Tougher doors for tougher regulations

The latest update to the Building Regulations has outlined that any new building will require a front door that adheres to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (Ukas) PAS24 2016 security regulation. As such, Door-stop has launched a new, tougher slab.

Door-stop’s new security slab is significantly thicker than the standard option, with an increased glass content, giving it the strength it needs to pass the vigorous three-minute cut-through test required to meet the PAS24 2016 regulation.

Patrick Dean, head of sales and marketing at Door-stop said: “According to a survey carried out by at least 30 police forces in England and Wales, homes with little or no security measures are five times more likely to be broken into or burgled. It’s therefore essential that any potential areas of vulnerability are addressed. With that in mind, Door-stop has developed a new security slab to provide peace of mind for customers and building specifiers.”

Door-stop’s new reinforced slab option is available on all of its Secured By Design doors and will be extended to cover its cottage style range later this year.