WPA appoints new Chair of Flame Retardant committee

WPA appoints new Chair of Flame Retardant committee
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) has appointed Dr Matthew Powell to take responsibility for the flame retardant (FR)-related activities conducted by the organisation. Matthew will be taking the reins from Gordon Ewbank, who has served the WPA and the timber industry for many years, and plans to retire at the...
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International Timber advocates for certified fire retardant treated wood
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International Timber is stressing the importance of correctly specifying fire retardant wood and panel products, backed by independent certification, head of this year's Fire Door Safety Week campaign on 25-29 September. Specification errors, installation issues and poor maintenance of fire safety products can have devastating consequences. To facilitate change within...
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constructing fire safe timber buildings
Constructing fire-safe timber buildings
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Fire safety is of critical importance to the timber supply chain. Now, a new website is bringing comprehensive fire safety guidance together in one place for anyone building with timber. The timber industry has launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety. Wood in Construction. The site has been...
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An old mill rises from the ashes: a timber frame and a thorough fire safety strategy
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Architects Kaner Olette explain how green oak craftsmanship and timber detailing helped restore a beautiful listed water mill after a devastating accident laid waste to it. On the night of February 7 2018, a fire broke out at Bere Mill, destroying much of its house and surrounding buildings. But there...
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Watch back the timber and fire safety webinar
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Gain insight into the principles of fire safety when designing and construction timber buildings from the creators of our latest resource, https://timberfiresafety.org, in this special one hour webinar. On 1 March, the timber industry (Swedish Wood, Timber Development UK, and Structural Timber Association) launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety. Wood...
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Timber fire safety
How to minimise fire risks during construction
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Are your timber projects as safe as they can possibly be while they are onsite? That’s when they are at their most vulnerable, as many fire protection measures aren’t necessarily in place yet. The new Timber Fire Safety webite - timberfiresafety.org - contains a wealth of essential information about ensuring...
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timber fire safety
Learn about timber and fire safety in free online webinar
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Gain insight into the principles of fire safety when designing and constructing timber buildings from the creators of our latest resource, https://timberfiresafety.org, in a free online webinar from 1-2pm, Friday 31 March 2023. With this comprehensive new fire safety website, Fire Safety. Wood in Construction, now online, Timber Development UK,...
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Timber industry launches new fire safety website
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The timber industry has launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety. Wood in Construction. Giving users a single point of access to information and guidance on this multi-faceted and safety-critical subject, it is designed for all construction professionals and is available, free, at https://timberfiresafety.org The site has been...
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‘An exoskeleton and a spider’ | working with the combustibles ban
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Dave Lomax from Waugh Thistleton Architects and Kelly Harrison from Whitby Wood consider the implications of recent fire safety regulations for mass timber construction.
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