Ultra Slim Slide and Turn Doors (SD-38) have passed PAS 24 testing!

In order to comply with current building regulations, it is required that all new builds must provide evidence that their doors and windows have passed the security aspects of PAS 24. This means for an installer to fit windows and doors into a new dwelling, they must first show that their products have passed the relevant PAS 24 tests.

PAS 24 is only required for new residential dwellings. Commercial buildings do not require PAS 24.

PAS 24 enhanced security certification badge for Sunseeker Ultra Slim Slide and Turn Doors

How is PAS 24 tested?

When a product is PAS 24 tested, it will go through rigorous tests to assess the door or window as a whole, instead of individual components. This is so that it can be certified that the finished product which the customer receives offers a high level of security. The window or door will undergo a range of tests carried out by a PAS 24 assessor designed to highlight the weakness and vulnerabilities in the door or window’s design in order to identify where it could be strengthened.

Here is a breakdown of some of the testing products will go through for PAS 24 certification:

Manipulation testing

During this test, the assessor will attempt to gain entry by disengaging the locks or hinges on the door or window.

Manual cutting testing

At this stage of testing, the assessor will simply try and open the door or window by making a hole in the product.

Mechanical loading testing

In order to simulate the amount of pressure that would be placed on a door or window if nail bars were used, a sequence of loading tests will be applied.

Impact testing

A mixture of soft and hard body tests are carried out to replicate some of the various devices a burglar may use to gain entry.

As you can see, in order for a window or door to receive PAS 24 certification, they will first undergo extensive testing offering peace of mind for installers and homeowners.

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