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Fire safety for timber framed construction

Fires in timber framed buildings generally develop very rapidly and lead to early structural collapse. The severity of the heat generated can cause the fire to spread to neighbouring buildings up to 30 metres away. Poor workmanship in areas such as cavity barriers, fire stopping or finish quality within a completed timber frame building can increase the risk of a fire spreading.

All companies involved in timber frame construction should follow:

In addition, any company constructing large timber framed buildings should follow the UKTFA Site Safe procedure to register buildings under construction with their fire authority.

Register your timber framed construction with Site Safe online