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How Do Fire Resistant Shutters Work?

Here at Abacus Shutters, we specialise in providing security doors in London, but the breadth of our product range also enables us to cater for customers whose needs go beyond mere security.

One of the most frequent requests that we deal with is for fire shutters in London, and many people have found these products to be highly beneficial to their fire-control strategies. But just how do these shutters actually work?

 

What is their Role?

Fire shutters don’t prevent the outbreak of a fire in your building, but they will be of great help if such a disaster occurs. The main purpose of fire resistant shutters is to prevent the spread of fire throughout the entirety of a premise. The primary way that they do this is by compartmentalising a fire. This is widely considered to be one of the best ways to contain a fire, and at absolute worst the method will drastically slow the progress of even the fiercest blaze.

As an aside, fire resistant shutters are no less robust than less specialised shutters are, so they are actually a superb and cost-effective way to protect against both fire damage and unwanted intrusion at the same time!

How do they Work?

Some barriers are permanently visible, but purpose-built fire shutters only close in the event of an actual fire taking place. Many sophisticated types of fire shutter are now available, including models that close to head-height whilst people are evacuating (to act as a smoke barrier), and shutters which possess their own personal smoke detectors.

The great thing about fire shutters is that they only deploy when they are needed; thus they allow you to keep an open-plan building if you want. A fire resistant shutter must naturally undergo a serious of tests to prove its integrity in the face of fire and high temperatures. Standard security shutters are not worthless during a fire, but only dedicated fire resistant shutters can be relied upon.

 

What Do We Offer?

Here at Abacus Shutters, we stock a wide range of fire and smoke resistant shutters, the most robust of which can delay the spread of a fire by up to 4 hours in the event of a real emergency. Not only does this gives you ample time to evacuate your premises, but it also prevents fire from getting a hold in other areas of your property, and gives the emergency services an abundance of time to move in. Our products come in a variety of finishes, have different release mechanisms and exhibit other divergences too, but all are proven to excel as fire safety devices.

When combined with other complementary systems like sprinklers or smoke extraction devices, fire resistant shutters are a fundamental contributor towards fire safety, and you can find all the highest quality shutters that will give you the maximum possible protection here at Abacus Shutters. Don’t only think of us for security gates in London, as we can help in so many other ways too! Contact us now by calling 0845 644 1225 or emailing sales@abacusshutters.co.uk to find out more.

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