This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first UK installations of Systemglas, the fire rated glazing system from Promat UK.
According to Promat UK, 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’ – which encompasses 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, Promat UK says that 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: “With three decades behind it, Systemglas has proved itself in the market as a trusted solution for passive fire protection. 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.”
Systemglas is suitable for all building applications with fire ratings of between 30 and 120 minutes. Promat says that its technical experts can provide guidance on the right approach at the design and specification stage, and the system is manufactured in-house to ensure all cutting and processing is completed to the correct standard. Promat’s fire protection specialists then inspect Systemglas on completion to ensure it has been installed in accordance with its recommendations and provides a certificate of conformity for installation.
PIC CAP: An installation of Promat Systemglas which has now been providing effective fire-rated solutions to the UK market for three decades