As part of their commitment to independent product specification and accreditation, TruFrame have for some time offered products with PAS24 and Secured by Design and this means that their customers have been ready for Document Q for some time.

Document Q will have an overwhelming impact on the new housing sector for the glazing industry and will have a direct effect on the installation of both windows and doors. Specifically, Approved Document Q sets out reasonable standards for doors and windows to resist physical attack by a casual or opportunist burglar by being both sufficiently robust and fitted with appropriate hardware.

TruFrame are able to satisfy this requirement on standard casement and tilt and turn windows, while they have become one of the first companies in the UK to be able to offer a flush sash window to PAS24 with Secured by Design. In addition, residential doors, French doors and composite doors are all offered to this important security standard.

Patrick Firmager, marketing director of TruFrame commented: ‘We’ve always been a firm believer of independent product testing and accreditation and so the new legislation will only have a positive effect on us as a business, as our products already carry PAS24, including the new flush sash. Our customers have the reassurance of a company that manufactures and tests all products prior to launch and then harnesses unique production methodologies to each and every frame and that’s part of the TruFrame difference.’

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