Fire shutters are electrically operated shutters that are similar to steel roller shutters. However, the main difference is that they automatically shut when they detect fire. They consist of many features including an internal tubular motor, battery backup, stylish designs and flat lath. Once shut, they provide protection against fire for up to four hours. As a result, this means that any assets or belongings within the building will not incur damage within this time. Activation happens when the smoke alarm goes off, triggering them to shut quickly. The shutters are constructed from guide rails, a steel slatted curtain and a galvanised steel box, making them highly versatile and secure.
The fire shutters experience a test within a furnace to ensure that they meet British Standards of Fire Safety. Consequently, this means that the steel shutter structure remains intact when exposed to high temperatures and flames. Fire shutters usually come with a 1, 2, 3 or 4-hour fire rating, depending on the model and design you choose.
Fire-resistant steel shutters can reduce your fire insurance. However, it is important that you regularly maintain the equipment to ensure you are complying with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.
Our team install a comprehensive range of security solutions for your property. These usually include:
Although fire curtains are suitable for indoor use and protecting the spread of fire for a maximum of two hours, they are not a physical barrier. Because of this it is important to remember that they do not protect against intrusion. Fire shutters are highly robust and provide a strong physical barrier, preventing unwanted entry into your building. Alongside this they protect your belongings for up to four hours. They are ideal for high-risk areas and properties that contain highly flammable or valuable materials. These include banks, car parks and factories. We custom fit the shutters to your property, enabling them to act as a complete seal. This prevents smoke and flames getting through, stopping a small fire from spreading and demolishing the whole building.
As a passive fire protection system, fire shutters are designed to prevent the dissipation of smoke from one room to another. Consequently, this gives employees, customers and visitors more time to evacuate. Because the doors are automatic, they immediately close upon detection of a fire, minimising the exposure time. A thermal fusible link makes them aware of the fire. Alternatively, this can happen via the buildings fire alarm. Either way both of these detections cause the shutter to close efficiently. Our fire shutters are suitable for schools, hospitals, industrial buildings, restaurants and shopping centres. Places with kitchens or furnaces are at higher risk of fire, which is why it is important to consider these installations.
Security shutters are suitable for a range of commercial and industrial properties. Usually, these include factories, warehouses, shops, restaurants and garages. They are available in a range of sizes, depending on the size of the door on your property. They are often made from aluminium, galvanised steel, stainless steel or powdered coated steel. As a result this makes them strong and durable, providing maximum security. The security shutters we supply are designed to be lightweight, ensuring that excess weight is not exerted on the frame.
The main types of security shutter are built-in shutters, manual shutters, integrated shutters and electric shutters. Our modern roller security shutters are resistant to the weather. Therefore, this keeps your building and its contents protected from wind, storm and rain damage. They provide high levels of security for your property as they are very hard to break through. Furthermore, they can come with built-in alarm systems upon request. Many security shutters are also sound-resistant, acting as an effective noise barrier for your company.
Sectional overhead doors are a type of industrial shutter that slides up and over in between 2 guide rails instead of rolling up on itself, and they have thick foam panels that grip each other when the door is closed. They are constructed from double profile steel and compressed foam, meaning they offer a high level of insulation for your property. Additionally, we can add glazing to the panels for additional strength. They leave space on either side of the door which you can use for storage or for parking a vehicle. Additional features available for sectional overhead doors are wicket doors, glazed sectional doors and aluminium reinforcements. We can manufacture and install galvanised door tracks that ensure the bearings run smoothly. Additionally, we install cable brake devices to your sectional overhead door to ensure it complies with CE markings.
St Helens is a town and metropolitan borough in Merseyside that has the Canal Bank West running directly through it. Places of interest in the area include the World of Glass and Dream, which is a structure built in 2009 on the Sutton Manor Woodland. Things for visitors to enjoy are the North West Museum of Road Transport and The Bandstand, which is located at Victoria Park, the home of The Mansion House St Helens. Taylor Park is a woodland area you can access via Prescot Road, and it is adjacent to West Park Rugby Football Club and Grange Park Golf Club.