Fire Resistant Glass
It takes less than 30 seconds for a small flame to turn into a major fire. A two storey building can become an inferno in four and a half minutes*. Building regulations state that in the event of a fire, a building should be evacuated in 20 minutes or less.
Fire resistant glass is the unspoken hero in fire emergencies and can reduce the spread of flame, smoke and toxic gases for up to 120 minutes, allowing people to evacuate the premises safely.
We supply cuttable, fire resistant products available on a short turnaround, and also work closely with Europe’s leading manufacturers of toughened fire resistant glass for larger sizes and more specialist bespoke requirements. This flexibility in our suppliers means our technical experts can advise on the best solution to suit your project, using a product that fits your exact specification without bias.
There are 3 classifications to fire resistant glass, they are as follows:
Integrity Only (E) Integrity only is your first line of defence, it stops flames, smoke and toxic gases. Available from 30 -120 minutes protection. It does not stop heat transmission.
Integrity and Radiation (EW) Integrity and radiation provides protection from flames, smoke, toxic gases and provides a barrier to radiated heat. This means that on the safe side of the glass, heat transference remains below 15kw per square metre which is enough to prevent objects from combusting on the safe side of the glass. Available from 30-60 minutes protection.
Integrity and Insulation (EI) Integrity and Insulation is the highest performing FR glazing product on the market. It provides protection against flames, smoke, toxic gases, and reduces heat on the safe side of the glass to an ambient temperature. The heat reduction also prevents objects combusting on the safe side of the glass and is available from 30 – 120 minutes protection.
- Stops the spread of smoke, flames and toxic gases
- EW and EI glass reduces heat radiation to prevent combusting objects on the safe side of the glass
- Can be used in internal and external applications
- Ideal for modern buildings and offices - a safe alternative to solid fire doors
- Maximum visibility