Steel Security Commercial Roller Shutters London, Essex – Solid


Retail and commercial roller shutters in London, Essex and the surrounding areas from Abacus Shutters are the ideal choice for buildings such as shops, schools, health centres, offices and local authority buildings. They combine strength and elegance with durability and cost effectiveness. They are hard wearing and designed to cope with moderate traffic levels for internal and external applications.


Constructed from 75mm x 20swg (0.9mm) solid galvanised steel dome laths. All laths are interlocked with either nylon, steel or cast end lock system and finished with a double or single angle formed bottom rail curtain as standard.


Manufactured from mild steel tube. Tube sizes vary from 102mm – 127mm based on the overall width and height of the curtain and the gauge of its laths. The tube wall thickness varies depending on the width of the shutter. The barrels are mounted on steel shafts with support bearings varying from 16mm to 25mm dependent on the overall size of the shutter. A tempered steel helical torsion spring or a tubular motor are contained within the barrel depending on manual or electric operation.

End Plates

Constructed from galvanised/mild steel plate and ranging from 2.5mm – 6mm thick dependent on shutter size.


50-101mm straight galvanized steel guides mounted on 75mm x 50mm x 3-5mm thick galvanised steel angles as standard.

65mm-101mm Steel wind guide channel section mounted on 75mm x 50mm x 3-5mm thick galvanised steel angles (if required).


Formed from 0.8-1.0mm Galvanised steel sheet to BS EN 10142 with protective hot dipped zinc coating of 275g/m² to the desired shape for each individual shutter.


With spring assisted shutters either bullet locks or centre lock is supplied as standard. Electric shutters do not have a manual locking facility but our interlocking isolating key switch mechanism can be installed for additional security.


The curtain, guides, angles and endplates are galvanized, the barrel mild steel depending upon size and application. A polyester powder coating system is available using any standard colour to a RAL or BS 4800 number.


Operation is dependent upon shutter size and is either manual and spring assisted or electric using a 240 volt single phase tubular motor. Single phase electric shutters are powered by tubular motors which draw 0.5-5.0amps of current dependent upon shutter size. Emergency manual override systems, battery backup units, key switches, key pads, remote controls and photo cells can all be fitted as added extras.

Safety Regulations

All shutters comply with the supply of machinery safety regulations 1992. All electrically powered shutters are CE Marked as standard.

Overall Size

Manual: 2500mm wide x 2500mm high.

Electric: 6000mm wide x 4000mm high.

Contact Us

Please call us directly on 0845 644 1225 to further discuss your needs for steel security commercial roller shutters in Essex and London.