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Your guide to commonly used industry standards

Document Q

Document Q is a new building regulation that takes effect on 1st October 2015 for new build properties to ensure windows and doors are secure enough to resist physical attacks from a casual or opportunistic burglar.

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CE Marking

The CE mark was introduced in July 2013, and is a required legal standard for customers who place products on the market in the European economic area. The CE mark itself relates to customers who wish to sell windows and door sets in the EU market, the standard certifies that the product has been tested met specific guidelines to protect end consumers and fabricators when they sell over-seas.

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TS 007

Aimed at the retrofit market, the purpose of this standard is to ensure security for replacement cylinders, comparible to the specicfation for BS 6321 and PAS 24.

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PAS 24 (or secured by design) is now the minimum standard for security of windows and doors in new build homes and this was passed in March 2015.  This change will ensure high standards in new homes.  

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British Standards (BS)

BS is a specification to ensure high standards of goods, procedures, and services.  You'll find reference to products conforming to specific BS standards throughout the site, and will come accross:

BS EN 1670

This standard is to test door and window hardware for corrosion resistance using salt spray techniques.  Our product pages specify the number of hours that each individual product has been tested and passed to (where relevant).

BS EN 1303

This standard relates to door cylinders, and is graded based on the product features against the required performance test. 

BS 7950

This is now known as PAS 24 (see the PAS 24 section above for more details).