In all instances it is good practice to fit British Standards approved locks to all of your external doors. In many cases this is an insurance company requirement and may reduce your premium. Approved locks carry the BSI Kitemark™ and are approved to either BS 3621:2007 or BE EN 1303, rigorous test standards to which locks must perform.
Other safety standards locks should conform to are BS EN 1154:1997, BS EN 1125:2008 and BS EN 179:2008.
Founded by the furniture industry for the furniture industry, FIRA is renowned globally for its expertise in testing, research, consultancy, customer care, ergonomics, training/events and sustainability. FIRA continues to play a leading role in the development of UK and European Standards, and FIRA test certificates are accepted worldwide.
The FIRA Gold Award is the ultimate mark of product excellence within the furniture industry. This award provides a solid reassurance that a product meets all necessary standards. The award provides comprehensive testing and ongoing auditing programmes, for a complete range or item of furniture, thus ensuring that it has been manufactured to the highest possible standards.
Howdens Joinery is an affiliate member of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) ensuring the highest professional standards are achieved and ongoing commitment to quality assurance.
Howdens Joinery Group PLC has been certified for real carbon reduction and commitment to ongoing reductions.
Howdens Joinery have been awarded ISO 14001:2004 for demonstrating and continually developing sound environmental performance.
As part of the UK\'s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE), Howdens Joinery has joined the Distributor Take Back scheme (DTS) to increase recycling rates of electrical goods in the UK and allow end-users to recycle any old electrical items free of charge.