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PAS 24:2012

Say PAS 24:2012 to anyone who’s not in the industry and the chances are you’ll be faced with a blank look or two.  That’s understandable: unless you’re specialists like us, you’d have no reason to know.  However, we think it’s important to take a quick look at the regulation, for everyone who isn’t so sure what it means!

What is PAS 24?

PAS 24 is a form of accreditation, given to businesses like us, by a United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) in order to verify that they monitor the construction of our doors.

The UKAS has verified that our doors are in-keeping with the PAS 24:2012 regulations, which were first introduced by the BSI in order to test and assess enhanced security performance requirements. 

PAS 24, like most British Standards, is a ‘minimum standard’.  It doesn’t have ‘grades’ or ‘performance’ scores: doors submitted either pass or fail.  Of course, we sell a lot of doors: many of which far exceed these minimum standards. 

What does this mean for you?

Put simply, it means our doors are far safer than your average model.  All of our sliding doors are PAS 24:2012 certified: this means that they’re constructed to resist the tactics of opportunist burglars.

Imagine this: a burglar is wondering down the road, picking out a potential house to target, and takes a liking to yours.

Two minutes with a PAS 24 door will make him think twice: their multiple features make them far harder to gain entry to than standard doors.

At Livingwood, we believe in ensuring our customers are as safe as they can be.  Our doors are the perfect way to ensure the security of your home, whilst making a fantastic architectural statement.

Which windows and doors does PAS 24:2012 apply to?

Any windows and doors with the following methods of opening:

  • Turning
  • Tilting
  • Folding
  • Turn-tilt
  • Top
  • Bottom-hung
  • Sliding
  • Fixed

(PAS 24 is applicable to new window and door sets as manufactured, prior to installation).

What is the process?

It’s quite simple:

  1. The manufacturer of the door submits a range of doors to the UKAS body for testing.
  2. Once the body is satisfied that the doors meet the standards of PAS 24, the factory itself and its manufacturing processes are also examined by a UKAS body.
  3. Once they are satisfied with both areas, the certification is then given.

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about PAS 24 and how it can help to make your home safer, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our friendly, experienced team at Livingwood.

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