All ecoDURA panels are QC checked and leave the factory in prime condition – on receipt the outer packaging should be inspected for any visible damage and if deemed damaged should be photographed in the presence of the carrier and ‘signed for same’.
If damaged the contents should be opened immediately to assess whether any product damage has occurred as if not then no recourse can be brought against the carrier or agents.
If storing for a period before installation, the protective film on the print face should be removed immediately as this allows each face to ‘breathe’ and maintain atmospheric equilibrium. If the film is left on this can lead to ‘warping’ as the two sides may have a differential expansion due to the inhibiting protective layer. The panels should be stored flat and level, clear of the ground and under cover to prevent distortion.
When handling panels, care should be taken to avoid damage to the surface or edges. Panels should be lifted, NOT slid, across the lower panels.
The product is designed to be installed according to guidelines to account of any wind loading that should be calculated in accordance with BS EN 1991-1-4:2005 + Amendment1:2010. This is part of the Eurocode series and the European standard for wind actions on structures. It outlines how to measure the impact of natural winds on loaded areas of buildings under construction
Screws or hidden fixings such as brass inserts should be used in preference to adhesives or rigid steel inserts that can be affected by differential expansion.
Again panels should be installed with an ‘air gap’ so the rear face is exposed to maintain the equilibrium. The product consists of up to 70% of wooden fibres and therefore, as living material, behaves like wood and needs room to breathe and move. Allowances must be made for thermal/moisture movement of the panel.
The panels are generally self-cleaning: dirt does not adhere to the surface and rain will wash away any remaining dust.
However, in the case of excessive soiling, the surface may be cleaned with hot/warm water and household detergent mixture, applied with a suitable cleaning pad or sponge.
Alternatively, the panels can be pressure-washed with warm or cold water and mild detergents.
ecoDURA panels are inherently graffiti resistant and it is possible to clean the any defacement with many products such a, white spirits, alcohol, or acetone using a dry, non-abrasive cloth (microfibre type).
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