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  • Writer's pictureAdam Sawyer

A Curtain Cleaning and Fireproofing Case Study: 3 Cornwall Schools

Updated: Dec 16, 2023


Fireproofing recently had the opportunity to visit beautiful Cornwall to provide our curtain cleaning and fireproofing services to three schools: Treviglas Academy in Newquay, Falmouth School in Falmouth, and Roseland Academy in Tregony. The mission? To clean and fireproof the curtains in each school, ensuring a safer and cleaner environment for students, teachers, and staff. Read on to learn about our process, from quoting and scheduling to cleaning and fireproofing.

Initial Contact and Quote Request

The Administration Assistant contacted us to inquire about our services and to request a quote. They provided the square metres of fabric for each school, allowing us to give them an accurate and competitive quote. Once the quotes were agreed upon, they provided Purchase Order (PO) numbers, and a date was set for our team to visit the schools and complete the job.

The Challenge: Stained and Neglected Curtains

Each school's curtains were in dire need of cleaning, with some stains reaching as high as 3 metres up. Our team faced the challenge of not only cleaning these curtains but also ensuring they met fire safety standards through fireproofing.

The Process: From Vacuuming to Fire Testing

To tackle the task, we followed a thorough process, beginning with extensive vacuuming using extension poles. This allowed us to remove any loose dirt, dust, and debris from the curtains before applying our specialist pre-treatment chemical.

After pre-treatment, we used an extraction cleaning process to further clean the curtains, ensuring all stains and grime were removed.

Cleaned blue stage curtains

Once the curtains were spotless, we sprayed them with the appropriate fireproofing chemical for the fabric composition. To ensure the curtains met fire safety standards, we also conducted on-site fire testing, which allowed us to ascertain the material type and current fire protection.

Efficient and Non-disruptive Service

Work was carried out during the schools' Easter holidays to avoid disrupting regular school activities. We were on-site at 8am and finished around 4pm each day, ensuring the job was completed efficiently and effectively.

Positive Feedback and Extra Services

Staff members who were on-site providing extra tuition to students commented on the excellent job our team did. We even went the extra mile by providing minor repairs and hanging boxed curtains for cleaning and treatment at no additional cost as a goodwill gesture.

Completion and Certification

With the job complete, we are now awaiting payment from the schools. Once received, we will issue BS 5867 Part 2 Type B certificates for their records, providing them with the documentation they need to show their curtains meet fire safety standards.


Fireproofing's recent curtain cleaning and fireproofing project in Cornwall demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality, efficient, and non-disruptive services for our clients. Our team's hard work ensured a cleaner and safer environment for the students, teachers, and staff of Treviglas Academy, Falmouth School, and Roseland Academy.

Get in Touch for Curtain Cleaning and Fireproofing Services

If you're interested in our curtain cleaning and fireproofing services for your school, business, or any other establishment, we'd love to hear from you! Here's how you can contact our team at Fireproofing:

  1. Call us at 07970 522475 to discuss your requirements with one of our experienced team members.

  2. Email us at for any inquiries or to request a quote.

  3. Visit our website at for more information about our services.

Get Your Quote:

For a personalized quote, please fill out our "Get Your Quote" form available on our website. This will help us understand your requirements better and provide you with an accurate estimate for your project.

Our team at Fireproofing is dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient, and non-disruptive curtain cleaning and fireproofing services. Don't hesitate to contact us to ensure a cleaner and safer environment for your establishment.


About the Author: Adam Sawyer

Adam is an industry expert with over 35 years of experience in textile care and fire retardant treatments. He is the founder of Fireproofing, a company specializing in fire retardant spraying and application services for curtains, fabrics, upholstery, wood, and more. With a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and safety, Adam has built lasting relationships with clients and established a reputation for excellence in the field. To learn more about Adam and Fireproofing, visit About Us & Our Expert.



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