Fire test early to avoid last minute hold-up
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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...
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...
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...