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Commercial Fire rated glazing

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Fire Rated Systems

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ire-safe and fire resistance glazing are integral parts of large building designs. The use of fire-rated glass is essential in some areas of a building to not only protect the occupants in the event of a fire emergency but also to help protect the building itself.

The design and specification of fire-rated glazing assemblies is a complicated and technical process but one that IQ has many years of experience in. The entire assembly must be treated as one. That means that all the fire-rated glazing, fire rated fixings and any associated frameworks will have to be considered as one entity to ensure that we create a completely secure fire rated installation.

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ur fire rated glass solutions are available in a range of fire ratings from E (Integrity Only), EW (Integrity and Partial Radiation protection) and EI (Full Integrity and Insulation protection). Once we know what fire rating you require we will be able to offer you a wide range of glazing options to meet your criteria.

In addition, we offer and fabricate a wide variety of fire rated door solutions including frameless effect options as well as your traditional steel framed fire door.

Whatever your requirements, we’re dedicated to providing multifunctional, fire-resistant glass solutions – for safe, beautiful, sustainable and comfortable buildings.

Thanks to advances in the design of fire rated glass, fire-rated glazing is now available in frameless effect designs and can be used to create frameless effect glass partitions, structural glass walls, glass roofs and walk on glass floors.

Fire Rated Glass Facades
Savile Row IQ Projects

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Fire Rated Steel Doors

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ur steel door range can be configured with a range of opening types, including single or double opening doors. Sets of doors can also be integrated within a large fire-rated glass façade or with fixed sidelights and overhead glazing, for modern industrial-style look. 

The design and specification of fire-rated glazing assemblies is a complicated and technical process but one that IQ has many years of experience in. The entire assembly must be treated as one. That means that all the fire-rated glazing, fire rated fixings and any associated frameworks will have to be considered as one entity to ensure that we create a completely secure fire rated installation.

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Frameless Effect Fire Rated Doors

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ur frameless fire rated system is perfect for highly minimal and contemporary designs that ensure the flow of natural light throughout each space, while providing essential fire safety. 

Frameless fire rated door
internal glass lift shaft with fire rated glass

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Fire Rated Lift Lobby Glazing 

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he fire rated glazing range from IQ is ideal for use in lift lobbies, lift shafts and landing doors as part of contemporary high-rise commercial buildings. Fire resistant glass doors and screens are widely used to meet fire safety standards for access and escape routes, with elevator lobbies and stairwells being key areas in particular.   

Opting for glazed lift lobby doors and partitions is a great way to create light-filled commercial spaces. Fire rated structural glazing can be used for external entrance doors and facades to allow natural light to enter the space, as well as in the design of the lifts themselves, to create fully glazed elevator shafts and doors.  

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Fire Rated Glass Partitions

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Projects offer a highly bespoke range of fire rated glazing, allowing for enormous flexibility and design options. Fixed fire rated glass partitions can be used to create large, glazed elevations as part of a light-filled commercial space, while complying with essential fire protection regulations.

a commercial space with large steel framed fire rated glass partition
dome shaped glass atria with fire rated glass

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Fire Rated Glass Atria

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tria are a key design feature for luxury commercial builds. As the first thing a visitor experiences when they step through the entrance door, atria design plays an important role in setting the tone and character of the whole building. Atria are usually several storeys high and characterised by a glazed roof and large windows, providing a sense of light and space while carrying important design and safety implications to consider.

Fire control is a vital aspect to plan for when designing an atrium. The extensive space means that a fire could easily reach the upper stories, therefore spreading far quicker through the building. Using fire rated glazing for the facades and windows of the atrium solves this issue, by containing the spread of a fire for a certain amount of time, allowing the building’s occupants to escape safely.

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Fire Rated Glass Ceilings

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he fire rated structural glazing system from IQ can be used to create a range of highly bespoke designs, including frameless effect glass ceilings. Glazed roofs are the pinnacle of luxury in large commercial projects, ensuring that the space below is flooded with light throughout the day. Advances in fire rated technology means that large structural glass roofs can be created, while still complying with essential fire protection regulations.

frameless structural glass roof with glass support beams

Fire rated glazing is a highly technical area of architectural glass specification. For help and advice contact the team.