Universal Trade Frames explains why Secured by Design accreditation is important to its customers
Secured by Design (SBD) member company, Universal Trade Frames, a Spectus trade fabricator, has spoken out about the importance of its range of door and window products having achieved Police Preferred Specification accreditation for the benefit of its customers.
Brian Kruger, Universal Trade Frames’ Managing Director, said: “Our customers know that security is a huge factor for contractors and homeowners and we are proud to have a range of products that have achieved SBD accreditation, the flagship UK police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high-quality, innovative products and processes.”
Universal Trade Frames has SBD accreditation on its casement windows manufactured from both Spectus Elite 70 bevelled and Elite 70 ovolo systems. It also has the accreditation on Spectus Flush 70 PVC-U casement window; Elite 70 tilt and turn bevelled window; Elite 70 tilt and turn ovolo window; Spectus Elite 70 residential single door bevelled; Elite 70 residential single door ovolo; Elite 70 residential double door bevelled and Elite 70 residential double door ovolo.
All products are certified to PAS 24:2016 too, which can also be used to demonstrate compliance with Approved Document Q, BS 6375-1 for weather tightness and BS 6375-2 and BS EN 1191 for operation and strength testing.
SBD is now widely recognised by professional audiences and increasingly by consumers, as a valuable mark of Police Preferred Specification.
Brian concluded: “Products that meet the highest standards and comply with the latest regulations are vital. It’s something that Universal Trade Frames takes very seriously. Our customers depend on the quality and compliance of our products and we don’t let them down.”
Universal Trade Frames has built its business by providing quality at every level. All its products are manufactured at its Shropshire headquarters to ensure quality and reliability – and, as the security features on its products demonstrate, these are backed up with accreditations that provide the peace of mind that installers value and homeowners want.