Automatic Fire Rated Shutter
A fire shutter is a slatted steel shutter designed to slow down the spread of fire within a building. They are often integrated with existing fire systems so that they shut automatically in the event of a fire. The fire resistance level of a fire shutter door is rated between 60–240 minutes, according to BS EN 16034:2014.
We offer both single skin and twin skin fire rated roller shutters depending on your requirements. A twin skin shutter, although more expensive, reduces the thermal energy that passes through the matieral; quite simply it won’t get as hot on the opposite side to where the fire is burning.
As our fire rated shutters are made from thick steel, these products also provide a high degree of security.
Our range of fire-resistant roller shutters is perfect for a range of applications. Buildings that often require the installation of fire-rated roller shutters UK are warehouses, and manufacturing plants in the industrial sector. In the commercial and public sectors, we often install fire shutters for schools, hospitals, shopping centres and restaurants.
We’re also able to manufacture our fire shutters if required.
The Steel Door Institute, for instance, has five fire door ratings for commercial steel fire doors:
The global safety certification company UL gives fire ratings from a half hour to four hours.
Our commercial roll-up fire doors and shutters offer benefits for facilities of any size, including:
Our advanced reacts instantly to an alarm signal, activating the door closing sequence which stops fire and smoke migration – a performance that thermally activated systems simply cannot match.
In addition, Alarm Gard does not require human interaction after an alarm is cleared – ideal for parking structures that may not be staffed full time. AlarmGard resets, and motor-operated units can even reopen your fire doors automatically, eliminating reset downtime by 100%.
If the rest of a building is constructed of fireproof or fire-retardant materials, maintain continuous protection with a fire-rated exterior door. Inside the building, fire doors offer valuable shields, allowing occupants more time to escape safely in the event of a fire. Installing fire doors anywhere flames can spread will improve safety while meeting applicable building codes. Consider the following locations: