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Crime Prevention & Security

Products installed by Valmar Windows Limited are safe, strong and secure.

Windows, doors and conservatories installed by Valmar Windows Limited are tested, certified and manufactured to the very highest standards for your safety, security and your peace of mind.

Certified to British Standard

Our uPVC system is fully engineered to the highest security specifications to protect your home and its contents.

In this section we highlight the features and benefits of an excellent product fitted by an experienced family owned company.

Security Features For All Products

Security Durable uPVC

Highly Durable uPVC

The uPVc used for our frames is highly durable due to the construction: with 3-chambers, the profile allows separate drainage and reinforcement. Front to back the frame profile measures 70mm* (*Patio door profile is 65mm.) The uPVC system is also bevelled to provide a slimmer, more attractive look finished with an ogee moulded internal bead as standard.

Internal Security Beading

Internal Security Beading

Valmar Windows Limited installs internally beaded windows: the beading that secures the glass into place is on the inside of the frame, it cannot be removed from the outside making our windows very secure.


Fully Welded Frame

Fully welded frame

Valmar Windows uPVC frames are fully welded. This provides integral strength to the frame and no water can enter into the joints.

(Many window frames are still manufactured using only mechanical joins; the ‘nuts and bolts’ method: this can often lead to the frame being less strong and cause points of weakness.)

Double Glazing

Full 28mm double-glazing

Valmar Windows products hold full 28mm double-glazing units. This creates a 20mm air-gap to improve thermal and noise insulation as well as combating condensation.



Weatherproof gasket

Weatherproof gasket

All frames from Valmar Windows are internally beaded. This means that the beading that secures the glass into place is located on the inside of the frame and cannot be removed from the outside – helping to make Visage® one of the most secure systems on the market.

The black seal on a uPVC frame, circled opposite, is called ‘gasket’ and ensures excellent weatherproofing. Also, as it is intergrated with the glazing bead reduces the ‘black-line’ effect.

Galvanised Steel Reinforcement

Galvanised steel reinforcement

In areas deemed necessary, our frames are reinforced with galvanised steel. As well as providing extra strength in wind-loading situations, the steel reinforcement stops any expansion or contraction problems that may otherwise occur in the future.

Features Unique To Windows


  • 70mm profile depth
  • Fully welded and grooved corners, mullions and transoms
  • Internally beaded & integrated gasket system
  • Concealed drainage
  • Eight point combination locking incorporating a comprehensive range of dual           shootbolts, rollercams, central deadbolt and locking wedge (only on vents                   exceeding 799mm)
  • Night vent position as standard providing ventilation and security
  • All foiled frames are fully reinforced
  • Automatic locking handles with ‘push to release’ buttons and key operated                 cylinder lock made from die-cast zinc alloy and available in white, silver or                 gold finish
  • Internally glazed as standard to accept 28mm glass units
  • Secure by design

Central Deadbolt

Central deadbolt

The steel central deadbolt acts in the same way as a door lock: removing entry by an attack from a crowbar at the centre of the window. The deadbolt completes the locking mechanism that means that the Visage® window has been accredited with BS 7950 – the British Standard that relates to a window’s protection against forced entry.

Shot Bolt Locks

Shootbolt locks

Shootbolt locks are solid, bi-directional locking bolts which anchor the opening window sash securely into the top and bottom of the frame to ensure that the vent receives all-round protection.

The shootbolt is manufactured from high quality steel, protected with a galvanised zinc coating and chromatised for additional protection and maximum operational life.

Espagnolette Rollers

Espagnolette rollers

These are 2 adjustable rollercams operated automatically when opening and closing the window sash. They provide compression to ensure a secure and effective weatherproof seal all around the window sash.


One Piece Keeps

One-piece keeps

The keep is the part which the rollercams and shootbolts position into. It secures the opening sash to the outer frame of the window.

Our windows also come with a ‘night-vent’ position, as standard, which means you can ensure ventilation whilst the window is locked but slightly open.

Rock door

High security hinges

Valmar Windows use a high security hinge which fixed to both the vertical and horizontal axis of the uPVC. The metal end-cap has been designed to guide the locking point into place providing a firm weather-tight seal. This ensures an effective barrier to a forced entry time after time.

Auto Locking Handle

Auto-locking handle

The Visage window handle has a stylish shape which suits all properties, whether traditional or modern. It has a solid-feel grip and an oval button for easy of use. The handle locks the frame in place and can be further secured by the key.

Window handles are manufactured from durable zinc alloy, the handle is subjected to rigorous tests and is made to the relevant British Standards.

Locking Wedge

Locking wedge

A locking wedge is fitted at the hinge side of the window and ensures a smooth operation and a complete seal each time the window is closed. (For large window sashes only: fitted on those exceeding 799mm.)

Features Unique To Doors (including French doors)


  • 70mm profile depth
  • Fully welded and grooved corners, mullions and transoms
  • Internally beaded & integrated gasket system
  • Concealed drainage
  • Seven point locking combination incorporates central deadbolt, two                             hookbolts, rollercams on opening side and 2 hinge dogbolts
  • Locks and keeps made from stainless steel
  • Three powerful hinges fitted as standard
  • Both sides of outer frame reinforced
  • All foiled frames are fully reinforced
  • Quality cast aluminium handles available in white, gold, silver and black
  • Internally glazed as standard to accept 28mm glass units
  • Wheelchair accessable aluminium 15mm thresholds available
  • Secure by design

Central Deadbolt

Central deadbolt

The central deadlock which Valmar Windows Limted fit onto every door has a generous 22.5mm projection, securing the centre of the opening side of the door.





