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  • Writer's pictureAdam Sawyer

30/60 Minute Fire Protection for Timber and Wood

Updated: Dec 16, 2023


When two houses were rented to students, a fire risk assessment revealed that some wood panelling under the stairs posed a fire hazard. To meet the university's safety requirements and be issued a license for student accommodation, the wood panelling needed to be fire-resistant. To ensure this, a 30-minute fire protection treatment was applied.

The landlord got in touch and gave us the information we needed about the fire rating, the type of wood, and the number of square metres (m2) that needed to be treated.

The Method

An adhesion primer was applied to the varnished wood before two coats of clear intumescent lacquer were added. To complete the process, a fire-protective topcoat with a satin finish was selected by the client. The image below displays how the original colour and finish were kept intact prior to the topcoat being added.

30/60 Minute Fire Protection for Wood

Intumescent Paint for Wood

The products we use form a barrier when exposed to flames that greatly slow the spread of fire. Fire retardant intumescent paint can be clear, white, or tinted to a colour of your choice.

The topcoat is necessary to finish the process and is available in a choice of matt, satin, or gloss, and can be suitable for interior and exterior use.


At the end of the 30-minute fire protection treatment, a detailed certificate was presented outlining the treated wood, pictures, process, products used, fire rating, and additional notes.

Get in Touch with Fireproofing

If you need expert advice or professional fire protection treatment services for your timber and wood projects, our team at Fireproofing is here to help. Here's how you can get in touch with us:

  1. Visit our website for more information:

  2. Email us at

  3. Call us directly at 07970 522475 to speak with one of our experienced team members.

Get Your Quote:

For a personalized quote, please fill out our "Get Your Quote" form available on our website. This will help us understand your requirements better and provide you with an accurate estimate for your project.

Our knowledgeable team is committed to providing exceptional customer service and ensuring that your timber and wood projects meet the required fire safety standards. We are ready to help you find the right fire protection solution tailored to your needs.

Don't hesitate to contact us today for more information or to discuss your specific requirements.


About the Author: Adam Sawyer

Adam is an industry expert with over 35 years of experience in textile care and fire retardant treatments. He is the founder of Fireproofing, a company specializing in fire retardant spraying and application services for curtains, fabrics, upholstery, wood, and more. With a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and safety, Adam has built lasting relationships with clients and established a reputation for excellence in the field. To learn more about Adam and Fireproofing, visit About Us & Our Expert.



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