Winter gardens give high-rise residents an all-weather ‘outdoor space’ but they require specific building materials to meet relevant fire safety regulations.

Pyroguard Balustrades were chosen to include the enclosed glazed balconies in many of the 760 apartments in the four buildings that make up London’s Deanston Wharf development.

Elite Architectural Systems was chosen by developers Oxley Holdings and Ballymore Construction to design, supply and install the features, which include folding partitions which can open up the space during better weather.

Elite’s operations manager, Noel Gilmartin said: “Due to the high-rise setting, fire safety glass was a critical requirement for the construction of the glazed balcony space.

“Knowing that Pyroguard was one of few manufacturers to have a fire-rated glass solution that met the amended building regulations, we came to the conclusion with Q-Railing that Pyroguard Balustrades was the perfect product for this project.”

He continued: “Given the stringent fire safety regulations and the emphasis on traceability, we had to supply our client with comprehensive datasheets, test evidence and certifications. Thanks to the support from Pyroguard and Q-Railing, we were able to deliver all of this to the client, smoothly and efficiently.”

The Pyroguard Balustrades range is developed specifically for use in balustrade applications over 11metres when installed as part of a certified system. Manufactured to Reaction to Fire classification A2-s1, d0 (according to BS EN13501), The range is also is certified to 1B1 impact resistance rating (according to EN12600).

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