Fire

Fire Retardant Treatments
||
As timber has a high structural strength and slow charring rate, its general behaviour in a fire is predictable. Fire retardant treatments slow the rate at which fire develops, giving more time for a safe escape.
continue reading
WPA appoints new Chair of Flame Retardant committee
||
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...
continue reading
International Timber advocates for certified fire retardant treated wood
||,
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...
continue reading
Timber fire safety
How to minimise fire risks during construction
||,
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...
continue reading
Timber industry launches new fire safety website
||
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...
continue reading
Assuring Quality – The Flame Retardant Treated Wood Supply Chain
||
Where a flame retardant (FR) is added in the factory during the manufacturing process for MDF, OSB or plywood then that manufacturing process should be subject to factory production control (accredited by a notified body). The product should carry the CE mark and be accompanied by a valid Declaration of...
continue reading
Ensuring Effective Traceability
||
This Guidance Note is for those who intend to place flame retardant (FR) treated wood based products on the market, to assist them in meeting their legal obligations under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and help ensure that those products will perform as declared. See Guidance Note WPA FR 4...
continue reading