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✓ CE Marked to BS EN 16034
✓ Flexible structure tested
✓ Rigid structure tested
✓ Gravity fail-safe motor tested

Flame Armour Fire Shutters

E60/ E120/ E240

As of the 1st November 2019, new legislation was introduced regarding the manufacturing and installation of fire roller shutters. It is now mandatory that fire shutters must be CE marked to BS EN 16034, the previous standard BS 476 part 22 (1987) is a non-compliant regulation and therefore cannot be CE marked.

All fire shutters require an additional test for being installed to both ‘flexible’ (timber or drywall) and ‘rigid’ (steel or masonry) structural types. The new regulation BS EN 16034 states that changing the  structural type is not permissible unless additional test data has been acquired by the manufacturer. The Flame Armour fire shutter has been tested to a ‘rigid’ structure on the 8th February 2019 and also tested to a ‘flexible’ structure on the 7th July 2020.

Fire shutter manufactures will be fully aware of the regulations regarding BS EN 16034 and BS EN 15269-10. If a manufacturer is unable to provide the correct testing documentation and certification from a notified body, such as WarringtonFire. This will result in the manufacturer suppling a non-compliant illegitimately CE marked product within the UK marketplace. There are serious consequences for manufactures, sub-contractors, installers and building contractors if a fire shutter is installed without the correct documentation in place.


SSS Industrial Doors Ltd hold the relevant Extended Application Report which allows the manufacture, supply and installation fire shutters being fitted to both types of structural openings. The Flame Armour fire shutter is fully CE Marked, this product can be fitted to either a flexible or rigid structure and is CE marked.


There are three types of Flame Armour fire shutters which can be manufactured and CE marked to BS EN 16034. Each type of fire shutter can be connected directly into the fire alarm system and can also be linked to the heat/smoke detectors. Please note that each type of fire shutter has additional components that can be accompanied with the fire shutter, such as Audio Visual panels, please contact our offices for more information.


These types of fire shutters are manufactured with the single phase motor being internally fitted into the barrel of the fire shutter. These fire roller shutters are designed to be smaller and are ideal for applications that are limited in size regarding spacing. The fire shutter is a powered down device and requires a battery backup or mains power supply to operate. A tubular motor fire shutter is supplied with a UPS-FDI panel, which can receive a volt free signal from the fire alarm and close on signal.

Minimum sizes:
>600mm clear opening width
>600mm clear opening height


These types of fire shutters are manufactured with the single phase motor being internally fitted into the barrel of the fire shutter. However, unlike conventional tubular motor fire shutters these motors is designed with an internal 24DC volt brake. This brake is electrically powered in the close position and upon a power failure or either the compromising of the wiring/electrical supply, then the fire shutter will operate on a controlled gravity descent. This type of fire shutter is unique as it offers an additional fail-safe which ensures the door will still descent regardless if there is electrical power to operate it.

The following video is a recording of the test specimen prior to being tested to BS EN 1634-1 at WarringtonFire. As you can see in the video we replicated the triggering of a fire alarm system, the first part of the video is a powered down controlled descent which also includes the audio and visual warnings. The second part of the video is replicating a power failure which will still activate a gravity fail-safe release, this is shown by the battery backup being ‘turned off’.

The gravity fail-safe motor is smaller that a conventional tubular motor and therefore can be manufactured to a smaller size.

Minimum sizes:
>350mm clear opening width
>350mm clear opening height


These types of fire shutters are manufactured with the single or three phase motor which is externally fitted to the coil casing, these are chain driven motors. These types of fire shutters are utilised for larger applications, they are popular with the auto-solenoid release and fusible link backup. No power is required for these doors to activate in the event of a fire, this is due to the door being in the open position and will drop with a controlled descent when the thermal fusible link unit is triggered. Where the tubular motor cannot achieve a pass for durability of the ability to release, the DLA fire shutter drive which is supplied by GFA UK can give a pass for the durability of the ability to release. A solenoid system is energised to release using a 24Vdc alarm signal. The new actuator release mechanism is energised to hold, therefore if the power lost, the actuator will release.

In accordance with the Construction Products Regulations (EU 305/2011), failure to provide the following documentation is evidence that the company cannot CE Mark a fire shutter to BS EN 16034. In conjunction with the certification provided by a notified body, such as WarringtonFire, guidance is supplied to to ensure that manufacturing non-compliant and unsafe fire shutters do not enter the UK Marketplace.

The following documentation is supplied as part of the handover documentation when a customer, Trade or End user, purchases a Flame Armour Fire Shutter. This documentation ensures that the correct procedures have been followed and the manufactured fire shutter is compliant to CE Marking regulations and standards.

  • Classification of fire resistance performance in accordance with BS EN 1634-1:2014+A1:2008.
    WarringtonFire Test report number : WF416674
  • Extended application report in accordance with BS EN 15269-10:2011.
    WarringtonFire Manufacturing plant number: E/327

The new standards that all fire shutters must be compliant to is BS EN 16034:2014 & CE Marked to BS EN 13241-1:2003. The ‘Flame Armour’ fire shutters have been designed to comply with new legislation and were tested at WarringtonFire Test Facility, in Warrington on the 8th February 2019 and 7th July 2020.

Our range of ‘Flame Armour‘ fire roller shutters, have been designed to also comply with BS EN 15269-10 tested at WarringtonFire Test Facility. Our fire shutters are designed with safety, security and style in mind. Our extended application covers doors being manufactured up to 7000mm x 7000mm, however larger doors can be made on request. Made to the highest quality and rigorously tested, you can rest assured that your premises fire strategy will be adhered

Our team has over a decade of fire safety experience and are always on hand to answer questions you may have, simply call 0845 863 0590 to speak to one of our experts or email



We offer the following fire ratings:

  • One Hour Fire Protection: FR-1H Model (E60)
  • Two Hour Fire Protection: FR-2H Model (E120)
  • Four Hour Fire Protection: FR-4H Model (E240)

Structural Types:

  • Flexible structure tested (timber, drywall)
  • Rigid structure tested (masonry, steel)


  • Polyester powder coated (British Standard or RAL)
  • Galvanised steel


  • 240 volt tubular motor operation
  • 1ph or 3ph External Fire Motor (For larger applications)
  • 75mm x 50mm x 5mm Culled rolled galvanised angle (50mm Punched Slots)
  • Cast End-locks with steel rivets
  • Nylon washers
  • Battery backup system (Optional extra for Sleep mode)
  • UPS-FDI for tubular motors
  • External drive motors solenoid release and fusible link backup

Optional Extras:

  • FCP01 Audio visual panel & Repeater
  • FDCP Audio visual panel & Repeater
  • EMC-3C FDI Audio Visual & Repeater
  • Sleep mode battery backup – links directly into UPS FDI