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Fire Rated Glazing Systems
The Great Fire of London in 1666 led to the introduction of the modern day building regulations
The legislative tools of building regulations covers means of warning and escape, internal fire spread, external fire spread, access and facilities for the service of the fire brigade.
Hadrian Window Systems offer design solutions using various frame materials, timber, steel and PVCu, dependant upon the required performance and design requirements
To compliment the frame structure, glazing of a suitable rating can be incorporated from 30 minute integrity only to 120 minute integrity and insulation.
Glazed Insulated fire doors and screens provide light and protection to escape routes providing separate fire compartments. Thus the fire cannot sweep through and the radiated heat cannot penetrate. If a fire breaks out these escape and rescue routes are critical.
Life and death situations require products which have been tested to their limit. Fire glass together with its frame has the certification and accreditation required to give peace of mind to architects, developers, fire officers and the occupants or visitors to any structure.
What we need to know in order to give you the correct solution:
- Is the product to be used for interior or exterior use
- Type of protection required (class E – or class EI)
- Duration of protection (e.g. 15, 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes)
- Frame construction to be used, we manufacture, wood, steel or PVCu
- Single or double glazed
Class E involves protection against smoke and flames
Integrity is described as the ability of glass to contain the spread of flame and smoke and prevents collapse, holes and cracks or sustained flaming on the unexposed side for a set time.
Class EI offers protection against fires spreading heat radiation.
Insulation prevents the passage of radiated heat and surface heat, transferring through the glass which can be just as devastating as the fire itself