First SBD flush sash?

TruFrame believes it has become the first company in the UK to offer a Secured by Design accredited PVC-U flush sash window, using Liniar’s six-chambered EnergyPlus sculptured 70mm outer frame, with a four-chambered 50mm deep, flush sash.

The Melton Mowbray based window and door manufacturer has successfully tested its new flush sash window to meet the stringent standards of Secured by Design, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) initiative which aims to reduce burglary in the UK by ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes.

Secured by Design is acceptable under the new approved Document Q (Security – Dwellings) of the Building Regulations, which comes into force on 1 October 2015. This important new regulation relates to new dwellings only and sates that windows must carry either PAS 24:2012 or Secured by Design status.

Given the forthcoming legislation, TruFrame is able to offer a number of hand finished windows and doors not only for its nationwide network of partners, but also for the house building market, including both the large national house builders and the smaller more exclusive developers.

There are a large number of colour options for the new flush sash window including white, flat cream, rosewood, golden oak, white foil, cream foil and Irish oak, all of which are available on just a 10-day lead time. Other colours such as black foil, Chartwell green and anthracite grey (RAL 7016) are also available.

As well as its standard high security range of window handles, TruFrame is offering more traditional looking hardware, including a key-locking ‘monkey tail’ handle and a dummy peg-stay. The addition of a dedicated astragal bar profile, which is exclusive to TruFrame, completes the product offering.

David Firmager, managing director of TruFrame, commented: “We’re enhancing our reputation for being first to market with new products, as our industry-first SBD accredited flush sash shows. With the new legislation just a matter of months away, it’s important for us and our partners to make our products future-proof.”

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