Euroglaze has joined the elite group of REHAU fabricators authorised to manufacture fire rated windows in the RAUFERNO system. Based on the REHAU S706 70mm window profile with a patented design which incorporates an intumescent material, RAUFERNO satisfies the requirements of BS476 Parts 20 and 22 and the 1992 Building Regulations.
Barnsley based Euroglaze has achieved certification from Warrington Fire Research on a fixed light window in RAUFERNO and its installation team have received formal training at the Warrington facility. Martin Nettleton, Managing Director at Euroglaze, said: “RAUFERNO is a very exacting product which requires exceptional levels of quality and attention to detail in both its manufacture and its installation.
“It is ideally suited for a business such as ours which has built its reputation on implementing ‘World Class Manufacturing’ techniques and is a perfect fit for our quality orientated factory.” Euroglaze is now supplying 30 minute fire rated RAUFERNO windows for commercial contracts, most typically in the social housing sector where they are often required alongside fire rated doors opening out onto landings, entrance halls, fire escape routes or covered walkways.
It is also providing a specialist fabrication service for fabricators and installers who require any number of fire rated windows to complete their own contracts. Martin Nettleton adds: “The market for fire rated uPVC windows is growing all the time as specifiers look to achieve a consistent look throughout window schemes and to maximise the inherent benefits of uPVC on their projects in terms of low maintenance and improved thermal and sound insulation.” Euroglaze is planning to add fire rated doors to its product range shortly, offering a complete solution for specifiers, fabricators and installers.
The RAUFERNO patented fire resistant system gives you the freedom to use uPVC windows and doors and still comply fully with the 1992 Building Regulations for most protected areas, due to the certification to BS476 Parts 20 and 22. For the highest quality RAUFERNO Fire Rated Frames call our sales team on 01226 702553 for a discussion about your requirements.