Trade fabricator Glazerite Windows Ltd has gained three new Secured By Design certifications – for composite doors, French doors and the new VEKA Imagine bi-folds – to add to its existing portfolio of police-approved product ranges.
The latest additions, among other things, make Glazerite one of only three UK fabricators who currently hold the sought-after accreditation on bi-folds and one of the very few VEKA fabricators to have both SBD and Part M wheelchair access certification on French doors.
Glazerite now holds SBD certification on its casement, tilt/turn and VS windows and single resi-doors as well as the three new categories. All have been tested to PAS24: 2012 by a certificated independent testing house. The fabricator was also the first to supply the SBD accredited Dynamic 2D hinge from SFS Intec in all 15 colour variants for its VEKA door range.
Next on the list will be the new VEKA Imagine patio door, said Glazerite Director Jason Thompson. The new range is due for launch at the FIT Show and will be submitted for SBD testing and licensing soon after.
He added: “Secured By Design gives homeowners, installers and developers the added peace of mind of knowing any accredited product has undergone the same level of stringent testing. Security is now becoming a top priority for homeowners and SBD certification is more and more specified as mandatory in commercial and social refurbishment tenders.
“Many fabricators may point to the SBD badge but it might only apply to a window or maybe a door, leaving French doors or bi-folds as vulnerable as ever. But at Glazerite, we can offer a complete SBD solution for any dwelling.”
Glazerite is the largest trade fabricator of the VEKA system in the UK and also a prominent Network VEKA member, with a reputation for unsurpassed customer service as well as a comprehensive product range. The company offers a fully nationwide service based on manufacturing units in Northants and Greater Manchester and a distribution hub in Bristol.