FIREAct Specification Document



Manufacturer and reference: REA Metal Windows Ltd, FiREAct Series of Sections (See below for contact details)

Generally manufactured in accordance with BS 6510, FiREAct section.

Weathertightness: To BS 6375: Part 1


Operation and strength characteristics: To BS 6375: Part 2

Construction: All frames have welded corners and are flat and square within normal manufacturing dimensional tolerances of +/- 1.5 mm. Intermediate bars are welded into position.

Galvanising: All components including steel attachments, coupling members and ancillaries: shot blasted and zinc sprayed in accordance with BS EN22063: 1994 or hot-dipped after manufacture to BS EN ISO 1461:1999.

Glazing details: Single or double glazed units can be employed, in accordance with previous successful tests.

Weatherstripping: Gaskets complying with BS 4255: Part 1 manufactured from EPDM secured into grooves of opening frame with adhesive.

Ironmongery for Doors: Standard finishes: Simonswerk galvanised hinges (VN5134) [cover caps painted to match frame colour], 300mm long, 25mm diameter, satin stainless steel pull-push handles (PBC 1300), Wilka (1435) deadlock incorporating a europrofile key to key cylinder. Stainless steel escutcheons (PB6679), concealed Ryobi shoot bolts (RB10), Dorma door closer (TS 83) [Satin stainless finish].

Finish as delivered: Rust proofed by shot blasting and zinc spraying the profiles in accordance with BS EN22063: 1994, followed by a matt stove polyester coating to BS 6497 in a colour selected from our standard colour chart.

FiREAct can be manufactured in ‘bar’ form and mechanically jointed on site.


Generally as above:

Manufacturing undertaken on REA Metal Windows, Liverpool factory by directly employed personnel.

REA operates a Quality Management System which complies BS EN ISO 9001:2000 for the manufacture and supply of steel windows & doors systems (Certificate No.20449).


The FiREAct screen offered will comply with the stability, integrity and insulation requirements of BS476 part 8, 1972 for 30, 60 or 90 minutes fire resistance.



Screens & doors are purpose made in any size generally within the limits of previously tested configurations.

For screens larger than previously tested screens, it could be necessary for the proposals in the enquiry to be subject to an assessment by an independent fire consultant, for an opinion on likely performance against previously tested products.


Previously tested glass can be used in various combinations in accordance with a valid certifier certificate (Pyrostop, Contraflam, Pyrobel, Swissflam).

To employ Pilkington’s internal grade Pyrostop fire resistant insulating glass, it is assumed that the location of the glazed insulated screen is out of direct sunlight. If the screen is subject to direct sunlight the light sensitive Pyrostop will require an ultra –violet barrier.