The Building Regulations Establish Standards that must be achieved in the construction of buildings include ‘Approved Document Q – Security – Dwellings, Q1 Unauthorised access, supports requirement Q1 of Schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010′.
RWS Ltd have a long history in providing high security solutions which surpass the levels set within part Q. Some of our commercial clients are starting to take these principles and adapt them into office environments, hence protecting assets as well as staff.
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Approved Document Q
This took effect on 1 October 2015 and applies to new dwellings. It does not apply to work started before 1 October 2015 nor work subject to a building notice. Full planning applications or initial notices submitted before that date, provided the work was started on site before 1 October 2016 is also not affected.
Approved Document Q requires that reasonable provision is made to resist unauthorised access to new dwellings or to any part of a building from which access can be gained to a flat within that building. It sets out standards for doors and windows to resist physical attack by a casual or opportunist burglar by being sufficiently robust and fitted with appropriate hardware. RWS Ltd have been installing systems like this for over 30 years.
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Outline Specification Detailed In Part Q
Should be secure door sets. Letter plates should not exceed a maximum size and should prevent people trying to remove keys form inside.
Main entry doors should have a door viewer or other means to see callers. Frames should be mechanically fixed to the structure of the building and lightweight frames should incorporate a resilient layer.
Easily accessible windows should be secure and frames should be mechanically fixed to the structure of the building.
RWS Ltd have a wealth of knowledge in dealing with building security and adapting a design to ensure the highest security can be achieved within the project parameters. If you’d like any advice on Part Q or any other aspect of security please contact us today.