Synseal Group is the latest customer to partner with Mila on security and performance testing and to benefit from the hardware specialist’s advice and expertise.

Mila has helped Synseal achieve PAS24: 2016 security and BS6375 weathertightness and performance accreditations on its new range of WarmCore casement windows, and PAS24: 2016 on the tilt and turn windows in its SynerJy, Shield and Legend systems.

Mila has been supplying the majority of Synseal’s hardware requirements for more than 10 years and during that time its technical team has advised on the optimum hardware choices to keep pace with the changing demands of the tests.

For the WarmCore casement windows, for example, Mila supplies its own brand ProLinea twin cam espag, NightSecure keep, ProLinea espag handle and Mila casement hinge protectors. For Synseal’s PVC-U tilt and turn windows, Mila supplies Siegenia AF security hardware in combination with its ProLinea TBT handle.

What is particularly significant for Synseal is that Mila conducts indicative testing for customers at its own Daventry test centre before any of the windows are sent for official testing to ensure that they stand a very good chance of passing the test first time and minimising the costs involved.

Over and above that, members of Mila’s experienced technical team check all of the test samples before official testing and even attend on the day to check that every detail is correct – from the packing of the sample to the positioning in the test rig.

Mark Frain, Synseal Group’s Hardware Category Manager, commented: “Mila’s input into our testing is really valuable because it means we get maximum return on our investment, with the right product choices and the right testing set ups every time. The team really does have expert knowledge on things like the more stringent requirements of PAS24: 2016 vs 2012 and has helped to ensure that all of these windows have now passed the test and satisfy the all important requirements of Approved Document Q.”