Fire safety is paramount in all office fit outs. It is therefore important to note that IPS can provide certification showing proven fire tests to meet fire safety/building control standards. Solid partitions only meet the desired fire retardancy if all sections including doors and frames are also tested and certificated.

Glass partitions can also meet up to two hour fire rating and although expensive, may be absolutely perfect to enhance prestigious areas.

IPS can advise of glass and solid partition uses to achieve the fire requirements demanded under regulations. Often there is also the added benefit of sound reduction.

Sound attenuation in glass can be achieved through double glazing, matched with either solid doors in a choice of frames, or through matching double glazed doors, as depicted in our Wimbledon Case Study.

Acoustic products can also be installed to compliment the partitioning systems, such as ceiling rafts and wall panelling.