A change in the Building Regulations means that manufacturers and installers who are unable to demonstrate that the products they are supplying meet PAS24:2012, will be locked out of the new build market with immediate effect.
Changes to the Building Regulations were rubber-stamped by parliament at the end of March [27/3/14]. These make PAS24:2012 or Secured by Design, the minimum standards for window and door security in all new homes.
This will mean that anyone who is unable to demonstrate that the product that they are supplying meets requirements under the new Building Regulations, will be immediately locked out of the new build sector.
The Building Regulations &c. (Amendment) Regulations 2015 became law on the 27th March and follows what was meant to have been widespread consultation on the Housing Standard Review.
This closed in November 2014 and critically, as the foundation for regulatory changes, it recommended that water efficiency, accessibility and security should be nationally defined and assessed under Building Control, not by planners or funders.
Approved Document Q of the Second HSR Consultation (now ‘Part Q Security’ of the Building Regulations) states that ‘doorsets should be manufactured to a design which has been shown to meet the requirements of PAS24:2012 or be designed and manufactured to meet the requirements of PAS24 . . . doorsets demonstrating compliance with the police ‘Secured by Design initiative will also meet the provisions of this Approved Document.’
The amendment to Building Regulations applies immediately but will not be enforced until the autumn.
Norvik New Build have always held Secured by Design accreditation for windows & doors, so for supply you can rely on to meet today's & the futures exacting standards you need look no further.
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