A new regulation relating to new builds only comes into force on 1 October 2015*.
The regulation focuses on security and states that ‘reasonable provision but be made to resist unauthorised access to any dwelling and any part of a building from which access can be gained, for
example, to a flat within a building’.
What it actually means…
All doors and ground floor accessible windows must be Secured By Design or PAS 24 security tested (and that means the entire window or door including profiles, hinges etc). The door must either have a door viewer or be clear glass and all glass (window and door) must be laminated. The letterbox of a door must be no larger than 260mm x 40mm and have an internal flap fitted and there must be a security chain or bar fitted.
For your supply chain you will need to buy from an accredited supplier or fabricator. It is them which must be accredited, not you.
Plastic Trade Frames is an accredited supplier
You can access the full regulatory document here document q
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*It doesn’t apply to work started before 1 October 2015 or work subject to building notice, full plans application or initial notice submitted before that date provided the work is started on site by 1 October 2016.