Fire protection

The steel framing system that was introduced in the UK to provide EI fire protection in butt jointed glazing is now available as a complete, safety-assured glazing system with the launch of the Systemglas Ferro range from Promat UK.

Systemglas Ferro is a complete glazing system suited to contemporary interiors with the fire glass, steel framing, beading and setting blocks supplied directly by Promat UK for maximum traceability. It is installed exclusively by a network of approved installers.

As a butt-jointed system tested to facilitate large uninterrupted spans of glazing in a vertical or horizontal formation, Systemglas Ferro allows buildings to benefit from maximum natural lighting within rooms, without compromising on integrity and insulation (EI) fire protection of between 30 minutes up to 120 minutes (Certifire CF5452).

The system joins the two recently launched Systemglas options – Celare and Advenerat – which use fire resistant Promatect H. These provide architects with the ability to create ‘invisible’, painted or aluminium clad framing for internal glazing. Complementing Ferro, Celare and Advenerat, and to complete the range, a timber option is set to join the range later in 2018.

Ian Cowley, regional director (UK and Scandinavia) at Promat UK, said: “Systemglas Ferro is an important evolution of our steel framing system which gives confidence to architects, contractors and clients that their installed glazing will deliver on its passive fire protection promise in the event of a fire.”