Pyroguard has successfully achieved a significant increase in the test evidence and scope for Pyroguard Rapide fire safety glass into fire-door applications.

Subjected to a comprehensive and vigorous development programme, the system achieved a successful integrity and radiation (EW Classification) fire performance of 80 minutes, an over-run of 20 minutes when compared to the current test requirement.

This system’s success was not only due to the excellent performance of the glass – Pyroguard Rapide FD60 11mm, but also the application of Sealmaster’s intumescent foam glazing tape. Additionally and in conjunction with Pyroguard’s existing Certifire test evidence, any BWF Certifire door core can now be used as part of this system.

The system offers exceptional visual quality, has a soft body impact rating of 2B2 and is UV stable making it suitable for both internal and external applications up to a maximum of 1947mm high by 413mm wide – subject to a maximum area of 0.68m2. Furthermore, this new scope now meets the requirements in accordance with Approved Document M of the Building Regulations and the Disability Discrimination Act.

“The successful testing of this system is a significant step forward for Pyroguard. It allows us to not only continue to innovate by extending the scope of our timber door evidence but also to enhance our product offering in responding to market demands and maintaining a competitive edge,” says Steve Goodburn, Business Development Director of Pyroguard. “Ahead of testing, we were absolutely confident in the performance of Pyroguard Rapide, but to over-run in the test by such a margin clearly demonstrates what can be achieved through investing in new product development and collaborating with other industry leading products to create some of the best fire performance systems on the market.”

Pyroguard Rapide is a range of cuttable fire-rated glass which provides integrity and radiant heat control for 30 and 60 minutes (EW Classification). A market leader for ease of processing and installation, the range can be cut by hand with no additional preparation required. Offering full UV stability and exceptional visual quality it is suitable for both internal and external applications has a soft body impact rating of 2B2 and is readily available on short lead times via a nationwide network of approved license holders.

For further information on Pyroguard Rapide and its suitability for fire door applications please call 01942 710 720 or visit

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