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Distinction Doors leads the way with SBD seal of approval

Distinction Doors is proud to announce that it is the first stockist and distributor of glass reinforced polyester (GRP) door blanks in the UK to be granted prestigious Secured by Design (SBD) status.

The company has gained approval for both standard and fire entrance door blanks. Its 44.5mm nxt-gen blank range, 44.5mm Signature blank range and 45mm FD30 GRP composite door blank have proven specification requirements to meet the certification of PAS 24:2016.

Secured by Design (SBD) is the police security initiative operated by the UK Police Service and provides a recognised standard for all security products that deter and reduce crime – the Police Preferred Specification. All the products listed have been subject to rigorous testing and are certificated by an independent, third-party certification body accredited by UKAS.

“We were the first to introduce volume stocking and distribution GRP composite doors to the UK,” comments Dave Walker, Technical Director for Distinction Doors. “Ever since, we have upheld a reputation for leading the way, our new SBD status is another example of that.

“In providing door blanks which meet the Police Preferred Specification, we are supporting SBD approved door fabricators in manufacturing the ultimate enhanced security doorset and helping to keep residents safer and reduce the likelihood of opportunist crime.”

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Distinction Doors believes that its new SBD status will generate greater opportunities in the new build sector and widen appeal in the replacement door market as specifiers and homeowners seek high performance security solutions for both standard entrance and fire doorsets.

With PAS 24: 2016 certification the 44.5mm nxt-gen blank range, 44.5mm Signature blank range and 45mm FD30 GRP composite door blank are compliant with Approved Document Q – security in new dwellings.

Secured by Design Technical Manager Alfie Hosker said: “I am delighted that Distinction Doors has become a SBD member, particularly in the light of them being the first door blank manufacturer / supplier to attain SBD membership. This is supported with an exacting testing regime and underpinned with system specifications for enhanced security and fire performance that the door blank meets. It should also be noted that they supply a number of existing Secured by Design door fabricators. I look forward to this being a successful partnership.”

Specification and certification details for each Secured By Design approved Distinction product are available on the Distinction Doors SBD members page

Established in 2004, Distinction Doors is the UK’s largest supplier of composite doors and was the first to launch to the UK market.

As the UK’s leading entrance door supplier for over 10 years, Distinction Doors has formed an unrivalled pedigree for providing premium quality products, thanks to its renowned GRP composite door slab, complementary glazing cassette system and triple glazed, laminated as standard Distinction Glass range.

Today Distinction Doors operates from two distribution centres in South Yorkshire. An increased portfolio of superior products and continued business investment will ensure customers’ growth plans are fully supported and that Distinction Doors continues to lead the way.