Fire Retardant Treatments

Fire Retardant Treatments
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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.
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In-Situ Timber Maintenance
In-Situ Timber Maintenance
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Maintaining timber structures properly will prevent future costly repair, by addressing early signs of fungal attack, insect infestation, building movement, overloading, water damage, fissures, fire, and accidental damage.
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Non-Destructive Testing
Non-Destructive Testing
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Non-destructive testing techniques minimise disruption and the need for opening works when examining timber in-situ.
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Timber Damage by Insects and Fungi
Timber Damage by Insects and Fungi
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Different wood-decaying organisms feed on wood and can deface or degrade timber. When damage is found, identifying which insects or fungi are responsible both informs the repairs required and the approaches for future prevention.
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In-Situ Timber Assessment
In-Situ Timber Assessment
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In-situ timber needs careful surveying to check structural integrity without damaging or affecting the timber itself. In-situ assessment methods can provide useful initial information before engaging in non-destructive testing.
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In-Situ Timber Repair
In-Situ Timber Repair
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In-situ repairs are necessary when timber components in a structure are no longer safe or serviceable for their intended purpose. They can also restore the appearance, performance, and functionality of timber.
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Vibrations
Vibration
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Eurocode 5 requires that any reasonably anticipated actions on a timber member, component or structure should not cause vibrations that affect the function of the structure or cause unacceptable discomfort to occupants.
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