Handle on security
Hoppe handles were recently used on a new-build development in Surrey, which was built to meet Secure by Design (SBD) recommendations.
Leithfield Park is a premium new build development by David Wilson Homes in Milford, Surrey. When work began 2014, building control specified that all window and doorsets should meet SBD recommendations, in addition to existing building regulations including Approved Document Q that specifies security in dwellings.
For Bracknell Glass, the door and window supplier for the site, this meant that it needed to use ironmongery that met the SBD Design Guide recommendations. The guide advises that front doorsets and windows meet one standard from a recommended list – including PAS 24:2012.
“There were limited options as not many handles in the market are SBD rated,” Glenn Cullip, technical manager of Bracknell Glass, said. “The Hoppe Atlanta handle passed the SBD testing and was extremely competitive on price. It was an easy decision for us to use it on all of the doors and windows we were supplying to the site.”
The Hoppe PAS24 security handle is designed to enclose the locking cylinder to protect against snapping and extraction. The Atlanta handles has passed cylinder and door hardware attack tests to deliver enhanced security performance and therefore a greater protection of property.