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SUPPORT FOR YOU AS AN ARCHITECT

"Woodsafe ALL-IN-ONE concept gives you great advantages in your job as an architect and above all, you gain access to the market's best expertise and suppliers in fireproof wood.""

Woodsafe Timber Protection is the manufacturer of fireproof wood that gives you creative opportunities to use wood properly. Using fireproof wood from Woodsafe gives you a unique opportunity to create stunning construction work with a durable, resistant and environmentally friendly building material. No other building material is as versatile as wood, no other brand of fireproof wood or method compares to Woodsafe PRO™ and Woodsafe Exterior WFX™, which give you unique possibilities to use wood in ways that were previously unthinkable or unfeasible.

When the client and you as the architect are determined to use wood, the following question will be raised: How do we comply with fire protection requirements according to current building regulations? Answers as to which requirements apply, appropriate methodology, interpretation of documentation, help with selection of fire protection products are not always easy to assess.

But don't despair, by contacting Woodsafe and in consultation with our premium partners, you can feel reassured asking questions about wood, quality, fire-specific requirements and choice of fire protection or fireproofing methods. Our skills are knowledge, not praise. The contact network of premium partners that takes care of you is Sweden's leading competence in fireproof wood and wood quality. Once you have decided to collaborate with the Woodsafe ALL-IN-ONE team, we will help you to resolve fireproofing issues, and making choices about woodwork and wood quality will be so much easier than you ever thought possible.

Contact the Woodsafe team today for an introduction to the ALL-IN-ONE solution.

    Questions and Answers

    I WOULD LIKE NATURAL LOOKING WOODEN PANELS

    - Then you can use Woodsafe Exterior WFX™ which is a waterproof fire impregnation without maintenance requirements, which allows the wood panel to age naturally with sun, wind and water adding their unique touch to the panel.

    Is it possible to put covering paint on WOODSAFE?

    - To cover the panel, you must use Woodsafe PRO™. Our other product Woodsafe Exterior WFX™ is not covered, but can be delivered from premium and industry partners in an ALL-IN-ONE concept.

    IS THE FIREPROOFING MATERIAL TOXIC?

    - As a finished final product, i.e. the product delivered to the workplace, it is not classified as environmentally hazardous or hazardous to health. The debate on environmentally friendly fire protection is incorrectly described in the media. Brominated flame retardants are not used for fire protection of wood, and the chemicals themselves are not suitable for consumption, but in professional use such as Woodsafe technology, our services are not regulated.

    CAN I USE SILICONE-BASED COATING OR IRON VITRIOL ON WOODSAFE FIRE-RESISTING WOOD?

    - Not because it does not work, but it will not give the effect you want in terms of grey effect and waterproofing. Most silicone-based products have superior properties against moisture protection and durability, therefore we advise the use of such products on Woodsafe fireproof wood. The wooden panel will eventually become a silver grey, all you have to do is wait and let Mother Earth do her job. If panel mounting takes place near untreated panels, the grey effect will become apparent. Keep in mind that Woodsafe PRO™ is to be painted for exterior use while Woodsafe WFX™ is left without surface finish or stained in the factory.

    WHAT DOES WOODSAFE FIRE PROTECTION LOOK LIKE?

    - If everything goes as it should, you will not see anything. Woodsafe fire protection is non-visible impregnation, it creates no coating on the surface, and it is the board as such, which is a kind of fire protection that is different from fire protection paint that forms a coating on the wood panel surface.

    WHY SHOULD I PRESCRIBE WOODSAFE?

    - You do not have to, the choice is yours. But why not consider this. Woodsafe works with the world's largest fire protection company, we have thousands of projects, we work with an all in one concept, where the market's top players in the industry provide you with expert and professional support. Last but not least, Woodsafe has more than 28 years of experience of passive fire protection, its own production base in Sweden, RISE (SP) production control and has held a CE certificate since 2009, long before most of those working with wood fire protection.

    REGULATORY TEXT

    REGULATORY TEXT B-S1, D0 SOLID WOOD

    - Wood paneling must fire treated according to B-s1,d0 by the brand Woodsafe or equivalent. Prior to procurement, the supplier must present the performance declaration and CE certificate with reference to CPR 305/2011, EN14915:2013 and performance B-s1, d0 for the current woodwork. In performance declaration, approval must be given with or without air gap. The supplier shall, prior to the procurement, show the type-approval certificate where it is established that the fire protection product has durable fire properties according to SS-EN16755 DRF EXT. Equivalent product refers to another product of equivalent performance according to Appendix E. The presentation of individual fire test reports or documents with title certificate, without the above details, are not classed as authorised documents in the project's procurement of fire-retardant impregnated wood.

    REGULATORY TEXT B-S1, D0 PLYWOOD

    - Wood paneling must fire treated according to B-s1,d0 by the brand Woodsafe or equivalent. Prior to procurement, the supplier must present the performance declaration and CE certificate with reference to CPR 305/2011, EN13986:2004+A1:2015 and performance B-s1, d0 for the current woodwork. In performance declaration, approval must be given with or without air gap. The supplier shall, prior to the procurement, show the type-approval certificate where it is established that the fire protection product has durable fire properties according to SS-EN16755 DRF1, DRF 2. Equivalent product refers to another product of equivalent performance according to Appendix E. The presentation of individual fire test reports or documents with title certificate, without the above details, are not classed as authorised documents in the project's procurement of fire-retardant impregnated wood.

    REGULATORY TEXT K210/B-S1, D0

    - Wood and plywood panels must be fire treated in accordance with K210/B-s1,d0 by the brand Woodsafe or equivalent. The supplier shall, prior to the procurement of fire protection measures present a Declaration of Performance as well as a CE certificate with reference to CPR 305/2011, EN13986:2004+A1:2015 (plywood) and/or EN14915:2013 (solid wood), in accordance with B-s1,d0 for the wood species in question. The supplier/manufacturer shall, prior to procurement/execution of fire protection measures also exhibit a type approval certificate, in cases specifying that the species of wood/plywood in question is certified K210/B-s1,d0. Equivalent product refers to another product of equivalent performance according to Appendix E. In the case of equivalent eligibility for the manufacturer's quality system, Appendix C can be used. Presentation of individual fire test reports or documents with title certificates without the above details are not approved documents in the project's procurement of fire-treated wood.

    REGULATORY TEXT SP-FIRE 105

    - Wood paneling must fire treated according to SP Fire 105 by the Woodsafe brand or equivalent. The supplier shall, prior to the procurement of fire protection measures present a Declaration of Performance, as well as a CE certificate with reference to CPR 305/2011 EN14915:2013, in accordance with B-s1,d0 for the wood species in question. The supplier shall, prior to the procurement, show the type-approval certificate where it is established that the fire protection product has durable fire properties according to SS-EN16755 DRF EXT. Equivalent product refers to another product of equivalent performance according to Appendix E. In the case of equivalent eligibility for the manufacturer's quality system, Appendix C can be used. Presentation of individual fire test reports or documents with title certificates without the above details are not approved documents in the project's procurement of fire-treated wood.