With so many timber products claiming fire performance, the Wood Protection Association (WPA) has produced a useful manual to help businesses and specifiers understand what to look for and provide step by step help in making the right choice for each application.
Fire retardant timber should have a Fire Classification Report available from a Notified Body (or a fire test report for BS 476 classifications). An Extended Application Report might also be necessary, depending on timber species and intended application.
The WPA can also supply businesses with a list of Approved Fire Retardant Products that meet its exacting standards.
Our Wolmanit Firestop fire retardant treatment is one of the WPA’s approved products. Supplied by BASF-Wolman and treated to timber at our site in Hull, it is compliant with all relevant international fire standards (e.g. EN13501-1: class B s2 d0). Suitable for both interior and exterior applications, the treated timber maintains its natural appearance, unlike other treatments. Put simply, it won’t let your business down. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact me with your specific queries.