Fire Retardant Treatments

Fire Retardant Treatments

Protecting against the threat of fire is one of the most important factors when complying with building regulations on new builds. International Timber can help you specify the correct and most reliable fire protection for cladding timbers. Industrially applied fire retardant treatments provide end users with the peace of mind that in the unlikely event of a fire, the treated timber claddings will be able to withstand fire for a longer period of time and helping a safe escape from the building. We work together with Lonza Wood Protection supplying customers with a choice of proven fire retardant impregnation treatments for a wide range of cladding timbers – DRICON for cladding timbers used internally or in weather protected external applications and NON-COM Exterior for full exterior cladding timbers.

These treatments are designed to meet either Euroclass B or Euroclass C requirements of BS EN 13501-1 (Fire Classification of Construction Products and Building Elements). Full independent classification reports are available for a wide range of cladding timbers and plywood species and full advice and guidance in terms of treatments and fire performance for your particular project is available on request. Treatments are carried out at Lonza’s own treatment centre which has ISO9001 accreditation giving you full assurance in terms of quality of application. DRICON is a humidity resistant type treatment and is the only BBA certified fire treatment for cladding timbers. NON-COM Exterior is a leach resistant type treatment and is the only NHBC accepted fire treatment for exterior cladding timbers.