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SUPPORT TO YOU AS A DEVELOPER, MANAGER

"As a developer, I think. Whether I'm going to build a wooden house or use wood and manage the property correctly. What requirements are then issued to me as responsible for the construction work after handing over from the contractor and the final message from the building board."

Let us clarify the demands made on you as a developer when using wood.
First and foremost, you must make demands and ensure that the contractor complies with the legal requirements imposed on the fire product's fire performance. Wood materials to be used as facade cladding or indoors as wall or roofing etc. are subject to higher fire requirements than the natural performance of the wood. The fire class requirement varies depending on the application, but the product performance must always be documented on the basis of third party certification e.g. approval certificate or CE certification with associated manufacturing control as fireproof wood is covered by the AVCP system 1 control system.

A common pitfall is that the manufacturer/supplier/distributor sells wood that has been verified only through the classification declaration with performance declaration based on self-declaration in system 4, not system 1. The product is therefore incorrectly declared and poses major problems in final inspection. As a developer, you are ultimately responsible if the contractor fails to comply with the rules of the game to use certified products as you are the developer who will hand over the proper documentation and certificate at the end of the survey to obtain final proof from the building board and thus gain access to the building.

Although there are developers who will argue that it is the contractor's responsibility to resolve the situation if it turns out that the product is incorrectly documented, we certainly believe that you as a developer will not be particularly happy if it turns out that your tenants cannot move in to their homes, or that the companies that were going to open their business in the shopping centre cannot do so because the entrepreneur, the developer used products that are not certified and thus need to be replaced before access can be granted.

As a builder and manager of the construction site, you are ultimately responsible for the building's fire protection, and in the long run the operator who will have to deal with maintenance costs. Choosing wood panels with incorrect documentation can be very expensive and choosing wood panels treated regardless of method (impregnation/paint) without durable properties is a very poor investment and complete waste of money. The only way for you as a developer and trustee to feel safe is to demand performance declaration, CE-marked and type-approved products with stated fire resistant properties. If you feel unsure or simply want expert support, contact us for a professional response and expert information about the options that best suit your project. Woodsafe presents to you ALL-IN-ONE.

Questions and Answers

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.