Durakerb

Top view of a Durakerb showing the kerb on its back exposing the top and front surfaces. Side view of a Durakerb showing the kerb on its back and the male section of the interlocking system. Side view of a Durakerb showing the moulded inscription on the side along with the female section of the interlocking system. Rear view of a Durakerb showing the internal construction of the kerb. Close view of a Durakerb showing the internal construction of the kerb. Side view of a Durakerb showing one kerb stood upright and another upside down - this image was provided by Charcon. Inuse view of a Durakerb showing three construction workers holding a kerb each in one hand - this image was provided by Charcon. Inuse view of a Durakerb showing three construction workers laying the kerbs - this image was provided by Charcon.
Top view of a Durakerb showing the kerb on its back exposing the top and front surfaces. Side view of a Durakerb showing the kerb on its back and the male section of the interlocking system. Side view of a Durakerb showing the moulded inscription on the side along with the female section of the interlocking system. Rear view of a Durakerb showing the internal construction of the kerb. Close view of a Durakerb showing the internal construction of the kerb. Side view of a Durakerb showing one kerb stood upright and another upside down - this image was provided by Charcon. Inuse view of a Durakerb showing three construction workers holding a kerb each in one hand - this image was provided by Charcon. Inuse view of a Durakerb showing three construction workers laying the kerbs - this image was provided by Charcon.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006120
Country
Date
2011

Description

The Durakerb is a revolutionary, lightweight and environmentally friendly kerbstone which is made from up to 182 recycled plastic bottles, caps, and closures generated from local kerbside collections within the UK. It won the Horner's Award for Plastic Design and Innovation in 2008 and was commended in the Institution of Highways and Transport Awards. The design has a simple interlocking feature at the sides to ensure 100% alignment. The Durakerb offers a 40% reduction in carbon emissions compared with precast concrete units in manufacture. At just under 6kg, the Durakerb is less than one third of the manual handling limit of 20kg and mitigates repetitive strain injury, it can therefore be installed manually. It can be cut with hand tools and does not create any carcinogenic crystalline silica dust, and is extremely durable offering a substantial reduction in breakages and spalling (chipping or splintering) minimising remedial and maintenance costs.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Organisation)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "PE-HD, DURAKERB (R), 2, PART REF-DK/R6X, DURAKERB TEL +448700 552686, DURAKERB REDG NO 2362569, REGISTERED EU & UK DESIGN RIGHT, EUROPEAN PATENT NO 1305476, INTERNATIONAL PATENT APPLICATION NO PCT/GB2005/001070" (side)
Dimensions
Width
215mm
Depth
255mm
Length
914mm
Colour