Fire Rated Glass


Combining Safety with Aesthetics in Building Design

Fire rated glass offers protection against fire damage, with fire protection and building safety as top priorities; we ensure we meet strict glass safety standards. This type of glass can withstand high temperatures for extended periods, allowing occupants to evacuate safely.  

With advances in technology, fire-resistant glass has become an indispensable safety feature in modern building designs. At the same time, its sleek appearance and functionality make it a popular choice for developers looking for high-end solutions. 

Understanding the Importance

When it comes to building safety, this is an essential component for both residential and commercial buildings. Not all glass is created equal regarding fire safety, so it’s necessary to understand the different fire-resistant grades that glass can withstand. 

This glass protects occupants by providing a barrier against flames, smoke and toxic gases. Its certification process ensures it has been tested to meet the highest safety standards and can withstand extreme conditions. When you choose fire-rated glass doors or windows, you can rest assured that you have taken an essential step in ensuring the safety of your occupants.

What are the different grades?

As far as fire safety is concerned, exploring different grades of fire-resistant glass is a paramount activity. To fully understand, one must know the various grades. These grades vary in resistance levels, from 20 minutes to 120 minutes. Each grade of fire rated glass comes with unique properties designed to withstand specific levels of fire. 

For those requiring higher levels of fire protection, it is essential to consider which fire-resistant glass best suits their needs. By conducting a comparative analysis, one can identify the most suitable glass types. Ensuring compliance with installation standards and performing regular maintenance and care of the glass is also crucial. 

Fire Rated Glass vs. Traditional Glass 

In modern architecture, custom glass solutions are highly sought after for their aesthetic appeal and functionality. However, as the safety of occupants is paramount, ensuring the suitability of materials is critical for all building professionals.

As a trustworthy and professional resource, we provide educational resources to assist decision-making. We provide honest and respectful recommendations based on our vast experience. By discussing the benefits of both fire rated glass doors and windows and traditional glass, we can help build a safer and higher-end space. We understand the importance of quality and innovation, which sets us apart. Let us guide you towards your next project’s ideal glass solution.

Trust Abbey Glass for all your glass needs. We are committed to providing a professional service as well quality products that ensures that they are of the highest standard. Your project will be expertly handled from start to finish.

Contact us today by calling 01443 238787 or email us at for a free survey and quotation for fire rated glass. 

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Mcaleer & Rushe have worked extensively with Abbey glass across a range of Hotel, Residential and Student projects. They bring extrinsic attention to detail, advanced planning and programming to all projects, which makes the delivery phase of the projects very seamless. We utilise their services both for Supply and Fit and Supply only products, and have confidence knowing that they deliver a quality end product irrespective of the Procurement model. We would be more than happy to recommend Abbey glass as a very competent member of our supply chain and hope to work with them for many years to come.

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Frequently Answered Questions


    Yes, fire-rated doors can indeed incorporate glass. Fire rated glass is specially designed and tested to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of fire, smoke, and toxic gases. It serves as a crucial safety feature in buildings, allowing occupants to safely evacuate in case of a fire while still providing visibility and aesthetic appeal. When selecting glass for doors, it’s essential to ensure compliance with relevant safety standards and building codes to guarantee optimal protection.


    Fire-rated glass comes in various thicknesses depending on the required level of fire resistance. Typically, glass ranges from 5mm to 20mm in thickness. Thicker glass generally offers higher fire resistance, but it’s essential to consult with experts to determine the appropriate thickness for your specific application and regulatory requirements. Investing in the correct thickness ensures optimal safety and protection in the event of a fire.


    Fire-rated glass is a specialised type of glass designed to withstand exposure to fire and high temperatures while maintaining its integrity and preventing the spread of flames, smoke, and toxic gases. It undergoes rigorous testing to ensure compliance with strict safety standards and is classified based on its ability to resist fire for a specified duration, ranging from 20 minutes to 120 minutes or more. It is an essential component in building safety, offering protection to occupants and property in the event of a fire.


    Identifying fire-rated glass involves looking for specific markings or certifications indicating its fire-resistant properties. Look for labels or stamps on the glass that specify its fire rating and compliance with safety standards.

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