How To Fireproof Your Timber Frame
02 July 2013
The fire resistance of a timber frame structure is achieved by protecting key areas such as: Walls, floors, roofs, door and window openings and electrical/plumbing service openings.
Certain methods can be implemented to fireproof the structure:
- Used within cavities to stop fire spreading.
- Rigid methods used are preservative treated timber battens.
- Flexible types are based on mineral wool.
- Used within the structure to ensure the required fire resistance is achieved.
- Typical materials used are non-combustible board or mineral wool.
Intumescent Fire Seal
- Used at openings created by services in floors, walls and ceilings.
Fire resistance requirements for elements of construction are defined in the national building regulations.