Fire resistance test for fireproof glass
Fire-rated glass also known as Fire Resistant Glass) is a specialist glass that has been proven to provide period of protection against fire during a Fire Resistance Test.
The degree of protection offered depends on the type of fire-rated glass used but generally speaking, all fire-rated glass acts as a barrier to help prevent the spread of flames and smoke in the event of a fire. Certain types of fire-rated glass will also provide a degree of protection (insulation) against the heat of a fire.
The use of fire-rated glass is therefore an important component in building safety and Building Regulations specify where it must be used.