The Veka UK Group is claiming a first among system suppliers with the transition of its entire range of Veka and Halo PVC-U window and door products to PAS 24:2016, making it ‘the first BSI Kitemark System Supplier of PVC–U to do so’.
Group Sales Director Neil Evans said: “Being the first systems supplier to achieve PAS 24:2016 across its entire range represents a significant investment for the Group. It contains a number of exciting product enhancements, as well as new products that we will be announcing shortly.
Accreditation Manager Mark Barsby added: “We’ve been in discussions with our forward-thinking customers, BSI and Secured by Design since last July to ensure Veka and Halo products meet the updated enhanced security standard, PAS 24:2016. The previous version – PAS 24:2012 – has now been withdrawn from the BSI website, and while Document Q will continue to reference it for some time, the latest Secured by Design Homes Guide already allows for compliance via the new standard.
“Many Veka and Halo fabricators and installers use data cascaded from The Veka UK Group for Document Q compliance. They will instantly be able to demonstrate to prospective customers how far ‘ahead of the game’ they are.
“It’s important to us that consumers and the whole supply chain know that their systems designer is doing everything to ensure that its windows and doors keep people and property safe from the latest methods of attack from opportunist intruders.”
Lorraine Balch, Certification Manager, Fenestration at BSI said: “We’re delighted that Veka has achieved certification to the revised standard PAS 24:2016 across the full range of PVC-U window and door products. Maintaining products against the latest version of the standard takes planning, time and dedication and means that Veka is already benefitting from adopting PAS 24:2016 formally as a foundation for security, and using it as a competitive advantage to give the end-user confidence.”
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