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Q&A: Can fire resistant glass be used in IGUs?

Yes, absolutely. The requirement for fire rated glass is no longer a restrictive aspect of a project, it can be used as a conventional glass in an IGU (Insulated glazing unit) to offer stylish and high performance solutions. Developments in technology mean that fire glass now has a much better visual performance than in the past, making it a feasible combination glass with light transmission values equivalent to many other glass types.

IGUs – otherwise known as double, or increasingly triple, glazing – featuring fire-resistant glass can provide protection against flames, heat and fumes for 30 to 180 minutes, helping to safeguard both people and property.

Incorporated into IGUs, fire resistant glass can help your project exceed environmental requirements. Low-emissivity fire glass offers enhanced thermal insulation to achieve u-value requirements, while solar control glazing can reduce heat transmission during the day whilst allowing plentiful natural light to penetrate.

In addition, options for acoustic and security performance and even interstitial blinds are available in our range of test evidence.

The key IGU partners in our supply chain are Level 1 accredited to the new CE requirements. It is important to select a supplier which tests against leading environmental assessment methods and gives you access to a wide range glazing solutions suitable for almost any application.

For the latest news on Pyroguard and our fire glass solutions, follow us @Pyroguard or on LinkedIn. To speak to our specification team about your individual needs, call 01942 710 720.

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