Mila has demonstrated the value of its technical advice service by working with Eurocell to achieve PAS24 2012 approval at BSI on five single and French doors, with both standard and new PVC low threshold profiles.
The doors in 70mm Eurologik were 1050mm x 2300mm and 2000mm x 2300mm and triple glazed, so the maximum size and weight presented a challenge for the hardware specification.
However, Mila’s technical team led by Technical Manager Strafford Cooke were able to put together a complete package of recommended Mila hardware which enabled Eurocell to achieve the PAS24 2012 approval required, satisfy the requirements of Approved Document Q and widen the scope of its Kitemark.
This included Mila’s ProSecure door hinge, ProSecure TS007 two star door handle, ProSecure shootbolts, and keeps and a TS007 one star cylinder.
Eurocell customers using the same hardware combination can now also satisfy the requirements of Approved Document Q by using the PAS24 certificate.
Strafford Cooke said of the project: “This was a perfect example of how we can add value to a customer by offering a mix of technical advice and practical support. Once we had drawn up the agreed specification, our expert technician Chris Harding helped Eurocell with the build of the doors being tested and was even present for the first two days of testing.
“I sit on many of the standards committees so I have in depth knowledge of what is required from hardware and profile combinations and I know how best to meet the challenges of things like oversized doors and triple glazing. The advice we provide is all part of the Mila service.”
Ian Kernaghan, Product Manager at Eurocell, added: “We recently launched our PAS24 compliant patio system which was designed and tested in conjunction with Mila so, when we needed a hardware partner for type testing of our new EuroLogik PVC-U low threshold on doors, Mila was the natural choice. Our combined expertise and technical knowledge provides the product with the very best chance of passing the rigorous PAS24 test without any issues.”