Behaviour of wood ceilings and wood panelling when exposed to fire
- 8 March, 2013
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, Decoration, News
The use of wood as a building material dates back to the first shelters built by our forebears who, in the absence of a convenient cave, made use of branches and logs collected in their surroundings to protect them against the elements. Since then, the most serious problem that has always accompanied the use of wood walls, wood panelling and wood ceilings is the risk of fire.
However, today there are building solutions available to achieve sufficient fire safety conditions. Of course, all wood panels used for the construction of wood ceilings and walls, and interior finishes, must have appropriate systems to react and perform when exposed to fire.
Materials used should , in the first place, be able to limit the spread of fire to prevent it from growing and, subsequently, they should hold it back in order to protect the structure of the building as far as possible. To this purpose, materials are classified according to their flammability and contribution to fire, smoke production, and the release of flaming drops or particles while they burn.
Spigo Group products and, of course, the Spigotec line of wood ceilings, false ceilings, and wood panelling, can be manufactured with fire-retardant properties to improve their fire performance, with an M-1 and B-s2 d0 classification and compliance with the applicable UNE-EN ISO 23727 and UNE-EN ISO 1350-1 standards, as required by each architectural project. This is the reason why we can see the use of those materials in dozens of public spaces (universities, auditoriums, courts, residences, hospitals, offices, theatres, museums, etc.) in which the use of this type of wood panelling is required.
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