The UK's leading manufacturer of Fire Curtains, Smoke Curtains,

Fire Shutters, Roller Shutters and Industrial Shutters.


The A1S Group has been manufacturing and installing fire curtains and smoke curtains, fire shutters, and roller shutters for over 30 years.

The business has worked on many landmark projects, from Wembley Stadium, Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the 2018 RIBA award winning Bloomberg Building , hospitals, schools and the new Scotland Yard headquarters. 

We pride ourselves on providing compliant fire safety and security solutions that never compromise on building aesthetics. Contact us today to find out why we are the contractor’s choice when it comes to supply and installation of a fire curtain, smoke curtain and roller shutters.

We will beat any like for like compliant BS 8524 Fire Curtain quotation for supply and install in the UK.

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Fire curtains must always be compliant. We always make sure you have the right curtain and control panel and ancillary options for your substrate, parameters, integrity, radiation and British Standard and international classification and performance requirements.

Our innovative, bespoke range of stylish and effective Flameshield Fire Shutters gives you the fire-safety protection you need, with clean lines and discreet internal motors also enhancing the aesthetics of your secured premises. 

If it’s industrial roller shutters and doors you’re looking for, you’ve certainly come to the right place. Take a look through our extensive range of products and be sure to contact The A1S Group if you have any queries about the best ways to protect your business against criminals.

All of our industrial products are designed to offer the highest levels of security, ensuring that businesses can control who is coming in and out of their premises and providing maximum protection against criminals.

As a company A1S Group strives to provide industry leading product performance and customer service for fire curtains, fire shutters, smoke curtains and industrial shutters.

2019 has seen continued growth across all company departments – UK supply and installation, UK trade and export, with particularly strong growth and demand for our Flameshield BS 8524 fire curtain range since the launch of our price promise. Quite simply we will provide the lowest cost of any bona fide supply and installation of a fire curtain tested to every required performance section of BS 8524-1.

A friendly and compliance savvy team awaits all your enquiries. We will firstly analyse any architectural specification and critically, where relevant, review any fire strategy documentation to ensure that the products we quote are fully compliant for your project. The A1S team has significant experience in decoding such documentation and will always collaborate with your wider design team in a timely and informative manner. Fire strategies, particularly when involving fire curtains can be notoriously complex and an experienced and thorough approach to quoting is paramount when life safety critical equipment is being specified. A1S Group products are increasingly being specified by UK architects and our sales team welcomes direct contact for illustrative drawings and product specifications.

We regularly seek and react to feedback from all of our clients and the company continues to exceed internal targets for quotation speed and short manufacturing lead times. Our commitment to 100% compliance, exemplary customer service, and low costs have catapulted us to the forefront of the UK active fire barrier marketplace. Financial strength and a world class product range, with ongoing research and development have ensured a strong long-term pipeline and the A1S Group continues to set new standards for product performance. We are now manufacturing the world’s first 120-minute integrity AND radiation fire curtain, with cyclic testing to BS 8524-1. All of our products are fully tested and certified by either Warrington Element or International Fire Consultants.

Contact us today to find out why we are the company of choice for UK main contractors and our long-standing UK and export trade partners.

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We will beat any like for like compliant BS 8524 Fire Curtains quotation for supply and install in the UK.

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Raikes Lane Industrial Estate
Bolton, BL3 2NH
United Kingdom


What is a Fire Curtain?

A fire curtain comprises a fabric made of heavyweight glass fibre, reinforced with stainless steel wire and coated with a formulated fire retardant aluminium pigmented polyurethane coating. Specialist control systems allow a curtain to descend via a 24 volt gravity fail safe motor to compartmentalise a building.

As well as a control panel which gives the fire curtain the ability for single descent or descend partially hold and continue descent, additional functionality can be achieved with the installation of egress switches, access switches, and single and double beam obstruction warnings. Light curtain obstruction warnings are also available. All of these ancillary products are tested in accordance with BS 8524-1, specifically Annex H. Relevant standards for a fire curtain are EN BS 1634-1 (2014) under testing as active fire barriers or BS 8524-1 which adds to the fire performance standards of BS 1634.

A1S has completed 16 separate tests under BS 8524. A fire curtain can be horizontal or more commonly vertical. A fire curtain can be either face fixed or reveal fixed but the structure into which a fire curtain is fitted cannot have a fire rating of less than the fire curtain.

A1S group fire curtains provide 120 minutes integrity against flaming and hot gases and can achieve radiation ratings of either 85 minutes at 15kw/m2 or 120 minutes at 15 kw/m2 and as such are classified as either EW 60 or EW 120.