Clearview South March 2014 - Issue 148 - Page 20

INDUSTRYNEWS DWS make safer windows with Build Check laboratory Build Check laboratory testing has helped trade fabricator DWS of Swindon confidently to achieve compliance for CE Marking safety devices. “All window safety devices have to be tested to comply with CE marking requirements,” explains Richard Bate, Build Check’s Technical Director. “Testing has to be undertaken on the complete window set, including the hinges. The level of failures for safety devices has been much higher than we would have expected. Many companies believe, however, that testing is just a formality and use cascaded data from the manufacturer. DWS avoided any risk by investing in its own product testing.” “Build Check really helped us through the process,” says Chris Jones, Operations Manager at DWS. “When the first window was tested, the restrictor stay hinge failed. Build Check immediately let us see where the problems occurred so we decided to substitute the restrictor hinge for a different design which Build Check tested this for us at a reduced cost. It passed first time so we are now confident that our window products are compliant.” VEKA UK Group is ‘Secured by Design’ across the board ‘Already achieved enhanced security standards to PAS 24’ The VEKA UK Group is proud to have been awarded the ‘Secured by Design’ accreditation right across its VEKA and Halo product ranges, in addition to already holding the accreditation on its Bowater Doors range. Head of Technical Mark Barsby explains: “We are proud to have demonstrated all our systems to meet the requirements of the strict Secured by Design criteria and, as such, we now have full SBD membership. “Our highly-secure systems had already achieved enhanced security standards to PAS 24 but now, with the additional SBD logo, our clients can see at a glance that this accreditation is stitched throughout the supply chain. “VEKA and Halo supply a large number of SBD-approved fabricators and the use of the SBD ‘Police Preferred Specification’ logo quickly identifies to specifiers and public the level of secure design running from extruded systems to finished products.” To see a full list of the VEKA UK Group’s SBD-accredited products and fabricators visit and search ‘member companies’. VEKA plc, 01282 716611,, Glazpart launches new catalogue for Trickle vents at - Banbury-based Glazpart, is a specialist injection moulding company with extensive experience in the fenestration industry, employing 80 staff at its ISO 9001:2008 certified site, producing millions of mouldings each month. Glazpart has launched a new catalogue covering its extensive range of trickle vents for the provision of back ground 20 MAR 2014 ventilation in buildings and to meet the requirements for approved document F1. Easily downloadable online at products/trickle-ventilation/ or read online as a “flip file” as though reading a paper copy all with instant access, the catalogue provides detailed summaries of all of its key products features and benefits. We attempt to answer key questions such as – • Why do we have to fit trickle vents? • What do trickle vents do? • What is EQA? As the traditional 2,000 mm2 and 4000 mm2 no longer applies under the prevailing building regulations. Guidance is offered on the complex building regulations which vary across the UK and how to meet them. ‘Easily downloadable online’ Find out more by visiting: products/ to download the catalogue as a PDF or view the on line “flip folder”. To read more, visit