Secure By Design

The Secured by Design scheme was established in 1989 and is a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes.

The concept of `designing out crime` deals with trying to reduce anonymity of an offender in an area of  territoriality i.e. the relationship between private space and public space, environmental and building design all supported by physical security measures. Offenders feel more vulnerable in private space and adjoining public spaces can feed off this reaction making it appear that potential crime targets in the public area are under the control of its residents.

SBD seeks to persuade the building, construction and design industry to adopt methodology and to use products with a proven track record in defeating known criminal methods of entry and in the case of the glazing industry incorporates BSI testing standards to validate U70 Ltd products which relate to Windows and Doors, either as a single or a double opening in/out type, and inward (only) opening Composite Doors to suit the situation - please note that for full SBD accreditation it is necessary to specify several optional extras to comply.

It should be made aware that from early 2014 the SBD scheme and its `Codes of Practice` have been more rationalized - main areas affecting the Fenestration industry is that it is now the responsibility of the Architect, Main Contract or Project Manager/Company to specify if any form of Laminate safety glass (inner or outer pane) is required and where it will be required. The only contrary factor that must be considered is that the SBD scheme is `post code specific`- which means that certain areas throughout the UK do actually fall within the stringent rules and regulations originally laid down concerning Laminate Glazing - again this is the responsibility of the contractor to verify the specification of the frames and no longer the fabricator.   


U70 Identification

When U70 products are specified and manufactured to meet the SBD accreditation a label as shown below will be visible within the rebate area along with other identification labelling.

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SIDE HUNG SASH
with SBD

TOP HUNG SASH
with SBD
SINGLE/DOUBLE DOOR
with SBD

Note: For Fixed-Light Frames, the Label will be to the side of the inner glazing rebate.


Security & Weathering

BS 7950:

 

This is an enhanced security standard which certifies that a particular window assembly including the sash, all framework, the locking system and any other hardware fitted, can withstand a series of measured manual and mechanical tests simulating common methods of forced entry. The standard applies to variations of casement windows for homes.

This BSI specification does incorporate the introduction to many of the profiles Steel Reinforcement for stability, Deflection, Expansion/Contraction and for Enhanced/Secure hardware fixing areas. 

PAS 024:

This is an enhanced security standard which certifies that a particular door assembly which includes the door leaf, door frame, locking system and other hardware fitted can withstand a series of measured manual and mechanical tests simulating common methods of forced entry. The standard applies to single, double and Composite external doors for homes.

PAS 023:

 

This is a general performance standard which certifies that a particular door assembly which including the door leaf, door frame, locking system and other hardware fitted can withstand a series of measured manual & mechanical tests simulating the door operating in the home, the forces exerted on it and basic security. The standard applies to Composite, single and double leaf external doors with or without side panels.

 

Secure By Design Certificate

          

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Secure By Design Facts and Figures

          

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