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Fabric Fire Retardant Treatment

Ensure your fabrics comply with fire safety regulations with our certified fire retardant services. Our treatments help prevent flame spread, reducing the risk of fire-related injuries and damage.

We specialize in on-site fire retardant spraying across the UK and offer free advice online or by phone.

*Please note we do not treat fabric on a roll over 5 metres in length or provide backcoating services.

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Fire retardant spraying for fabric

What is fabric fire retardant treatment?

Fabric fire retardant treatment is the process of impregnating or coating fabric with a flame retardant. This treatment gives the fabric the ability to delay or hold back the flame, reducing fire hazards.

Who needs a fire certificate?

It is important that fabrics are correctly fire rated that are used in public locations such as:

  • Hotels, rented accommodation and B&B's

  • Fabric wallcoverings in commercial and residential properties

  • Schools, universities and colleges

  • Village halls and wedding venues 

  • Theatres and stages


The Fire Safety Regulations standards are set by the British Standards Institute (BSI).

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Flame Retardant Treatment Company

Fireproofing offer Fire Retardant Spraying Services throughout the UK. Whether you need fire retardant applied to curtains, wallcoverings, or upholstery, we will come to your premises or the fabric's location to spray the necessary protection.


We do treat small orders in-house. Fabric sent to us (with prior agreement) will be returned to you by post.

Fast and Convenient Service for Clients with Urgent Curtain Requirements

Our service is specifically designed for clients who require quick turnaround times for their custom-made curtains. We offer on-site fire retardant spraying, scheduled at a time that suits both you and your client.


This streamlined process ensures that your customers receive their curtains promptly, giving you a competitive edge in the market. Additionally, we provide a free testing service to guarantee satisfaction with the appearance and fire retardancy of the treated curtains.


Our work is certified to meet the following standards:

  • BS 5867 Part 2 Type B for Curtains

  • BS 5852 Part 1, 2, & Crib 5 for Upholstery

  • BS 476-7 Class 1-4 For Surface Spread of Fire for Wallcoverings

  • BS EN 13501-1 Class B-C

Note: These treatments cannot withstand water soaking, but can be dry-cleaned up to five times before requiring re-treatment.

What Can We Treat

What fabrics can be treated with fire retardant?

Our fire retardant spray has been tested and proven to work on a wide range of natural and synthetic fabrics, such as:

  • Cotton

  • Velvet

  • Silk

  • Wool

  • Polyester

  • Polyester/cotton mix

  • Nylon

  • Hessian

  • Jute

  • Cotton calico

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Fireproofing Wallcoverings to Class C

Can all fabrics be treated with fire retardant?

If your fabric is not listed above, please contact us. We provide a complimentary sample testing service if you have some fabric available. So far, we have been successful in treating most absorbent fabrics.

Are there any fabrics that cannot be treated?

​Fabrics that have been treated with wax, waterproofing, plastic coating, paint, or varnish will not absorb fire retardant, therefore, they cannot be treated.

How long will the fire retardant treatment last?

This fireproofing is certified to last for either 5 dry cleans or 5 years, whichever comes first. If the fabric is wetted or laundered, it will need to be re-treated.

Will the look or feel be altered?

Customers often worry about changes in colour, texture, or shrinkage. Here's what to expect:

  1. Colour: Fabrics will darken when wet but return to their original shade once dried. Some fabrics might be a shade darker when dry.

  2. Feel: Fabric may feel fuller, and some slight residue on the surface will dissipate as the treatment cures.

  3. Shrinkage: Water can cause certain fabrics to tighten when applied and relax once dry. We cannot guarantee no shrinkage.

What is the method we use?

​We use a hand pump pressure sprayer to ensure safety by preventing aerosol particles from becoming airborne. Great care is taken to ensure that nothing is sprayed that shouldn't be.

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What times are we available?

Our services are available any time of day, any day of the week, including Bank Holidays.

What areas do we cover?

Our expert spraying services are available anywhere in the UK.

How should you prepare before we arrive?

Please make your curtains and fabrics easily accessible and move any large or heavy objects blocking them or assist in moving them. We will put anything we move back in place once our services have been completed.

How long will treatment take?

​The time it takes to complete a project varies, depending on how easy it is to access the space. Generally, it should only take a few hours to complete. After treatment, the room can be used again immediately, as it only needs to be cleared for a brief period.

How much will it cost? (excl. VAT)

Fabric is charged per square metre (m2):

  • Orders over 1050m2 = £2.00/m2

  • Orders over 750m2 = £2.40/m2

  • Orders over 500m2 = £2.80/m2

  • Orders over 300m2 = £3.20/m2

  • Orders over 150m2 = £3.60/m2

  • Orders less than 150m2 = £4.00/m2

*Please note there is a minimum charge of £300 for on-site services and £100 for in-house services.

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Our company uses fireproofing products that have been thoroughly tested and approved by UKAS-accredited testing laboratories and their European counterparts for various types of fabrics. This comprehensive testing enables us to issue certificates of treatment, demonstrating compliance with fire safety regulations.

There is no need for customers to engage the services of an independent UKAS-accredited testing house, as our certificates are sufficient for most applications. However, if building control authorities determine that a specific project involves a combination of materials not previously tested together, additional testing may be necessary to ensure compliance with fire safety regulations.

We are committed to ensuring the correct application of our products, consistently meeting high standards and adhering to all legally required fire safety regulations for different wood types and applications.

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