Continuing its industry leading stance, Reynaers Aluminium is one of the first aluminium systems companies to achieve the coveted Secured by Design Police Preferred Specification for its sliding systems.
The approval covers three Reynaers sliding systems including the versatile CP 130, the thermally insulated CP 155 and the popular CF 77 for use on new housing developments, including individual housing and apartment blocks.
Exhaustive testing of all three systems via an independent SBD testing house proved that they met all the criteria set out by the highly respected body.
Early on we recognised the need for security assured sliding doors which came under the 2010 Secured by Design new homes guide. This was further reinforced by the recent official introduction of sliding doors into the PAS 24 2012 standard. said John McComb, Reynaers Technical Director. Achieving the highly coveted Secured by Design approval for our sliding systems is a major achievement.
Our sliding systems meet European Anti-Burglar standards ENV 1627 ENV 1630, but it is particularly appropriate that we fully comply with, and take guidance from, the Secured by Design recommendations for sliding patio door sets. Appropriate too in light of publication of the forthcoming Secured By Design New Homes document due for release later this year.
We work closely with organisations like Secured by Design in order to ensure that our products meet and exceed the latest standards and we have been a fully accredited member of the Secured by Design scheme for a number of years.
The introduction of amendments to and publication of a revised PAS 24: 2007, which covers doors systems with enhanced security, to include sliding patio door sets ensures that such systems should be thoroughly tested in order to fully comply with the revised standard.
Secured by Design is a police initiative to guide and encourage those within the specification, design and build of new homes to adopt crime prevention measures in new developments. It also encourages a similar stance for renovations and where new products are replacing existing old. By doing so it looks to raise awareness not only of the suitability of the product for the given application, but also to create a safer, more secure and sustainable environment.