Fire shutters are electricity operated shutters that are similar to steel roller shutters, except they automatically shut when they detect fire. They consist of many features including an internal tubular motor, battery backup, stylish designs and flat lath. When shut, they provide protection against fire for up to four hours, meaning that any assets or belongings within the building will not be damaged within this time. They are activated as the smoke alarm goes off, which triggers 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. Our fire shutters are tested within a furnace to ensure they meet British Standards of Fire Safety, meaning 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.
We can install a comprehensive range of security solutions for your property including:
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 and do not protect against intrusion. Fire shutters as an alternative are highly robust and provide a strong physical barrier that will prevent unwanted entry into your building, whilst protecting your belongings for up to four hours. They are ideal for high risk areas and properties that contain highly flammable or valuable materials in properties such as banks, car parks and factories. As we custom fit the shutters to your property, they act as a complete seal and prevent smoke and flames getting through, which stops 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, which allows employees, customers and visitors more time to evacuate. As they are automatic, they immediately close upon detection of a fire, minimising the exposure time. They are made aware of the fire via a thermal fusible link or by the buildings fire alarm, both of which both cause the shutter to close efficiently upon detection. Our fire shutters are suitable for schools, hospitals, industrial buildings, restaurants and shopping centres, as places with kitchens or furnaces are at higher risk of fire.
Security shutters are suitable for commercial and industrial properties including 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 usually made from aluminium, galvanised steel, stainless steel or powdered coated steel, and they are strong and durable so provide maximum security. Our security shutters are designed to be lightweight, so 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, so your building and its contents are protected from wind, storm and rain damage. They provide high levels of security for your property as they are very hard to break through, and they can come with built in alarm systems upon request. Many security shutters are also sound- resistant, so act 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 guiderails 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, and 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.