Established in 1994, Westwood Security Ltd are hugely experienced UK Fire Shutter manufacturers, supplying fire rated roller shutters with up to 4 hours fire resistance.
We offer a supply only or a supply and install Fire Rated Shutters service with a quick turnaround and high quality customer service. We also offer a complete range of standard Single Skin Shutters as well as our Twin Skin Insulated Shutters.
Our Fire Shutters are tested and certified at Exova Fire Global Safety to ensure compliance with exacting industry standards. Our products can provide up to 4 hours fire resistance. There are many areas where fire resistance testing is required by national and international building regulations.
Fire Shutters provide compartmentation and are primarily used to protect people in the event of a fire and additionally to allow them to escape safely. Fire and smoke are contained and prevented from spreading. Fire protection has developed over many years with older fire shutters activated by heat around the doorway and thus allowing the fire shutter to fully close protecting property whilst occupants would have vacated the building.
Nowadays, fire shutters are closed normally via a complimentary alarm system. Consideration should be given to occupants as the remote triggering of an alarm which closes fire shutters in remote areas without warning may cause entrapment in certain circumstances.
The use of fire control panels to give ample warning of impending fire shutters closure is advised. Whilst audible warnings are fine for most people, don’t forget those with hearing impediments who will require a visual warning system. If fire shutters are used in escape routes, they can be partially closed at first, then later fully closed to enable safe evacuation. Fire shutters and fire curtains are also used to create safe escape corridors.
Like the heating element of an electric fire, metal shutters may become extremely hot under fire conditions and may cause spontaneous combustion of nearby materials which can cause the fire to spread. This can be solved by fire protecting treatment in the immediate area surrounding the shutter thus creating a sterile zone.
Westwood build Fire Shutters to your bespoke specification. No Fire Shutter job is too large and none too small. Our work is guaranteed so you can be sure that when you buy Fire Shutters from Westwood Security, the products that you receive are of the highest quality and our service and fitting standards are unmatched by UK Fire Shutters suppliers.
Well constructed fire resistant products facilitate the safe exit of people when there is a fire. They also tend to control and minimise damage to effected areas as they prevent fire or smoke spreading whilst they can also protect neighbouring properties from damage. Westwood Security Fire Rated Shutters are ideal for use in conjunction with the existing and new fire alarm systems. Normal configuration allows the fire rated shutters to either open or close on a command from the fire alarm, thus providing a barrier or, if applicable, allowing safe evacuation of the building.
Please note that we manufacture Single and Twin Skin Lath Fire Rated Roller Shutters tested to Exova Fire and Safety BSEN 1634-1 and providing up to 4 Hours of fire resistance. The Double Skin Insulated Lath offers additional heat radiation protection.
Exova Warrington Fire is part of Exova, the world’s largest dedicated testing group, trusted by organisations to test and advise on the safety, quality and performance of their products and operators. Exova’s capabililites help to extend asset life, bring predictability to applications and shorten the time to market for clients products, processes and materials.
With over 40 years experience, Exova specialises in testing across nine key sectors from food and pharmaceuticals to aerospace, oil and gas, fire, engineering and construction.
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The correct installation of fire door assemblies is fundamental to their overall performance in the event of a fire and should only be carried out by competent experienced professionals. Our engineers have been trained to the standards required to meet FIRAS requirements. Third party accreditation of installers is covered by Approved Document B of Building Regulations.
FIRAS is a certification scheme from Exova Warrington Fire for companies installing fire protection products and systems. A FIRAS certificate is a measure of installer competency, thus providing confidence to specifiers, enforcement authorities, building owners and occupiers.
People have both an expectation and also a legal right to be safe from fire when they are in a building. To meet these expectations, your fire protection products must have been adequately tested to prove that they will work correctly. Westwood Fire Rated Shutters are designed for use between compliant walls and fire rated compartments, to restrict the passage of fire from one area to another.
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide clients with a complete range of security options, we are now able to offer Fire Curtains and Smoke Curtains. Please call for details.
The installation of a fire shutter and its supporting structure is subject to building control regulations and if doubt exists as to the correct product to use, it is important to seek guidance from a Building Control or Fire Officer.
Fire shutters cannot be affixed to lightweight and hollow blocks. Please contact us for advice on fitting and for structural recommendations. Please note: Westwood Security Shutters Ltd does not wire back to the fire alarm system. This is the responsibility of the fire alarm engineer to supply (if required), control and commission.
Your thoughts, comments and feedback are always valued and they help Westwood to stay at the forefront of this fast moving business. With ongoing and continual development of our products we reserve the right to amend and upgrade specifications.
Please feel welcome to contact us over any matter that may occur to you. We are a friendly, approachable company and are more than willing to to help in any way.
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