FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Flame retardant upholstery fabric is a type of fabric that is treated with chemicals to make it resistant to catching fire or slow down the spread of flames in case of a fire. It is important for businesses to use flame retardant upholstery fabric as it can prevent fires and minimize damage, ensuring the safety of the employees and the property. Additionally, using flame retardant upholstery fabric may also comply with local fire safety regulations and building codes.
Yes, Direct Fabrics offers a range of flame retardant upholstery fabrics that are suitable for commercial and public spaces such as offices, hospitals, schools, and hotels. Our flame retardant upholstery fabrics are rigorously tested and meet British Standards (BS) and European Norms (EN) for fire safety. Our knowledgeable team can assist in selecting the right fabric that meets your needs and complies with the necessary fire safety regulations.
Yes, flame retardant upholstery fabrics can be cleaned and maintained like regular fabrics. However, it is important to follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions and use appropriate cleaning products to ensure the flame retardant properties are not compromised. Direct Fabrics offers flame retardant upholstery fabrics that are easy to clean and maintain, making them a practical and safe option for commercial and public spaces.
As a family business, we at Direct Fabrics aim to provide a uniquely professional and personalised service for all our customers, however big or small. We work within contract furnishings sectors and have over 60 years of experience, ensuring we provide unparalleled quality in all projects we assist in. We are only too aware that each customer will have individual requirements, whether it’s a metre of fabric or a contract for a hotel, school or nursing home, we’ll be able to tailor our service for you.
All members of our customer service team pride themselves on giving every customer clear concise advice and informing you, whatever stage your order’s at, from quick quotations to receiving free samples, and then post-order. When you pick up the phone, you’re able to speak to the team between 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday. You may even speak to the Director himself as he plays a keen role in the day-to-day operations of the company.
Our humble story started with Joe Simon commenced trading in 1947, his market stall was the place to buy velvet in the North East. The chances are that if you are from the North East, a member of family will remember the ‘curtain men’, Joe and son Martin, from the early days. Nowadays Direct Fabrics is a third-generation family business; for over 60 years we have expanded our business with loyal and dedicated staff.
ECS Enterprises Ltd’s trading entity, Direct Fabrics, still prides itself on the same ethics that Joe and Martin Simon stood by. We share our passion for textiles with all our clients to make your projects run smoothly and ensure the quality of soft furnishings you expect from a British manufacturer. We continue to provide you with a comprehensive range of quality fabrics including bedding, towels and restaurant linens, all at competitive prices. We’re preferred by some of the most prestigious hotels including the Marriot, Sheraton, Hilton and many more.
We look forward to doing business with you and we look forward to receiving any questions or comments you may have.
Edward C. Simon
ECS Enterprises t/a Direct Fabrics
Company Registration - 08543363
VAT Number 181905107
Our fabrics that feature sound absorption coefficients and an acoustic rating have these scores as a result of extensive laboratory testing alongside SRL Acoustics.
Contract curtains are required by law to be flame retardant, they must meet the BS5867 Part 2 Type B/C standards. We at Direct Fabrics offer a large range of fabrics that BSI have accredited with these standards.
Some other accreditations held by our several flame retardant fabrics include:
- NFPA 701 Part 1 & 2
- European EN 13773
- Italian Classe Uno
- IMO FTP Code 2010 Part 7
Step into luxury with Direct Fabrics' Velvet Upholstery Fabric Collection – an opulent selection that combines timeless elegance with contemporary flair. Elevate your interior design with the sumptuous texture and rich hues of our velvet fabrics, designed to add a touch of sophistication to any space.
Crafted from premium-quality materials, our Velvet Upholstery Fabrics boast a velvety softness that invites tactile indulgence. Whether you're revamping furniture, accentuating decor, or creating statement pieces, our collection offers a diverse range of colours and patterns to suit every aesthetic preference.
Direct Fabrics' Velvet Upholstery Fabrics go beyond aesthetics – they are a testament to our commitment to durability and style. Transform your living or commercial spaces into havens of luxury with our Velvet Upholstery Fabric, where each piece is a brushstroke of refined craftsmanship and timeless allure. Choose Direct Fabrics to envelop your surroundings in the lavish embrace of velvet, redefining comfort and elegance in every detail.
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