Vista renews SBD membership

Houses on a street.

Vista Panels have renewed their membership with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design (SBD), achieving Police Preferred Specification (PPS) on an impressive range of their best-selling doors, locks and hardware.

Vista pride themselves on their ability to ensure that their products are manufactured to meet the requirements of all the latest industry standards, including PAS24:2016, CE marked/UKAS marked, and ISO relevant ISO standards.

Having been proud SBD members for the last 16 years, Vista Panels continue to show their dedication and commitment to supplying their customers, both within the domestic, social housing and newbuild market, with high-quality, reliable and secure doors. Not only does this offer greater peace of mind to the specifier and homeowner, but also to the tradesmen fitting the doors.

“Being members and able to make doorsets to the SBD standard is a must for us as a company – our customers expect nothing less from us, whether it is for a commercial or domestic client, replacement security is always at the top of the list of requirements. It is reassuring that the option to upgrade to an SBD specification is always there for them” comments Ian Smith, head of sales and marketing.

What is Secured by Design?

Secured by Design is owned by the UK Police Service and works to improve the security of buildings and their immediate surroundings, with the specific aim to reduce crime and help people live more safely. SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.

For over 30 years, Secured by Design’s product-based accreditation scheme – the Police Preferred Specification – has and continues to provide a recognised standard for all security related products that can both deter and reduce crime. SBD works alongside a range of manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and up to date with emerging criminal trends.

There are many benefits of opting for Vista’s high-quality, low maintenance composite doors. Not only do they include a 5-hook lock, rigid polymer subframe, high-density CFC-free polyurethane foam core, impact resistant GRP skin and triple seal outer frame, but they are also fitted with an anti-snap, bump, pick and drill cylinder for ultimate security.

Vista Panel’s XtremeDoors are one of the highest spec composite doors on the market, boasting premium thermal efficiency and weatherproofing. In fact, their composite doors are 19% more thermally efficient than a solid timber core composite. They also comply with recently updated Part L requirements on lower U-Values of 1.4 W/m2K or under.