Safety in mind
The recent changes in legislation affecting both high level external cladding and spandrel panels have opened up increased opportunities for Chromatics safety glass as a specified product with safety in mind.
Independently tested by Exova the Chromatics Glass panel is certified as A2 s1 d0 – EN 13501-1:2007 + A1:2009 in 6mm thickness and can be used at > 18m high under the new legislation. Additionally as a rainscreen panel , due to its lightweight at circa 15kg/m2 , it places less demand on propriety framing systems that are now required to accommodate increased thicknesses of insulation. With the possibility of any RAL colour ( subject to volume restrictions ) and digital print options there is a vast spectrum of opportunity for designers to create dynamic , colourful and bespoke facades.
The recent advisory note* issued in late 2019 places responsibility on building owners to check existing spandrel panels for reaction to fire many of which have been specified on thermal performance rather than fire performance . Chromatics Glass Ltd. have recently completed a project on a social housing high rise project using a combination of 6mm thick glass with non- combustible insulation to meet the current industry demands for improved safety levels.
A particular feature of this product across all applications is safety . Chromatics safety glass is a shatterproof product which if broken retains its integrity due to its foil backing. This is of immense value when used in internal applications and high traffic areas as this avoids the need to close areas down until replacements can be arranged. Interior product is also available in any RAL and digital print offering wide scope for interior designers.
Finally , and again with safety in mind , Chromatics Glass Ltd. also offer safety mirrors available exclusively in the UK from Pilkington . This shatterproof product is particularly suitable for educational buildings , student accommodation , gymnasiums and sports centres, care homes and public buildings .
Product is available and held in stock in selected colours through Independent Glass branches within the UK.
For further information contact us at :- 01904 439187 or www.chromaticsglass.com
*Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. Advice Note 19.
DCLG/BSP/Advice Note/ 14/171018