Fire safety key to window choices at U.K. hospital

August 4, 2017

Fire safety was a major issue when it came to the specification of doors and windows at a new Sheffield Children's Hospital in the U.K., according to an article on the Glass on Web website.

Fire-resistant screen and door sets were installed in the new Outpatients Department that opened in late 2016.

“The new department offers spacious waiting rooms with a much brighter children friendly environment. The whole concept is based on the experience of visiting a warm, welcoming place, a far cry from the traditional hospital environment," Martin Quarmby, director of the Arkoni glass manufacturing company, said in the article.

The hospital also has a large play tube relaxation area for children which also has fire-rated glazing protection to its glazed areas,  Quarmby said.

Read the article.



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