Document Q

  • Applies to ’new dwellings’ and ‘change of use’ (ie. barn into dwelling)
  • Comes into effect from the date that the ‘work’ comes within the remit of Building Control
  • Applies to doors and windows which are within 2 metres of ground level or accessible level surface (ie flat roof/balcony)
  • PVCU panels are not acceptable
  • Dimensions – when a required product is at variance with the ‘tested’ dimension – Building Control may accept the difference as it ‘being within the spirit of the law’
  • Doors – Those allowing access into the dwelling – (Main House or Flat/Garage or Communicating) to comply to PAS 24 – shown by test which includes:
    • Glazing – 6.8mm laminate/4mm toughened
    • Letter plates – max size 260mm x 40mm – incorporate a ‘flap’ to restrict access – not within 400mm of a Thumbturn – conform to Technical Spec TS 008:2012
    • The main door to have a door guard or chain (not appropriate for houses with wardens requiring emergency access and the like).
    • Visibility – must be able to see callers – by clear glazing, a viewer, a window next to the door (if after breaking the glass it is within reach of the door locking device, 6.8 laminate/ 4mm tough required), audio visual or by any other means.
    • Fixing – mechanically fixed to the structure of the building
  • Windows – to comply to PAS 24 shown by test

Quotes / Orders

Unless stated as ‘to be Document Q compliant’ – all quotations and orders will assume standard product with no PAS 24 / Document Q upgrade required

These notes should be regarded as guidelines for ‘ DOCUMENT Q’ to help you. Produced by CWG Choices to the best of their understanding and knowledge of the Legislation, as it becomes clearer. The final arbiter is Building Control

Doc Q – Products compliant – Dimensions tested – Extras applied to achieve compliance

Please check that your requirements conform

Product ChoiceMax Sash Size TestedExclusionsExtras Applied to Achieve


Casement Windows
Tritec Side Hung708mm1348mmAdd hinge protectors
Tritec Top Hung1158mm685mmAdd hinge protectors
Rehau 70C Side Hung715mm1368mmAdd hinge protectors
Rehau 70C Top Hung1165mm663mmAdd hinge protectors
Tilt and Turn Windows
Rehau 70C1160mm1410mmMushroon keep pack
Windows (Others)
Rehau Top Swing1125mm1125mm
Rehau VS Top Sash988mm748mmWelded sash onlyAdditional hardware pack
Rehau VS Botton Sash1008mm798mmWelded sash onlyAdditional hardware pack
Rehau 70C962mm2130mmSealed Units onlyToggles + Rasp + Haven Hinge


Casement Windows
Shield Side Hung720mm1355mmAdd hinge protectors
Shield Top Hung1170mm670mmAdd hinge protectors


Casement Windows
R9835mm1561mmAdd hinge protectors


Casement Windows
C/O70 Side Hung623mm1136mmAdd hinge protectors
C/O70 Top Hung1173mm673mmAdd hinge protectors
C/O70 Resi Door910mm2100mmSealed Units onlyHaven Hinge + Rasp
C/O70 French Door850mm2005mmSealed Units onlyHaven Hinge + Rasp
Kommerling Inline 2 pane1270mm2175mmUse suppliers tested hardware
Tilt and Turn Windows
C/O701170mm1320mmMushroon keep pack


Casement Windows
Halo Side Hung628mm1275mmUse suppliers tested hardware
Halo Top Hung1178mm1178mmUse suppliers tested hardware
Flush 70620mm1355mmUse suppliers tested hardware


Imagine700mm2030mmexcluding styles*Use suppliers tested hardware


Casement Windows
ALUK Side Hung670mm1230mmUse suppliers tested hardware
ALUK Top Hung1149mm1130mmUse suppliers tested hardware
Tilt and Turn Windows
ALUK714mm1530mmUse suppliers tested hardware
ALUK Resi Door1020mm2160mmUse suppliers tested hardware
ALUK French Door1020mm2160mmUse suppliers tested hardware
SMARTS INLINE 2 pane1400mm2310mmUse suppliers tested hardware
SMARTS INLINE 3 pane1200mm2295mmUse suppliers tested hardware
ALUK Bi-Fold970mm2310mmOpen out only**Use suppliers tested hardware
ALUK Inline 2 Pane2003mm2496mmUse suppliers tested hardware
*220, 422, 440. 660 and 642
** Types 1,2,4,6,7 and 13.
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