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Misconception about wood #2 : “Woods brings fire risks”

Wood has always been a fabulous fuel and everybody agrees to say that wood burns pretty good. Therefore, some people think having wood parts in their architecture may be an aggravating circumstance if unfortunately a fire would start. If wood burns, it will burn as fast as other materials and it’s safer than some  many materials. Like for example petrochimical materials which can be more flammable.


For further, some new treatments improves wood against fire making the wood fireproof and safe for consumers.


There are several standards regarding fire protection on wood. Everything will depend on where the wood is located and if its aging would be accelerated (for wood cladding).


There are a lot of players in the field of fireproofing and they are constantly innovating to make wood as safe as possible.


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