In any building, the safety of the occupants should be of paramount importance. Whilst safety laws and building regulations are designed to protect residents and workers, management committees and owners can always do more to offer enhanced safety and security.
With many high profile fires occurring recently, numerous homeowners and renters are understandably concerned about the safety of their homes. In order to alleviate fears and offer additional fire protection, many are choosing to install fire resistant shutters.
By securing specific areas, fire shutters give residents more time to evacuate a building or provide a relatively safe space for residents to congregate. Offering protection for up to 4 hours longer than standard doors and shutters, specially designed fire resistant shutters can prevent fatalities occurring in the event of a fire or a crisis situation.
Using Fire Resistant Shutters in London
Although buildings across the United Kingdom can benefit from additional fire safety, big cities are homes to thousands of people, despite being low on space. Due to this, there are many high rise buildings in and around London and other large towns and cities.
Flats, hospitals and offices all routinely built as high-rise constructions and, as a result, need to have effective fire safety procedures in place. Installing fire resistant shutters in London provides the safety features required and gives people peace of mind.
High Quality, Certified Fire Shutters
When installing fire resistant shutters, it’s vital that you check the certification of the products which are to be used. At Abacus Shutters, we’re committed to providing the best quality and, therefore, the safest shutters on the market.
Approved to British Standard BS 476: Part 22: 1987 and BS EN 1634-1:2008, the shutters we supply are fully tested in the UK, so you can be sure that they’ll provide people additional time to evacuate a building, should the worst happen.
Complementing Your Existing Building Design
Whilst safety should always come first, it doesn’t have to come at the cost of stunning design or architecture. In fact, there is a wide range of fire resistant shutters which can be used to complement your existing décor.
For example, you may wish to install electrically operated shutters, as opposed to manual hand chain operated shutters, if this is more in keeping with the design of the structure. Similarly, paint finished are available for fire resistant shutters so they can easily integrate into your existing colour scheme.
To find out more about the benefits of fire resistant shutters, why not contact us today?