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“Making door sets to the SBD standard is a must for us as a company, our customers expect nothing less”

Specialist uPVC and composite door supplier, 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 Panels are a renowned door supplier, supplying many tradesmen across the UK with some of the highest quality uPVC and composite doors. 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.

The full range of Vista Panel’s products that have achieved Police Preferred Specification (PPS) can be found here:

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 social housing and newbuild properties – with high-quality, reliable and secure doors. Not only does this offer greater peace of mind to the homeowner, but also to the tradesmen fitting the doors.

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Ian Smith, Sales Manager at Vista Panels explained: “Making door sets 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 client or domestic replacement security is always at the top of our list of requirements so the option to upgrade to SBD specification is always there for them”.

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 work alongside a range of manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and up to date with emerging criminal trends.

With over one million homes built to SBD standards, witnessing reductions in crime of up to 87%, SBD plays a hugely significant role in the process of designing out crime by good design. As a result, sustainable reductions in crime have been witnessed each and every year.

Established in 1995, Vista have over 25 years of experience in manufacturing door products in the UK from their Wirral-based manufacturing plant facility.Vista Panels2

Investing in new machinery and training has aided them in maintaining a consistent level of quality, whilst simultaneously providing their fabricators and installers with even more key selling points to consumers in the domestic and commercial markets.

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 GPR 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.   

There are also various upgrades to glass options that increase the thermal performance of the door, given the current climate, Vista’s composite doors are perfect for keeping your home warmer, in-turn helping to reduce energy usage and costs.

Hazel Goss, Development Officer at Secured by Design commented: “It was a pleasure to renew Vista Panels membership with us, as one of my older member companies joining back in 2006, they have continued to offer many excellent products and I am looking forward to many more years working alongside them”.

Composite doors offer the look and feel of a timber door, without any of the inherent problems, such as cracking, bowing and twisting, and unlike timber, composite doors are incredibly low maintenance.

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Secured by Design was established over 30 years ago and works with many partner organisations ranging from the Home Office, Department for Levelling Up and Housing Communities, right through to local authorities, housing associations, architects, developers and manufacturers. SBD also maintains close links with standards authorities and certification bodies to ensure it remains up to date with emerging criminal trends.

By working closely with builders, developers, local authorities and registered housing associations to incorporate their police crime prevention standards from the initial concept and design, right through to construction and completion. Police forces throughout the UK have specially trained Designing Out Crime Officers (DOCOs) who offer police designing out crime and Secured by Design advice free of charge.

There are currently many hundreds of SBD member companies producing thousands of attack resistant crime prevention products across 30 different crime categories. See the full range of SBD member companies and their product categories here:

Contact Vista Panels Limited:

T: 0151 6081423



Contact Secured by Design:

T: 02038623999



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