Part Q Building Regulations – Joinery

Part Q of the Building Regulations relates to the technical content, and its implementation, of The Building Regulations 2010 (England): Security of Dwellings and Unauthorised access. It came into force in October 2015. 

This regulation makes it mandatory for new residential properties and properties being converted to new residential dwellings to have windows and doorsets that have been proved to meet the security requirements of PAS 24:2012. 

Salisbury Joinery is delighted to have a range of windows and doors that comply with Part Q; details of these ranges are available from our Specification Guide and Architects Pack, or alternatively contact our customer service team for drawings and product information. 

Part Q Frequently Asked Questions 

These joinery products are within the scope of Part Q:

  • all dwelling entrance doorsets
  • all easily accessible windows, roof windows and skylights
  • communal entrance doorsets, such as flats/apartments
  • emergency egress doorsets allowing access into the common areas of the building, such as flats/apartments
  • other doors that may allow access into common areas of the building, such as drying rooms, cycle stores and refuse areas
  • If there is a connecting doorset between the garage and the dwelling, then either the main vehicular doorsets, together with any pedestrian doorsets, will fall within the scope of the regulation, or alternatively the connecting doorset.

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