Secured By Design

Secured by Design (SBD) is the official UK Police flagship initiative supporting the principles of 'designing out crime'.

It focuses on crime prevention of homes and commercial premises and promotes the use of security standards for a wide range of applications and products.

Windows

Most of our windows have SBD as an option over the standard product and meet the requirements of PAS24: 2012 for security performance of casement windows in domestic applications, this now includes previous BS7950 requirements. All our windows with the SBD option are supplied to this standard specification:

  • softwood window either basecoat stained or primed
  • factory-glazed with annealed Low E insulating glass units
  • projecting hinges
  • espagnolette multi-point locking
  • simulated divided light glazing design where appropriate.

Important

SBD requirements may vary from region to region, so when specifying windows, it is essential to check whether 100% use of laminated glass is required. Where a window is adjacent to a door, at low level or in a hazardous area, it will be necessary to have toughened glass internally as well as laminated glass externally.

Doorsets

We also offer Secured by Design PAS24 options on all our exterior composite doorsets, which come with:

  • espagnolette multi-point locking
  • factory glazed with laminated glass units

For more information on the scheme, visit the Secured by Design website.