Quickslide reports that its new Legacy VS window, in its mechanically jointed form, has passed a series of gruelling test procedures to achieve a pass for the PAS24:2016 security performance standard. Based upon the Spectus vertical slider, the Legacy has been significantly enhanced with Quickslide succeeding in producing what it claims is the only mechanically jointed version of this window on the market.
A number of engineering enhancements were made to ensure the Quickslide Legacy window complies with the standard, including basics such as additional reinforcement and longer screws to ensure secure location in the reinforcement, in addition to side extrusion blocks, sash locators, together with upgraded locks, keeps, latch and aluminium tilt arms, all supplied by ERA.
Quickslide’s quality manager, Julian Fielden, described the processes through which the Legacy window, which was introduced in 2019 to enhance the company’s VS offering, achieved the PAS24 pass: “Our goal was not simply to pass the very rigorous PAS24 test procedures, but to ensure that we can manufacture every frame to this standard, with consistent performance, quality and of course, production efficiency.”
“And the testing procedures are a fascinating process,” Julian went on to explain. “The manual test includes attacking the window with various tools to try and displace the beading with an aim of removing the glass to gain entry,” explained Julian. “The mechanical tests are done by attaching various brackets to the window and then a force of up to 3kN is applied in different position to try and dislodge the sashes from the frames. And obviously we passed all of these and the other tests,” he added.
The Quickslide Legacy is described by the company as a ‘true heritage’ window and one that is designed to extend Quickslide’s reputation as a leader in the heritage sector of the market. Key aesthetic features include the authentic ovolo shape to the frame, bead, sash and cill with a wide range of detail customisations including Georgian bars, run through sash horns and external weather bars. This attention to detail extends to a deep bottom rail and flush gaskets that emulate traditional glazing, all of which have been researched to ensure authenticity.