Fire-resistant glazing specialist Promat UK has developed SYSTEMGLAS Stratum, a new load-bearing walk-on-floor system designed to give architects greater creative scope when designing with integrated passive fire protection.
SYSTEMGLAS Stratum combines a structural glass floor with either EI30 or EI60 glass to provide insulation and integrity fire protection between floors of either 30 or 60 minutes. The system features a high-strength double-glazed SYSTEMGLAS unit, which typically features a 37mm toughened, laminated top layer and a 16mm bottom layer, mounted within a steel frame, complete with spacer bars and all the required insulating materials such as silicones and seals.
In addition to being available in non-slip glazing, patterned and obscure glass options can be specified to open up new possibilities for glass floors. These types of glass are popular for basement conversions where natural light can be introduced without compromising privacy in spaces that would otherwise depend completely on artificial light 24/7.
SYSTEMGLAS Stratum has been independently tested to perform as promised with the added assurance of the Promat SYSTEMGLAS 360 Degree Wheel of Assurance. This means Promat UK will provide guidance from specification through to installation, ensuring the system is manufactured to the highest quality standards in-house and fitted by a Promat approved installer.
A certificate of conformity is issued on completion following an inspection by a Promat fire-safety expert for maximum supply chain traceability.
Cath McLean, Segment Manager – Glass at Promat UK said: ‘SYSTEMGLAS Stratum responds to the growing demand for walk-on glass floors, not only in commercial and public buildings but increasingly within high-end residential properties. The system offers the scope to integrate a glass floor into a design where passive fire protection measures are needed, both to enable building occupiers to escape safely and to prevent major damage to assets in the event of a fire.’
SYSTEMGLAS Stratum is the latest addition to the Promat SYSTEMGLAS range, which has been leading the fire-resistant glazing market for more than 30 years. It enables architects to create glazed features such as partitions, screens and atria with fire resistance of up to 120 minutes in timber or steel framing, along with framing that can be painted, overclad or ‘frameless’ by being recessed into surrounding wall, floors and ceilings.
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