Assured fire protection

The Systemglas fire resistant, butt-jointed glazing system range from Promat UK has been expanded with new configurations and additional performance capabilities to meet the growing demand from architects and specifiers for assured fire protection across different glazing applications.

The range’s four systems provide framing options in steel, timber and two that use the fire-resistant calcium silicate Promatect H to allow for over-cladding, painting or concealment for a virtually ‘frameless’ effect.

Promat UK’s ongoing investment in R&D has added new scope to specify assured passive fire protection in more technically intricate applications, and where a higher level of performance is required. This includes offering barrier loadings for atria, EI90 and EI120 fire ratings for the steel-framed Systemglas Ferro, new corner options to achieve different aesthetic goals, and deflection head solutions.

All four systems within Systemglas provide a 360o wheel of assurance, which has been well received by designers, architects and contractors given the significance of complete supply chain traceability, testing integrity and client peace of mind, the company said.

Ian Cowley, regional director (UK and Scandinavia) at Promat, said: “Our latest additions to the Systemglas range give specifiers and contractors even greater scope to ensure their glazing installations will offer dependable fire safety. Our R&D programme is continuously developing Systemglas by looking at innovative ways to provide EI fire protection on different designs, sizes and applications of butt-jointed glazing, all allowing for design ambitions and aesthetics to be fully realised without compromise.”