Fire Curtains

Protect Escape Routes | Protect Property | Protect People

F-Shield Standard Model

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What are Fire Curtains?

Fire curtains are sheets of fire-resistant material that can be drawn over entrances and other access points that work to prevent or delay fire damage. These curtains work by obstructing the flames and smoke, giving occupants the ability to contain fire in a room, sealing it off, stopping the flames and smoke from spreading and giving people more time to evacuate the property.

Fire curtains are highly cost-effective and are a flexible solution with a number of practical benefits that make them appealing to business owners:

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  • Early mornings or late nights… we will be on hand to offer repairs and support
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Our staff are highly skilled certified engineers, all trained in compliance with current Health and Safety legislation for your peace of mind.

Here at UK Roller Shutters, our fire curtains can be configured to suit any aperture and will automatically deploy in the event of a fire, helping towards overall fire-strategy. Saving lives by providing vital extra minutes while a building is evacuated, and emergency services arrive.

Suitable for internal use providing protection for areas such as lift entrance, stairwells and other high-risk zones without interfering with the normal daily activity around these places.

  • Fire curtains are made form a fire-rated fabric which is stitched or hemmed together using Kevlar and stainless steel
  • All our Fire Curtains undergo rigorous testing to comply with relevant BS, EN and UL standards.

Protection from smoke & fire

Made from fire-rated fabric

Reduced loss of life & property damage

Our Products & Models

Let UK Roller Shutters improve your overall fire strategy with our high-quality Fire Curtains, designed to reduce the spread of smoke and flames throughout your property. We offer fire and smoke curtains that provide a much more discreet way of shielding
the building against fire.

F-SHIELD STANDARD MODEL

 

  • Product Description
  • Ideal Uses
  • Technical Specifications
Unlike fire shutters, fire and smoke curtains offer a much more unobtrusive way of protecting the premises against the spreading of fire if the user is not concerned with security as well.
Furthermore, because the curtain is made from Kevlar and stainless steel thread that has been stitched or hemmed together, the curtain has very little airflow meaning it is very effective at containing smoke.
Able to withstand raging fires for up to 120 minutes, this is the perfect product hotels, flats, airports or anywhere where the curtain will only be deployed in the event of a fire and where smoke is a major concern.
  • Domestic properties
  • Hotels
  • Anywhere where a regular shutter would be unsightly
  • Any location where smoke resistance is key

 

Curtain

Fire curtains are formed from a fire rated fabric 0.65mm thick, stitched and hemmed (were required) using Kevlar and stainless steel thread, the unique two section bottom rail allows smooth operation of the curtain.
Manufactured from galvanised steel and shaped into a channel profile which is prepared for bolting to the structure by means of continuous fixing angles.

Barrel

Fire curtain barrels are manufactured from mild steel tube, tube size dependant on the overall size of the unit and deflection calculated to conform to British Standards, the barrel is mounted on 20mm high speed bearings and is complete with an enclosed tubular motor either 240 volt AC or 24volt DC.

Safety Feature

Gravity fail safe, operable if there is a power failure or if the wiring becomes corrupt.

Guides

Fire curtain guides are constructed from 2.5mm mild steel plate in 2 sections, the front section of the guide is removable and allows repairs to be effected without dismantling the door. The guides are slotted for expansion.

Hood

The fire curtain hood is formed from 1.2mm galvanised steel plate and is slotted for expansion.

End plates

The fire curtain end plates are formed from 2.5mm plate depth of the plate is dependant on the overall height of the unit, the endplate has a formed motor compartment which will be packed with non combustible material.

Finishes

The fire curtain is standard grey, the endplates, guides, hood etc., are powder coated RAL 9010 white as standard, other colours are available at an additional cost.

Operation

Electrically operated 1PH 240 volt AC or 24 volt DC

Usage

Although the fire curtain is provided with a key switch, it is not recommended for daily use.

Release Mechanisms

Linked to the fire alarm as standard other means of activation available are fusible link, smoke detector etc.

