Enhancing the fire performance of wood as a construction material
In This Series
Gordon Ewbank looks at how flame-retardant treatments enhance the fire performance of wood-based products and what steps specifiers can take to ensure correct specification and verify materials as they arrive on site.
Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook
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...
Peter Barker, Principal Technical Officer at BM TRADA, discusses the impact that the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order has had on the passive fire protection industry
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015
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...