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Distinction Doors helps Select Windows achieve PAS24

Distinction Doors is proud to announce that fabricator, Select Windows (Home Improvement) Ltd has achieved PAS 24:2016 with its Liniar Composite Residential Door System which uses the Distinction Doors 44.5mm GRP faced composite door blank and Liniar composite door profile. 

The composite residential door system now meets the performance expectations required for Secured by Design and has been awarded ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status.  It joins a suite of Secured by Design window and door products available from the Walsall-based fabricator. 

Sample doorsets were independently tested by UL Solutions. 

Nigel Court, operations director for Select Windows said: “We are incredibly proud of this achievement.  We worked closely with our suppliers and the test house to ensure the door system passed robustly.  The fact the Distinction Doors blank holds Secured by Design status gave confidence.  As a fellow Secured by Design member, we appreciate what it takes to achieve this, and as a Distinction Doors fabricator, we are grateful for the reassurance it brings.” 

Investing in certification

Certification and accreditations are integral to the Select Windows business model.  The company invests in those most relevant to its products and demanded by customers in both the residential and commercial markets, including social housing providers and the Ministry of Defence. 

“We strive for excellence, and this means upholding the standards we work hard to achieve,” said Nigel.  “By attaining them in our own right our customers are assured of the consistent high quality of our products, workmanship and service.”  

Secured by Design, as standard.

Select Windows uses the Distinction Doors SBD approved door blank as standard.  “We find it extremely beneficial,” continued Nigel.  “End-users benefit from the inherent strength and security of the SBD door blank while we stay competitive with a top-quality entrance doorset.  We even use laminated glass as standard.    The only variant is the barrel; we use a 3* for Secured by Design specified jobs.” 

This model, to use SBD components as standard, is used throughout the business with just one exception Select’s bi-folding door.  The only difference in most instances is the omission of safety glass. 

Ultimate enhanced security

Elliott Dawson, associate director of sales for Distinction Doors said: “Select Windows is a valued customer, and we are incredibly proud to support them in this latest achievement.  

“We attained Secured by Design status on our Signature, nxt-gen and fire door blanks for exactly this purpose – to support our Secured by Design fabricators in making the ultimate enhanced security composite doorset.  Testing is a significant investment but by using our approved blanks, Select Windows knows this component won’t let them down.  This reassurance is invaluable.” 

Comment from SBD

Secured by Design Technical Manager, Alfie Hosker comments:  “This is a fantastic example of collaboration between SBD member companies to produce a Police Preferred Specification approved doorset range. Simplified, this comprises Distinction’s door slab, Liniar’s system profile, and Select Windows’ fabrication of the PAS 24:2016 3rd party UKAS certificated complete doorset.  This relationship ensures that products are available which are proven to both prevent and reduce crime across the communities that we all live, work and play in.” 

To find out how Distinction Doors can support you in achieving Secured by Design status on your composite door offering, please get in touch.  

Discover more about Distinction Doors and their SBD accredited products here.

Discover more about Select Windows and their SBD accredited producrts here

Find out what it means to be a Secured by Design member here.