Toughened Safety Glass is ideal for bolted structural glazing and frameless applications. Superb resistance to thermal stress also allows toughened safety glass to be used in refrigerator and oven doors, where ordinary annealed glass would be likely to fracture.
Toughened safety glass is available in a range of thicknesses and various colours. Toughened safety glass meets the safety glass requirements of the South African National Building Regulations. Toughened Safety Glass is 5 times stronger than normal monolithic float glass.
Toughened Safety Glass Applications
- All doors and sidelights, framed or unframed
- Sliding or patio doors
- Folding Stacking Doors
- Glazed panels in doors
- Balcony enclosures
- Shower doors and bath enclosures
- Barriers between different levels
- Low-level glazing
- Hail resistance
- Kitchen Spashbacks
- Where additional strength for wind-loading is required
- Where glass is subjected to high thermal stress
- Table tops
Fire Rated Glass
Available in clear or textured versions, for vision and obscuration respectively, readily available Georgian Wire Glass is suitable for use in fire and non-fire applications.
Georgian Wire Cast (Obscure) and Georgian Wire Plate (Clear) both have a 30mm Min fire rating.
Should safety glass application be required, we can laminate the Georgian Wire Plate to a 3mm Clear resulting in a 9.76mm Georgian Wire Plate laminated glass meeting the requirements of SANS 1263-1
For a 2-hour fire rating, Pyran S borosilicate glass is available in 6mm thickness. This can also be toughened for safety glass applications.
It is vital that the framework also has the same fire rating as the glass. Ceramic setting blocks and glazing tape is also required to ensure that the glass does not fall out of the frame.
Bear in mind that the Fire Rated Fenestration Products will only contain the fire within the designated area and will not extinguish the fire like a sprinkler system would.
Unlike sprinklers or other “active” protection systems, fire rated glass is on duty 24 hours a day. if there is a power failure, a loss of water pressure, or a human error that interferes with the sprinklers working properly, fire rated glass will not be affected and will and will continue to perform its function.