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.

Fire Shutter Benefits

  • Enhanced Fire Protection: Our fire shutters provide superior fire resistance, effectively containing fire and smoke.
  • Compliance and Safety: All our fire shutters comply with the latest CE marking standards, ensuring your safety.
  • Versatile Applications: Ideal for commercial, industrial, and residential use, providing a robust solution for various needs.
  • Custom Solutions: We offer customised fire shutters to meet specific size and operational requirements.

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.

Investing in our fire shutters means securing your property against potential fire hazards. Our fire shutters not only prevent the spread of flames but also enhance overall building security. With a range of fire ratings from 30 to 240 minutes, our products ensure compliance with the latest safety standards. Easy to operate and maintain, our fire shutters are an essential addition to any safety plan. Contact us today to learn how our fire shutters can protect your assets and provide peace of mind.

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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