Understanding Fire Classification

There are different types of fire classification which can be simply described as:

(E) – INTEGRITY:

The ability of a component or construction to maintain the integrity of the element on one side only, without spreading the fire to a non-heated side as a result of penetration of flames or hot gases.

(EI) – INTEGRITY & INSULATION:

The ability of a component or construction to maintain integrity of the element on one side only, without spreading the fire as a result of a significant heat flow from the heated side to the non-heated side.

No. In order to ensure compliance and traceability all our frames are supplied glazed with fire rated glass, which conforms to our test reports and certification.

Under strict UK standards and regulations, fire rated windows are restricted by size and design and can only be manufactured as fixed panes.

Installation should only be carried out by a fully trained and qualified installer under a recognised scheme for fire products, such as FIRAS. We work installation partners and can quote for a turnkey solution.

All fire rated windows are manufactured as fixed panes under strict UK guidelines.

Standard windows can be designed to provide an escape route in the event of a fire. These egress windows should provide an unobstructed opening area that is at least 0.33m2 with no dimension being less than 450mm. A clear, unobstructed opening 450mm wide by 750mm high would meet this criteria. Fire rated windows are designed and manufactured to prevent the passage of fire from one location to another for a period of 30 or 60 minutes.

Yes. Nationwide delivery is available.

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