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APPROVED DOCUMENT Q OF THE BUILDING REGULATIONS

After several years of discussion and lobbying it has been agreed to introduce a Building Regulation requiring a minimum level of security for doors and windows.

Security is now included in Building Regulations in England and Scotland, but is not covered in Wales or Northern Ireland (this may follow in time).

Approved Document Q 2015 – Security: Dwellings

This regulation covers any new dwellings built in England and they will be expected to comply for new planning applications from 1st October 2015 and for any sites where building work is started after the 1st October 2016 (in line with the usual transition arrangements).

The regulation will also apply to changes in use of buildings.

  • The IG Secured by Design range of PAS24:2012 compliant doorsets are suitable for meeting ADQ
  • The XD, XFDE and XNG, XFNG ranges of doorsets will need to be selected to meet these requirements
  • The same requirements also apply to any accessible windows (ie. Ground floor or accessible balconies)
  • The IG Secured by Design range of PAS24:2012 compliant doorsets are suitable for meeting the requirement in Scotland under clause 4.13.1 a) and b)

SECURED BY DESIGN

Secured by Design (SBD) is the UK police flagship initiative supporting the principles of designing out crime.

CRIME REDUCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

Secured by Design is a crime prevention initiative operated by the Police Services of the United Kingdom, which aims to utilise design principles and products in the build environment that reduce the risk of crime by combining minimum standards of physical security and proven principles of natural surveillance and defensible space. Independent research has shown that these principles can lead to a reduction in crime of up to 75%.

SECURED BY DESIGN LICENSED PRODUCTS

Essential to the SBD scheme are Licensed Products which are successfully tested to meet the relevant Police Preferred Specifications.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

  • Meets PAS24:2012 Certification
  • Covered by independent third party product certification via the prestigious BSI Kitemark Scheme
  • Security multipoint lock
  • Laminated glass
  • Security glazing cassette
  • Available in Steel and GRP
  • Letterplate security hood,door chain and eyeviewer

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