About Bomb Blast

Bomb blast curtains hang in the windows of government and other office buildings and are designed to catch flying glass in the event of an explosion. Becoming ubiquitous as a result of the IRA bombing campaigns of the 1980's and early 1990's these specialist high strength nets are almost indistinguishable from the domestic net curtains hanging in many homes throughout the UK. If you look closely though, you can see that the curtains have a large quantity of excess material bunched at the bottom where it is secured beneath the sill. The curtains languish in still readiness, their delicate folds of cloth belie their purpose and their ability to contain extraordinary and sudden acts of violence.