Are you Part Q?
1st April 2016
The new Part Q of the building regulations for England introduced the requirement for security-rated doors and windows to be provided for new build homes registered in England after 1st October 2015.
The impact of Part Q Security Regulations on those supplying product into new homes is huge – any range of windows and non-bespoke external doors (including flat entrances) sold into the new build market will need to be backed by security testing.
Evidence can be cascaded from an ironmongery manufacturer, for example, but it is vital to ensure that the scope covers the product you are supplying (e.g. section sizes, glazing method/system, species, placement of ironmongery and length and size of any fixings used).
Leitz Tooling has worked with Coastal Joinery Hardware - one of the UK's leading trade-only suppliers of timber window and door hardware solutions - for several years, and both companies have dedication to customer support at the heart of their business. Coastal has launched a new initiative to enable businesses in the trade to easily and effectively become fully Part Q compliant, offering cascade certificates for Leitz Tooling’s High Performance Flush Timber Windows, side and top hung.
Loren Jenner, director at Coastal said: “In line with our dedicated approach to providing the trade with a combination of quality products and technical knowledge, our Part Q compliance initiative is something we feel will really benefit our customers supplying the new build housing market.
“It was clear to us that Part Q, whilst beneficial from a security perspective, was set to cause major headaches for smaller manufacturers. We saw this issue as something we could really lend support with and make the whole process much simpler for those who didn’t want to face the rigours of getting their own products tested.”
Simon Liddell, managing director of Leitz Tooling UK said, “Leitz is committed to high quality product, innovation and providing valuable services to our customers, and this cooperation with Coastal Joinery Hardware for Part Q cascade certification is an example of that value in practice. In combination with Coastal’s specific hardware, we really are making energy rated, high performance, certified and compliant timber window manufacture easy for our customers.”
Anyone wanting to use the Part Q certification system should email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 01279 454530.