Fire Resistant Glazing
Here at Prentice, we are delighted to supply and give advice to a range of businesses. Our double glazing company is accredited by various fire safety industries, including The Glass and Glazing Federation, FENSA and The Glazing Arbitration Scheme.
We ensure all our designs and installations meet fire regulations, in accordance with The Fire Safety Act of 2021. With 70 years of experience, you can be confident that our experts will adhere to the highest standards in both commercial and residential properties.
It is important to understand the basic terms of fire safety and the value of fire-rated glass products.
Framing and glazing systems
It is of utmost importance that all components in a fire resistant glazing system are fire rated and compatible. The whole system would be deemed to fail should any single item within them ignite on the cold face, for more than ten seconds or allow a small gap in a system through which flames or ignitable gasses pass.
The ability of a specimen of a separating element to contain a fire to specified criteria free from collapse, holes, cracks and fissures and sustained flaming on the unexposed face.
Impact safety standards
The ability of a specimen of a separating element to restrict the temperature rise of the unexposed face to below specified levels