Are guards or barriers required for access rooflights?

Since in many installations, an access rooflight creates a hole in a surface where people will be walking, safety is a crucial consideration. Approved Document K provides guidance for meeting the Building Regulations regarding protection from falling, collision and impact in and around a building. Section 3 specifically addresses protection from falling and describes situations… Read more

How will Brexit affect the future of construction businesses?

We’re in stormy, unchartered waters. The UK’s vote to exit the EU saw an immediate period of volatility in the financial markets as they look to offload their positions, which has seen the pound weaken against the dollar to a level not seen since 1985. All of us are looking to the political establishment for… Read more

Who is responsible for compliance with Building Regulations Approved Document Q?

In October 2015, changes to the Building Regulations meant that anyone wishing to install rooflights in ‘easily accessible areas’ on a building must make sure that the product complies with security requirements, as outlined in Approved Document Q: Security in Dwellings. In Part Q, doors and windows (including rooflights) installed in ‘easily accessible areas’ are… Read more

Glazing Vision transitions to BSI ISO 14001 certification to promote environmental efficiency

Glazing Vision are pleased to announce that it has achieved a BSI ISO 14001 certification, moving from QMS to an UKAS accredited environmental management system.  This transition brings the company’s ISO 14001 certification into line with their BSI ISO9001 certification and validates their commitment in providing an environmentally friendly and efficient service that helps to create… Read more

LPS 2081 and types of security ratings

LPS 2081 Issue 1:2015 is one of the standards to which windows and other building components must be designed and tested, in order to satisfy the requirements of Building Regulations Part Q. LPS 2081 specifically addresses the ability of building products to resist casual intruders who attempt ‘stealth’ attacks to gain entry. These types of… Read more

What is LPS 2081 Issue 1 : 2015 security rating A?

LPS 2081 Issue 1 : 2015 security rating A is the latest standard to be published; this standard is similar to LPS1175 but specifically addresses resistance to opportunist intruders attempting ‘stealth’ attacks to gain entry, which are often carried out in residential areas. What are stealth attacks? Stealth is where the burglar wants to avoid… Read more

What is LPS 1175 Issue 7 : 2010 security rating 1?

LPS Loss Prevention Standards are issued by the Loss Prevention Certification Board, an independent third-party service provided by the Building Research Establishment (BRE). LPS 1175 and security performance LPS 1175 Issue 7 : 2010 security rating 1 sets out the testing procedures needed to meet enhanced security performance requirements of building components, strong points, security… Read more

What is STS202 Issue 3 : 2011?

The technical specification involves a variation of tests carried out to one of six resistance classes, which equate to different lengths of attack and types of tools. BR1 and BR2 address the level of attack normally associated with casual or opportunist burglars, being loosely based on low risk domestic properties. BR3 and BR4 address the… Read more

What is STS204 Issue 3 : 2012?

STS stands for Security Technical Specification and the issue was published under the ‘Certisecure’ brand by Warrington Certification Ltd. STS204 Issue 3 : 2012 defines the requirements for windows tested in accordance with PAS 24 : 2012 and BS 6375. STS204 and security performance STS 204 Issue 3 : 2012 covers both the security criteria… Read more

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