Determining Fire Ratings: Collaboration with Architects and Fire Engineers is Essential

Steelguard is widely recognised for its superior craftsmanship and dedication to delivering top-tier fire-rated windows. However, despite its expertise in steel joinery and window production, the company is not equipped to determine the specific fire rating required for a client’s project. Here’s why:

  • Expertise in Architecture and Building Regulations

The accurate determination of a building’s fire rating hinges on a multitude of factors, including its design, location, usage, and proximity to other structures. This complex process demands a deep understanding of building codes and architectural principles. Architects and fire engineers possess the necessary expertise to collaborate with local building consent authorities and determine the appropriate fire rating.

  • Consideration of Local and Regional Factors

Fire ratings are subject to local and regional building regulations, which can vary significantly. These regulations factor in elements such as local climate conditions, wildfire risks, and building density. Therefore, what may be suitable for one region may not be applicable to another. Seasoned architects are well-versed in navigating these regional discrepancies.

  • Tailoring Solutions for Each Project

Each project undertaken by Steelguard is unique, presenting its own set of requirements, challenges, and objectives. The fire rating necessary for each project may vary depending on the building’s design and intended use. Such customised solutions require the expertise of professionals who are adept at designing and planning buildings.

While Steelguard cannot determine the precise fire rating required for your project, the company collaborates closely with architects, builders, and homeowners to ensure that the fire-rated windows it produces meet the requisite standards. This collaborative approach ensures the delivery of products that not only boast aesthetic appeal and functionality but also adhere to the highest safety standards.