Timber frame and fire

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No one who follows the news can fail to have noticed the headlines in both construction press and indeed national media on the subject of timber frame design and fire safety. In this first of a series of articles, Rupert Scott MIFireE, Membership Manager for TRADA, reviews the statistics and asks are the risks true or false?

Article from In Touch with Timber Magazine Issue 3 (Winter 2010)

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