IQ Glass offers complete fire-rated or fire-resistant glass solutions including framing, fire rated glass and installation. Fire Rated or fire resistant glass must be installed into pre-tested fire-rated systems.
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.