Flammability Best Practice Guide
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The guide - FIRA-FRQG F001: 2011 - has been developed by FRQG to fulfil four major functions: - To provide basic information to upholstery suppliers across the global supply chain regarding the requirements of the UK's Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations. - To give a standard interpretation of the testing requirements within the regulations to ensure that all test laboratories around the world are testing in the same way, and hopefully reduce expensive product recalls. - To give instructions to test laboratories on test report format to ensure that they are easy to read. - To give advice on the age of test reports that will be accepted
- Best practice - test methods
- Best practice matrix - flammability testing recommendations
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...
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...
Even among experienced developers and engineers, the performance of mass timber buildings in fire is a sensitive and often misunderstood topic. Wojtek Serwatka summarises the current state of knowledge in the industry regarding self-extinction in mass timber structures and its relation to overall fire safety strategy.