In a bid to mitigate the risk of fire on timber frame construction sites Arch Timber Protection has developed Vascol FR fire-retardant framing timbers.
Best suited to multi-storey construction projects, the fire-retardant frames have been fully tested by independent fire testing body Warrington Fire to demonstrate that the timbers possess significantly improved fire performance, allowing greater time to evacuate a site and helping to maintain the structural integrity of a building in the event of a fire. The treatment to the framing timbers also protects them against insect and fungal attack. The company says the timbers can be used in any timber frame building.
Arch Timber Protection
Specifier 19 October 2007
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