Is Your Fabric Fire Safe? – We Have a Test For That.

Testing Your Fabric

Is your fabric fire retardant? Don’t assume. If your unsure for any reason, don’t chance it, we can test it for you. Our fire retardancy testing service ensures piece of mind so you can get on with the job at hand. We will test the fabric on various levels to find out its capability. If the fabric is to be used in public places such as hotels, coffee shops and restaurants, it needs to reach the British Safety Standards levels titled BS5852 BS5852 (1979).

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There are many situations where fabric is ready to be used for a large project, but proof on its fire safety can’t always be found. Some choose to ignore this obvious warning to their detriment, leading to legal issues and unfortunately in the worst cases, fire.

What Happens Next?

Once your fabric is tested, if it passes the tests needed to reach British Safety Standards we will provide documentation on the tests and the all important official certification that your fabric is ready to go.

Get It Safe and Sorted

If your fabric fails the fire retardant testing, don’t worry. We are on hand to transform your fabric to one that will adhere to the British Safety Standards. Your fabric can be professionally coated with fire retardant solution so you can carry on using it safely. Prices for this service all depend on the amount of fabric you would like to be made fire retardant. We will endeavour produce the required amount, and have it ready for within a reasonable time frame. We accept any amount of fabric for conversion, from one metre one metre to one thousand (or more). So if you are a small independent upholsterer or a large manufacturer, we can have your fabric ready for work, so you don’t loose any credibility or any sales.

Other Fire Retardant Options

If you choose to change your mind completely and go for a new fire retardant fabric,we stock plenty. Our fire retardant fabric is produced to the highest quality and meets the relevant British Safety Standards. We stock a huge range of fire retardant fabric , from display to leatherette.

Have a look at our Fabric UK website and scroll through the choices…..

For a quote for fire testing or fire retardant conversion, just give us a call on 0121 359 2349.


For help and advice please call us on Tel: 0121 359 2349

Develop Your Product With Fabric UK

Starting From Scratch

So you have a great idea and want to run with it, what now?

  • Create a detailed product design 
  • Source the materials needed 
  • Have a prototype made

We will help kick-start your project and work with you to build your idea up  to production level, and even produce the items for you. If your product can be created with our expertise, we will stick with you through the whole process, from sketching out your idea and producing your first batch, to working closely with your business as a regular supplier and producer of your products.

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Together, our fabric experts will use our knowledge bank to get to grips with your idea, make suggestions and ensure the project stays withing your budget and is comes to life exactly how you visualised it.

 

 

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Flammable Fabric Facts

Why are Certain Fabrics More Flammable?

When looking at the list of the most flammable household fabrics, there is a clear reason why these fabrics are responsible for so many fires. The common denominator is a basic compound used to produce the fabric called cellulose.

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Even though these fabrics may vary in look and feel, they are all manufactured using cellulose fibre so on a base level, their structure and formation are very similar. Find out more about which popular fabrics have the highest level of flammability and what you can do to drastically reduce the danger.

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Fabric Paints and Sprays for Arts, Crafts, Schools, DIY, Business

Get Crafting

Following on from last weeks blog post, Hessian for Construction and Art and Crafts, we are going to be taking a look at KBT’s fine range of Arts and Crafts supplies, in particular fabric crafts.

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We will be exploring fabric dyes, textile paints, textile markers and fixatives as well as some of our craft ready fabrics. Everything you need to get started on your next arts and crafts project. Continue reading “Fabric Paints and Sprays for Arts, Crafts, Schools, DIY, Business”


For help and advice please call us on Tel: 0121 359 2349