What You Need to Know About a Fire Shutter or Door

Posted on April 30, 2021 at 1:18 pm

One incredible safety precaution for any premise is the presence of a fire door or shutter. They help to provide the best protection of premise occupants or visitors if a fire should break out and are highly recommended for any commercial or residential structure that has a high risk of fires. These types of products typically offer fire protection from 1-4 hours and are the perfect addition to the fire and security alarm systems.

Since 1st November 2019, all fire shutters must be fire tested and compliant to the latest standard BS EN 16034:2014 and CE Marked to BS EN 13241-2003. The 2008 certification is not prohibited by law. So, if you are looking into purchasing a fire shutter or fire door, you need to ensure they are up to the most resent standards.

A fire shutter or door, along side a fire alarm security system helps to optimise the fire safety standards of any property.

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Roller Shutter Door Maintenance

Posted on December 20, 2020 at 10:47 am

The long-lasing security that roller shutter doors provide can be further extended if they are properly maintained. By taking the time to keep them running smoothly you will not only get better protection from them, you will also ensure lower maintenance and repair costs. When choosing your roller shutter doors, the most important thing is, to go with high quality materials. Roller shutter doors are an investment and should not be considered an expense.

Roller Shutter Maintenance

• You should conduct regular cleaning of the surfaces including the railing, tracks and rollers so that they continue to perform without issues.

• Be sure to lubricate the moving parts on occasion to keep everything functioning smoothly. Choose an oil that also protects from rust and do not oil too often.

• Be sure to notify your security door professionals of any damage, problems or concerns. They will be able to advise and assist you in any situation to ensure maximum protection.

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What are the main garage doors in the UK?

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 10:26 am

Modern technology has helped to manufacture and design garage doors according to requirements in the UK, however, there have been many changes in the industry and there are lots of garage door types, which we’ll now run through in more detail.

Roller Garage Doors

The roller garage door is an ideal choice for homeowners with short passages or space problems. The roller door simply rolls around a cylinder over the opening. The rotary door does not contain swings, overlays, or reduced display. This is often not automatic means you can open the door and enter the garage without leaving your car, which is very useful in bad weather. Most rotary garage doors feature automatic locking mechanism, and because the door is fully integrated into the cavity, lock mechanisms are safely located inside the garage. The automatic roller doors are operated by a remote control which can also trigger the light when it is turned on. So it will not only open the door but the light will ensure you exit the car easily once in the garage. Most rotary doors also tend to be manufactured from aluminium strips. These strips are fairly narrow so that they can spin in the roller inside the garage.

Up and Over Garage Doors

Garage towers roll over and up to the roof of the garage. A typical model will require considerable space, both at the ground level and at the top in order to swing freely. If you have a short trail the main drawback is that you cannot stand near the door because it requires space to swing out to open.

Sectional Garage Doors

These are divided into large sections, opening up to store in the roof of the garage roof. The main feature of this model above the model door is that the door does not need to swing out to open but can be opened by pulling up.

Side Hinged

It opens like a regular door, and it hinges on opening the garage door. Again these doors require space in front of the garage to open the doors first and second room to the door if left after that. These doors are not suitable for narrow or short corridors.

Round the Corner

These doors were actually one of the first kinds, and they were built of timber, and manually moved round the corner. Today these can be automated and some people still choose to combine automation with traditional materials like oak. You then get a sophisticated style that looks great on traditional properties, but the automation part is a contemporary twist.

These are just a few of the many types of garage doors, but if you want to see them all up close and in more detail, it is advised that you visit a local retailer’s showroom to get a better feel for the type of garage door that suits you best.

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Roller Doors for Domestic Properties

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 11:39 am

Domestic roller doors are designed to make homes safer, more secure and more attractive. They are a popular option in the UK due to the multitude of benefits they offer to the average homeowner, giving them the power to change their homes for the better. Choosing a roller shutter door for a domestic property has never been easier. 

When you are in the market for a new garage door, you might be finding that your old one is not doing its job any more. If you start to notice signs like draughts, cold spots and rusty opening mechanisms, then it may be time to think about your options. These are some of the reasons why a roller door is well worth your serious consideration: 

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Driveway gates: Wood or Metal?

Posted on April 25, 2018 at 8:11 pm

Installing gates in key areas of your property like garden, side passage and driveway can be a wise decision, especially if you feel as though you’re not well protected right now. We are very much realists on this blog, so we know that the beautification of a house is important but the one thing you should never compromise is security. Without good security, you may not have any beautiful belongings left, so it’s important o make sure you find the right balance and that’s what this blog post is all abou

When you’re first looking at the many driveway gates for sale online and in local showrooms, you may find wonderfully wrought driveway gates, and these can be the answer to your concerns here. Wooden driveway gates perhaps best exemplify the blend of elegance and fortitude for your house. It can be safely said that they have transcended various ages – right from the days of castles and palaces to these days of mansions and housing complexes, to be where they are right now. Wrought gates are beautifully varied in so many shapes, sizes, and colours, so these driveway gates can really wow your guests.

The market perhaps will provide you with a host of choices regarding prices, types, and sizes of gates, but as a potential driveway gate buyer, you should start by having a good search online to know who the most affordable manufacturers of these gates are, in today’s market. Additionally, you can also conduct considerable research in the local market or else consult neighbours, friends or relatives who already have installed these gates. You can also consider installing remote controlled driveway gates in a bid to ensure full proof security for your family and valuables. A variety of safety kits in the form of camera devices and electric voice communication devices are at your disposal to combat thieves and burglars these days. The installation charges will be determined by the kinds of devices you have selected, so a very secure state of the art system will of course require more installation time and expertise, so you essentially pay for what you get.

Thus if you have already set your heart in building the house of your dreams, do consider installing the most fashionable yet strong driveway gate for it. We have already said it’s okay to compromise on style to get top security but if you can get both then that’s even better. Fortunately today there are so many different designs to choose from, and it’s quite easy to find a beautiful set of driveway gates that are extremely secure and formidable. To ensure that the decorative touch is added and that the gates work well with the overall look of your house, you can opt for the conventional colours that that look good with any house. We’re mainly talking about solid oak here, and with a strong natural timber that’s finished with a protective wax or oil and kitted out with electric operation, you will have one fantastic set of gates! Or else you can also go for stark contrasts which you think is adding the much-desired novelty to your house without “screaming for attention.” Please remember that the gate you choose is itself a reflective of the overall beauty of your home. It is the first thing that is going to attract the attention of your guests. Thus invest proper time in making a decision. Make way for the winning combo of beauty and security of your house by being diligent right from the start.

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