Hookbolts are so-named due to their unusual shape. It is this shape which makes them so effective. The top and bottom hookbolts face inwards, towards the centre of the door preventing it from being lifted up or down. The hookbolts also have a deep 28mm engagement into the door frame providing a secure hold.



The rollers smoothly guide the lock into position enabling the hookbolts to secure into place. Just as important, the rollers force the door against the frame providing excellent compression and a fully weatherproof seal.


Stainless Steel Doorlock

Stainless steel door lock

The Visage® lock is manufactured in stainless steel which means it is highly corrosion resistant. In coastal areas this is of particular benefit: you can rely on the mechanism to provide consistent smooth operation time and time again.


Dog Bolt


uPVC doors from Valmar Windows Limited are protected against attack on the hinge side of the door. It is protected by 2 dogbolts locating into the outer frame.

Make sure the door you choose is protected against vunerability on the hinge side, as all Valmar Windows Limited doors are.

Door Hinges

Door Hinges

Valmar doors have powerful hinges. fitted as standard which are fully adjustable: they withstand both tensile and excessive pressure forces.



Features Unique To Patio Doors


  • 65mm profile depth
  • Fully welded
  • Internally beaded & fitted with safety double-glazed units
  • Anti-lift devices
  • Anti-slam device
  • Interlock, in aluminium (ensures panels cannot be levered apart)
  • Door slides to inside of patio for additional security
  • Steel tandem rollers and wheels on stainless steel tracking
  • Mechanism is corrosion resistant
  • Steel outer frame, interlock, bottom rail of slider and lock reinforcement
  • Aluminium handles, D-shaped, in a choice of white or gold
  • Secure by design

Internal Sliding Door

Internal sliding door

The door slides to the inside of the for additional security.




Steel Track and Roller

Steel track and roller

The sliding mechanism is manufactured from corrosion resistant steel ensuring a smooth, gliding action, first time, every time.



Steel Reinforcement

Steel reinforcement

Visage® patio doors are fully reinforced, as standard. This gives extra strength in load-bearing situations.

The steel reinforcement also stops any expansion or contraction of the patio door.

For more technical information please refer to our manufactures websites:

uPVC Frames:


Conservatory Roofs:

Shepley Visage Products –Secure by Design

Secure by Design is the official UK Police scheme which supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’.

In 1989 the Association of Chief Police Officers established the Secured by Design (SBD) award whose focus includes the design and security for new & refurbished homes/commercial properties as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects.

Secured by Design has been cited as a key model in the Office of Deputy Prime Minister’s guide ‘Safer Places – The Planning System & Crime Prevention’ and in the Home Office’s ‘Crime Reduction Strategy 2008-11’.

Window Security

With every Visage® window comes the peace of mind in knowing that your home and your possessions are protected by windows that are proven in their ability to withstand forced entry.

  • No vulnerable external beading
  • Multi-point locking with shootbolts and espagnolette locks
  • Additional central deadlock
  • Security friction hinges
  • Locking wedges

Door Security

Door security is of the highest standard, using a multi-point system of a deadbolt, two hookbolts, rollercams and dogbolts. This, coupled with four powerful hinges and the choice of internal glazing, combines to make it one of the most comprehensively designed door systems available on the market today.

  • 7 point locking offering all round security as standard
  • Locks and keeps made from strong, corrosion resistant stainless steel and
    screwed into reinforcement
  • Deadbolt protects the centre of the door whilst the hooks face inwards
    providing anti-lift strength
  • Rollercams smoothly guide the lock into position and provide the compression
    to weatherseal the door
  • Dogbolts secure the hinge side of the door into the steel reinforced frame
  • Three powerful hinges fitted as standard
  • Galvanised steel reinforcement used to manufacturer’s specification

Composite Door Security

Visage® composite doors feature robust multi-point locking, securely fastening the door to a fully reinforced frame with a combination of hooks and deadbolt. Additional options include traditional night-latch and slam shut facility.

  1. Low maintenance, paint free, robust, scratch resistant and easy clean surface. Manufactured for strong impact strength, and both thermal and UV stable
  2. Steel reinforced 70mm PVCu frame, extruded toBS7413 specifications
  3. Adjustable high security hinges
  4. Optional rim night latch for additional security and appeal
  5. Cassette system with 24mm toughened glass unit
  6. Multi point locking system with centre deadbolt and 2 hookbolts to police preferred security specification
  7. Fully sealed door leaf to prevent water penetration
  8. Embossed woodgrain texture for traditional looks and feel of timber
  9. Stylish suited furniture
  10. Weather protection drip rail
  11. Optional high performance, low aluminium threshold providing wheelchair access, improved looks and weatherability (not shown)
  12. Optional stable door locking with internal shootbolt (not shown)

See Secured by Design for more information about the scheme.

See Visageonline for more information about Visage products.


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