Industrial Doors for All Businesses and Buildings
Industrial Doors from KDS Ltd are custom built to meet our customer’s needs. Ideal for any number of business and building types, with commercial applications starting from small commercial shutters for industrial units to full-sized Industrial Doors for Factories, Business Units, Warehouses, Barn & Agricultural Units, even Aircraft Hangars.
Below are some examples of our industrial products, however we can provide many other products dependent on your needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirement.
Industrial Sectional Doors
Sectional doors open vertically and thus create more space in front of and behind the door. The door sections are parked flat underneath the ceiling, vertically above the opening or in line with the roof.
Series 50 sectional doors, made of steel, steel/aluminium combination or aluminium, are set apart by the programme range, top door design and certified security. Compact sectional doors stack the individual sections vertically, right behind the lintel. The small distance back is a special advantage for halls with dome lights, glass roofs or glass facades.
If you need secure, easy, reliable access to your business premises, Roller Shutters/Grilles are an ideal choice. Custom built to fit your building and business requirements they offer an excellent investment in the smooth operation of your business.
Thanks to their ingeniously simple construction, with just a few components, KDS Ltd’s Roller Shutters/Grilles are especially economical. Available in aluminium and steel, they are doors that will prove themselves in daily use again and again.
Fire Curtains for Industrial Use
A fire curtain is a specially constructed curtain that descends from the ceiling to block an opening and stop fire and smoke spreading between two areas. In larger structures, several fire curtains are used which divide the building into ‘fire compartments’ when there is a fire.
This is called ‘compartmentation’ and is a fundamental element of passive fire protection in buildings. It helps to:
- Provide time for people to escape
- Protect escape routes
- Allow time people for fire fighting services to arrive
- Protect property
Structure of a Fire Curtain
A fire curtain is similar to a metal roller shutter in that it descends vertically as it un-rolls from a ‘top box’, however because a fire curtain is made of a woven fibreglass material, it is much more flexible and compact.
This means a curtain can be more closely fitted within a space and therefore provides much better compartmentation.
The compact construction of fire curtains makes them an ideal choice for lobbies, hatches and stairwells where there is limited space. When included in the design stage of a building, they can be recessed into walls and ceilings leaving a thin slit as the only indication that the curtain is there.
There are several types of fire curtain:
- Automatic Fire curtains – Most non-static fire curtains are in fact automatic. They are linked to the fire alarm system so they automatically descend when there is a fire.
- Static Fire Curtains – Also called fixed fire curtains, these curtains are permanently in place and are used to provide compartmentation in open spaces such as warehouses or lofts.
- Insulated Fire Curtains – These curtains provide extra insulation and allow people to pass by much closer to the curtain without being effected by the heat of the fire on the other side.
Certification and Standards
All fire curtains must be rigorously tested and certified. These standards ensure that the integrity of a curtain will remain for a certain minimum length of time and that they will continue to work in the extreme conditions of a fire.
British Standards introduced in 2014 stipulate that all fire and smoke curtains must be fitted with a gravity fail-safe system. This ensures that a curtain will still descend even if there is no mains power or backup power from a battery.