The Fire Safety Order - closing the knowledge gap

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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

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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  

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  

How does CLT perform in a fire?navigation-arrow

Oliver Neve explains what happens to CLT during a fire, extracted from TRADA’s forthcoming book on the performance of cross-laminated timber (CLT).

 

Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook

01/03/2017 |  Magazine Article