 

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able to withstand raging fire for up to 120 minutes

fire curtains questions & answers

Here are a few common questions that we’ve come across in the years of work we’ve done fitting Fire Curtains, however if you have any that are not on this page – feel free to give us a call or drop us an email and we’ll be more than happy to help.

What are fire curtains?

Fire curtains are designed to reduce the spread of smoke and flames throughout the building. They work due to being made from a fire rated material using Kevlar and Stainless steel hemmed or stitched together. The material is hidden away in a metal box out of sight and only triggers when fire occurs and your alarm system detects the smoke.

How do fire curtains work?

Fire Curtains are made from an aluminium fibre glass fire-rated material. This fabric is rolled up into a steel barrel and is capable of resisting smoke, gases and high. The curtain is powered by a specialist internal tubular geared motor that descends to the floor on command with a heavy bottom bar to weigh it down the steel guides. It can automatically retract or manually reset when not required.

How can fire curtains be affixed?

Fire curtains are very versatile and can be fitted to the structure in numerous ways. The most common ways that the units are attached are direct to the underside of the slab, attachment directly to the side of the slab or attachment to the steel beam or an RSJ. Anyone with electrical and building experience is suitable to install put automatic fire curtains, however we do provide roller shutter installation services and technical help if necessary to ensure optimum safety.

If you believe you have the suitable knowledge and experience to fit the fire curtain yourself, we provide full installation, operating and maintenance manual with every fire curtain, this ensures we supply out clients with a smooth and simple installation process; technical help is also always available over the phone if you need help or have an queries to ensure the fire curtain is correctly installed and running well.

When might I use a fire curtain?

If you have an opening – for example a canteen, with no access from the outside and nothing critical behind the aperture, fire curtains could be ideal for you. Due to fire curtains being made from Kevlar and Stainless steel, with steel guides and housing they’re discreet way of preventing fire spreading enabling emergency services more response time.

Are your products compatible with an open space?

Our Fire and Smoke curtains are a great solution for open spaces s they’re highly discreet and allow people free ease of access through the opening until an alarm is activated. Building control and fire regulations do recommend fire curtains over fire or sprinkler systems due to the wider variety of functions in comparison to standard fire doors.

UK Roller Shutter’s Fire Curtain prices are highly competitive and more cost effective solutions to preventing fire and smoke from spreading compared to sprinkler systems and bulky, heavy duty, limited size fire doors.

Do you offer servicing & maintenance on your products?

Yes we offer a 12 month guarantee with our fire curtains and all of our products. This is only valid if the fault is mechanical. After the 12-month period, our servicing and maintenance program can be offered and this is quoted as the amount for us to send an engineer to site.

Those with a servicing and maintenance contract will have access to members discounts on any repairs undertaken as well as roller shutter servicing once a year to ensure your fire curtains stay within Health and Safety legislation. During this servicing, we will test the equipment of the curtain, change any batteries on the control panel and check the motor limits. Once this servicing is complete we’ll send through a service & maintenance certificate via email. Once the service has been carried out, the working units are guaranteed for 12 months thereafter. You can read more about our servicing and maintenance contracts here.

ARCHITECT? USE OUR ARCHITECT TOOLS…

We have several resources available for architects including CAD drawings and detailed product information.

Resources

HAVING TROUBLE MEASURING?

There are three main methods for fixing your shutter to the aperture. Use our measuring guide to obtain the most accurate quote.

MEASURING GUIDE

 

ARCHITECT? USE OUR ARCHITECT TOOLS…

We can be found on RIBA’s Product finder and NBS Plus making specifying the roller shutters on your project particularly easy.

Architects

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HAVING TROUBLE MEASURING?

There are three main methods for fixing your shutter to the aperture. Use our measuring guide to obtain the most accurate quote.

MEASURING GUIDE

QUICK ENQUIRY

If you have any questions please get in touch with our team on +44 (0) 1384 221743.

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