News: Dale Quality Ensures Part Q Classification

In October 2015, Building Regulations for England were changed, introducing the Part Q classification, to help increase the security performance of windows and doors being installed in new build properties.

The new mandatory Part Q classification, seeks to ensure high security standards for new build homes including homes created by change of use such as barn conversions.

So what does that mean for builders, developers and self builders? For any new build you are working on, the windows and doorsets being used must be manufactured to a design that has been successfully tested to meet the security requirements of PAS 24:2012.

Homes built before October 1, 2015 are not subject to Part Q.

Here at Dale we have been putting our made to measure range of timber windows and doors through their Part Q paces and are delighted to say they have achieved it.

Products from across the Dale range that have achieved the Part Q classification include:

“We are absolutely delighted to have achieved the Part Q classification for so many of our product ranges. Clearly the classification is designed to have a positive impact on the security of windows and doors for new build properties and for leading window and door companies like ourselves, testing existing product ranges is a major undertaking. So it’s great that so many of our timber windows and doors have now gone through testing and successful classification,” said Dale’s national sales manager Matt Chambers.

Want to find out more about the standard and how that affects your window and door choices? Contact us on 0800 030 2222 or email us on and we can help with your enquiry.

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