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

Fire Shutters

Flame Armour Fire Shutters
E60/ E120/ E240

As of the 1st November 2019, new legislation was introduced regarding the manufacturing and installation of fire shutters. It is now mandatory for them to 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.

They 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 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 CE marked fire shutters aren’t installed and are 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. Our products are fully CE Marked and can be fitted to either a flexible or rigid structure and is CE marked.


There are three main types of fire shutters which can be manufactured and CE marked to BS EN 16034. Each type 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 has additional components available, such as Audio Visual panels, please contact our offices for more information. For more about the operation, head over to our blog on how do fire shutters work?


This types is manufactured with the single phase motor being internally fitted into the barrel. They are designed to be smaller and are ideal for applications that are limited in size regarding spacing. This fire shutter is a powered down device and requires a battery backup or mains power supply to operate. A tubular motor 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

tubular motor fire shutter


This type is manufactured with the single phase motor being internally fitted into the barrel. However, unlike conventional tubular motor designs, 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 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 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 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.

manual shutter doors

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 products 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 shutter. This documentation ensures that the correct procedures have been followed and the manufactured product 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’ products  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 ‘Flame Armour‘ range has been designed to also comply with BS EN 15269-10 tested at WarringtonFire Test Facility. Our products 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 sales@sssindustrialdoors.co.uk.

Why not also take a look at our complete guide to fire shutters, where we cover all kinds of helpful, related info on fire shutters.



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

It all depends on the fire rating level. Fire shutters are manufactured to three main fire rating levels, with the number indicating the number of minutes the product can provide fire protection for before any potential damage to the rest of the building can occur. Our fire shutters can provide fire protection for one hour (E60), two hours (E120), or four hours (E240).

If you’re in a commercial, industrial, or non-domestic sector, the government advises – in their fire safety in the workplace guidance – areas with extensive catering facilities to be in a separate building. If this isn’t possible, which is common, it is strongly advised to install fire-resisting constructions to separate the areas, such as fire shutters. Fire shutters also help you abide by fire safety regulations and fire risk assessments.

Fire shutters can be designed to match the aesthetic of your premises with high-quality powder-coated finishes. Whatever colour you want, we can manufacture to your request.

If we’re selling in the EU, yes. But, since Brexit, most goods sold in Great Britain that were previously subject to CE marking will need UKCA marking.

We pride ourselves on being quick, efficient and delivering exceptional customer service. Many suppliers can take weeks to manufacture and install a fire shutter. Thanks to our wealth of experience and knowledge in the trade, we aim to provide a one-week turnaround from the official order date through to installation.