Welcome to the website Fire retardant treated wood
This is where you'll find information on fire retardant treated wood, it's characteristics, it's uses, structural fire requirements and fire retardant treated products on the market. Our aim is to increase awareness of fire retardant treated wood so that architects and designers can find and choose products that meet desired requirements. We develop new quality control systems using fire class and new classes for fire retardant treated wood for the fire protection durability, especially when used outdoors..
About Fire Retardant Treated Wood
Fire retardant wood is in demand by architects and builders for use in, for example, public buildings and the facades of apartment buildings, where untreated wood can't be used due to current Swedish building regulations, BBR. One way is to use fire retardant treated wood, but most traditional fire retardant do not meet the requirements for durability when used outdoor. The issue was raised at the Nordic level as a result of multiple accident investigations. Refer to the New User Class section.The major area of use is internal walls and roofing materials.
Nordic Retardant Wood – NBT – lists fire retardant treated wood products that meet both fire class and classes for fire retardant treated wood requirements, see the section Fire Retardant Treated Wood Products. There are certified products listed and more information available. Certified products are entitled to bear NBT:s mark of quality.
Brief information about the organization NBT and fire retardant treated wood is given in the info sheet. Infoblad NBT nov 2015.
Control Systems – Fire Retardants as Applied on Site
The control system for fire retardant treatment for wood is done on site to ensure that the right amount of fire retardant treatment is applied so that the desired fire class can be achieved. Supplier of paint or liquid and certified providers are responsible for the control. Various control systems are necessary for film-forming and non-film forming fire retardants.