Fire Protection

Wood is combustible but this does not mean that its use as a construction material will create an unacceptable fire risk.

Frequently the opposite is true; its good thermal insulation properties, high structural strength and slow charring rate, mean that wood in large sections can often be used unprotected. In comparison, materials regarded as non-combustible like steel, would require special fire protection to prevent premature collapse in a fire.

The increasing use of wood in smaller cross sectional sizes and panel products has seen an increase in the need for enhanced fire performance. This can be provided economically and effectively by a proven flame retardant treatment factory applied under quality controlled conditions. The result is wood and wood based materials that will comply with the most stringent fire protection building regulations.

Only flame retardant products, treaters and materials that have been assessed and approved by WPA are listed on this web site.



Industrial pre-treatment is the only sure way to give wood adequate, long term, fire protection