Certified flood protection
Halo customer Watergate Flood Solutions has been certified with the recently revised PAS1188 BSI Kitemark for Flood Protection Products for its composite flood door.
Watergate spent 18 months honing its design and subjecting products to rigorous testing in order to achieve the accreditation, with support from Veka Group.
The anti-flood specialist – which fabricates up to 50 doors every week – made the switch to Halo profile in 2015, and has been using its outer frames exclusively ever since. The most recent PAS1188 certificate will be the company’s second, having already received one for its PVCU door models.
Rachael Radcliffe, business development manager for Watergate at Veka Group said: “We’ve been working closely with Watergate over the past year-and-a-half in trying to achieve the PAS1188 so we are very proud to have been a part of them obtaining this worthy certification. Ensuring the PVC-U profile system that their new products would be used with is of the best possible quality has been paramount throughout, which is why Halo’s reputation for excellence within the industry – for flood doors especially – seemed to be the perfect fit.
“As the demand from homeowners for safe and effective flood-resistant products increases with every wet weather forecast, it has been become more and more pertinent for companies within the door and window profile industry to really step up to the challenge. Watergate has done just that by providing not just one but two products that offer complete peace of mind when it comes to protecting our most valuable possessions and, of course, family.”
Watergate’s sales manager Gerard Hiscock said: “During research, we worked extensively with authorities at both a local and national level, to make sure we were bringing something to the market that homeowners, especially those most at risk from rising water levels, could really put their trust in.”