Fire Resistant Glass – What is it and how does it work?

Posted 2nd January 2019 By Melton Glass In

‘Fire Resistant Glass’ – also known as ‘Fire Rated Glass’ is something that many public/commercial buildings and services require to gain planning and building inspection regulations passed and is a service that Melton Glass offer to our customers. Building regulations will determine what fire resistance any section of a build will require in order to provide safety routes within. 

Do you work with Fire Resistant Glass?

Most certainly – We offer a range of different Fire Resistant Glass – also known as Fire Rated Glass projects with various levels of protection.

The protection these glass products provide is defined by:-

1. it’s ‘Integrity’ – which is measured in minutes and relates to how long the glass will resist the application and passage of flames and smoke to the glass

2. it’s ‘Insulation’ – which is measured in minutes also and relates to how the resistance to the passage of heat through the glass is conducted.

What is Fire Rated Glass exactly?

Fire rated glass uses a minimum of two panels of toughened glass and the cavity between each sheet of this glass is filled with a transparent gel layer. In the event of a fire, the interlayer reacts to the heat and expands creating a barrier with a good degree of safety to the heat of the fire. The ratings and layers depends on the requirements of the property but additional safety barrier glass panels are more effective and efficient in defending the building from heat influences.

To find out more about fire resistant glass contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss this with you.