FAQ's

Application

Is there an off-the-shelf panel size I can buy?

Besides our standard panel width of 1187mm, there is no typical panel size and all products are made to order. This helps minimise wastage both in the factory and onsite.

Can Durra Panel be used externally?

Durra Panel is designed to be used as an internal finish only. While the panel can take a light shower during construction it cannot sustain continuous exposure to the elements.

Do I need any special tools to cut Durra Panel?

Durra Panel can be cut with an ordinary Circular or Reciprocating Saw providing you use a course blade when cutting. More information can be found here

What happens to Durra Panel when there is a fire?

When Durra Panel is exposed to fire the Kraft liner facing will char off and the densely compressed panel core will carbonise, providing an extremely effective barrier against the spread and penetration of the fire. As soon as the flames & fuel source are removed from the panel, carbonizing stops, the glow will disappear and the panel will not smoulder, curl up or distort. The thermal insulation from the Durra Panel also provides a safe barrier so that a hand can safely be held on the reverse side of the board without any heat being felt during a fire.

Distribution

Do you have any distributors interstate/internationally?

We manufacture and dispatch all products from our plant in Bendigo, Australia. For all orders we are happy to provide a quote for freight to your nominated location, otherwise local customers are welcome to pick up materials themselves between office hours.

Manufacturing

How is the straw inside the panel held together?

We rely on a dry extrusion process to manufacture Durra Panel, through the use of extreme heat and pressure. During this process, the natural lignan within the straw is drawn out to bind the fibres together and form the rigid panel core. This means we don’t need any additional chemicals or binding agents, resulting in a completely natural building material.