If youre looking to purchase high quality doors or windows, you need to ensure your product is PAS 24 accredited.
The industry is full of Jargon and to most everyday people, wont make much sense regarding legislation and standards. So, with that in mind I have done some research and decided to break the PAS 24 standard down, so hopefully is will get a better understanding of what it all means!
PAS 24 (Publicly Available Specification) is a minimum standard which means doors and now windows, are tested to the standards specifications with a fail or pass as there are no higher or lower grades of security. The new PAS 24 now covers composite, sliding and bi – folding doors, along with parallel opening windows. What does this mean? Well basically, the PAS 24 allows testing which requires all doors to meet a cylinder and door hardware attack test and is an enhanced security performance test for door assembly requirements.
So what are the Standards?
So here are the standards that are taken into consideration when the PAS 24 comes into play.
BS 6375-1: 2009: Performance of windows and doors - weather tightness
BS 6375-2: 2009: Performance of windows and doors - operation and strength characteristics
BS 6375-3: 2009: Performance of windows and doors - additional performance characteristics
PAS 23-1: 1999: General performance requirements for door assemblies.
BS 6510: 2005: Steel-framed windows and glazed doors
BS 7412: 2007: Specification for windows and doorsets made from unplasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U) extruded hollow profiles
BS EN 12608:2003: Unplasticized polyvinylchloride (PVC-U) profiles for the fabrication of windows and doors.
What has the PAS 24 got to do with me?
Surprisingly, a lot! If youre looking to make your home as secure as possible, it is important you look for doors and windows that carry the PAS 24 certificate. This will guarantee you the highest security requirement for your doors and windows. What is great is that throughout the testing stages, the BSI (British Standard Institute) will regularly inspect companies who hold the PAS 24 testing certificate, to ensure the testing procedure is just as good as the first door that was tested. This means all products will go through a thorough test, and not just a half job!
This is one of our products at Locks Online. I wanted you to take a look at this 3 point lock as it is accredited for the PAS 24. You can find it here: https://www.locksonline.com/buy/Mortice-cylinder-3-point-lock-92-mm-lock-centres-45-mm-backset-7423.html . I wanted you to take a look at this example so you understand the type of lock the PAS 24 applies too. All our products that have the PAS 24 cert, will state in the description.
This PDF also has all information regarding one of our high security 2 star handles. Click on the link to open the printable PDF for everything you need on the Tokyo Series UPVC Door handle! PAS 24 Security Handles Locks Online
So overall, the PAS 24 standard is just an extra security measure to ensure door sets and windows are up to the security standards, in case you do so happen to have a break in. The testing is based on a burglar trying to manipulate a cylinder. Unfortunately, breaking the glass, deliberate damage to the frame fixing or picking the lock is not covered by the PAS 24 testing standard.
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So I hope the PAS 24 Standard makes a little more sense to you now. If you need any advice on any of our products that is related to the What is PAS 24 article, please dont be afraid to pick up the phone and contact our team!
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