Fire Curtains

Fire curtains are an effective fire protection solution for buildings that require compartmentalization against the spread of fire and smoke.

Protect Your Property with Advanced Fire Curtains

Fire curtains from Security Direct are designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke, ensuring maximum safety for your building and its occupants. Made from high-quality fire-resistant materials, our fire curtains offer a discreet and effective fire protection solution. They can be customized to fit various building configurations, including elevator shafts, stairwells, and open-plan spaces. Integrated with sprinkler systems and smoke detectors, they form a critical part of a comprehensive fire safety strategy. Choose Security Direct for reliable, durable fire curtains that meet all fire safety regulations and enhance the overall safety of your property.

Enhanced Features:

Fire curtains provide effective compartmentalization, limiting fire and smoke damage. They are automatically deployed upon detecting a fire, ensuring quick and reliable activation. These curtains can be integrated with sprinkler systems and smoke detectors for a comprehensive fire safety strategy.


Fire curtains offer numerous benefits, including enhanced safety, property protection, and compliance with fire safety regulations. They help to maintain clear escape routes, control smoke, and are visually unobtrusive when not in use.


Suitable for elevator shafts, stairwells, and atriums, fire curtains are versatile and can be customized to fit various building configurations. They are ideal for use in commercial, industrial, and residential settings.

What are Fire Curtains?

Fire curtains are an effective fire protection solution for buildings that require compartmentalisation against the spread of fire and smoke. These fire curtains can be customised to fit the specific needs of each building and can be installed in a variety of locations, including elevator shafts, stairwells, and atriums. One of the key benefits of fire curtains is their ability to provide a barrier against fire and smoke, while still allowing for safe egress in the event of an emergency.

This is accomplished through the use of specialised materials that are able to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of flames. Fire curtains are also a highly versatile fire protection solution, as they can be integrated with other fire safety systems, such as sprinkler systems and smoke detectors. This can help to provide a comprehensive fire protection strategy that is tailored to the specific needs of each building. Overall, fire curtains are an important safety feature that can help to protect both people and property in the event of a fire.

In addition to fire curtains, you can opt for a fire-rated shutter, which is made of a sturdier material such as steel, however, due to the materials these can’t be easily put away like a fire curtain.

Whether you choose a fire curtain or fire-rated shutter, it’s vital that you always carry out the appropriate fire-rated product checks. You can find out more about which fire-rated product checks are required here.

What are the benefits of Fire Curtains?

Fire curtains offer several key benefits in terms of fire safety and building protection:

Effective Fire Containment: Fire curtains are designed to rapidly descend in the event of a fire, creating a barrier that prevents the fire and smoke from spreading to other areas of the building. This containment helps limit property damage and reduces the risk to building occupants.

Smoke Control: Fire curtains not only block flames but also help control the movement of smoke, a major hazard during fires. By confining smoke to the fire's origin, they improve visibility and air quality for safe evacuation.

Enhanced Escape Routes: Fire curtains create clear escape routes for building occupants. They can be strategically deployed to create safe passages and prevent the spread of fire into evacuation routes and stairwells.

Architectural Integration: Fire curtains are often concealed within the building's structure, remaining out of sight when not in use. This integration preserves the aesthetics of the space and does not obstruct views or access, making them suitable for various building types.

Flexibility: Fire curtains can be customised to fit different architectural designs and openings, making them a versatile solution for a wide range of building configurations.

Quick Activation: These curtains are activated automatically when a fire is detected, ensuring a rapid response to contain the fire and protect building occupants.

Compliance with Regulations: Installing fire curtains helps buildings comply with fire safety regulations and codes, demonstrating a commitment to protecting lives and property.

Reduced Maintenance: Fire curtains typically require less maintenance compared to traditional fire doors, which can be an advantage in terms of cost and reliability.

Insurance Benefits: The presence of fire curtains may lead to reduced insurance premiums, as they are seen as an effective fire safety measure that can minimise damage in the event of a fire.

In summary, fire curtains are a vital component of modern fire protection systems, offering effective fire containment, smoke control, and architectural integration. Their ability to enhance building safety while preserving aesthetics makes them a valuable asset in safeguarding lives and property during fire emergencies.

Why buy Fire Curtains from Security Direct?

Fire Curtains are designed to stop the spread of fire for up to 2 hours. They are common on Reception Counters, Kitchen Serveries, Stores, Lifts and open plan residential applications. The advantage of a Fire Curtain is that it has a Fabric Kevlar curtain, which means it coils into a smaller box, compared with a Fire Shutter.

This is ideal when you are limited on headroom. A fire curtain is designed to be in the up position at all times and it will only close in a fire situation. The shutters have been independently tested and certified by Exova to Fire Standards BS476 and BS EN 1634.

The standard Fire curtain is tested to stop the spread of fire. The Fire and Smoke curtains have additional smoke seals in the guide rails, which stop the spread of the smoke. The fire curtains can be activated by an independent Heat Detector or Fire Alarm depending on the site requirements.

The Fire Curtains come as standard in a Grey Kevlar finish. The Box and Guides are Powder Coated White as standard. The Box and Guides can be Powder Coated any BS or RAL colour to match your colour scheme.

Top 5 Questions asked when buying fire curtains.

1. What is a fire curtain?

A fire curtain is a type of fire protection system that is designed to compartmentalize a building and prevent the spread of fire and smoke. It is typically made of a fire-resistant material and is installed in a ceiling or upper floor to create a barrier that can withstand high temperatures.

2. What are the benefits of using a fire curtain?

Fire curtains offer several benefits, including limiting the spread of fire and smoke, providing a safe escape route for occupants, and protecting property and assets. They are also relatively easy to install and maintain, and can be customized to fit the specific needs of a building.

3. What factors should I consider when choosing a fire curtain?

When choosing a fire curtain, it is important to consider factors such as the size and layout of the building, the level of fire risk, and the local building codes and regulations. You should also consider the type of material used in the curtain, as well as the quality and reliability of the manufacturer.

4. How is a fire curtain installed?

Fire curtains are typically installed in the ceiling or upper floor of a building and are lowered automatically in the event of a fire. The installation process can vary depending on the specific design and layout of the building, but typically requires professional installation by a certified installer.

5. How can I ensure that my fire curtain is working properly?

To ensure that your fire curtain is working properly, it is important to have it inspected and tested regularly by a certified professional. You should also make sure to follow the manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule, and replace any damaged or worn components as needed.

These are just a few examples of the questions that people may have when considering purchasing fire curtains. 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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