We have over 20 years experience of supplying and installing security and fire shutters in Exmouth

Fire rated shutters help many businesses to ensure that they protect their goods, buildings and employees from the threat of fire by offering potentially significant delays to the spread of fire. They are an increasingly popular option and offer fire protection at up to four hours greater than would be the case for a standard non-fire rated door or shutter.

Fire shutters can be used to section off and protect a particular part of a building, the whole building, or even provide protection between floors (horizontal fire shutters).

With over 20 years experience of supplying and installing security and fire shutters, A&A Industrial Doors have seen an increase in fire rated shutters in recent years. This is often connected with building regulations and insurance requirements.

Security and safety
If you are a business owner and take the security and safety of your business, premises and staff seriously, you may be surprised to know that every year many businesses are forced to close as insurance companies can refuse to meet claims on the grounds that building regulations and Loss Prevention Council requirements have not been met in relation to fire spread. Fire Shutters from A&A are the perfect way to ensure compliance.

Depending on the fire load, our fire doors are a reliable solution in both single and double-leaf versions. Both designs are tested in accordance with DIN 4102. Additionally our smoke-tight fire doors are specifically designed for safe escape and rescue routes are additionally tested in accordance with DIN 18095.

They are well-suited for all areas with high personnel frequency, where, in the case of fire, people must be protected from the spread of life-threatening fumes.

Made to measure
All of our industrial doors are made to measure. Our fire shutters are all-purpose and made to fit any aperture or opening.

Choice of colours and finishes
We do every type of colour to suit every type of design and company branding. All colours available in either powder coating or plastisol.

Talk to our expert team before you decide. Our dedicated team of professionals supply, install and maintain fire shutters to hundreds of organisations across the South West in all manner of businesses.

Get in touch with our friendly team on 0800 083 2590 to arrange a free survey of your premises and provide a no-obligation quotation.

Chain Operation

The chain operated fire shutter is opened and closed through the JM500 manual unit, which incorporates a controlled descent facility. The unit has the facility to simulate a fire test via a pull and reset cord.

Electrical Operation

Electric fire shutters are available in either 3 phase 415volts 50hz or 1 phase 240 volts 50hz. The shutters are driven by a geared electric motor which has an integral controlled descent mechanism, emergency hand chain facility and push button starter.

Modes of Activation

The three main methods of automatic operation include Fire Relay, Fusible Link Release and Manual/Auto Solenoid Release. Closure speed is approximately 100mm per second.

Safety Accredited

Fire Rated Roller Shutters. Our fire shutters are manufactured and produced in accordance with the Warrington Fire Research Centre WARRES No 192095 specification, the test is in accordance with BSEN 1634-1 : 2008.

Self Coiling Operation

Manual fire shutters are designed to be left in the open position and close under fire conditions. Frequent use is not recommended, the shutters are under sprung to enable the door to close quickly under fire conditions.

Battery Back-up Unit

Fire shutters require a maintained mains supply but in the unlikely event of a power failure under fire conditions a battery back up unit will continue to close the door.

Fire Shutter Automation

There are three main methods of automatic operation for fire shutters.

  1. Firstly, fusible links involving the use of solder wire as connection in the activation circuit. With its relatively low melting point the heat radiated from a nearby fire will cause it to melt and this activates the door.
  2. Secondly, a fire relay means that the fire shutter or door is connected to the fire alarm system. When the alarm is sounded, the fire shutter activates.
  3. Finally, there is an audio/visual warning that is used in connection with the fire shutter that is connected to the alarm system. It usually operates with a time delay in conjunction with the fire relay. During this delay an additional alarm is sounded, warning those in close proximity to the door that is about to close, thus allowing them to exit the affected area.

Building regulations require that openings in fire resisting walls or partitions must have a door with an equivalent fire rating to that of the wall or partition. Otherwise the integrity of the wall is undermined.

All electric fire shutters are available in either 3 phase 415volts 50hz or 1 phase 240 volts 50hz.

The shutters are driven by a geared electric motor, which has an integral controlled descent mechanism, emergency hand chain facility and push button starter.

The shutters rate of descent is controlled through the gears being constantly engaged, the closure speed is approximately 100mm per second. The clutch can be reset and the door can be raised and lowered in a normal manner. Each motor incorporates a relay inhibitor to prevent the solenoid burning out if the signal is still coming from the fire alarm.

Fire doors and shutters are ideal for:

  • Offices
  • Shops
  • Factories & warehouses
  • Hospitals & clinics
  • Nurseries
  • Health centres
  • Colleges & schools
  • Libraries
  • Universities
  • Swimming baths
  • Gyms
  • Prisons