Pyroguard was formed in the late 80’s, beginning life initially as Northern Wired Glass and later CGI International. The company’s initial production focus was on traditional wired glass, but sound technical expertise and an extensive programme of research and development saw the creation of a clear fire safety glass, which was the basis of the extensive fire glass portfolio we offer today. In 2012, the Group acquired Interver, a French manufacturer of fire safety glass, which allowed us to broaden our range to include toughened glasses for project applications.
Late 2015 saw the appointment of our CEO Neil Tilsley and the completion of a significant capacity expansion programme into our manufacturing facilities. Since then, the company has grown across our core markets of the UK, France and The Netherlands and continues to expand on a global scale entering new territories including; Belgium, Germany, Italy, Iberia, Scandinavia, Middle East, India and North America.
A management buyout was completed in 2018 and in 2019 we created the Technical Fire Safety Group with our sister company Fire Glass UK. In early 2021 we embarked on the relocation of one of our UK production facilities to a brand-new, three-acre site in Haydock. October 2022 saw the Technical Fire Safety Group merge with the svt Group of Companies, one of the leading suppliers of passive fire protection in Europe.
Why choose Pyroguard?
We have strong established partnerships with most of the world’s leading framing manufacturers and we are members of the leading organisations in the glazing, architecture and construction sectors, so you can be confident that our fire safety glass is developed in line with the latest technological advancements, safety regulations and quality standards.
Our independence and broad product range gives us the flexibility to help customers find the perfect solution for their application, safe in the knowledge that Pyroguard can be trusted to deliver, whatever the size of project, wherever it is in the world!
Some of our framing partners
What our customers say
When it came to working on a project of this scale we knew Pyroguard would be the perfect fit, their extensive expertise in the field of fire safety glass and the multi-functionality of their products gave us the reassurance we needed to achieve the unique requirements set out in this project. With the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen, it was essential that we had a glazing system that was not only fire resistant but also burglary resistant too, Pyroguard Protect ticked both of these boxes. Pyroguard’s professional and collaborative approach throughout the project proved instrumental in helping us to get the result we wanted and we look forward to working with them again in the near future.
Jorn Jochems, Commercial Director, ZNRFind out more
“Undertaking any project with Pyroguard is a guarantee of success, Pyroguard provide you with confidence in terms of the product quality and local regulations. “The knowledge and capabilities of Pyroguard’s technical team were instrumental in ensuring both a successful fire test and the subsequent on-site installation of the fire safety glass system. This and the quality of their fire safety glass all contributed to us meeting the end-client’s deadline in a timely manner. We were particularly impressed with the great light transmission that Pyroguard Protect glass delivered – a very important and valuable attribute within the fire safety glass market.”
Miguel Marin, AFVidrioFind out more
We were first introduced to Pyroguard by our client, AHH, who had tasked us with creating a fire-rated glass balustrade system, after initially struggling to find a solution suitable for buildings over the 18-metre threshold on the open market. Working with Andy Lake, Pyroguard’s Sales Director, and the rest of the technical team at Pyroguard, our design team was able to develop the AMI Fire-Tek Balustrade system. As well as delivering effective fire protection, it was important that the glass used within our system adhered to the line load requirements associated with these types of high-rise buildings – Pyroguard Balustrade ticks all of the boxes. Our client was delighted with the end-result, with our system design and the Pyroguard glass accepted by the NHBC for use on this development.
Steve Furniss, Architectural Metalwork Installations LtdFind out more
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