Coastal Part Q Program Update 2022

Written by Coastal Group ,
Published on July 14, 2022 at 3:38:33 PM PDT July 14, 2022 at 3:38:33 PM PDTth, July 14, 2022 at 3:38:33 PM PDT

Update on Coastal’s Part Q Scheme

Through 2015, 2016 and 2019, Coastal invested approximately £40,000 into testing a range of doors and windows to meet PAS24 certification (security testing for external doors and windows). The testing was carried out on our behalf by UL Ltd., a UKAS certified test house in Telford. All tests were official and not indicative (original test certificates can be provided on request).

The aim was to help our customers easily comply with the new building regulation (Part Q) which came into force in 2015. Coastal were the first company in the joinery market to step in and invest considerable sums to help joinery companies through setting up the system of cascading test certification. Thanks to our innovation, other hardware suppliers have since followed the same certification system.

A majority of our testing was originally carried out to the PAS 24 standard at the time – the 2012 standard - with two products since on the 2016 standard.

As it stands today (June 2022), Part Q of Building Regulations only requires meeting the 2012 standard as you will find on the link to the document on the Government website.

Please see page 3 and part 1.2.a on pdf document found using above link which clearly states “manufactured to a design that has been shown by test to meet the security requirements of British Standards publication PAS 24:2012”.

If a joinery firm wants to join Secured By Design certification, then all testing will need to be to the 2016 standard.

In the majority of cases, joinery firms only require help to meet Part Q of Building Regulations, not Secured by Design.

The BSI are updating the PAS standard once again this year to create PAS 24:2022. The PAS 24:2012 standard has since been withdrawn due to 2016 superseding it, but the 2012 standard still applies in Part Q of the building regulations.

Coastal are holding off re-testing the current range of product on our Part Q Approved Scheme, and additionally a number of new products, until the new 2022 standard is launched later in the year. The commitment from Coastal is substantial as the new investment will cost approximately £55,000. We are using the time to get product ready for the next phase and will use the opportunity to make our revised Part Q scheme even more beneficial to current and potential customers.

We are aware some hardware suppliers and a particular network are broadcasting false information that the 2012 is not acceptable for Part Q of Building Regulations. As you can see on above Government document there is no documented or proven basis to make this claim, as far as we are aware.

We are very happy to be corrected where there is genuine evidence provided that Part Q of Building Regulations requires more than PAS 24:2012.

We look forward to launching our new PAS 24:2022 Scheme shortly.

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