The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) have published a new technical guide to give door and window manufacturers more support on building regulations compliance.
Part Q of the building regulations for England was introduced with the aim of improving the security standards of windows and doors that are fitted into new builds. One of the most important elements in the requirements is that as a minimum, doors and windows should be capable of meeting the security requirements of PAS 24.
Kevin Underwood, technical director at the BWF, said:
“For the woodworking sector, Part Q presents us with new challenges on the security rating of doors and windows in new build homes, including new homes created by a change of use, such as barn conversions.
“The regulations were introduced last October, but the implications are only just being felt now with the latest wave of new home registrations. It will be imposed on all sites by October this year at the latest.
“As part of the building regulations in England, the new Part Q falls within the jurisdiction of the Building Control Officer. As a consequence, we think it is set to be rigorously enforced.”
The publication from the BWF provides an overview of the requirements and details what companies should do to avoid being caught out by the new requirements.
The guide is free to BWF members.