Clearview National November 2015 - Issue 168 - Page 59

trade@sidey.co.uk sponsoring doors&windows Open For Debate! »»Solidor’s new video is likely to provoke debate in the industry and questions for composite door suppliers. It shows the testing of three composite doors to the new PAS24 cut test required for Approved Document Q, which came into force on 1st October. An independent testing house is seen testing a Solidor and two composite doors representing over two thirds of composite doors sold in the industry. Solidor Managing Director Joe Martoccia explains: “Approved Document Q and the new PAS24 test will force the industry to change the way it thinks about and sells security. The new test is a lot tougher and closer to real life. So, we decided to see how Solidor would do against two market-leading composite doors in the new PAS24 cut test. The video shows an independent testing house conducting the ‘dry run’ test. We believe the results are a real wake-up call for the industry.” The revised PAS24 test gives composite doors three minutes to survive an attack, using two chisels (a 6mm and a 25mm) and a Stanley knife. If, using just these tools, the tester can cut a 50mm square hole through the door in less than three minutes, the door fails. If he can’t, it passes. “After three minutes, the Solidor had only superficial damage and was still secure,” continues Joe. “But it took less than 1½ minutes for the Tester to get all the way through the competitors’ doors. That’s how quickly burglars can cut their way in. “Watch the video yourself at www. solidor.co.uk/solidor-tv,” adds Joe. “Solidor is ready for Approved Document Q and PAS24 because it is solid and secure.” Art & Innovation With a deep bottom rail, incredibly slim sightlines and authentic putty lines, the Heritage Rose is a true work of art. Contact Roseview Windows on 01234 712 657 and add this stunning sash window to your range E: trade@roseview.co.uk www.roseview.co.uk twitter.com/RoseviewWindows C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » N OV 2015 » 59