Approved Doc Q - Security in Dwellings

Approved Document Q covers the standards for doors and windows to resist physical attack by a burglar. It includes standards on being both sufficiently robust and fitted with appropriate hardware.

It also supports requirement Q1 of schedule 1 to the Building Regulations 2010. Requirement Q1 applies only in relation to new dwellings and provides that reasonable provision must be made to resist unauthorised access to any dwelling; and any part of a building from which access can be gained to a flat within the building.