A mixed-use building in a prime city-centre location in Oxford has undergone refurbishment which includes safety critical fire glazing systems.
1-3 George Street’s condition had deteriorated internally and, did not meet minimum regulatory standards. ADP Architecture designed an extensive refurbishment to include a new internal layout improvement to support flexible working, fabric improvements to improve energy efficiency, a rear external terrace and an internal lightwell.
OWS Fire Rated, specialists in aluminium fire resisting glazing, was engaged by the ODS Group, a wholly owned company by Oxford City Council, to design, manufacture and install fire resisting glazing systems to meet the classifications EI30 and EI60 as defined in BS EN 13501-2. These classifications relate to both fire integrity and insulation, which ensures that the passage of flames and hot gases, as well as preventing excessive heat transfer passing through the glazing system.
The glazing systems were required to provide a fire barrier between the building interior onto the external terrace and escape stairs.
Safety critical products
Reynaers CS 77 EI 30 doors and EI 60 fixed lights and Aluprof MB 78 EI30 doorswere chosen by OWS to meet the specification requirements required on the project. The doors and fixed screens were glazed with double glazed units incorporating EI fire rated and toughened Low E glass. The frames were finished with a satin yellow grey powder coating.
The products and systems offered by OWS are critical to the safety of both life and property. The company take every step to ensure that the design, manufacture, and installation of our products carry industry leading levels of certification. This is achieved by continued investment in product development, staff training, and new technology.