PAS 24 Certification
In 2014, the Government announced its intention to deliver a radically simplified system, for setting standards in the design and construction of new homes.
For the first time, the security of new homes has been given serious weight and importance within Building Regulations, with the publication of Part Q in October 2015. Within the document, the Government has also recognised the BSI-published Industry Specification PAS 24:2012 as the focus for the new building requirement applicable to new build properties.
What is PAS 24:2012?
PAS 24 (Product Assessment Specification) is an enhanced security standard designed to assess whether windows and door-sets can withstand a series of measured manual and mechanical tests over a defined period of time - a test designed to mimic the opportunistic intruder. PAS 24 is recognised by Secured by Design which is the UK Police initiative to reduce burglary and crime by better design solutions.
At Input Joinery, our products have now been tested to these new regulations and guidelines, confirming that they meet the latest Part Q requirements. We have had all of our door-sets and windows tested to cover the following specifications:
Door-Set Specifications to Cover:
- Single Door-sets
- Double Door-sets
- Opening In
- Opening Out
- Raised and Fielded Panels
- Solid Grooved Panels
- Glazed Panels
- Standard Locking
- Heritage Locking
Window Specifications to Cover:
- Side Hung Sashes
- Top Hung Sashes
- Fixed Sashes
- Direct Glazed Openings
Summary of Test Type
Enhanced security performance requirements for door-sets and windows in the UK. External door-sets and windows intended to offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk
Performance of windows and door-sets. Classification for weather tightness and guidance on selection and specification
BS 6375-1 specifies the exposure categories related to test pressure levels for air permeability, water tightness and wind resistance for external windows and door-sets.
Performance of windows and doors. Classification for operation and strength characteristics and guidance on selection and specification
BS 6375-2 specifies performance requirements for the operation and strength of manually operated windows and internal/external pedestrian door-sets in their fully finished condition.
Performance of windows and doors. Classification for additional performance characteristics and guidance on selection and specification
BS 6375-3 is a new addition to the BS 6375 series of standards. It identifies those characteristics covered by BS EN 14351 that are not discussed in the other parts of BS 6375.