Direct Trade, a Halo Approved Fabricator and one of the UK’s leading trade fabricators of windows doors and conservatories, has achieved PAS 24 testing with a French door incorporating PVC-U profile from The VEKA UK Group, Yale Locking System and a Stormguard Low Aluminium Threshold.
“This satisfies the requirements of Document Q (security) and Part M (disabled access),” explains Steve Green, Direct Trade’s Managing Director. “We are now able to add this product to the company's official Secured by Design range, and we are delighted with this achievement. The doorsets underwent rigorous testing at ASSA ABLOY’s UKAS Accredited Test Lab in compliance with the coveted PAS 24:12 – the standard to which requirements must be met to comply with amends to Approved Document Q of the Building Regulations.
“The amended Document sets enhanced security performance requirements in the UK on all external doorsets and windows intended to offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk.
“Adding yet another product to our ‘Secured by Design’ range clearly demonstrates our dedication towards the Police initiative aimed at ‘designing out crime’. We can remain confident that our products and key components comply with current legislation and this is incredibly important to our customers.”
Dave Jones, Managing Director of The VEKA UK Group was impressed with Direct Trade's efforts: “Direct Trade is a long-standing Halo customer, and one that we're proud to see representing our products. Achieving PAS 24 certification is an achievement in itself, but to combine this security accreditation with a clear commitment to accessibility by using a low threshold is something which should be celebrated. It's great to see our profile play a part in a worthy project like this, and all the team here congratulate Direct Trade on the accomplishment.”
Steve Green added, “The Low Threshold French Door is a great addition to our product range and can be delivered to any location within the UK. For further details please contact a member of our team on 01302 880066 or at email@example.com.”