In addition to providing comfortable living spaces, Saint-Gobain’s solutions cover fire, safety and ease of maintenance in the individual housing sector. Fire, safety and security Homes that are structurally and fire safe promote a sense of security and wellbeing. Saint-Gobain provides various solutions that have a direct impact on fire protection, safety and security. These include: Non-combustible ceiling systems board and duct insulation. Plasterboard and high-performance fire-resistant drywalling systems. Passive, fire-rated drywall and ceiling solutions providing vital time for occupants to evacuate the building in the event of a fire. High-performance fire-resistant glass products, from single panes of modified toughened glass to fully insulation-interlayered products. Safety films that protect from breaking glass while keeping the glass together in the event of breakage or explosions. Security equipment for fire-resisting doors: A motorised lock for fire exit devices or a floor spring with an electromagnetic hold-open mechanism. Maintenance Less effort is required when a house has a built-in capacity to change. This also reduces material use, as well as construction, maintenance, and living costs. Every structure requires maintenance after a certain period. This is mostly because of occupational wear and tear and the degradation of materials over time. Did you know ? It is preferable to use materials that allow ease of maintenance at low cost (such as steel frame structures and internal plasterboard walls).