approach to quality joinery work. But as adhesive technology improves, more and more joiners – particularly the next generation – are looking at adhesives as a valuable, time-saving tool in their joinery kit. Hybrid polymers like DURA+ have changed the adhesives game for joiners due to the nature of the bonds that can be created, and the convenience of an all-in-one formulation that requires no mixing. DURA+ has a solvent-free formulation that cures by pulling moisture from the air, which means no shrinkage.  During curing, a unique process known as crosslinking takes place. This is the formation of additional chemical bonds between polymeric chains to form a three-dimensional network which is stronger yet more flexible than

Why choose a solvent free sealant?

2022-06-14T12:52:05+00:0014th June, 2022|Marketing|

Not so long ago, solvents were everywhere.  Adhesives, sealants, paints, sprays, cleaners…unless you’re fresh out of college, you can probably remember a time when almost every liquid product you came into contact with on site was solvent-based. But over the last two decades, there’s been a shift.  People – and manufacturers – are waking up to the environmental and health impact of solvents.  And as solvent-free technology has evolved, they’re also discovering that for the most part, non-solvent products are also easier to use. But there are still those that believe solvent-based = superior performance.  If you’re one of them, we’re here to tell you that you couldn’t be more wrong, and why.  But first, let’s take a look at what a solvent is, and what it does.   What is a solvent? A solvent is a substance – usually a liquid – capable of dissolving another substance or solid. 

Take roof repairs to new heights with DURA+

2022-05-30T10:33:27+00:0030th May, 2022|Marketing|

You know that old saying, ‘no foot, no horse?’  Well in construction, the same could be said about roofs – no roof, no house! The roof forms any building’s main protection from the elements. It’s a whole system of products working together to weatherproof the structure and carry excess moisture away, so any damage needs to be fixed quickly - and well. Roofing jobs by their very nature can be challenging.  First off, you’re working at height and often in some strange positions, so any product or technology that reduces risk and makes the job easier is a must.   Secondly, in order to protect a building from the elements, all materials used in roofing applications must themselves be fully weatherproof and long-lasting in order to avoid the need for frequent repairs. So how can DURA+ make a difference for roofing contractors and other tradesmen tasked with roofing repairs?  Here’s how:

Pond Life: Create & maintain a wildlife water feature with DURA+

2022-05-12T13:22:17+00:0012th May, 2022|Marketing|

Having a pond in your garden used to be considered a sure sign of being posh, reserved only for those with countryside homes (or geeks with a penchant for Koi carp). But over the past couple of years, there’s been a huge boom in the number of people installing wildlife ponds in even the smallest of back gardens.  The trend is being driven by concerns over climate change and wildlife habitat loss, and was further fuelled by the coronavirus lockdowns, during which many people found sanctuary and a new passion for wildlife in their own back yards (literally). Having a pond in the garden has some pretty cool benefits for humans and nature alike.  The sound of running water from a babbling rill or bubble pool is shown to reduce stress levels as well as drowning out road noise.  Even the smallest pond – and you can make one in

8 challenging substrates you can bond with DURA+

2022-04-27T16:20:22+00:0027th April, 2022|Marketing|

In the world of construction, adhesive used to be a dirty word.  No tradesperson worth their salt would have opted to stick something in place when they could use cement, nails or screws – mostly because before, adhesives didn’t work all that well on construction materials like wood, metal and masonry. That was then. Advances in technology have given builders confidence in adhesives as a reliable alternative to conventional fixing methods for smaller jobs – but next-gen hybrid products like DURA+ are still underutilised in the industry.   Many builders are unaware or simply sceptical that an adhesive/sealant hybrid can be used to successfully bond some of the trickiest substrates in the business – but we know it can, because we’ve tried! Here are 8 tricky surfaces you can bond using DURA+ for permanent, reliable results (plus visual proof that it really works): 1. Masonry & brick Yes, you read that

One tube, any task: DURA+ is a game changer for plumbers

2022-04-11T13:48:49+00:0011th April, 2022|Marketing|

As a plumber, you probably have an arsenal of products you use on a daily or weekly basis to help you get the job done.   These include sand and cement or multi-purpose adhesive for fitting sanitaryware; mastic for creating a snug fit around wastes; silicone or caulk for general purpose sealing and perhaps even a specialist product or two for sealing PVC pipes, threaded pipes and emergency leak repairs. But what if we told you that you didn’t need all those tubes and tubs rattling around in the back of your van every day – many of them destined for the skip before they’re even used up?  You might think we’ve lost the plot - after all, plumbers have been using the same types of products for generations, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? But here at DURA+, we believe that the latest hybrid sealant adhesives are