PAS 24 is a security standard for doors and windows, which is designed to prevent access to a building by an opportunist burglar. Under most conditions, security window or doorset is only required to operate as a normal window doorset. However, in the event of an attempted break in by an opportunist burglar, the window or doorset needs to resist the attack, preventing unauthorised access to the building. The security characteristics of such a window or doorset are not usually called upon in normal use, but when they are required, it is critical that the window or doorset performs as expected.
From October 2015, Approved Document Q was implemented, requiring a minimum level of security into new dwellings. This means that new housing developments will require windows and doorsets with a proven performance to PAS 24 (or another equivalent standard). For more details of the regulation, see www.documentq.co.uk.
Our Enhanced Security Window and Door scheme is designed to verify that products are manufactured to the specification that was initially tested, to provide confidence that the product will perform as expected. Bluesky Enhanced Security Door and Window schemes meet the requirements for Secured By Design. Bluesky certification is a UKAS accredited certification body, No. 9413 and can provide accredited certification for the manufacture of enhanced security doors and windows to various standards, including PAS 24; please look at our accreditation scope.
Having chosen an enhanced security window or door, it is important that it is installed correctly, to maintain the performance of the product. We therefore suggest that you choose a member of our scheme for the installation of external windows and doors.