Southern Ceramic Supplies Ltd

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What are the principle advantages to using FireLite?

  • Fire-rated to conform to B.S. 476 Part 22 for over 240 minutes
  • Easily laminated to conform to B.S. 6206: 1981 Parts A & B
  • Used in conjunction with approved systems, will achieve Passive Fire Protection Measures, as detailed in Approved Document B Building Regulations
  • Fully tested in a wide range of frames
  • Fully tested for use in atria, as well as horizontal and sloped applications
  • Withstands temperatures in excess of 1000 degrees Celsius
  • Due to the thermal expansion co-efficient being almost zero (10 -6/°C), it remains structurally stable when heated to 800 °C and then doused with cold water. This unique ability to withstand Thermal Shock is important for a number of reasons:
    • Where sprinkler systems are fitted or where firefighters attend a fire and hoses are used. The integrity of FireLite will remain intact under these extremes of temperature, but not so other fire rated glasses where thermal expansion will take place
    • Transparent fire protection areas are important to the emergency services and to a buildings' occupants, as they facilitate fast evacuations
  • Preferred for use by installers, as FireLite can be cut on site with a conventional glass cutter much like float glass
  • Excellent choice for replacement of wired glass as it is aesthetically pleasing and existing frames may be retained due to 5mm thickness
  • May be sandblasted, etched or beveled on one side without affecting fire rating


  • 1220 x 2438 x 5mm
  • 30 Stock sheets per crate
  • Free delivery on 30 sheets or more (UK Mainland)
  • Will cut and deliver to your specification
  • Double Glazed Units available to order

Some examples where FireLite has been used

  • Windsor Castle (following the 1992 fire and subsequent restoration)
  • The Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Private Offices - Dublin
  • Southwark Crown Court, London
  • Milton Keynes College, Buckinghamshire
  • Crockfords Casino, Mayfair - London's original premier gaming club
  • Swanwick Air Traffic Control - Hampshire
  • Guinness Peat Aviation Building, Shannon Airport - The worlds largest commercial airline leasing company
  • BAE Systems, Farnborough - The worlds 3rd largest defence contractor
  • Corus, Port Talbot - Now one of the worlds largest steel producers
  • Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh - Edinburgh's premier hotel
  • Thistle Tower Hotel - London
  • New Radisson Edwardian Hotel - Heathrow
  • Tesco - Reading

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