Fire rated glass is an important part of a building structure to protect exit and escape routes with clear, frameless or architecturally designed glazing. We offer fire rated glass as part of our architectural glazing packages to provide a holistic glass design througout the entire build.
Whether the design calls for a frameless fire rated glass design or a true steel fire rated solution, our fire rated glazing is fully tested and certified including framing, fire-rated glass and installation. Fire rated or fire resistant glass must be installed into pre-tested fire-rated systems, we only offer fully certified solutions in line with building regulations.
Fire Rated Glass and Fire Rated Systems are needed in residential and commercial projects to protect essential escape routes in the event of a fire; to protect stairwells, neighbouring buildings, and access points.
Fire-rated glass uses at least two panels of toughened glass, the cavity between each sheet of glass is filled with a transparent intumescent gel interlayer. In the event of a fire, the interlayer reacts to the heat and expands and reacts creating an effective safety barrier from the radiant heat of a fire.
Building Regulations will determine what fire resistance any section of a build will need in terms of the integrity of the glazing and insulation.