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Pilkington Glass distributors. Installation and supply of a full range of fire and acoustic glass.

Fire Protection

A range of fire-resistant glass types is available offering increasing levels of protection, which is measured in defined time periods (30, 60, 90, 120 and 180 minutes) and in terms of Integrity and Insulation or Integrity only as designated by the European Standards.

It should be noted that fire-resistant glass must always be specified as part of a tested and approved glazing system, and installation should be carried out by specialists in order to ensure that the expected fire performance is achieved should it be called upon.

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Pilkington Pyrostop™
Tried and trusted protection against heat, flames and hot gases. The Pilkington Pyrostop™ range is a family of clear, laminated fully insulating fire and impact resistant glass that offers the highest levels of fire protection (Integrity and Insulation), maximising the available levels of natural light and visibility. Depending on the thickness, it provides impact protection up to Class 1 of BS EN 12600.

Pilkington Pyrostop™ is the product to use wherever a complete, physically robust fire protection shield is desired in combination with the high quality through vision and high quality natural lighting typical of normal glazing.

In the event of fire Pilkington Pyrostop™ turns opaque providing both the integrity requirements of a barrier to hot gases and flames, as well as very effective insulation from the heat of a blaze. As such, Pilkington Pyrostop™ complies with the very precise temperature criteria defined in European test standards and ISO test standards.

Provides passive protection for escape from buildings or firefighter access.
Protects against the spread of fire and helps to limit fire damage.
Opaque insulating interlayer blocks the view of the fire which minimises panic and acts as a guide for emergency services to indicate the presence of fire.
Suitable for all applications where full fire insulation together with protection against flame and hot gases is a requirement of the local building regulations.
Typical applications include partial or full size fire doors, partition glazing along escape routes, room compartmentation, roofs, floors and facade glazing.
Designed to be used in windows to prevent break out of fire and movement of fire along or up the outside face of the building or across re-entrant corners, as well as the prevention of fire transfer from one building to another.
Pilkington Pyrostop™ is available through approved Stockist's nationwide who have the technical expertise to help you specify the product you need and advise you on installation.
Pilkington Specifire is the easy way to select the correct Pilkington glass for your fire-resistant application.

Pilkington Pyrodur™
Tried and trusted protection against flames and hot gases. Using the same technology as Pilkington Pyrostop™, Pilkington Pyrodur™ is ideal for use in fire doors and partitioning. It is a clear, laminated fire and impact resistant glass offering up to 60 minutes integrity, together with some heat insulation in suitable glazing systems. Depending on the thickness, it provides impact protection up to Class 1(B)1 of BS EN 12600.

Provides passive protection for escape from buildings or firefighter access.
Well known and recognised by Fire and Building Control Authorities.
Suitable for internal and external applications.
May be used in fire rated timber or steel frames.
Excellent sound reduction properties.
Fire performance not dependent on critical framing edge cover requirements
Pilkington Pyrodur™ is available through approved Stockist's nationwide who have the technical expertise to help you specify the correct product and advise on installation.

Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus
Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus comes with the test pedigree you'd expect from the latest addition to our fire protection range. It features a series of tests for fire and impact safety to both the UK and European test standards which are demonstrated in the form of fire test summaries and impact safety certification. The fire test summaries demonstrate the range of framing materials and formats to ensure that Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus can be used in internal door and screening applications.

Provides integrity and partial insulation with impact safety for doors and screens.
Clarity and options for decorative effects e.g. sandblasting.
Achieves full heat insulation for a short period of time which could facilitate evacuation through doors and escape corridors without panic.
Tested and approved in a wide range of fire-resistant glazing gaskets and sealants.
Available from expert Stockist's nationwide.
Pilkington Specifire is the easy way to select the correct Pilkington glass for your fire-resistant application.

Impact Safety
Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus achieves BS6206: 1981 Class B (ref BSI report 262/ 4473814).
It also behaves as a laminated glass under impact, European standard EN 12600: 2000 Classification 2(B)2 (ref TNO Report No. DMP-RPT-04-0187).
Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus has a nominal thickness of 7mm.
Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus meets the requirements of the new European standard for laminated glass (BS EN ISO 12543: 1998).

Easy Handling and Usage
Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus is available in cut sizes through our extensive nationwide distribution network. It comes with distinctive silver tape on all edges, for edge protection and ease of handling. This tape should not be removed.

Cut sizes of New Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus can be handled easily with attention to basic requirements applicable to fire-resistant glass.
Pilkington Pyrodur™ Plus must be stacked vertically, and stored and glazed in dry conditions, protected from the weather. Do not put the glass through a washer or along an IGU line. Do not cut the glass to any other size than that provided. Handling and glazing guidelines for the Pilkington Pyrostop™ and Pilkington Pyrodur™ range as a whole and are available on request.

Pilkington Pyroshield™
Pilkington Pyroshield™ is our market leading wired glass for fire-resistance. Manufactured for more than 120 years it has been tried and tested in doors, partitions and windows in a wide range of buildings from schools to offices. A fire integrity only product, it will restrict the spread of flames and hot gases for up to 120 minutes when incorporated into a suitably tested or previously assessed fire rated insulating glazing unit. It is available in both clear and textured versions.
Pilkington Specifire is the easy way to select the correct Pilkington glass for your fire-resistant application.

Noise control
Pilkington Optilam™ Phon is the ideal choice of glass for sound control in situations where there is excess noise from roads, rail, air traffic and other sources. Using a PVB (polyvinyl butyral) specific interlayer,

Pilkington Optilam™ Phon is a high quality acoustic laminated glass that offers excellent noise reduction.

Pilkington Optilam™ is produced by combining two or more sheets of glass with PVB interlayer's, and it is this lamination that enables it to offer impact protection and safety. By varying the number of layers and thickness of the glass, it can offer wide-ranging benefits and be used in various applications.

Pilkington Optilam™ Phon The Solution for Unwanted Noise, Insulating building interiors against noise has now become a major design criterion, due to the rapid increase in road and air traffic and the development of the urban motorways.

These and other sources of noise such as railways, discos and neighbours can cause people to experience inconvenience, annoyance, stress and even diagnosable illness. Glazing and windows can play an important part in reducing this noise. It can also provide privacy in applications such as offices, lecture theatres or hospitals.

Suitable for internal and external applications.
Can be single glazed or incorporated in an Insulating Glass Unit such as Pilkington Insulight™ Phon for increased sound insulation.
Provides a range of noise control levels.
Can be combined with other products in the Pilkington range to achieve other benefits.
Safety glass to meet all the impact safety requirements of BS EN 12600.
Improves the living and working environment.
Available in clear or decorative finishes.
Available in five standard thicknesses.
Bespoke products can be designed to individual requirements.
A thin and lightweight solution to noise problems.