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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

What is PAS 24 : 2012?

PAS 24 : 2012, published by the British Standards Institute, provides a method for testing and assessing the enhanced security performance requirements of external doorsets and windows in the UK. The 2012 version supersedes PAS 24 : 2007+A2 : 2011 and BS 7950 : 1997. Approved Document Q – Security in Dwellings PAS 24 :… Read more

Glazing Vision design and production update

Glazing Vision is pleased to announce the appointment of two key members of staff, due to continued growth we have expanded both our bespoke design and production management teams so that we are able to meet our customers demands. Both James Wilson and Mark Easton bring with them a huge amount of experience in their… Read more

Secured by Design Rooflights

How secure are rooflights? One of the questions we often get asked when architects and their clients are looking to specify glass rooflights for a project is ‘how secure are the rooflights?’ Of course, this is not a simple question to answer, as it will depend on a wide range of factors including the materials… Read more

Part Q and security testing for glass rooflights

From the 1st October 2015, Building Regulations have been updated to include Security of Dwellings under Approved Document Q, which has implications for the specification of rooflights. The changes do not apply to work started before 1st October 2015, work subject to a building notice or for planning submitted before that date provided work commences… Read more

When thermal breaks should not be used for glass rooflights

We have already demonstrated that the use of thermal breaks within aluminium extrusions can be an effective way of managing heat transfer and cold bridging. However there are occasions where the design of the framework means that including a thermal break can actually reduce performance. The simulation below shows a fixed glass rooflight bonded into… Read more