31 Jan 2019

Distributor Update - BLE No Longer Working with Ferco

Please be aware - BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains no longer have any working relationship with Middle Eastern distributor Ferco and are no longer supplying Ferco with any BLE products. To view the current list of BLE distributors, visit the…
15 Jan 2019

Meet the Team - Andrew Martin

To give you a glimpse of the people behind the curtains, each month we'll be interviewing a different member of the BLE Team. This month we talked to Production Manager Andrew Martin. Despite only joining BLE six months ago, Andrew…
02 Jan 2019

Happy New Year from BLE

Happy New Year from everyone at BLE, we hope you enjoyed the seasonal break. We are now back open for business as usual & look forward to working with you all in 2019
19 Dec 2018

BLE Dresses Down for Charity

BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains are delighted to announce that they have raised a total of £700.00 to be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. The money has been raised through weekly dress down days throughout 2018. Held every Friday,…
10 Dec 2018

2018 Seasonal Shutdown Dates

BLE Smoke & Curtains have announced their 2018 seasonal shutdown dates.  Please note that both our factory & office will be closed for a seasonal break from Friday 21st December 2018 until Wednesday 2nd January 2019. We apologize in advance for…
06 Dec 2018

Coming Soon - New BLE Newsletter

Next week BLE is launching a brand new e-newsletter. Keep up-to-date with our latest news, product info and more. To opt-in to recieve this quarterly E-newsletter, please complete the following sign up form. Please note - all personal information submitted will be…
16 Nov 2018

Vacancies - Installation and Service Engineer

BLE Smoke and Fire Curtains have a vacancy for an Installation and Service Engineer with electro mechanical experience. The role involves delivering a professional, customer-focused installation in accordance with project specifications, cost and timing expectations. Employed on a full-time basis,…
09 Nov 2018

Meet the Team - Ashley Kelly

To give you a glimpse of the people behind the curtains, each month we'll be interviewing a different member of the BLE Team. This month, we talked to recently promoted Headbox Team Leader Ashley Kelly. Ashley joined BLE nearly 4…
01 Nov 2018

New BLE Install & Technical Manuals Now Available

BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains have launched a brand new Installation Manual, as well as an updated Technical Manual. Both documents are currently available in PDF format & have been designed to provide BLE customers with the latest technical information…
10 Oct 2018

BLE Welcomes Crossflow for Training Day

Earlier this week BLE welcomed Irish distribution partner Crossflow to their Sheffield based office. Five of the Crossflow team made the journey from Dublin for a day of commercial and product training, as well as a guided tour of the…
03 Oct 2018

BLE Attends Bergamo Safety Expo

BLE was pleased to attend the Bergamo Safety Expo last month. Invited by Italian distribution partner Caoduro, the two day event - which ran from 19th – 20th September, provided European Sales Manager Michael Evans the opportunity to explore new…
05 Sep 2018

BLE Hits the Target with Clay Pigeon Shooting

Last month, BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains offered its employees the opportunity to go clay pigeon shooting for their annual team building event. A dozen employees attended the event at Highlow Farm in Hathersage, where each participant took turns to…
31 Aug 2018

Retirement Notice

BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains would like to wish Trevor Botham a very happy retirement. Trevor joined BLE in 2012 following a 30-year career working as a Production Manager. Since then he has played a key role in transforming BLE’s…
20 Aug 2018

BLE Commits to Improving Customer Service with ISO 9001

Last month BLE was awarded the ISO 9001 standard certification renewal from ISO 9001;2008 to the newly revised standard ISO 9001:2015. This internationally recognized standard ensures that BLE’s services meet client needs through an effective quality management system. During the…
25 Jul 2018

Open Success for BLE at Carnoustie

Last weekend BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains hosted a golf and networking event at The Open at Carnoustie. Celebrating its 147th year, the annual golf tournament is one of the most prestigious events in the sporting calendar. Before attending The…
17 Jul 2018

Tell Us About Your Projects

Have you recently supplied or installed BLE Curtains, and would like to feature on this website? Simply complete this quick & easy case study form, and we'll put together a short case study about your project so BLE can help…
31 May 2018

BLE provides training to Scandinavian Distributor

Earlier this month BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains visited their Scandinavian distribution partner Dan Doors to provide updated commercial and product training. The training was attended by Dan Doors’ Swedish & Danish Sales Managers and was delivered by BLE’s European…
16 May 2018

BLE Represented at Build 4 Asia 2018

Last week BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains attended the Build4Asia 2018 exhibition in Hong Kong.  The biennial event is visited by over 12,000 trade professionals, and hosts over 500 exhibitors. Running from 9th – 11th May, BLE attended the event…
01 May 2018

BLE World Cup Wallchart Now Available

With the FIFA World Cup 2018 due to kick off on the 14th June, BLE have produced their very own wallchart to help you keep track of all the matches and follow the tournament from the group stages through to…
12 Feb 2018

Coming to a City Near You

Last week BLE unveiled their brand-new van, which will be used for deliveries and installations across the UK. A big thank you to CJ Signs for their help wrapping the new van. For more info visit www.cjsigns.co.uk
07 Feb 2018

BLE Shortlisted for Two Made in Yorkshire Awards

BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains are delighted to learn that they have been shortlisted for two Made in Yorkshire awards. Organised by Insider Media, the prestigious awards celebrate world-class companies based in Yorkshire and the Humber, as well as the…
02 Feb 2018

