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update of British, European and International Standards relating to timber, including new and revised Standards, those withdrawn or amended and drafts now available for public comment, updated bimonthly.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

09/01/2020 |  Wood Information Sheet  

Wood-based panel products and timber in firenavigation-arrow

This Wood Information Sheet (WIS), intended for designers, specifiers and manufacturers, covers the behaviour of wood-based panel products such as plywood, particleboard and fibreboards, in addition to timber.

Smoke production is also considered.

This Wood Information Sheet applies to the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions where...

24/08/2020 |  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