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Fire Glass Installation was tasked by our client with supplying and installing fire-rated and non-fire-rated glazing as part of constructing a £25 million medical and clinical training facility at the Royal Bolton Hospital. The project involved the installation of various types of glazing to meet safety, insulation, and acoustic requirements.

The scope of work included:
> Supply and installation of 66 pieces of glazing into timber screens.
> Installation of EI60 Pyrobel 25 for 60-minute integrity and insulation.
> Installation of EI30 Pyrobel 16 for 30-minute integrity and insulation.
> Installation of laminated glazing ranging from 6.8mm to 16.8mm for safety and acoustic purposes.
> Installation of 4 RW51DB double-glazed units into the third-floor boardroom overlooking the atrium.

One of the main challenges faced during the project was the installation of the RW51DB double-glazed units into the third-floor boardroom. Each unit weighed 216kg, requiring careful handling and specialised lifting equipment, which had to be craned onto the third floor through one of the external windows, which had to be removed to allow the glass to enter the building. This process required meticulous planning and coordination to ensure the safety of the installation team and the hospital staff.

To address the challenges posed by the installation of the heavy double-glazed units, Fire Glass Installation utilised a glass hoist and vacuum lifter for safe handling and installation. The team carefully coordinated with the construction crew to remove the external windows and crane the units onto the third floor without disrupting the ongoing activities at the hospital.

The successful installation of fire-rated and non-fire-rated glazing at the Royal Bolton Hospital highlights Fire Glass Installation’s expertise in providing comprehensive glazing solutions for complex construction projects. By overcoming challenges and delivering exceptional results, Fire Glass Installation has contributed to enhancing safety and functionality at the hospital’s new medical and clinical training facility and we look forward to seeing the project fully finished.

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