Fire performance of timber frame dwellings
This Wood Information Sheet, produced in association with the UK Timber Frame Association, explains the basic principles used in meeting fire performance requirements and provides guidance to ensure that all parties involved understand their role in the design and construction of a timber frame building.
The sheet considers both the design and construction of the timber frame building in relation to the Building Regulations for England and Wales. It also looks at fire safety on construction sites.
- How buildings behave in fire
- How timber performs in fire
- Essential elements for fire resistance
- Typical tasks for designers and builders
- Fire during construction
- Restoration after a fire
Oliver Neve explains what happens to CLT during a fire, extracted from TRADA’s forthcoming book on the performance of cross-laminated timber (CLT).
Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook
This Wood Information Sheet gives guidance on assessing the suitability of existing doors for upgrading to give a 20 or 30 minutes' fire resistance comparable with that of purpose-made fire doors. Upgrading to 60 minutes' performance will rarely be possible.
Upgrading the fire resistance of existing doors is...
This Wood Information Sheet (WIS), intended for designers, specifiers and manufacturers, covers the behaviour of wood-based panel products such as plywood, particleboard and fibreboards, in addition to timber.
Smoke control and production is also considered.
This Wood Information Sheet applies to the United Kingdom and other...