Fire glass has undergone a significant transformation in recent years. Gone are the days of unsightly wired glass and in its place are transparent sheets of glazing that are being used to create some of the world’s most visually stunning structures. While the new contemporary glass is opening up additional possibilities in terms of design, with more options inevitably comes more complex considerations.
When specifying materials prescriptively, it’s important to have a full awareness of the end product. Naturally, when it comes to materials with innate safety characteristics, the considerations are even greater. Take fire resistant glass for example. There’s not only the various ranges and distinguishing features to deliberate, but if they meet vital legislation and test standards for the project in hand.
Here, Simon Ellison, Head of UK Projects for Pyroguard breaks down the five key issues to consider when specifying fire glass and the steps architects should take to ensure the product meets the required performance levels.
To help with this Pyroguard have fully revised their Technical Manual which provides a range of comprehensive tables for all the certified applications on its database. Additionally, by registering online you can also access Pyroguard’s Product Selector http://www.pyroguard.eu/en/fire-glass-products/product-selector-landing/, which contains a modest amount of selections to help identify the available applications and relevant certificates for the specifiers requirements providing solutions in seconds.
For further information on the complete range of products or to request a copy of the new Technical Manual please contact us and speak to our dedicated Projects Team http://www.pyroguard.eu/en/contact/