Slim fire rated glazing solution

A new residential property built on Passivhaus principles in Devon, located on the site of a former walled garden within a classic Georgian country house estate, has used Promat Systemglas Celare fire resistant glazing system from Promat UK.

The contemporary house, named The Walled Garden was designed by McLean Quinlan architects for its self-building owners, and achieved planning permission under the Paragraph 55 route for exceptional house designs.

A single storey, flat-roofed house, complete with 100m2 basement, which takes advantage of the sloping site, provides around 300m2 of living space on the main level, with four bedrooms and an open plan area divided into various zones.

The external design of the house reflects its sitting next to a classic walled kitchen garden, with a glass roofed courtyard-style room at its centre, and a ‘virtual path’ running right through the house along the line of the former garden path.

With the aim of maximising natural daylight, the design incorporates a number of full height modern slim floor-to-ceiling windows. Created using the Systemglas Celare glazing system, and installed by Promat approved installer Goulden and Sons, these are part of an important feature within a thermally superior building envelope constructed using advanced Sips panels to meet the strict requirements of Passivhaus design, and with a fire rating of 30 minutes (EI30).

With the fire-resistant Promatect H calcium silicate frame concealed within the wall construction, Systemglas Celare has maximised daylight by making full use of the available openings for the glass.

Ian Cowley, regional director (UK and Scandinavia) at Promat UK, said: “It has been a pleasure to be part of this project and showcases the important contribution and long term safety assurance that all Systemglas specifications and installations can make.”