Fire Shutters

Fire roller shutters are an essential safety feature in many buildings, particularly those that handle hazardous materials or house expensive equipment.

What are Fire Shutters?

Fire roller shutters are important for safety in buildings that handle dangerous materials or have valuable equipment. These shutters prevent the spread of flames and smoke, providing protection against fire. They are usually made of fireproof materials like steel and can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of each building. Electric motor-operated fire roller shutters come in various styles and colors to match the building's aesthetic.

Fire roller shutters can control flames and keep people safe in case of a fire. They are used to quickly respond to fires and ensure the safety of those inside the building. Additionally, they can also provide an added layer of security when the building is not in use.

Why buy Fire Shutters from Security Direct?

A fire can cause devastation and completely destroy your entire property and everything within it. But, did you know that fire shutters can protect your commercial and industrial premises from this, by providing an effective barrier against the spread of fire? Read our guide on selecting a fire shutter for more information on buying or specifying a fire shutter.

New Government Legislation was introduced on the 1st November 2019. This legislation states that it is mandatory for all fire shutters to be CE marked. Products tested to 2008 certification are now prohibited by law. If you would like more information on these changes, read the new fire product testing regulations now.

Our Fire Rated Roller Shutters have been independently tested and certified by Exova to the NEW Fire Standards fire standards BS EN 16034:2014 and must be CE Marked to BS EN 13241-1:2003. The fire shutters are certified to 30mins, 60mins, 120mins and 240mins depending on your fire strategy. The advantage of a fire shutter is that it can be used on a daily basis as a security shutter.

The Compact Fire Shutter is ideal for smaller openings when a compact shutter box is required. For larger openings, we have industrial fire shutters that will span up to 12m wide. The fire shutters can be activated by an independent Heat Detector, Fire Alarm or Fusible link, depending on the site requirements.

Call our sales team today, with your requirements and we can help specify a solution to meet your fire requirements and budget.

Top 5 Questions asked when buying fire rated roller shutters.

1. What fire rating do I need for my fire rated shutter?
The required fire rating will depend on local building codes and regulations. You should consult with a qualified professional to determine the appropriate fire rating for your building.

2. What materials are used to make the fire rated shutter?

The fire rated shutter is typically made of steel.

3. How do I install the fire rated shutter?

The installation process will depend on the specific model of the shutter you purchase. However, in general, installation involves attaching the shutter to the opening using brackets, and then securing it in place with screws. You should also make sure that the surrounding wall is properly fire rated.

4. How do I operate the fire rated shutter?

The fire rated servery roller shutter operated electrically using a motor. The fire shutter must automatically close in a fire situation, so is either connected to a fire alarm, independent heat detector or fusible link.

5. How do I maintain the fire rated shutter?
The fire rated shutter requires minimal maintenance. You should clean it regularly with a mild detergent and water to remove dirt and grime. You should also inspect the shutter periodically to ensure that it is free of damage and functioning properly. Additionally, you should have the shutter inspected by a qualified professional on a regular basis to ensure that it is still in compliance with local fire codes and regulations.

These are just a few examples of the questions that people may have when considering purchasing fire rated roller shutters. Other factors to consider may include the cost, the level of insulation provided, and the overall aesthetic appearance of the shutters. It's important to do your research and ask any questions you may have to ensure that you choose the right roller shutters for your business needs.

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