With the October deadline for Part Q compliance upon us, fast growing composite door manufacturer DOORCO is pleased to state that it has passed the latest round of security testing at BM TRADA with flying colours.
Whilst the company is naturally delighted with the results, they came as no real surprise, as DOORCO has been ready for the amended standard for some time, following an investment programme more than two years ago which focused on the production of a new breed of composite door. This new door design provides ultimate flexibility for the customer as it enables multiple door styles to be created from one design, but crucially, it also incorporates improved security features which stand up to the new standards.
Under the revised Part Q, either the PAS24:12 standard or Secured by Design accreditation covering the enhanced security of windows and doors becomes mandatory for anyone working on dwellings which are considered new build or conversion projects. Doors and windows must be able to resist physical attack by a casual or opportunist burglar in order to meet these standards. To do this they must be both robust and be fitted with appropriate hardware, which is true of the DOORCO range.
Dan Sullivan, Managing Director at DOORCO explains: “At DOORCO we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of product quality and innovation, and the DOORCO door range, including fire doors, is one of the few foam filled composite door ranges which can pass key/key and key/thumb tests. It has done so numerous times at countless test centres, without fail. Our doors boast increased resistance to forced entry and violent attacks, and a more substantial feel with thicker, modified skins as standard across all products so their performance has been future proofed against anticipated standards. Customers tell us that this has really paid off for them as they are assured they are buying the best and most cost effective door available and as we continue to grow, more and more people are seeing the benefit of placing their business with DOORCO.”