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Fire Curtains & Smoke Curtains

Fire and Smoke Resistant Curtains

On the surface, it can appear that there aren’t many differences between fire resistant curtains and smoke resistant curtains. Both products serve essential roles in helping to prevent the spread of fires and, depending on your business’s requirements, you could choose to install each for different reasons. 

Here’s a simple explanation of the application of both fire-resistant curtains and smoke resistant curtains: 

Fire Resistant Curtains 

A fire-resistant curtain will maintain the compartmentation of buildings needed to limit the spread of fire and smoke while allowing access to protected escape routes, both vertical and horizontal. Some regulations state that it is a legal requirement in certain countries to have fire-resistant curtains as they are vital in minimising fire risk and saving lives. 

Smoke Resistant Curtains 

Smoke resistant curtains stop smoke from reaching another part of your building. They can also channel smoke through a specified route to remove it as quickly as possible. In addition, you’ll find that smoke resistant curtains don’t descend to touch the ground. Instead, they drop to just above head height. This is an ideal solution for businesses looking to stop the spread of smoke while not blocking any potential avenues of escape. 

Using Both Fire Resistant Curtains and Smoke Resistant Curtains

In many cases, companies will opt to purchase a mixture of fire resistant curtains and smoke resistant curtains to slow down the spread of fire while also containing the spread of smoke. Choosing both is an effective way to ensure that all of your staff are safely out of the building in the event of a fire while also giving the emergency services ample time to address the fire before it spreads further. 

Fire Resistant Curtains and Smoke Resistant Curtains from Abacus Shutters 

Fire and smoke containment are essential factors to consider in refurbishing or constructing a building. At Abacus Shutters, our fire-resistant and smoke-resistant curtains are compact, flexible and aesthetically neutral whilst being more efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly than traditional fire and smoke containment methods. Rest easy at night knowing that our fire and smoke resistant curtains have all undergone full witness sampling, cycle testing and surface testing. 

For more information on our fire-resistant curtains and smoke resistant curtains in London and the Home Counties, contact us today. At Abacus Shutters, we specialise in security shutters, security doors and much more. Visit our site to browse our extensive range of services. 


  • Fire Curtain (up to 120mins integrity)
  • Smoke Curtain
  • Fire & Smoke Curtain


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  • Plus many more


  • Fire protection
  • Easily accessible by emergency services
  • Aesthetically neutral
  • Minimise risk to life

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