Fire Rated Glass

The use of glazing in buildings, externally to facades, walkways, canopies etc. and internally to atriums, walkways and partitions has, and is continuing to, increase along with the associated building code requirements. It is imperative therefore that all fire glass specified, manufactured and installed has been fully tested, certified and accredited.

All fire rated glass installed by Acorn Glass will meet this requirements giving architects, developers, fire officer, building control, and building users confirmation of the adequacy and suitability of the fire rated glass installed.

Acorn Glass  are able to provide a wide range of fire-resistant glass options with varying levels of protection between 30 minutes and 3 hours, according to your requirements and our technical team will be welcome to assist you in resolving any queries you may have.
We are experienced in the installation of fire and/or heat-resistant glazing and will only install those which are specified as part of a tested and approved glazing system.
The fire rated glass  is available in clear, textured decorative and insulated versions, is suitable for applications internally and externally, is suitable for use in a wide variety of framing systems and is readily available.

Our fire resistant glazed units are also available with the added benefit of integral blinds should this be a finished product requirement.
Acorn Glass and Glazing keep a large stock of fire glass in our Newport factory and the majority of requests can be processed, cut and delivered within 24 – 48 hours, dependant upon application.
Technical

We will only supply glass that has withstood the fire test to resist the passage of smoke, flames and hot gases will use a glass fire resistance category of between 30 minutes and 3 hours to suit your requirements and meet specification.

In their evaluation of the choice for fire resistant glass our technical team will consider:

What type of protection do you require, class E –class EI, where class E involves protection against smoke and flames whilst class E1 also offers protection against spread of fire through heat radiation.
How long to you require the fire to be held back e.g. 15, 30 or 60 minutes
What frame construction is the glass to be held in, e.g. wood, aluminium or steel

Case study

In stairwells, computer rooms, evacuation routes in large office buildings, hospitals, shopping centres and other heat-sensitive areas, extremely high temperatures transferring through the glass can be just as devastating as the fire itself.

All fire resistant glass is categorised and rated into a range between 30 minutes and 3 hours and is based upon how long a particular type and size of glass will withstand fire; ordinary flat glass cannot withstand extreme temperatures, and breaks at around 120°C.