Standards Update April 2019

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An update of British, European and International Standards relating to timber, including new and revised Standards, those withdrawn or amended and drafts now available for public comment, updated bimonthly.

Suggested Reading

Upgrading timber doorsets for fire resistancenavigation-arrow

This Wood Information Sheet gives guidance on assessing the suitability of existing doors for upgrading to give a 20 or 30 minutes' fire resistance comparable with that of purpose-made fire doors. Upgrading to 60 minutes' performance will rarely be possible.

Upgrading the fire resistance of existing doors is...

11/04/2017 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Fire doors: seeing the end gamenavigation-arrow

Mark Cummings, deputy technical manager of Chiltern International Fire, discussses the role of fire testing in the overall design of a building.

Understanding the logistics of how components come together to make an end product, whether its a fire-rated doorset or a finished building, is an important part of...

01/01/2011 |  Magazine Article  

Flame-retardant treatments for timber productsnavigation-arrow

In many situations, timber and wood-based materials may be used in their natural, untreated state. However, flame-retardant (FR) treatments extend their use to situations that demand enhanced 'reaction to fire' properties.

This Wood Information Sheet (WIS) covers treatments that may be applied to wood and wood-based products both...

19/08/2019 |  Wood Information Sheet