Fire Rated Glass: Ensuring Safety and Compliance  

Fire rated glass is an essential safety feature in modern architecture, designed to contain flames and toxic smoke in the event of a fire. Ipswich Glass specialises in high-quality fire rated glass that not only enhances building safety but also complies with stringent regulatory standards. Our products include both fire-protective and fire-resistive glass, ensuring optimal protection for various applications.

Our Range of Fire Rate Glass  

Ipswich Glass offers a diverse range of fire rated glass products. Our fire-protective glass is ideal for installations where visibility is crucial, such as fire rated glass for doors and fire rated glass for windows, providing up to 90-minute fire ratings. Our fire-resistive glass is perfect for areas requiring protection against heat transfer, offering higher ratings and is suitable for use in fire-rated glass panels and partitions. The diverse range of fire rated glass products offered by Ipswich Glass, elaborating on their use and specifications:

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Fire-Protective Glass Range:

  • Ideal Applications: Specifically designed for installations where visual clarity and light transmission are crucial. This includes applications such as internal doors, partitions, and windows within buildings.

  • Fire Rating: Provides a fire resistance of up to 90 minutes. This means the glass can withstand the heat and prevent the spread of flames and smoke for a specified duration, enhancing safety during a fire incident.
  • Visibility and Light: Maintains high visibility and natural light flow, contributing to aesthetics and safety, making spaces feel larger and more open while still safe.

  • Usage Examples: Commonly used in commercial buildings like offices, schools, and retail environments, maintaining a clear view through doors and windows is essential.

Fire-Resistive Glass Range:

  • Heat Protection: Suitable for areas that not only require fire resistance but also need to block the transfer of heat from one side of the glass to the other. This is crucial in high-risk areas such as escape routes or where critical operations need protection from heat damage.

  • Higher Ratings: Offers higher fire ratings than standard fire-protective glass, which can include 120 minutes or more, providing enhanced protection against heat and flames.

  • Applications: Ideal for use in fire-rated glass panels and partitions which form part of a building's passive fire protection strategy. These installations help to compartmentalise fire, keeping it contained in one area and delaying the spread throughout the building.

  • Structural Benefits: Typically integrated into more robust framing systems to support the additional weight and maintain integrity under extreme conditions.

By providing fire-protective and fire-resistive glass options, Ipswich Glass caters to a broad spectrum of fire safety requirements in modern architecture, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and fulfilment of design aesthetics.

    Applications of Fire Rated Glass  

    Our fire rated glass is versatile and essential in numerous settings, from commercial storefronts to educational institutions. It serves not only as a barrier against fire but also as an architectural focal point, offering glass fire rated solutions that combine safety with aesthetics. Schools, hospitals, and corporate buildings benefit significantly from our bespoke fire rated glass cut to size, ensuring each piece meets specific design requirements.

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    Design and Customisation  

    At Ipswich Glass, we understand that each project is unique. We provide tailored solutions that integrate seamlessly with existing designs, including specialised frames that complement our georgian wired glass fire rating options. Our design team works closely with clients to customise fire rated glass according to specific aesthetic and functional needs.

    Technical Specifications  

    Our fire rated glass products meet all major safety and building codes, including BS 476 Part 22 and BS EN 1363-1 standards. We offer detailed specifications for each type of glass, ensuring that architects and builders have the necessary information to make informed decisions regarding fire rated glass supplier needs.

    Compliance and Certification  

    Ipswich Glass ensures that all fire rated glass products are rigorously tested and certified. We comply with international safety standards, providing our clients with the assurance that our glass not only meets but often exceeds the required safety benchmarks. This commitment to quality makes us a preferred fire rated glass supplier in the industry.

    Resources for Architects and Builders  

    Ipswich Glass provides comprehensive support materials, including technical documents, detailed drawings, and installation guides. These resources are designed to assist architects and builders in specifying and installing fire rated glass efficiently and effectively.

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    Why Choose Our Fire Rated Glass?  

    Choosing Ipswich Glass means opting for excellence in fire safety glass solutions. Our products are renowned for their quality and reliability, and they are backed by decades of industry expertise. We are committed to innovation and customer satisfaction, making us the go-to fire rated glass manufacturer and supplier.

    Ipswich Glass: Efficiency in Glass Solutions

    Ipswich Glass is excited to present a wide-ranging selection of glass products that skilfully combine aesthetic elegance with practicality. Our range includes energy-efficient solutions like single glazing glass, double glazing glass, and triple glazing glass, alongside innovative technologies such as Switchable Privacy Glass and Low E Glass to enhance insulation. Our artistic line features Sunburst Georgian Grille Glass, Decorative Leaded Glass, and intricately Bevelled Glass Panels, enriched with the vibrant hues of Stained Glass. We address specific needs with Fire Rated Glass, Acoustic Glass, Wired Glass, UV-Blocking Glass, and Mirrored Glass. Our assortment also includes Sandblasted, Coloured, Crackle, and Textured Glass. Completing our bespoke offerings, we provide custom Glass Shelves, Self Cleaning Glass, Solar Control Glass, Georgian Bar Glass, bespoke Lead Design Glass, and precisely cut Mirrors, ensuring tailored solutions for every glass requirement.

    Contact Ipswich Glass  

    For more information or to request a quote for our fire rated glass, please contact Ipswich Glass today. Our expert team is ready to provide you with the best fire safety solutions tailored to your needs. Enhance your project's safety and aesthetic appeal with our superior fire rated glass.

    FAQs on Fire Rated Glass  

    1. How durable is fire rated glass?

    • Fire-rated glass is engineered to be highly durable under extreme conditions. It is designed to withstand the intense heat of a fire for specified periods (up to 90 minutes for fire-protective glass and more for fire-resistive types), ensuring structural integrity and safety. The glass is tested rigorously to meet international fire resistance and safety standards.

    2. What maintenance is required for fire-rated glass?

    • Fire rated glass requires minimal maintenance compared to other fire safety features. Regular cleaning with non-abrasive products will help maintain visibility and aesthetics. It is essential to ensure that no alterations or modifications are made to the glass without professional advice, as this could affect its fire resistance properties.

    3. Can fire rated glass be custom cut to fit specific installations?

    • Yes, fire rated glass can be customised and cut to size to meet specific architectural needs, particularly for doors, windows, and partition systems. Ipswich Glass provides fire rated glass cut to size, ensuring it fits perfectly into the intended space while meeting safety standards.

    4. Is fire rated glass effective in preventing from smoke and flames only, or does it also block heat?

    • Fire protective glass is primarily designed to prevent the spread of flames and smoke and may not block heat transfer. In contrast, fire-resistive glass not only limits the spread of fire and smoke but also provides significant protection against heat transfer, making it suitable for high-risk areas where heat insulation is critical.

    5. Where is fire rated glass typically used?

    • Fire rated glass is commonly used in commercial buildings, educational institutions, hospitals, and other public spaces where safety regulations demand fire protection. It is installed in areas like doors, windows, and partitions to enhance safety without compromising design and natural light.