Is Fire Safety a Concern?
No, most definitely not. All materials are tested and certified to ensure compliance with European standards including the timber. Our insulation and plaster boarding is rated A1 for fire resistance and our timber is CE stamped, C16 graded and stress tested. It’s also thicker than that supplied by most other timber frame manufacturers.
In fact – when timber burns, the outer parts char and become charcoal. Charcoal insulates against heat and does not burn which means that the structural centre of the timber is actually protected from any potential damage.
In addition, fire break sleeves are added to the cavity of each intersection as standard. This prevents spread through the cavity in the event of a fire.
Consider this – a large number of homes in Ireland are constructed using a timber frame structure on the upper floor. Every roof is also timber so there is most certainly no cause for concern, we can assure you of that.