SL-35 – PAS 24:2016 certification
The new door has been designed to deliver an enhanced level of security to buildings from unauthorised or forced entry. Meaning the door also delivers a compliant solution to Building Regulations Approved Document Q, which was added to introduce a minimum security standard to all new dwellings.
The Gilgen PAS 24 automatic glazed sliding door retains the trademark sophisticated looks and reliability of the Gilgen brand. Entrances with a Gilgen PAS 24 Door therefore benefit from the enhanced security rating whilst still maintaining a bright, accessible and welcoming entrance for users. Furthermore, benefits include options for architects and specifiers to integrate the enhanced PAS 24 security into their projects with packages certified up to 7.5m wide and up to 3.2m high.
The Gilgen product development team were keen to not just offer an industry first, but also ensure that this flexibility in design was possible. Matthew Pullin, Central Operations Manager for Gilgen Door Systems UK explains: “We didn’t want to simply offer a product to the market, we wanted to offer a solution so that added security could be incorporated into building specification without compromise to the design or aesthetics of a building. The testing to PAS 24 was carried out within the UK by a small focussed Team including the Product Manager and Engineers from our Swiss Parent Company who all worked tirelessly on achieving this standard.”
The physical testing was conducted by independent assessors at the BRE and although Gilgen was confident the door would achieve the required standards for PAS 24:2016; watching a team of experts try, with all their might, to destroy it was a nail biting time. The hard work was more than worth it though as the door passed with flying colours and it is an achievement that everyone at Gilgen is genuinely proud of as well as excited. Knowing that the work Gilgen put into their products makes people, places and contents safer and more secure gives Gilgen a real sense of satisfaction and direction.”
Not only that, but this door sets a new benchmark for the industry and demonstrates Gilgen’s continued commitment to customer led, industry leading, product development.