Background Image

Build with Woodsafe securely with long-term fire protection properties

Dec 5th 2019

Woodsafe Timber Protection is a leading manufacturer of flame retardant timber.

With its product Woodsafe Exterior WFX, the company is the first in Europe to meet the testing standard that applies for long-term durability properties without any demand on surface treatment.

Woodsafe Exterior WFX fire-impregnated timber meets the testing standard for long-term durability properties – named EN16755 EXT. This means the properties of the product have been tested, approved and certified by RISE (No. 0402) in accordance with the testing method, assessment criteria and underlying sub-tests. Approval is a quality stamp that makes the product extra attractive.

Timber is used in construction like never before. This results in a strong demand for timber that complies with applicable requirements in the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning’s (Boverket) BBR such as SP-Fire 105 or Euro class B – requirements which must be met to guarantee a safe construction.

Using fire-retardant treated timber in exterior environments, for example, in timber facades, means it is subjected to the elements on a daily basis. If the properties of the fire-retardant agent cannot withstand the stresses, it leaches out from the timber. Thus the protective properties also disappear.

This is avoided with Woodsafe Exterior WFX, that gives permanent fire protection – completely without demands on surface treatment. This is guaranteed by the test method EN16755 EXT (Durability of Fire Performance).

Woodsafe Exterior WFX is extremely well suited for woods such as cedar, Thermowood spruce and pine, Frake, Douglas fir, Accoya, Nobelwood and many more, where natural aging is desired.