Salisbury Joinery is pleased to announce that, following rigorous independent tests, we now offer a range of external timber entrance doors tested to the latest PAS24:2016 security standard. Doors can be supplied in a range of designs and sizes, providing builders and developers with a secure, compliant solution that meets most property requirements.
With the security of the home being of utmost importance, it's vital to ensure home owners feel safe, with their family and valuables protected from intruders. The key to mitigating the risks of burglary in residential homes is fitting doors and windows with high levels of security, and in recent years this has been driven through new building regulations.
In particular, Approved Document Part Q of Building Regulations requires that easily accessible doors to new properties or properties that have been converted to residential use are secure; the qualifying criteria being that they have been tested to PAS24 or an equivalent standard.
Latest security standard
Our doors have been tested to PAS24:2016, the latest version of the recognised standard that applies to external door and window security. To be certified our doors underwent a series of stringent tests by a UKAS accredited third party to assess their resistance to opportunist attack. Secured by Design, the Police preferred initiative to reduce burglary and crime, also recognises and recommends products certified to PAS24:2016.
How are the doors tested?
To pass, the doors had to withstand a series of physical attacks, designed to simulate the most common forms of attempted burglary. Carried-out independently via third party experts, these tests included:
Impact test - Soft and hard body impact tests are performed using a pendulum fall of soft and hard material of different weights and angles to the door, simulating forced entry such as a sledge hammer attack or body charge.
Mechanical Loading test - assessing whether the door could withstand a specified sequence of loading at different angles without creating an entry.
Manual attack test - Attempts to break through the door, by creating an aperture in the infill panel or the fabric of the door through cutting / prising or removing gaskets, beads, security devices etc.
Lock and hardware test - Attempts to circumvent the lock, cylinder and associated security hardware with the manual tools, including bending, twisting or manipulation of the cylinder.
What designs are available?
Our doors are constructed from solid hardwood and softwood timbers to a reinforced design, complete with secure espagnolette locks. Supplied as certified doorsets complete with frames, our doors are available in a range of attractive designs, from two panel to six panel. Options include flat or raised and fielded panels, and bespoke mouldings.
Glazing and paint options
Glazed doors come with 24mm P1A toughened glass in clear, frosted or etched variety. Sidelights can be included to one side or both sides and additional sidelights can be added to the design and remain compliant, ensuring your property draws in plenty of natural light!
There are six standard paint colour options, which cater for most tastes, or the door can be painted to the clients preferred colour.
What other standards are they tested to?
Our doors were also tested and certified to the latest weather performance standard EN 14351-1, meaning that can be relied upon to provide year round protection from the elements whatever the weather. This entailed meeting the following performance criteria:
|Resistance to wind load
What other PAS24 products do we manufacture?
In addition to external entrance doors covered by this certificate, we also supply other products to the PAS24 standard including bi-fold doors, French doors, box sash windows and casement windows. This enables us to provide a full solution to protect any residential building envelope.
For test certificates or further details on our PAS24 entrance door range please contact us. For more information pertaining to Part Q Building Regulations click here.