Yorkshire based manufacturer Quickslide are determined to keep their award-winning Vertical Sliding windows at the forefront of the fenestration industry, having developed high security components to ensure the product now passes the test for PAS 24:2016.
When in the late 90’s formal testing was introduced, it became compulsory for manufacturers to comply in return for certification of security. Along with this came an assurance that units were capable of keeping out bad weather. Quickslide’s transition from its vertical sliders’ initial certification of BS7412:2002 to PAS 24:2016 has certainly presented challenges – each test requiring additional and more enhanced features. By working closely with their hardware suppliers to design fit for purpose add-ons, the recent journey to success was made far simpler.
As 2018 winners of the National Fenestration Awards’ Vertical Sliding Company of the Year category, Quickslide have proven they know what consumers want. In support of the environment and their customers’ budgets, Quickslide’s draught free product houses ‘Low E’ glass for improved heat retention, and a superior A+ energy rating where required. A deep bottom rail option replicates true Victorian sash windows, specifically when complimented with authentic, run-through sash horns.
By default, the units also tick the compliance boxes for Secured by Design (SBD) approval. The official UK police Flagship initiative withdrew PAS 24:2012 in favour of the simplified test methods and wider encompassing PAS 24:2016 in February 2016, and all companies who are SBD approved needed to ensure they met the new standards by 1st October 2018.
Considered crucial for involvement in the new build arena, Quickslide vertical sliders are also manufactured to comply with ‘Approved Document Q’ – one of the key stipulations under the National House Building Council’s (NHBC) regulations.