Clearview National October 2018 - Issue 203 - Page 64

HOMESECURITYMONTH Securing Standards » » ON 1ST OCTOBER 2018, an updated version of the PAS 24 standard, which covers enhanced security doorsets, came into effect. PAS 24:2016 is now mandatory for all new developments or refurbishment projects that wish to meet Secured by Design (SBD), and this includes the requirement for TS008 letterplates to be installed on all doorsets. As a result, Yale has developed its new Yale Postmaster Professional letterplate, which is the most rigorously tested TS008 product on the market and helps OEMs meet the demand for compliant doorsets. Paul Atkinson, Commercial Director for Yale Door and Window Solutions, explains: “With new and calculated burglary methods being reported, it is vital that we provide products that help our customers adhere to the latest standards. Our new TS008 Yale Postmaster Professional letterplate combines superior security, a modern design and a range of unique features, making it an unrivalled product within the current letterplate market. “It has an external austenitic 304 stainless steel letter flap that opens 180 degrees to help eliminate excess leverage on pivot points and a complete peripheral seal on the external flap to help form a thermal and acoustic barrier. “We’ve ensured that there is sufficient space between the door cut out and the outer flange in order to aid with the fabrication process. It can be altered to fit a range of door thicknesses with its unique telescopic feature and it’s incredibly easy to fit, with just four fixings. “The Yale Postmaster Professional is available in a range of finishes including polished, brushed, satin silver, gold, black and white, with colour matching inside and out if required, and its elegant and slim design makes it suitable even for narrow hallways. It also has no sharp corners, reducing the risk of injury to children and pets when held open by packages and newspapers.” It’s also important to remember that higher standards do not always mean higher costs; ensuring that the doorsets you supply are fully compliant, ultimately saves costs in the long-term. SAFE & SOUND: SECONDARY GLAZING SYSTEMS » » SELECTAGLAZE SECONDARY glazing creates a second barrier of protection from the inside that can prevent the most determined thief or protect the occupants from the effects of bomb blast. Securing the contents of a building is essential; be it physical high value objects, highly sensitive data or the people within. If this is the case, secondary glazing could provide the solution. The security window installations at the Banqueting House, Whitehall were part of the first phase of works to repair and restore this stunning Grade I Listed building. Royal Warrant Holder, Selectaglaze, was approached by Carden & Godfrey Architects to provide a fitting bespoke solution that not only offered protection to the large windows, but was a discreet and unobtrusive window treatment, to blend in with the historic Inigo Jones designed interior. Installing the units provided an interesting challenge as half the openings were at upper gallery level 10m above the main floor. A careful method of installation was devised 64 » OCT 2018 » CL EARVI E W- UK . C O M involving a columnar scaffolding design complete with lifting apparatus to each opening. In all, 39 units were installed. Selectaglaze secondary glazing systems using low emissivity glass can reduce heat loss by more than half and achieve a U-value of around 1.9. With sealed unit glazing this is further reduced, and a figure as low as 0.8 can be achieved. Bespoke manufacture and high performance seals ensure the tightest fit, reducing air infiltration and almost eliminating drafts. Secondary glazing is also an efficient method of reducing background noise, helping create a more relaxed environment. Sound travels through a primary window by a vibration of the glass. Adding secondary glazing forms a cavity, which reduces resonance and provides a second barrier for the noise to travel through. A sound level reduction of 45dB is possible. The results are achieved using high performance seals and an air gap between the windows of 100mm or more. Established in 1966 and granted a Royal Warrant in 2004, Selectaglaze is the UK’s leading secondary glazing specialist. Selectaglaze will be exhibiting on Stand N82 at the International Security Expo at Olympia on the 28th and 29th of November. For further information, please contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271/e mail: or visit: