Full Guide to Black Wool Serge Fabric

This article is going to look at black wool serge flame retardant fabric and why it is has been an industry staple for theatres and auditoriums and other locations with stages and function areas. Wool serge fabric is made from sheep’s wool and woven to create a fabric that is very durable, rich and thick which means it is ideal for acoustic curtains for stages.

 

This article is going to look at black wool serge flame retardant fabric and why it is has been an industry staple for theatres and auditoriums and other locations with stages and function areas. Wool serge fabric is made from sheep’s wool and woven to create a fabric that is very durable, rich and thick which means it is ideal for acoustic curtains for stages.

 

The flame retardant wool serge has many uses in and around stages and function rooms. Direct Fabrics is a leading supplier of both the fabric and the made up soft furnishings from the material. This includes wool serge flame retardant curtains.

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About  Wool Serge Fabric

Wool serge fabric comes in various widths from 120cm up to 180cm, with the bestselling fabric it is made from dense wool fibres which is certified to BS5867 Part2B

The fabric varies in weight which means the grams per square metre (GSM) of the fabric, this ranges from as low a 300gsm upto 1kg. The industry average is 500gsm. Direct Fabrics bestselling black wool serge is priced at £12.99 per metre for 1 metre as low as £8.79 including vat for quantity. View and Buy black wool serge curtain fabric here

Wool serge for drapes comes in various colours but the main and most common colour is black, this makes it ideal for stage work.

Fire Retardant Standards with Wool Serge Fabric

Being flame retardant means wool serge it can be used in commercial environments and be certified to British Standards. This will then pass the fire officers requirements for use in public spaces.

Wool serge is a natural fibre that is naturally flame retardant to BS5867 Part2B without using any fire retardant chemicals.

If you want to use the product for upholstery then it will need to be back coated to reach the flame retardant standard of BS5852

Always enquire with a supplier to ensure they have a testing certificate that shows the fabric is certified to a British Standard if in the UK this will ensure that your insurance is not null and void in case of fire.

 

Uses for Wool Serge

Theatrical Drapes

In the events and theatre industry wool serge is seen as a stable and due to its excellent value it represents an ideal choice for large expanses to decorate areas.

Acoustic Curtains

These are specific curtains used to dampen sound travelling around spaces and improve the acoustics. By using drapes around a venue you can stop echoes and reverberation of sounds that can spoil performances. Wool serge has excellent acoustic values and will work well in many areas to provide screening and sound improvements. The more pleats and the thicker the wool serge the better the fabric is at stopping the sound waves travel.

Front of house stage

As budget product wool serge can be used in a wide array of stage environments this includes the front of house curtains that dress the stage. They are a very good at blocking light, although not blackout it will be a very effective dim-out even when used unlined.

Side of Stage Tabs

Side tabs are used to break up a stage and by using wool serge it provides excellent screen at a super price.

Backdrops

Similar to other curtains making a backdrop is there to provide cover at the back of the stage and wool serge is excellent at doing this as it is a matt fabric so keeps a low reflection with bright lights of the stage are pointed at it.

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