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The Contemporary doorset is successfully tested at an independant UKAS accredited laboratory to the latest requirements of PAS24. Tested as a complete doorset with side panels and screens as well as fanlights.

The doorsets are certified to PAS24 and meet the latest requirements of PAS24:2016.  This includes:

Locks tested with thumbturn to the inside for means of escape as well as for key operation to both sides.

Letterboxes tested to TS008 and have been tested as part of the complete Contemporary Doorset in full scale primary fire tests to both sides of the doorset.


The Contemporary Range carries third party certification for Enhanced Security through the notified body BM Trada.  Awarded the police preferred approval: Secured by Design.

Technical Features

“renowned engineering design”

Gerda understands that the accessibility of homes is important for the lifetime of their inhabitants. The frame system is designed to maximise clear openings. The design of the locking systems and handlesets facilities ease of use. Gerda has developed innovative options for accessibility, working with our customers to ensure we fulfil their needs. 

The additional Gerda ZW500 lock, situated above the handle ensures a secure closing facility. It has a Europrofile cylinder with thumbturn – enabling fast and immediate egress / entry. 

The locking system is not one multipoint locking system. Two independent highly secure locks provide an excellent level of security without the need for regular maintenance. 

Stainless steel hinges with anti‐burglary bolts secured to the frame. The hinges, which have been tested to 50 000 cycles under the British Board of Agrement, test report 47742. The Gerda TD1000 certified handleset offers a high level of security for the ZW1000 and its cylinder.

This handleset is recognised for it’s aesthetic appearance and advanced technical features creating perfect and elegant protection for every door. The Gerda TD 1000 handlesets are certified for the highest level of protection against burglary attack. Certified to EN1906 guarantees high resistance to burglar attack, achieved by incorporating innovative technology with the manufacturing of internal casts or thermally hardened and tempered steel plates.

• Security grade class 4

• Anti‐drill & anti‐snap cylinder protector

• Performance tested to 300,000 cycles

• Fully concealed fixings on both inner & outer backplates

• Fixed with special, wide diameter bolts (2xM8 bolts and 1xM6 bolt).