Door-stop doors are weather-proof, police approved, energy efficient and come with a secure guarantee The latest update to the Building Regulations has outlined that any new building will require a front door that adheres to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) PAS24 2016 security regulation. As such, UK composite door manufacturer Door-stop has responded to this by launching a new, tougher slab. Door-stop new security door Door-stop’s new security slab is significantly thicker than the standard option, with an increased glass content, giving it the strength it needs to successfully pass the vigorous three-minute cut-through test required to meet the PAS24 2016 regulation. "Door-stop has developed a new security slab to provide peace of mind for customers and building specifiers" Patrick Dean, Head of Sales and Marketing at Door-stop said: “According to a survey carried out by at least 30 police forces in England and Wales, homes with little or no security measures are five times more likely to be broken into or burgled. It’s therefore essential that any potential areas of vulnerability are addressed. With that in mind, Door-stop has developed a new security slab to provide peace of mind for customers and building specifiers. “Our new security slab has passed the three-minute cut-through test, which is an essential requirement in order to achieve Secured by Design status. Secured by Design is awarded to companies that produce products, which pass standards and tests nominated by the police service – and we are proud to say that our doors live up to these high standards. Secured By Design doors Door-stop’s new reinforced slab option is available on all of its Secured By Design doors and will be extended to cover its cottage style range later this year. The company prides itself on providing genuine Door-stop doors, which are branded with its mark of quality. There are many benefits to owning a genuine Door-stop door: they are weather-proof, police approved, energy efficient and come with a secure guarantee – and what’s more, they also come with a unique serial number, which can be registered on the Door-stop website.
The Exitex MDS25 allows for a smoother transition of wheelchairs and has EPDM rubber seals for a robust solution that is guaranteed to last Door-Stop, the composite door supplier, has added a new wider threshold option to its range, available on all of its standard and FD30 doors. The new Exitex threshold MDS25 is 115mm wide and Part M compliant. In addition to providing customers with a wider threshold, the Exitex MDS25 allows for a smoother transition of wheelchairs and has EPDM rubber seals for a robust solution that is guaranteed to last. It also offers outstanding weather performance thanks to its compression rebate seal, which has been tested to 150Pa air and water, and the improved thermal break offers superior thermal efficiency. Offering functional flexibility Patrick Dean, Head of Sales and Marketing at Door-stop, said: "The addition of the Exitex threshold is the next step in the evolution of our product range. We're always listening to the requirements of our customers and the release of a new, wider threshold is direct response to their feedback.” "We're always listening to the requirements of our customers and the release of a new, wider threshold is direct response to their feedback" “As always, along with the functional flexibility that the threshold provides, comes the Door-stop commitment to a quality finish. The new threshold will be available in all of our custom colours – chartwell green, grey, duck-egg blue, cream, poppy-red and black-brown – as well as our ever-popular standard range – helping to provide the consumer with all of the options that they have come to expect from a Door-stop door." Benefits of a genuine Door-stop door Door-Stop prides itself on providing genuine Door-Stop doors, which are branded with its mark of quality. There are many benefits to owning a genuine Door-Stop door: they are weather-proof, police approved, energy efficient and boast a secure guarantee, which promises the homeowner a replacement door plus £500 compensation in the event of a break in, where the locking mechanism has failed, though this offer is available on ERA locks only.