The FloorGlaze fire test was conducted in accordance with; BS EN 1365-2: 2000, “Fire resistance tests for load bearing elements- Part 2: Floors and roofs”, and in conjunction with; BS EN 1363-1: 1999, "Fire resistance tests Part 1, general requirements", and BS EN 1363-2: 1999, "Fire resistance tests Part 2, alternative and additional procedures".

The test was for both integrity and insulation, as it is not only vital that the glass remains intact for 30 or 60 minutes (F30 and F60), but the top surface must remain cool enough to walk on.

30 minutes after the fire had flashed the temperature in the furnace was an incredible 842 degrees, whilst the temperature of the top surface of glass was only 25 degrees. The panel was still intact and capable of bearing loads of 2.5 KN/m2 and therefore had passed the test with room to spare.

Enter the primary contact name.

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Enter the site address.

Enter the site postcode.

Enter the number of floors that have exactly the same dimensions, specifications and perimeter configurations.

Enter the exact width in mm for the upper glass slab.

Enter the exact length (or span) in mm for the upper glass slab.

Choose the specification of the fire-rated performance. EI30 for 30 minutes insulation and integrity, EI60 for 60 minute insulation and integrity or choose a NON fire-rated specification.

Enter in KN the Design level of the Concentrated Load (CL) that needs to be allowed for in the calculations, to 1 decimal place.
For example the standard Domestic Concentrated load is 2.0 KN.

Enter in KN/m2 the Design level of the Uniformly Distributed Load (UDL) that needs to be allowed for in the calculations, to 1 decimal place.
For example the standard Uniformly Distributed load is 1.5 KN/m2.

Is the floor to be situated internally or externally? If the floor is being used externally then there will be a soft coating required to lower the U-value in accordance to part L of the Building Regulations.

If the floor is being left clear or with a simple pattern of dots it might compromise your sense of privacy. Sandblasting will provide the privacy or a translucent resin can be used in the lower interlayer of the glass slab.

Instead of using standard glass in the upper slab this can be replaced with Low Iron glass. Low Iron glass will allow about 10% more light through the floor and will give a cleaner and whiter appearance.

Mark one of the boxes on each side to identify the type of perimeter detail that is required.

If the fire-rated material beneath the frame is not covered by the internal finishes then we suggest this is covered by a cosmetic flashing. This flashing will need to be trimmed and fixed on site after the floor has been fitted. The flashing can be in powder coated or silver anodised aluminium or in satin finish stainless steel.

The top surface of the glass can become slippery especially when wet. To resist this the glass can be consistently sandblasted or have a 10mm dot pattern fritted on the surface.

Any notes or special instructions for this floor.