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Enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK. Doorsets and windows intended to offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk
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ISBN9780580916175
Publication StatusCurrent
Publication Date29/02/2016
Format (Paperback, Hardback etc)A4
Total Pages92
Brand / PublisherBSI
PublisherBSI
PAS 24:2016 Enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK. Doorsets and windows intended to offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk

PAS 24:2016 is a Product Assessment Specification and a primary reference in the Building Regulations Approved Document Q1. The revised standard specifies test methods and acceptance criteria relevant to the enhanced security performance of doorsets and windows intended to resist methods of attack experienced or associated with the casual or opportunistic burglar. 

What’s covered in PAS 24:2016?

The PAS is applicable to doorsets and windows listed in a) and b) below. Standard loading cases for use with Annex B and Annex C have been prepared for the following products.

PAS 24 covers test methods and acceptance criteria for:

  • Windows - singular and multi-light:
    • Top hung, side hung, bottom hung, butt hinged
    • Top and side hung projected
    • Top hung and side hung fully reversible
    • Tilt and turn and turn and tilt
    • Vertical and horizontal sliding
    • Fixed and fixed casements (dummy vents)
    • Parallel opening
    • Double opening (French windows)
    • Vertical and horizontal pivot
  • Doorsets:Single and double leaf
    • Single and double swing
    • Hinged
    • Sliding (single and multi-track)
    • Pivot
    • Folding sliding (single and multi-track)
    • Stable
    • With or without integral side panels and fanlights

What’s new in PAS 24?

  • A wider scope, increasing the range of security doorsets and windows to be covered
  • Building Regulations Approved Document Q1 primary reference is PAS 24 and the intended wider scope effectively enables more products to use this option to demonstrate compliance
  • A number of test methods have been simplified
  • More robust requirements for letter plates
  • Addresses the requirement for easy egress from all new build dwellings instigated by the NHBC (National House building Council), by ensuring all doorsets are suitable for use with thumb turn cylinders and other easy egress hardware
  • Single option to ensure all doorsets can be used with easy egress hardware 

Who should use PAS 24?

PAS 24 is relevant to:

  • Manufacturers and fabricators of secure doorsets and windows
  • Window and door manufacturers & suppliers
  • Building specifiers
  • Architects of dwellings
  • Standard bodies
  • Certification bodies
  • Test houses
  • Trade associations
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