A Fire Shutter is built like a normal steel roller shutter but it has been tested to the fire resistance performance of shutters BS EN 1634-1:2008 and also to the latest regulations of BS EN 16034:2014 that came into force 1st November 2019. This replaces the previous test certificate BS476 part 22:1987. Please note that fire shutters previously tested to BS 476 part 22 are no longer certified as fire shutters.
These shutters can be used as normal security shutters on a daily basis, but will come down automatically in the event of fire.
A smoke curtain is installed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke in a building. This can be fitted in the reveal or face fixed, hides easily in soffits and ceilings with its small head box and will only activate upon receipt of a fire alarm signal. The fire curtain is made from a fibreglass woven material which is highly flame retardant but offers no security and is not for daily use.