We offer a variety of fire-resistant glass options with different levels of protection to meet your requirements. Protection levels are measured in defined time periods (30, 60, 90, 120 minutes) and in terms of either integrity and insulation or integrity only.
Fire resistant glass can be used for a wide range of construction applications, both internal and external areas, facades, windows, roofs, installation into steel, aluminium or timber frames, partitions, and doors.
Without the need to sacrifice transparency or light the fire resistant glass contains flames and inflammable gas for a longer period of time and prevents not only the transmission of flames and smoke but also of heat to the other side of glazing.
Fire safety is a heavily regulated industry and achieving compliance in fire rated glass with the relevant building regulations can be something of a minefield.
The regulations and requirements for the use of fire-resistant glazing vary according to type and use of the building, architecture, as well as the specific installation. Fire glass is rated at one of 3 levels depending on the amount of resistance it has to fire as designated by the European Standards.
- E – Integrity: The ability of a specimen when exposed to ﬁre on one side to prevent the passage through it of ﬂames or hot gases and to prevent the occurrence of ﬂames on the unexposed side.
- EW – Radiation Control: The ability of a specimen when exposed to ﬁre on one side to perform the characteristics of E and also maintain the amount of radiant heat to below 15 kW/m2 on the unexposed face.
- EI – Insulation: The ability of a specimen when exposed to ﬁre on one side to perform the characteristics of E and also restrict temperature rise of the unexposed face to below 140°C on average above ambient and 180°C above ambient in any speciﬁc point.
All fire glass products have been subjected to rigorous testing as part of passive fire protection systems. Tested to EN standard, test evidence is available for a wide range of fire glass systems, including: fire rated windows, fire rated screens and fire rated doors. Recognising the need for flexibility, glazing assemblies have been fully tested with hard and soft wood timber, steel and aluminium.