Shadbolt can supply fully tested internal security doors which are suitable for use as entrance doors to apartments within a residential building (not for external use).
These doors have successfully completed a full programme of testing to BS PAS 24 and PAS 23-1 and achieved a Pass in all aspects, certified by Exova, a UKAS accredited certification body.
The doors can be used to meet the security requirements of Building Regulations as set out in Approved Document Q Security – Dwellings: Requirement Q1: Unauthorised access by virtue of this testing.
Building Regulations Part Q states that reasonable provision must be made to prevent unauthorised access; this applies only to new dwellings.
For Shadbolt doors the relevant application is where an easily accessible door gives access into a flat from the common parts of a building. These doorsets must be ‘secure doorsets’ which have been shown by test to meet the security requirements of BS PAS 24: 2012.
Additional requirements may apply for the size and design of letter plates if fitted, provision of a door viewer or clear glass viewing panel, and a door chain or door limiter (or a suitable entry system where, for example, warden emergency access is be required).
Shadbolt can supply instructions for fitting security doors.