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No more rusty re-bar, win-win with Durabar

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

At ID Landscaping we have our eye on global construction trends and innovations. Some of these products don't stack up when it comes to meeting the varied demands of landscape construction, while others are prohibitively expensive.

That's not the case however, for Durabar, an innovative concrete reinforcement product from Dextra Group, distributed by specialists in the concreting industry, Madewell Products. Made from Glass Reinforced Fibre Polymer (GRFP), Durabar provides a cheaper, ecologically friendlier, safer alternative to the traditional steel reinforcing mesh you've likely seen on building sites.

Durabar is over 70% lighter and up to 30% cheaper than steel, and produces significantly less emissions to manufacture than steel (up to 50% less in the manufacturing process alone!). It is also much easier for our crew to work with on site, reducing strain in what is an already physically demanding job.

From a technical standpoint, Durabar delivers twice the tensile strength and superior bond strength, reducing the amount of product required, while increasing product lifespan. It is non-corrosive and non-conductive, making it great for use in a variety of applications.

Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Thankfully, it's not.

After meeting with Head of Operations Kerolos Koudous and Chief Operating Officer Mina Birt of Madewell Products Australia, ID Landscaping were confident to put Durabar to the test.

We've recently began using Durabar in all our residential concrete slabs, and in suitable applications for our commercial clients, including a recent installation in the pavement works for City of Whittlesea's Winamurra Park Upgrade in Lalor.

Delivering for clients across all domains is what drives us to continually refine and modify our processes to achieve outcomes that benefit not only our client, but our employees and our planet.

This is just one of a number of ways we are innovating our operations and construction methods on our path to achieving net-zero emissions across all levels of the company.

Durabar installed at a project in Kew

Landscape construction staff attend a Toolbox at ID Landscaping depot in Research, Victoria.
Our landscape construction team at a recent "Toolbox" on how to use Durabar and its benefits on site and for the environment.


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