Are Secured by Design doors and windows a legal requirement?

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Have you seen the words 'Secured by Design' while shopping around for new window styles or doors but been left a little confused about what it means and why it might be important to you?

Our homes should be places we feel utterly safe and protected, somewhere we know both the occupants and their possessions will remain secure from intruders. While there are plenty of products out there to help with this – from security cameras to the best video doorbells  – some are more effective than others and not everyone wants to (or is able to) spend a small fortune on turning their home into Fort Knox.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.