Clearview National July 2016 - Issue 176 - Page 64

HARDWARE& SECURITY MEETING THE NEW BUILDING REGULATIONS SECURITY RULES »»VALUABLE ADVICE ON how to meet the new security requirements within the English Building Regulations has been published by the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF), which represents the UK’s leading manufacturers of door and window hardware and locks. For the first time, the Building Regulations require new homes to incorporate measures to resist unauthorised entry by casual or opportunist burglars. The DHF Guide to Approved Document Q of the Building Regulations advises architects, specifiers and housebuilders how the new provisions of Document Q can be met, specifically by choosing doors and window hardware that meet the required standards. The guide also gives comprehensive information on how the performance of doors and windows can be checked and assessed. The new security obligation under Document Q covers main entrance doors, windows and interlinked doors to integral garages in houses. It also covers external entrance doors to apartment blocks and to individual apartment doors that open into common areas. Document Q states that doors and windows will meet the new security requirement if they are sufficiently robust and fitted with appropriate hardware.The DHF Guide provides practical guidance on how this can be achieved. In particular, the guide describes how all easily accessible doorsets providing access should comply best practice guide with PAS 24:2012 or other standards that provide similar or better performance to ensure they are secure. In the case of bespoke timber doorsets, the guide details the security standards required for construction materials and door hardware components including locks, hinges, letter plates, door limiters and glazing. The guide also lists the applicable standards relating to windows to meet the Document Q obligation that all easily accessible windows and rooflights should be secure. DHF General Manager and Secretary, Michael Skelding, said: “Door and window suppliers now need to demonstrate to the housebuilder that the products to be installed meet the requirements of Document Q. In addition, Building Guide to Approved Document Q of the Building Regulations 2010 - England Security of dwellings Control Officers will need to check and assess the evidence offered by the contractor to determine whether the installed doors and windows comply with the relevant standards. “The DHF guide recommends that third-party certification is obtained from a UKAS-accredited certification body that has checked and assessed the evidence relating to the doors and windows.” www.dhfonline.org.uk CELEBRATING SASH WINDOW SUCCESS STORIES WITH INSTALLATION OF THE MONTH COMPETITION »»ARE YOU AN OUTSTANDING UPVC sash window installer with an uncompromising commitment to quality work and exceptional service? Then flourishing sash window fabricator Roseview wants to hear from you. Celebrating a phenomenal six months, in which it made a landmark first FIT Show appearance and upgraded its best-in-class uPVC sash window the Ultimate Rose, Roseview is now turning the spotlight on its valued trade clients, with the launch of its Installation of the Month competition. Roseview marketing manager Mike Bygrave explains, “With the Rose Collection, we’ve created the most authentic, highest quality uPVC sash windows available. Naturally, that means that we’ve been lucky enough to attract some of the best installation businesses in the country as customers – and now, we’ve decided we want to celebrate them and their achievements. “Each month, we’ll encourage our installers to email or tweet pictures of their best work. 64 » JUL 2016 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M If you tweet, make sure to use the hashtag #sashcomp. Myself, our MD Willie Kerr, and others here at Roseview will review the submissions – and the one that impresses us the most will be named our Installation of the Month. “Any project involving our Charisma Rose, Heritage Rose, or Ultimate Rose is eligible – so if you’ve recently completed a Rose Collection installation you’re particularly proud of, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.” The Rose Collection has been precisely engineered to match a classic timber verticalsliding sash down to the finest details, without compromising on energy efficiency, thermal insulation or ease-of-maintenance. Competitively priced and highly versatile, the Eurocell-based Charisma Rose is the perfect fit for price-sensitive commercial contracts. The Heritage Rose, based on the REHAU system, is often accepted in conservation areas, and can be fitted with our run-through sash horn as an optional extra. Incorporating run-through sash horns and timber-style mechanical joints as standard, the Ultimate Rose has been used to compliment historical buildings all around the country - including Parkwood Hall School in Kent, Brighton General Hospital and Ross on Wye’s Castle Lodge hotel. For more information call Roseview on 01234 712 657 or visit www.roseview.co.uk