Fire technical performance requirements cover the product in its entirety in the current installation condition. This means that performance is not specific to one, two or three sides. The requirement applies to the entire product and all sides, regardless of whether the product is impregnated or flame retardant painted.
This is important to know in connection with procurement because the cost of the product and the performance often plays a decisive part in the choice of product.
By choosing Woodsafe PRO™ or Woodsafe Exterior WFX™, you always have a four-sided flame retardant wood product, unlike fire-painted products which are usually only painted on one side - which in practice means that 50-75% of fire-resistant wood panelling has no fire protection at all.
Let us explain some common shortcomings:
The above shortcomings are found in both systems for fire protection, i.e. both for impregnation and fire protection painting. When it comes to fire protection painting, common shortcomings and quality control shortcomings are the following:
Exterior WFX Technical brochure
The use of fire-protected wood in an exterior environment places high demands on the properties of the fire protection agent to withstand rain, cold, heat, etc. SS-EN16755 EXT is a requirement for exterior application.
Woodsafe Magazine is published twice a year and summarizes the latest news, trends, presents projects and discussion forums on the topic of fire protection of wood materials.
Woodsafe instructions, routines, quality assurance in production are quality assured in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 through notified body RISE (0402)
Woodsafes systematic sustainable environmental work is quality assured in accordance with ISO 14001: 2015 through notified body RISE (0402)