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Fireproofing Wood

We specialise in on-site fire retardant application services for bare timber and wood in the UK, providing 30/60 minute Fire Protection and Class B certification to ensure your materials comply with fire safety regulations and standards.


Contact us for free advice online or by phone.

Our Comprehensive Fireproofing Wood Services

Delivering top-quality fire retardant applications tailored to your needs

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Certified Services

We offer certification with every project, ensuring the fire retardant has been applied correctly and complies with all regulations.


Our services adhere to British and European building regulations.

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Custom Solutions

Our fireproofing solutions are designed to meet your specific requirements, providing optimal protection for your wood and timber structures.


From timber cladding to structural timber, we have you covered.

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Versatile Wood Treatments

Our fireproofing treatments cater to a wide range of wood types, including raw, painted, and varnished wood.


We utilize suitable products and application methods based on your wood type and desired finish.

Fire Standards Achieved

Our range of fireproofing solutions for wood and timber includes:

BS EN 13501-1 Class B-s1-d0 Treatment for Wood

Testing method: The Single Burning Item (SBI) test evaluates the fire performance of construction products. It measures flame spread, heat release, and smoke production.


Pass Criteria:  To achieve Class B-s1-d0, wood must demonstrate limited flame spread, low heat release, and minimal smoke production.

Example use cases:

  • Timber cladding in commercial buildings

  • Wooden acoustic panels in concert halls

  • Wooden panelling in communal areas

  • Timber framing for residential and commercial buildings

  • Fire-resistant wooden floorings in public spaces

  • Timber decking in public parks and recreational areas

  • Fire-resistant wood-based furniture in schools, hotels, and hospitals

  • Wooden play structures in playgrounds and childcare facilities

  • Wooden pergolas or gazebos in parks and gardens

  • Fireproofed wood-based partition walls in office buildings

  • Wood-based products in the exhibition industry, such as stands and displays

30-60 Minute Fire Protection for Timber and Wood

Test method: The British Standard BS 476 Part 20/22 evaluates the fire resistance of building elements, including wood, under load-bearing and non-load-bearing conditions.


Pass Criteria: To achieve 30-60 minute fire protection, wood must maintain structural integrity and insulation for the specified duration.

30-minute example use cases:

  • Fire doors in residential buildings

  • Timber beams in 30-minute fire-rated ceilings

  • Fire-resistant timber framing in load-bearing walls


60-minute example use cases:

  • Fire-rated wooden doors in commercial buildings

  • Wooden beams in 60-minute fire-rated ceilings

  • Wooden staircases in multi-storey commercial buildings

BS 476 Parts 6 & 7 Class 0 & 1 for Wood

Testing Method: The British Standard BS 476 Part 6 measures the fire propagation index, while Part 7 tests surface spread of flame.


Pass Criteria: To achieve Class 0, wood must have a low fire propagation index and minimal surface flame spread.



Example use cases:

  • Wood panelling in public buildings

  • Furniture in schools and hospitals

  • Decorative elements in commercial buildings

  • Wooden ceiling tiles in offices


BS 476 Part 7 (Class 1) test method:

Evaluates surface flame spread for construction materials.


Example use cases:

  • Wooden wall coverings in hotels and restaurants

  • Wood panelling in retail spaces

  • Wooden ceiling tiles in commercial buildings

  • Interior timber cladding in residences

Note: BS 476 has mostly been replaced by the European standard BS EN 13501-1 Class system in many applications, which offers a more comprehensive assessment of fire performance for construction materials. However, BS 476 may still be relevant for some specific cases or in certain regions.

Applying Fire Retardant

How to Fireproof Wood

A Comprehensive Guide

Reasons to Choose Fire Retardant Treatments

Elevate the safety and durability of your wood and timber structures

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Enhanced Safety

Fire retardant treatments decrease flammability and fire spread, safeguarding the structural integrity of your wood and timber.

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Regulatory Compliance

Our certified services guarantee that your materials adhere to fire safety regulations and building codes, including achieving BS EN 13501-1 Class B-s1-d0 and offering 30/60 minute fire protection.

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Damage Reduction

Fireproofing wood minimizes fire damage, potentially preserving lives and valuable assets.

Fire Retardant Wood Treatment in Recent Projects

Explore Our Versatile Fireproofing Solutions Tailored to Various Needs

Take a look at our recent projects, demonstrating our ability to adapt and cater to a variety of requirements. Each project underscores our dedication to delivering tailored solutions that enhance the safety and compliance of wood and timber structures in a wide range of applications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about fireproofing wood

Q: ​How does intumescent fire retardant work?

A: Intumescent fire retardants create a protective layer on wood when exposed to high temperatures, insulating the wood and slowing down the burning process.

Q: Can I apply the fire retardant treatment myself, or do I need to hire a professional?

A: Employing a professional ensures proper application and regulatory compliance. Our certified services guarantee accurate application and adherence to regulations.

Q: Is fire retardant treatment suitable for all types of wood?

A: In general, yes. However, select the appropriate product and application method based on the wood type and desired finish. Contact us for guidance.

Q: How long does the fire retardant treatment last?

A: Longevity depends on environmental conditions, wood type, and the product used. Regular inspections and maintenance can prolong effectiveness.

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Request a Quote

To receive an accurate quote or advice, please provide the following information:

Fire Standard

  • 30/60 Minute

  • BS EN 13501-1 Class B

  • BS 476 Class 0

Type of Wood

  • Unfinished

  • Finished

Square Metres to be Treated

  • Include reverse if required

Finish Required

  • Matt

  • Satin

  • Gloss


  • Clear

  • White

  • Tinted

Treatment Date

  • Approximate date

Feel free to contact us for free assistance, quotes, and advice.

Optimal Conditions for Fire Retardant Application Services

Ensuring suitable environmental conditions is crucial for the success and effectiveness of our fire retardant application services.

External Applications:

  • Best time: Late spring to early autumn for warmer, drier weather.

  • Avoid colder months: Freezing temperatures, dampness, and high humidity negatively impact the treatment.

  • Dry weather: Schedule during low chances of rain or precipitation.

Internal Applications:

  • Warm, dry environment: Maintain consistent temperature and low humidity levels.

  • Adequate ventilation: Ensure proper air circulation with fans or open windows during the application process.

  • Year-round suitability: Applications can be performed year-round if the environment is maintained at appropriate conditions.

By adhering to these guidelines, we provide high-quality fire retardant application services, maximizing fire safety for wood and timber structures.

Certification and Compliance

All our work is backed by the relevant British or European standard certification to meet building regulations.

We use fireproofing products that have been thoroughly tested and approved by UKAS-accredited testing laboratories and their European counterparts for various wood types. This comprehensive testing enables us to issue certificates of treatment, demonstrating compliance with fire safety regulations.

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Ready to Protect Your Wood?

To receive a quote, please fill out the Get Your Quote form, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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Or call now on 07970 522475

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