HAG has recently completed a contract installing fire curtains during the refurbishment of celebrity chef Marcus Wareing’s restaurant at the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. The refurbishment saw a name change from Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley to MARCUS as part of a rebranding process that aimed to create a restaurant with a more relaxed atmosphere.
The 2 Michelin Star Knightsbridge restaurant closed on the 18th January and reopened on the 27th March 2014 for just over three months of renovation work costing £1.4 million. This included HAG completing a six-week contract to install Fire, Smoke and Heat Insulating Curtains.
HAG was contracted to install HFS Plus Fireguard Smoke Curtains that separate the kitchen from the restaurant should there be an outbreak of fire. The electronically operated doors prevent the spread of fire for up to 60 minutes, as well as preventing the spread of smoke and heat.
Manufactured from a satin weave fibreglass fabric that is coated with intumescent silicone that swells when heated to create a fire-resistant surface that prevents air, heat, and smoke escaping from the closed-off area.
In the event of a kitchen fire, the lowering of the HFS plus Fireguard Smoke Curtain would seal the kitchen area from the rest of the restaurant, allowing for the fire to be contained, helping to prevent further damage to the restaurant’s interior, whilst diners are safely evacuated.
Tested to BS EN 1634-1:2008, the curtains installed require regular maintenance to ensure that they continue to offer the significant protection the product offers.
If you wish to find out more information about our range of fire doors and fire curtains and how they can help protect and prevent the spread of fire in your business premises, then please speak to a member of our team on 0800 072 3444.
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