Stellar aluminium comes with the security expected by homeowners and giving installers confidence to sell the credentials of the product. Already winning industry awards, the residential and light-commercial Stellar aluminium system, also has three desirable security credentials.
Understanding Stellar Windows Security
The Stellar casement window systems come as standard with quality espagnolette window locks having several locking points including shootbolts. These engage in secure window keeps. The window handles are also of a high standard with key locking facility. Adding to the overall window security are internal window glazing beads.
With this locking combination and other enhancements, the system now meets the following security specifications.
Secured by Design
Widely known and understood by the trade and public, Secured by Design is the official UK police security initiative. This certification does not just apply to windows and doors but other elements of buildings and developments where crime is designed out. Any Secured by Design-accredited windows, like Stellar, undergo specific attack tests. These tests are certified by independent third-party bodies responsible for certification and accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Stellar is listed on the SBD website for their windows, residential doors and bifolding doors.
Updated in 2016, BS4873 covers the design, construction and performance requirements for aluminium windows as well as external doors. This standard applies to broad range of opening options such as hinged opening or fixed windows, double or single doors as well as sliding and bifolding doors.
The BS 4873 / PAS24 Kitemark is another third-party certification. For end users it is an extra security indication that the product comes with the right components and design and high security. This standard also confirms that Stellar products meet the more recent requirements of Document Q for new build. As a result, Stellar windows security suits both the replacement of existing windows and anyone building brand new dwellings.
Adrian Crutchley, Accreditations Manager at Epwin Window Systems, said:
Delivering outstanding security and quality was an essential part of Stellar’s remit and built in from the start. These new accreditations prove that we’ve more than achieved the high levels we set ourselves.
Stellar windows security benefits for installers and homeowners
The security of windows and doors remains a key selling point. Stellar joins the ranks of other premium-brand windows offering independently certified security across their entire range of windows and doors.
Installers can sell the security merits of the systems with confidence. Homeowners get reassuring peace of mind. Even better they can see the products and the company listed on the Secured by Design website. All these security features combine with the slim lines, profile strength and clever design found in Stellar casement windows, residential doors, bifolding doors and sliding doors.
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