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Are aluminium windows Part Q compliant?

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The design, hardware and installation of aluminium windows are factors that affect whether the product is Part Q compliant. Following the publication of Part Q, security has become an essential consideration for new-build properties, and we’re often asked if aluminium windows meet these requirements. The answer is: it depends.

What are aluminium casement windows?

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Aluminium casement windows are windows that are attached to aluminium frames via hinges. Aluminium casement windows come in a variety of designs, and the right choice will be mainly down to aesthetic preference, although issues such as cost, ventilation, thermal efficiency and security should also be considered.

Terry Marshall has retired

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Terry Marshall has now left the company and retired to be a full-time Grandad, reader, writer etc… He joined the company in 1991 as Director of Sales & Marketing, becoming Managing Director in 1997. In 2012, he stepped down as MD, handing over to Rob Thomson, concentrating on Sales &

What is PAS 23?

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Publicly Available Specification 23, also known as PAS 23:1999 is a now-defunct performance standard for doors and windows. Despite this it is still not uncommon to get requests for PAS 23, despite the fact it is no longer current. It was designed to confirm whether a particular doorset was fit for

What is ‘Secured by Design’?

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When selecting doors specifiers have a lot to think about – with security being a major consideration. Secured by Design (SBD) is a police initiative to guide and encourage those engaged within the design, specification and build of new and refurbished homes, commercial premises, schools, hospitals and sheltered accommodation, to

What testing is required for Secured by Design doors?

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The Secured by Design (SBD) membership and licensing scheme has been created to ‘design out crime’ through physical security in the built environment by adherence to well researched and effective design solutions, innovative and creative product design, coupled with robust manufacturing and performance standards.

What is Part Q?

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Even for an expert with years of experience, understanding the latest Building Regulations can be difficult. That’s why the Secretary of State has approved a series of documents that give practical guidance about how to meet the various requirements.