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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, and in Wales from the 1st November 2018.

Approved Document Q 2015 – Security: Dwellings (England and Scotland)

In order to meet building regulations in England and Scotland only, you can order from our XD / XNG range of doors.

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 XD and XNG range of PAS24:2012 compliant doorsets are suitable for meeting ADQ in England
  • The same requirements also apply to any accessible windows (ie. Ground floor or accessible balconies)
  • The IG PAS24:2012 compliant doorsets are suitable for meeting the requirement in Scotland under clause 4.13.1 a) and b)

Approved Document Q 2015 – Security: Dwellings (Wales)

This regulation covers any new dwellings built in Wales and will also apply to changes in use of buildings. In order to meet building regulations in Wales, you must order from our HD / HNG range of doors.

Our HD and HNG range of PAS24:2016-compliant doorsets are suitable for meeting ADQ in Wales, with both ranges including a TS008-compliant letterplate where required, in order to meet the specification.

SECURED BY DESIGN

Secured by Design (SBD) is the UK police flagship initiative supporting the principles of designing out crime. In order to meet this award doors must have third party certification to PAS 24: 2016, you will need to order from our HD / HNG range.

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%.

In order to meet PAS 24: 2016 SECURED BY DESIGN and ADQ in Wales only, you will need to order from our HD / HNG range.

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 PAS24:2016 Certification
  • Independent 3rd party product certification via the BSI Kitemark Scheme
  • Security multipoint lock
  • Laminated glass
  • Security glazing cassette
  • Available in Steel and GRP
  • Letterplate (meeting TS008), door chain and eyeviewer
  • Secure bolt through furniture
  • Electric lock options available
  • Available in Softwood and PVCu frames
  • Available for communal entrance doors
  • Sidelight options available

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