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Window and door technology has advanced significantly in recent years to the point where today’s profile systems, glazing and hardware enable housing specifiers to deliver ever safer, more secure and energy efficient homes. But for the benefits of these new generation products to be fully realised, it is crucial that the specification of window and door fasteners is not left to chance.

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The Social Housing Regulation Act 2023 marks a significant turning point for the social housing sector, ushering in a new era of resident empowerment and a resolute commitment to delivering safe, secure, and sustainable homes. 


The wide range of innovative products and systems offered by today’s window and door industry may provide housing specifiers with the scope to achieve their performance goals effectively on paper without focusing on the minor components used in their manufacture. However, the reality could be very different.

Reputable window and door manufacturers always have a clear procurement strategy for fasteners, so they know the products they use are fit for purpose. But what are the most important considerations specifiers need to be aware of when it comes to window fasteners?


In an era where housing associations face increasing demands for quality, efficiency, and sustainability, Sidey stands out as an example of excellence. With a rich history of delivering top-class services and products tailored to the unique needs of housing associations, Sidey has solidified its position as a trusted partner in the industry.

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Callum Thornton, the Fenestration Product Manager for SFS UK, explains why specifiers and property managers should consider continuity of insulation around window openings as a priority in both new build and retrofit situations.


Howard Trotter, business manager of window and fire door manufacturer Shelforce, discusses stricter regulations and controls for property improvement and maintenance – and why landlords must meet them.