PAS 23 and PAS 24
What are PAS 23 and PAS 24?
Doors should be safe and durable, as well as able to stand the test of time (and busy homes!). Door testing standards ensure consumers that when they purchase a new door, it will be safe, secure and fit for purpose.
All doors manufactured in the UK must comply with British manufacturing and performance standards. PAS 23 and PAS 24 are tests that doors and door components must endure to asses whether they meet current standards in Britain.
PAS 23 assesses the ability of door assemblies to match performance requirements. A door is subjected to a series of tests, which include wind and water tightness and cycle testing. Every component used within the door set must be tested and meet the relevant British Standard for that component. The door can then be put forward for testing to PAS 23.
PAS 24 is an enhanced security performance test for door assembly requirements. As with PAS 23 testing, each door component must comply with the relevant British Standard for that component. PAS 24 covers the same requirements as PAS 23, with the addition of a number of security tests such as manual intervention and mechanical loading. PAS 24 testing is intense and rigorous. The mechanical loading tests subject doors to 4.5Kn of pressure (approximately 45 times the pressure used to tighten a car wheel nut!)