July 27, 2022

Lincolnshire-based George Barnsdale and Sons have renewed their membership with Secured by Design, the official police security initiative.

Established in 1884, George Barnsdale is a family-run business manufacturing high-performance timber windows and doors in Donington, Lincolnshire. The company offers a nationwide project management and installation service, working on a wide variety of buildings and project types.

George Barnsdale prides itself on the reputation they have built with their products designed to meet the highest standards in terms of weather resistance, security, thermal and acoustic insulation, while still showcasing appealing aesthetic designs. The company approach is to devise practical solutions to fit customer requirements, collaborating with clients to provide a bespoke service for unique design constraints.

The product selection at George Barnsdale features a number of Secured by Design accredited doorset and window ranges, all of which can be customised according to customer need, featuring multi-point locking and secure hardware.

Tom Wright, MD, George Barnsdale, said: “Our products are designed for ultimate security performance, which we manage to achieve without spoiling the aesthetic of the design so our products look as great as they perform.”

Doug Skins, Secured by Design, commented: “I’m really pleased that George Barnsdale and Sons have renewed their membership with Secured by Design. They have a range of doorsets and windows which have achieved Police Preferred Specification, and it has been a pleasure working with them so far. I look forward to our continued working relationship over the coming years.”

You can find out more about George Barnsdale and Sons and their Secured by Design accredited products here

Secured by Design (SBD) is owned by the UK Police Service with the specific aim of reducing crime and increasing safety for businesses and individuals.

SBD seeks to improve the physical security of buildings and the surrounding area using products such as doors, windows, locks and walling systems along with fencing systems that meet the SBD Police Preferred Specification security requirements.

SBD have many partner organisations, ranging from the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government through to local authorities, housing associations, developers and manufacturers and work closely with standards and certification bodies.

SBD is the only way for companies to obtain police recognition for security-related products in the UK, through the Police Preferred Specification – a product-based accreditation scheme developed over 20 years ago, which provides a recognised standard for all security products that effectively deter and reduce crime. SBD work with manufacturers and standards authorities to ensure that security standards are current and updated to keep pace with emerging crime trends.

Learn more about Secured by Design and our member companies at: https://www.securedbydesign.com/