Last edited 22 Sep 2015

Doorset definition

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Approved Document Q - Security – Dwellings, Q1 Unauthorised access, defines a doorset as:

'A complete door assembly, assembled on site or delivered as a complete assembly, consisting of the door frame, door leaf or leaves, essential hardware and any integral side panel or fanlight (but excluding coupled assemblies).'

Where a coupled assembly is:

'A doorset and window that are supplied as separate self-contained frames and fixed together on site.'

The approved document suggests that a secure doorset is:

'Either a doorset that is proven to resist physical attack by a casual or opportunist burglar, or a bespoke doorset incorporating construcion feastures that are proven to reduce crime.'

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