Winkhaus achieves ‘double first’ with doorsets
Winkhaus has become the first long-standing Secured by Design (SBD) member company to hold the latest dual compliance for both Q Mark Fire BS EN 1634 and PAS24 enhanced security on both their SBD-accredited composite and timber fire and security doorset solutions.
Winkhaus’ test evidence and accreditation has undergone rigorous third-party certification by a UKAS-accredited body to ensure compliance with the latest 2020 MHCLG Government guidance document Building a Safer Future: An Implementation Plan advice note 16 in Annex B as well as the official Police Security Initiative SBD’s ‘Guide for Selecting Flat Entrance Doorset requirements.’
The Winkhaus Fire & Security Doorset solution utilises their AV2 and AV3 range of multi-point autoLocks with Winkhaus’ fully-finished and low-maintenance frame system, FireFrame® for composite doorsets, or a timber frame for timber doorsets.
The system offers specifiers and fabricators a choice of FD30 and FD60 composite and timber door assemblies. Its versatility allows a choice of doorset styles, including solid and glazed versions with or without fanlights.
Commenting on the benefits for both specifiers and fabricators, Mike Rushen, Winkhaus UK Sales Director says: “Achieving this double accreditation is a huge accolade for Winkhaus and, in turn, presents a major opportunity for manufacturers to comply with the latest regulations and guidelines. Winkhaus has invested significantly in fire and security test evidence to achieve both ‘Q Mark Fire’ and ‘Q Mark Security’ for third-party dual certification scheme compliance on both timber and composite doorsets.
“This means that fabricators can use this evidence to manufacture doors to these standards providing they sign up for the Dual Q Mark Certification schemes for both Fire and Security. They can then be confident that the doorsets they supply provide full compliance with all Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government guidelines.”
Doug Skins, Secured by Design Development Officer adds: "Winkhaus were one of the first members of SBD with their door and window hardware back in 1999 and have been supporters of the work we do since then. It is great that now they have added to their SBD portfolio of products and their SBD accredited composite and timber fire and security doorsets as a system supplier.
“This will be welcomed by both specifiers and the SBD approved fabricator companies they supply. This is such an important standard to have for doorsets and having achieved this standard shows just how committed Winkhaus are to manufacturing secure and safe doorsets."
Housing associations, landlords and local authorities looking to specify, or fabricators planning to manufacture Fire Doors using Winkhaus test evidence should contact the company on 01536 316091 or email .
For more information, please visit www.winkhaus.co.uk