BLE Dresses Down For Charity

In aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, the BLE office team have arranged to have ‘dress down’ Fridays for the whole of 2018. Each team member will donate £1 a week, with the aim of raising over £600 for the…
04 Jan 2018

Product Changes 2018

A new year is now upon us and we're delighted to announce that we are making some improvements to our products in 2018. These will be phased in as our current stock is exhausted so you may not see the…
23 Nov 2017

Servicing Guide Now Available

Did you know it is a legal requirement that fire safety equipment is regularly maintained and kept in good working order? BLE have put together a handy guide about servicing smoke and fire curtains, along with the packages we offer.…
23 Nov 2017

BLE Attends Bergamo Safety Expo

This week BLE was pleased to attend the Bergamo Safety Expo. Invited by Italian distribution partner Caoduro, the event - which ran from 19th – 20th September, provided BLE's European Sales Manager Mike Evans the opportunity to explore new business…
23 Nov 2017

BLE Attends Bergamo Expo

This week BLE was pleased to attend the Bergamo Safety Expo. Invited by Italian distribution partner Caoduro, the two day event - which ran from 19th – 20th September, provided European Sales Manager Michael Evans the opportunity to explore new…
21 Nov 2017

Distributor Training

Last week BLE were delighted to welcome Guy Doron, Chief Engineer from Israeli distribution partner Alumot ESH.   Visiting for two days, Guy undertook installation training with BLE's team of engineers. The training was focused on installation of BLE's accordion…
06 Nov 2017

Departure Notice

BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains would like to wish a very fond farewell to Jonathan Waite, who left the company at the end of October.   Jonathan has worked within the Lowe & Fletcher Group for the last ten years,…
31 Oct 2017

BLE to Appear at The Big 5 2017

Following the success of the Big 5 International Building & Construction Show 2016, BLE Smoke & Fire curtains is delighted to announce they will be appearing at the 2017 event. Taking place from 26th- 29th November at the Dubai World…
06 Oct 2017

Retirement Notice

Congratulations to Terry Walton (pictured above, centre) on his retirement from BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains after 47 years of service. Terry joined the BLE group in 1970 when he was 16 and has since worked in various factory roles…
25 Jul 2017

BLE Scores Hole in One with Open Event

Last weekend BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains invited a number of selected distribution partners to a special day of golf and networking at ‘The Open’. Following an enjoyable stay at the MacDonald Tickled Trout Hotel in Preston, guests were taken…
30 Jun 2017

Retirement Notice

BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains would like to wish Craig Elliott a very happy retirement. Craig, who first joined the BLE Group as a Panel Wirer in 1978, retires today (30/06/17) after 39 years. In his most recent role as…
12 Jun 2017

New Cutting Machinery Set to Further Boost Productivity

This April BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains invested in a brand new Bomar Semi-Automatic Two Way Mitre Bandsaw. Prior to the investment, all cutting was done using manual equipment. As well as being time consuming, this also generated lots of…
31 May 2017

BLE Raises Money for Teenage Cancer Trust

Members of the BLE team were proud to take part in a charity football tournament raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The event took place at Handsworth Grange School, Sheffield and was organized in memory of Tom Flack. The…
22 May 2017

New Technical Manual (EU standards) now available

The latest version of BLE's European Standard Technical Manual is now available. The manual details technical information required for standard EU curtain installation, plus guidance on routine testing and maintenance. To download your copy, click here.
03 May 2017

BLE Completes Horizontal Installation

In March 2017 BLE successfully completed installation of a horizontal fire curtain at the newly developed Preston Court, Newcastle. Facilitated by North Tyneside Council, the building provides sheltered housing for the elderely community in the area. The horizontal curtain was…
06 Apr 2017

Celebrating Local Success

BLE were honoured to attend the annual Made In Sheffield dinner which took place on Wednesday 5th April at Cutlers’ Hall, Sheffield. The event brought together local business leaders who are all part of the Made In Sheffield family. Consisting…
10 Mar 2017


The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) represents & supports the activities of the fire industry in relation to all forms of built in fire protection. Dedicated to the protection of life, property and the environment, the Association strives to…
13 Feb 2017

CNC Investment Gives BLE The Cutting Edge

In September 2015 BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains invested heavily in brand new CNC cutting and bending equipment. Both a Trumpf TruPunch 1000 and TruBend 3100 were purchased as part of the investment, as well as computer aided design (CAD)…
17 Jan 2017

BLE Enjoys Big Success at Big 5

BLE Smoke and Fire Curtains was one of 2,587 suppliers to exhibit at the Big 5 Show 2016. Taking place from 21st to the 24th November at the Dubai Convention Centre, the show attracted more than 73,500 participants. Exhibiting alongside…
27 Jun 2016

Koncerthuset Sings BLE’s Praises After Winning Concert Hall Contract

Sheffield based BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains has landed a prestigious contract to supply some of its largest ever fire curtain instalments at a concert hall complex in Copenhagen. Following a long-standing successful relationship with the main contractor Sercurezone, BLE…
15 Jun 2016

BLE Secures Biggest Curtain Job

BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains won a tender with Munster Roller Shutters, to supply Albert Quay with over 50 two hour fire curtains throughout the new build’s seven floors, with work completing on schedule with the phased floor release to the Tenants. Albert Quay is Cork City’s newest office block…
14 Jun 2016

BLE On Fire

According to LEGO’s company spirit of ‘only the best is good enough’, BLE has proved that it supplies only the best smoke curtains, after landing a contract at LEGO’s headquarters in Denmark. Sheffield based BLE Smoke & Fire Curtains was awarded the contract with its…


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