Fire rated glass partitions
Safe & secure partitions for complete peace of mind
High performance fire rated glass partitioning
Achieve full compliance with the building regulations, whilst maintaining the stunning, attractive and spacious appearance of glass wall partitioning.
Fire safety is a top priority for any workplace or building that is used by the public. Stringent building regulations are in place to ensure the safety of employees, visitors and members of the general public. If a fire should occur, the building fabric should offer the necessary protection (fire rating) to allow people sufficient time to safety exit the building.
Whether a specific wall should be fire rated - i.e. resist the progress of fire or heat - or not, is a Building Regulations issue. Your local Building Control Officer will be able to advise what the legal requirements are and the level of performance required. Glass Walls and Doors cannot provide advice on this, but we can provide a solution once you know what you need.
Bespoke Quotations to Match Your Requirements
Depending on how the fire screen is constructed, the standards may limit door leaf size and glazed screen heights. Therefore we do not offer online pricing of fire rated partitions. Simply contact us with details of your project, plus the required fire rating and we will ensure that the correct and most cost effective solution is offered.
Glass Walls and Doors is able to provide wide variety of steel framed fire rated glass partitions, featuring full height glazing and fire rated glass doors. Our blend of high quality components and vast experience of installing fire rated partitions, offers the perfect solution for all types of office workspaces, schools, hospitals and public buildings - combining stringent building regulations compliance with stunning, contemporary aesthetics.
Why choose our fire rated partitions>
Full compliance with the building regulations>
High performance components and construction>
Skilled fitters, experienced at installing fire screens>
Attractive alternative to solid fire rated partitions
Classification of fire rating
Performance classification of fire ratings is detailed in the the European standard EN357 and consists of two main elements:
Fire Integrity - providing a physical barrier to restrict the progress of fire, hot toxic gasses and smoke from one side of the partition to the other, to help minimise building damage.
Fire Insulation - limiting the transfer of heat from one side of the partition to the other, which could otherwise cause ignition of materials on the non-fire side.
Partitions may be rated for Integrity only (E), or for Integrity and Insulation (EI), with numbers to denote the minutes of protection.
E30 provides 30 minutes of integrity protection. The performance classification may also be expressed as 30/00
EI60 proves 60 minutes integrity and insulation protection. This is often shown as 60/60.
Both elements are designed to protect life as well as the building fabric, providing more time for the building to be safely evacuated. Fire rated partitions and fire screens are therefore most often required along escape routes, corridors or common areas. Advice should be sought from your local Building Control Officer. Once you know the level of performance (fire rating) that is required, please contact us for a quotation.
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