Wood-based panel products and timber in fire

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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 control and production is also considered.

This Wood Information Sheet applies to the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions where British practice is followed.

It is important to have tests acceptable in the jurisdiction where products are intended to be sold. This WIS explains two systems of testing - British and European. Both are acceptable in the UK. However the British system is not accepted in other European countries. Like Britain, other European countries have their own systems for testing. The European system is accepted in all European countries.

 

Contents:

  • Reaction to fire
  • Fire resistance
  • Smoke
  • Fire performance during construction

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