Saturday 11 September 2021

Birtley Group renew membership with SBD

Birtley Group trading as Bowater Doors has renewed their membership with the official police security initiative Secured by Design.

Bowater Doors are a leading UK manufacturer supplying high-quality composite doorsets including double rebated and fire doors. 

Alfie Hosker, Secured by Design, said: “Birtley Group and Bowater Doors have continued their long-standing relationship with Secured by Design. They produce a wide range of Police Preferred Specification doorsets. I know that they are currently in the process of looking to expand this range even further over the coming year”.

Scott Francis, Technical Manager at Bowater Doors commented:
“Bowater Doors are committed to supplying the safest and most secure composite doorsets to the UK construction industry.  We believe this is achieved with pioneering design, rigorous test data and attaining third party accreditations to support our claims. Secured by Design supports our strategy as a manufacturer to ensure we don’t only deliver on style, but also on safety and security.”

You can find out more about Birtley Group and Bowater Doors  and their extensive range of Secured by Design accredited doorsets on the SBD website.

Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim of reducing crime and helping people live more safely. 

SBD seek to improve the physical security of buildings and the surrounding area using products, such as doors, windows, locks and walling systems along with fencing systems that meet the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements.

SBD developed a product based accreditation scheme over 20 years ago – the Police Preferred Specification, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that can deter and reduce crime. SBD work with manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends. 

There are currently many hundreds of companies producing thousands of attack resistant crime prevention products, across over 30 different crime categories, which have achieved Police Preferred Specification.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK.

Birtley Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hill & Smith plc. With revenues of more than £400 million and a workforce of 3,600 people, their parent organisation provides an exceptionally solid foundation for the future growth of Birtley Group and its brands.

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