Lancashire Trade Frames (LTF) is celebrating achieving the PAS 24:2016 standard for its composite and double door products. The news follows the business’ successful completion of an independent audit of its manufacturing processes last year, and the award of several accreditations relevant to the construction industry, including the Gold CMS Mark awarded by CENSolutions for LTF’s windows.
PAS 24:2016 is one of the most important industry security standards. Covering enhanced security considerations and weather testing, it is keenly sought by businesses in both the domestic and commercial markets. Every three months, the company must prove its products and processes remain up to the coveted gold standard.
The company’s commitment means it now has proven gold-standard compliance with BS EN 14351-1: (CE marking), BS 6375-1:2015 (weather testing), BS 7412 (PVC-U windows and doorsets), BS 8529 (composite doorsets), PAS 24:2016: (Enhanced Security) and Approved Document Q for its windows, composites and double doors. With Window Energy Ratings derived using BFRC approved simulators, Lancashire Trade Frames’ Kömmerling products are now verified to meet Band A.
Mark Rowland, the fabricator’s managing director, said: “The wider construction industry demands proof of quality and certifications are required when tendering for contracts. Key specifiers such as the NHBC and Secured by Design demand exacting standards that are embedded in a business’s culture. This is a challenging accreditation to achieve, but it’s also its strength. It’s not a flimsy piece of paper. It carries weight.”