CREATE A SAFER, MORE SECURE ENVIRONMENT

Secured by Design (SBD) is a national police initiative established by the Association of Chief Police Officers to ensure crime prevention measures are incorporated at the design stage of a new housing development to create a safer, more secure environment for residents.

SBD has the backing of the Home Office Crime Prevention Agency.

SBD states that windows should be tested to meet PAS24: 2012 – the specification for Enhanced Security Performance of Casement and Reversible Windows for Domestic Applications. We offer a Secured by Design window frame that incorporates a shootbolt locking system, an anti break-in device between the jambs and reflex hinges, ensuring that SBD window frames meet all the requirements. The following window ranges have been tested by a UKAS accredited testing station.

  • Storvik Double and Triple Glazed 
  • Stormproof Side and Top Hung Casement 
  • Sliding Sash

Howarth windows are also recognised under the BWF Timber Window Accreditation Scheme and have achieved BS644 Part 1: 1989 – Specification for Factory Assembled Windows – both of which are in addition to SBD requirements.

Howarth High Performance SecurithermTM Single Door Sets are also available in a Secured by Design option, having been tested by a UKAS accredited testing station to meet PAS24: 2012 requirements.

To meet the intruder resistance requirements of Secured by Design, the fitting tolerance between the mushroom bolts and the keeps are tight. Movement of the sashes or door leaves during transportation and installation of the frames or as a consequence of natural timber movement, may require the adjustment of the mushroom bolts. These bolts have cam adjustment to allow the purchaser to make any on-site compensation.

Secured by Design

Shootbolt Locking

Secured by Design

Shootbolt Locking

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As a result of the improved stability of laminated timber construction we are able to provide guarantees for ten years on our paint finish and six years on our stain finish.

NOTE: All guarantees are subject to limitations and are strictly dependent upon compliance with manufacturers usage and maintenance instructions. These are available upon request.

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