Fire Rated Framing Systems

It is no secret that windows and glass walls can make for a more productive space as the natural light helps you feel connected with the outside world.  With that thought in mind, SAFTI First developed wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling fire resistive framing system.  The GPX Architectural Series can be used in both interior and exterior wall applications with a fire rating of up to 2 hours when combined with applicable SuperLite glass.  

Add a Stunning Design Feature with a Fire Rated Glass

GBA is an authorized distributor of SAFTI First fire rated wall/window systems
Design Features+Options
GPX Architectural Series
  • Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling fire rated glass with a fire rating of up to 2 hours when combined with SuperLite II-XL, SuperLite II-XLB, or SuperLite II-XLM glazing
  • High-quality fire rate aluminum doors, walls, openings, and more for your commercial building
  • Available in standard and custom finishes including:
    • High performance fluoropolymer finishes by PPG
    • Clear Anodized
    • Black Anodized
    • Bronze Anodized
    • Any species of wood veneer
    • Ornamental metal
    • And more!!
  • This is the only fire rated aluminum framing system approved as a framing component in the NFRC CMAST Database
  • This product is manufactured in the USA to reduce lead times and maintain competitive pricing
Fire Resistive Wall or Window
  • 60 to 120 minute fire resistive transparent wall/window 
  • Tested to meet ASTM E-119 fire rating which limits the temperature-rise to 250°F above ambient on the non-fire side
  • Capable of floor-to-floor and wall-to-wall glazing
Fire Resistive Openings
  • 20 to 45 minute fire resistive opening
  • Limited to 25% of the total wall area
  • Tested to NFPA 257, Fire Tests for Window Assemblies


Fire Resistive Doors
  • 60 to 90 minute fire resistive doors
  • Tested to meet ASTM E-119 fire rating
  • Tested to meet NFPA 252, Fire Tests for Door Assemblies
Fire Protective Doors
  • 20 Minute, stile, and rail aluminum door
  • Tested to NFPA 252 and UL 10C with positive pressure

Learn how doors with glass can be fire rated

Custom fire rated products, USA Manufactured, and available in custom architectural make-ups

The GBA Advantage

Whether you are a contractor looking for an easily installed product, a designer looking to create that "wow" feature, or a home owner looking to live luxuriously, we are ready to work with you.  GBA is an authorized distributor of SAFTI First Fire Rated Glass products.  With over 40 years of experience in testing, innovating, and providing technologically advanced fire rated glass and framing systems, SAFTI First continues to be the leading manufacturer of fire resistive glass in the USA.   

GBA is also an installer of fire rated glass block walls, sidewalk vault lights, and even historic glass block renovation projects. We have been installing glass block and walkable glass floor systems for over 35 years all across America. In addition, we have supplied prefabricated glass block and glass block floor panels across the world to create dramatic design elements at Coach stores worldwide.

To discuss the possibility and advantages of incorporating fire rated glass floors, walls, or windows into your new construction or a remodel, contact one of the three numbers listed below or contact us to fill out our contact form.


Midwest: 877-280-7700

East Coast: 212-255-5787

West Coast:213-634-7050