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Chainlink Roller Grilles

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The open style Chainlink roller grille is a very suitable alternative to solid roller shutters. Their modern and elegant lines, combined with large amount of open space, make these roller grilles beautiful and effective security devices.

HVP's Chainlink grilles are made from aluminium or steel tubes and links, put together with steel rods to make a lightweight, but strong curtain. They are available in brick bond (CL200) and inline (CL250) patterns.

Key Benefits of Chainlink Roller Grilles

  • Enhanced Security: Chainlink roller grilles provide a high level of security without compromising visibility.
  • Modern Elegance: Sleek and contemporary design adds an aesthetic touch to your space.
  • Versatility: Ideal for various applications such as shop fronts, bars, and serveries.
  • Durable Construction: Made from lightweight yet robust materials for long-lasting performance.
  • Customizable Options: Choose from different patterns, finishes, and operation methods to suit your needs.

Case study

For an example of how Chainlink shutters can be used, also see our case study on Chainlink Roller Shutters at Coventry University, where we installed several large chailink roller grilles as part of a complete strip out and reform of their new recreational area and hub café.

Chainlink roller grille technical specification

Technical Specification Chainlink roller grille

Tube and link roller grille in brick-bond or inline pattern


Manufactured from aluminium tubes and links on aluminium rods.
Tube size 111mm x 13mm;
Link size 86mm x 16mm x 3mm;
Steel guides 65mm x 32mm or 50mm x 32mm;
Aluminium T-section Bottom rail.


Manual push up/pull down operation or electric operation by internal tubular motor with manual override facility. Safety brake fitted when required to comply with BS EN 13241:2003-1 (HVP Security Shutters' general policy is to fit a safety brake unless specified otherwise).

Locking Options:

Bottom rail central key lock, guide pin locks, or ground padlocking system.
Electrically operated grilles are generally self-locking. For additional security HVP Security Shutters recommends guide pin locks or a ground padlocking unit combined with a motor isolator box.

Pattern Options:

Available in two patterns:

  • CL200 - brick bond pattern (aperture size 225mmW x 65mmH)
  • CL250 - inline pattern (aperture size 110mmW x 65mmH)


Anodised natural, Polished, or Powder Coated

Box Size:

Clear opening height (to underside of box):

2400mm, box size 305mm square;
3000mm, box size 355mm square;
5000mm, box size 385mm square.

Maximum Sizes:

CL200: 5000mmW x 5000mmH
CL250: 5000mmW x 5000mmH

Contact HVP at 01392 270218 for shutter weights or any other questions you may have. We'll be happy to assist.

Technical drawings Chainlink roller grilles

Below are technical drawings of face fixed and reveal fixed chainlink roller grille arrangements. Hover over the images for more detail.

Face fixed arrangement

Technical drawing of a chainlink roller grille face fix. Diagram of a face fixed Chainlink roller grille

Reveal fixed arrangement

Technical drawing of a chainlink roller grille reveal fix. Diagram of a reveal fixed Chainlink roller grille

Description Chainlink roller grilles

The CL200 and CL250 are modern looking, versatile grilles, manufactured in aluminium, steel, or stainless steel, suitable for a range of different applications.

On shop fronts they are ideally placed behind glass to form a strong barrier. Many town planning departments prefer this arrangement over a solid shutter fitted on the outside of a building. Internally-fitted is the recommended arrangement in high risk areas.

diagrams showing brickbond and inline patterns for the chainlink grille Chainlink grilles are available in 2 patterns:
a brickbond pattern (CL200 - left) or an inline pattern (CL250 - right).

A large area of open space between the links gives a very high level of visibility, allowing goods on display to be seen.

The same sense of openness makes the CL200 and CL250 popular choices on reception counters, bars and serveries. Its fine lines give it an elegant look, which blends in well with many contemporary interiors.

Standard finishes are anodised natural, polished stainless steel, and a range of powder coat paint colours.

Chainlink roller grille suitability

Roller grilles are particularly suitable for shop fronts, bars and serveries, and reception counters.

Shop front roller grilles

Placed behind glass, Chainlink roller grilles are a highly secure setup. Potential intruders would first have to break the glass, usually setting off an intruder alarm, and then work at the security grille through broken glass before being able to gain entrance.

At the same time, the open construction of Chainlink roller grilles allows goods to be displayed very well. It's this combination of security and visibility that makes Chainlink roller grilles such an excellent choice for shop front security.

Bar/servery and reception roller grilles

The open character of roller grilles makes them very suitable for bars, serveries and reception counters. A closed roller grilled indicates visually that the area is closed and prevents access when there is no supervision.

Downloads Chainlink Roller Grilles

Below are downloads for HVP Chainlink roller grilles: technical drawings, specification texts and a technical brochure/fact-sheet.

Please contact us for further information such as roller grille weights, available colours, technical advice or project specific drawings. We'll be happy to help with any further information you require.

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