Assured passive fire protection
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first UK installations of Systemglas, the complete fire rated glazing system from Promat UK and, the company said, demand is stronger than ever.
The 30-year milestone is proving to be an important factor behind the increasing interest in Systemglas from architects, specifiers, interior designers, clients and contractors who are seeking assured passive fire protection in their glazing, partitioning and building interiors.
The system, which is supported by Promat UK’s ‘360° Wheel of Assurance’ encompassing full control and traceability through design, manufacture, installation and completion inspection, is suitable for a wide range of applications including offices, residential, retail spaces, public buildings and transport interchanges. Providing integrity and insulation (EI) protection from EI30 to EI120, Systemglas has now been used in a vast number of projects in the UK and Ireland since 1989.
Ian Cowley, regional director (UK and Scandinavia) at Promat, said: “In an era when supply chain traceability has risen up the agenda in specification decisions, the range is today offering an important differentiator, particularly now that the Systemglas framing options have been expanded to cover steel, timber and Promatect H for concealing, painting or over-cladding.
“When it comes to developing a fire rated glazing specification, all the components must work together to achieve the required performance level, which is what underpins our ‘Specified for a Reason’ campaign. Systemglas takes away any supply chain ambiguity, specification misinterpretation or risk of product substitution as we have complete oversight from start to finish.”