SBD first for door distributor

Distinction Doors is the first stockist and distributor of glass reinforced polyester (GRP) door blanks in the UK to be granted Secured by Design (SBD) status.

The company has gained approval for both standard and fire entrance door blanks. Its 44.5mm nxt-gen blank range, 44.5mm Signature blank range, and 45mm FD30 GRP composite door blank have proven specification requirements to meet the certification of PAS 24: 2016.

“We were the first to introduce volume stocking and distribution GRP composite doors to the UK,” Dave Walker, technical director for Distinction Doors, said. “Ever since, we have upheld a reputation for leading the way, [and] our new SBD status is another example of that.

“In providing door blanks which meet the Police Preferred Specification, we are supporting SBD-approved door fabricators in manufacturing the ultimate enhanced security doorset and helping to keep residents safer and reduce the likelihood of opportunist crime.”

Distinction Doors believes that its new SBD status will generate greater opportunities in the newbuild sector and widen appeal in the replacement door market as specifiers and homeowners seek high performance security solutions for both standard entrance and fire doorsets.

The latest certification means the 44.5mm nxt-gen blank range, 44.5mm Signature blank range and 45mm FD30 GRP composite door blank are compliant with Approved Document Q – security in new dwellings.

Secured by Design technical manager Alfie Hosker said: “I am delighted that Distinction Doors has become an SBD member, particularly in the light of them being the first door blank manufacturer/supplier to attain SBD membership. This is supported with an exacting testing regime and underpinned with system specifications for enhanced security and fire performance that the door blank meets.

“It should also be noted that they supply a number of existing Secured by Design door fabricators. I look forward to this being a successful partnership.”