'Designed for Security' principles to give customers enhanced peace of mind
Your home is only as secure as its weakest point of entry and that is why it is so important to have doors and windows that are as secure as possible to keep your home safe.
Wherever you live, your front door and windows will always be the initial signal about the levels of security at your home – and if they look secure and burglar-resistant, intruders will think twice about trying to gain entry.
Police forces across the UK launched the Secured by Design initiative to oversee and ensure the consistent standard of products to increase the security of homes and help to prevent domestic crime.
The quality of materials used for doors and windows, along with standards of locks and hinges, all form part of this overall guidance to keep homes safe from intruders.
Ensuring maximum home security by using only the highest quality of materials and accessories, along with expert fitting, is at the core of Wooden Luxury’s ethos.
And although our overall products themselves cannot be given SBD accreditation – as they are all custom-designed and created unlike inferior mass produced products – every element of them is made to meet only the highest standards of security.
In fact, we even take this a little further, providing our own Designed For Security principles, that use the exact same products accredited in the SBD accreditation and ensure our bespoke designed windows and doors meet the exacting criteria set out, giving our customers peace of mind when it comes to home security.
One of the most important considerations when it comes to rating security standards of doors and windows is the material used. At Wooden Luxury, all of our products are crafted using only the highest quality sustainable timber – known for its longevity, strength, minimal movement and natural insulation – as well as its unrivalled natural beauty.
This makes it the ideal material for homeowners who want windows and doors that are both stunning on the eye and will last for decades – whilst letting potential burglars know you mean business when it comes to home security.
All of our sustainably-sourced timber is checked thoroughly upon delivery for quality and content before it is used, and then installed by experts to ensure they fit into their frames perfectly – another important aspect in ensuring maximum security for your home.
Additional security is assured with strong British Standard insurance rated locking mechanisms and fasteners that provide advanced security levels.
All of our doors are secured with strong insurance rated locking mechanisms. These feature robust bolts, night latches, deadlocks and three kite marked anti-snap euro cylinder sash locks to give you peace of mind.
Similarly to security standards, homeowners quite rightly want peace of mind that their products meet fire regulations should the worst happen.
Under current Building Regulations, all fire doors should be ‘FD30 standard’ – meaning they provide fire resistance of not less than 30 minutes and be resistant to the passage of smoke at room temperature conditions.
And whilst we cannot offer FD30 approval rated doors ‘as standard’ like other mass produced window and door manufacturers due to the bespoke nature of our products, we have years of experience producing doors and screens in a magnitude of projects throughout the country that have been passed as fire safe for 30 minutes by local authorities, including multi occupancy dwellings in London borough.
Working closely alongside our customers we can help provide all the relevant specifications of our products to be used, to pass local authority criteria meaning our Wooden Luxury customers can rest assured that all of our bespoke products are constructed in line with these regulations, and meet all high building standards for new build and HWMO properties.
Since Wooden Luxury was launched in 2002 with our family values at its heart – combined with an ambition to lead the field in 21st century joinery – our reputation has been built on excellence of design, quality of product, expert craftsmanship and professionalism.
And that means that designing, creating and installing products that are not only stunning but provide your home with maximum security and fire safety are fundamental to what we do.