Fire Resistant Glazing Gazette
Welcome: On this our first news letter, I would like to thank all building owners, architects, specifiers and builders for the tremendous interest and support in promoting fire resistant glazing systems as the unique solution to the problem of maintaining light, view and ambience without jeopardising building fire safety.
In this issue I thought we would look at a case study of one of our recent projects that illustrates how Nilfire can provide the solutions to your particular difficulties in getting light into a building. We also hope you enjoy our other regular articles.
Case Profile:- Georges Manor Nursing Home, Georges Hall, NSW
The need in this case is to get light into the corner of two large common areas, one on each floor, The construction bordering this area is required to be fire resistant as it is protecting the fire stairs between the floors. The external construction of the stair is aluminium framed non-rated glazing.
The solution was to provide Nilfire Visionsafe one hour (-/60/60) windows and sidelights in conjunction with one hour (-/60/30) Nilfire Visionsafe glass fire doors in the internal fire resistant walls of the fire stair. The photographs show the affect.
Mr.Emil Moussa, the Project Manager for Novati Constructions Pty. Ltd. said the use of Nilfire Visionsafe provided the required fire separation and functionally for a fire stair and also met the aesthetic concept the architect wanted to create. He also stated that the flexibility in design made it possible to minimise the total area of glass and keep the cost within the budget constraints. To remain up to date with this developing technology call Greg Sedman today, on 9972 9811 or 0414 719 616, to arrange your free systems presentation, and YES we come to you.
- Congratulations to Nilfire window and door installer, Matt Northey and his partner, Hannah, who have announced they are expecting the birth of there first baby.
- Congratulations to Nathan, our project coordinator and his fiancé, Lauren who recently celebrated their engagement. Wedding bells will be in November.
Release of new model of glass lifting/installing equipment
Australian manufacturer Quattrolift has released its new model of their Nomad Series.
The Nomad 300 has increased lifting capacity (300 Kgs) and an improved rotating head accessory.
Nilfire has purchased one of these machines and we look forward to increasing our efficiency and work safety in loading , unloading and installing very heavy pieces of fire resistant glass. (Insulating glass can be up to 56mm thick and weigh 112kg/m2!).
Golf Tragic's Corner..
To all those unfortunates hooked on the game (a term that doesn't quite seem right to me—more apt might be scourge, affliction, dumb useless ^“%$#*@ &! pastime –(those hooked know what I am talking about), welcome to the first issue Golf Tragics’ Corner.
Being the sharing caring sort of guy I am, I thought this column could be a place were us tragics could console, cajole, support, rip in, take the pee out of each other with the funny, improbable, (but in golf most likely), insane unpredictable silly incidents that could only happen on a golf course.
This issue’s offering
I was playing with my social golf club recently at Ashlar. On the 15th hole a crow swooped down to “snavel” my ball. Of course I jumped, yelled, screamed, swore, waved my arms (driver in hand) and generally behaved like a maniac.
The crow dropped my ball, picked up one of my playing partners’ ball and flew away.
I won the event by one stroke.
The moral of the story
Don’t be afraid to carry on like a maniac. Winning golf is not always about making great shots.
To all the other tragics out there don't be shy. Send your golfing anecdotes to GREG on our contact form to share with the rest of us in upcoming issues.
Bye for now