Posted: Wed 27 Jul 2016
It has been a process that has taken over a year, but Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd is proud to announce that their thermally broken aluminium windows and doors are now fully certified “Secured By Design”. Our certificates can be seen below and are available on the download page of our website. You can Click Here to check the status on our SBD tested products on the testing bodies’ website Exova BM Trada.
We have seen an increase in clients and architects requesting Secured By Design certified windows and doors in their specifications. We have always been able to offer SBD compliant products “in theory”, but by submitting the window systems companies’ certificates. However, 90% of the time, the client, building control, the architect, and any Crime Prevention Design Advisors that the client have hired from the local Police Force will not accept 3rd party certification, as the manufacturer is not named on the certificate and therefore has not been tested on their capability to produce SBD products. There is no way to monitor or measure how a company manufactures their windows and doors unless they have been through the SBD testing process and been certified, as Aire Valley now have. It’s not just about the products passing the testing. As part of the scheme, annual audits are required at our office to ensure paperwork and working methods are kept to the highest standards.
When the SBD certificates are requested by architects, building control, clients, and Crime Prevention Design Advisors, Aire Valley are able to submit their SBD certificates (as seen below) with their name on them, giving peace of mind to the requester.
As standard, we will quote any windows and doors project to SBD standards. It is all about giving the best possible product, in budget and to continue giving our top quality service to our customers, the architects, and ultimately the end users/clients. Aire Valley hope that by doing this, it will give the confidence that the installed products are excellent quality and their security is to the top industry standard.
Below is a scope of what the SBD certification will cover.
SBD Compliance – Windows
Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd are manufacturers of enhanced security windows in accordance with Exova BM TRADA Q-Mark Scheme requirements to BS4873 and PAS24. The contractor should inform us if projects have an SBD (Secured By Design) requirement. Please be aware that;
- Top hung and side hung outward opening windows under 1200mm wide x 1200mm high are SBD compliant.
- Tilt / Turn windows under 1115mm wide x 2390mm high are SBD compliant.
- Other types of windows may not be SBD compliant. Please check before order is placed.
SBD Compliance – Doorsets
Aire Valley Architectural Aluminium Ltd are manufacturers of enhanced security doorsets in accordance with Exova BM TRADA Q-Mark Scheme requirements to PAS24. The contractor should inform us if projects have an SBD (Secured By Design) requirement. Please be aware that;
- Single manual swing open in/out door under 990mm wide x 2198mm high is classed as SBD compliant.
- Double manual swing door open in/out under 2300mm wide 2400mm high is classed as SBD compliant.