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If you are intending to replace your windows then please ask the company for ones that are certificated to PAS 24:2016 Enhanced security performance requirements for doorsets and windows in the UK. External doorsets and windows intended to offer a level of security suitable for dwellings and other buildings exposed to comparable risk. These windows will have undergone a large number of tests to ensure that they keep the bad weather and the burglars out.
Please note: Although manufacturer's certification will have been swapped over to the new standard you will still find references to PAS 24:2012 and BS 7950 in their brochures and on their websites.
In addition to this, the company that manufactures them will have been inspected by a government approved independent third party to make sure that the windows are being made to the correct standard and that the company itself is adhering to a quality management system of production.
PAS 24 2016 windows, fitted with laminated glass, will be more expensive to purchase, but their design characteristics WILL provide considerably more security than those that do not reach this standard.
The following pages explain the development of these secure windows and provide you with the ability to ask all the right questions when you meet the sales representatives.
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Mark Gower - Managing Director Salisbury Glass Centre Ltd Salisbury Wiltshire
Salisbury Glass Centre was established in 1952 by Doug Gower and is still family owned and run to this day. The company has built up an enviable reputation by consistently supplying quality products and service.
We manufacture from two large factories in Salisbury, Wiltshire and specialise in all types of windows, doors and conservatories for both the domestic and commercial markets.
We have a strong ethos on product security quality; we hold both ISO 9001 Quality Management System and Secured By Design that demonstrates our commitment to producing secure, well manufactured products.
At Salisbury Glass Centre we have an active security testing and certification programme and regularly test our products to PAS 24 with an ever growing list of Secured By Design approved products.