Thermoguard Timbercoat 30 & 60 Minute System

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Thermoguard Timbercoat 30 & 60 Minute System is a coloured intumescent paint system for interior and exterior timber surfaces. Each pack contains the correct amount of basecoat (Timbercoat) and topcoat (Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat) to ensure protection is achieved inline with the manufacturers recommendations to the respective area in question.

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Thermoguard Timbercoat 30 & 60 Minute System is a coloured intumescent paint system for interior and exterior timber surfaces. These packs has been created to help users ensure they are purchasing sufficient product for their project. Each pack contains the correct amount of basecoat (Timbercoat) and topcoat (Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat) to ensure protection is achieved inline with the manufacturers recommendations to the respective area in question.

Each component of the packs can still be purchased individually if required here: Thermoguard Timbercoat and here: Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat

For fire protection to doors, see Fire Door Upgrade Kits

For BS Class 1/0 & EN Class B only see Thermoguard Timbercoat BS Class 1/0 & EN Class B System

Pack Contents

  • 7m² Pack (Int/Ext. Spec.) = 1 x 5kg Timbercoat + 1 x 20m² Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat
  • 21m² Pack (Interior Spec.) = 3 x 5kg Timbercoat + 1 x 20m² Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat
  • 21m² Pack (Exterior Spec.) = 3 x 5kg Timbercoat + 2 x 20m² Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat

System

  • Apply 3 coats of Thermoguard Timbercoat @ 4m² per kg/per coat

Followed by either;

  • Internal Applications: 1 coat of Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat Eggshell or Matt
  • External, Damp or High Wear Applications: 2 coats Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat Eggshell or Matt

2 coats of Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat may also be required for strong/dark colours - To aid topcoat opacity Thermoguard Timbercoat can be tinted to undercoat shades if required at no extra cost - please call if required.

To achieve 30 & 60mins + EN Class B s1 d0 and BS Class 1/0 minimum thicknesses apply of which approval must be sought before purchase.

IMPORTANT - The below information from the manufacturer must be read and referred to your relevant authority for approval BEFORE purchase and use.

Half Hour and 1 Hour Resistance To Wood

In line with good common practice, we recommend that approval be sought for the use of our system, outlining our justification for the issuing of the Fire Certificate prior to the product’s use.

Authorities generally accept our Fire Test evidence (copies available upon request) as justification for the provision of One Hour Fire Resistance in cases such as this for up to 1 Hour Fire Resistance, depending upon the thickness of board in question.

We hold independent Fire Tests for Thermoguard Timbercoat to provide One Hour Fire Resistance to a mock-up of a ceiling comprising softwood timber boards on softwood joists, with the boards abutting one another and joined by metal tongues set into the abutting edges of the boards. Whilst the amount of residual undamaged timber was clearly adequate to have withstood office or accommodation design loads, the floor tested in the Fire Test did not have weight imparted to it, as we sought data to work from the test for sites with greatly differing make-ups.

The floor tested achieved One Hour Fire Resistance to BS 476 Part 22, with approximately 7mm of timber joist and board surfaces destroyed to charring during the test. Charring was greater up the open joints between floorboards, reaching 12mm, as one would expect being merely butt-jointed rather than tongue and groove jointed. Provided the calculated residual structure is adequate, we also issue Certification to BS 476 Part 21 to 30 or 60min Fire Resistance. The normal char factor of unprotected softwood for 60 minutes is approx 50mm, thus additional Fire Resistance provided by our Intumescent Paint was approximately 30 minutes.

A Fire Resistance test for 30mins was carried out at Warrington Fire Research Centre in January 2016 to 25mm softwood and 25mm MDF. Uncoated boards burnt through completely during the test.

  • Application at 300 microns wet (12m² per 5kg) resulted in loss to char of 7mm on softwood and 5mm on MDF
  • Application at 500 microns wet (8m² per 5kg) resulted in loss to char of 3mm on softwood and 2mm on MDF

Thermoguard Timbercoat was filmed by Chanel 5 for documentary “Megastructures – Building from Distaster” which recorded in simultaneous parallel test to 18mm softwood that at 6mins uncoated board burnt through, while boards protected with Timbercoat @ 600 microns / 7m² per 5kg lost only 3mm to char at 45mins, with the protected board retaining insulation so that it was safe to put a hand on the reverse face while the burner continued on the front face.

Minimum timber board thicknesses;

  • 30min protection - Board must be a minimum of 10mm thick
  • 60min protection - Board must be a minimum of 20mm thick

Applications to achieve 30 minute protection can in certain instances achieve a 'reduced' specification if timber is significantly thicker than 10mm, please contact us for a bespoke specification/quotation.

IMPORTANT FIRE PRODUCTS NOTICE: The information displayed on this website should be used as a guide ONLY and our Technical Department should be contacted to obtain a tailored specification and any advice necessary before you place an order for fire protection products. Fire protection products are non-returnable except in accordance with Condition 8 of the Terms and ConditionsWe will not be held liable for any resulting damage to property, human life or monetary costs incurred due to the incorrect specification you have prepared or use of fire protection products caused by your negligence, including your failure to have contacted us to obtain the relevant advice/specification.

It is your responsibility to read the Product Data Sheets (available below) before you place an order and prior to application of the product. The content of this website is our best recommendation and is not advice. Coverage rates quoted are approximate, you agree that coverage depends on the condition of the substrate, surface absorption, texture and application method. We ALWAYS recommend a trial area is coated to ensure the product meets your requirements before use.

Technical Data

ApplicationBrush, Roller, Spray
The figures stated above are approximate. Please ensure you refer to all datasheets for full application information.

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Customer agrees that before placing an Order, Customer has read and understood the most up to date Product Data Sheet for the Product. Where we have access to the Product Data Sheet from the manufacturer, we will either provide a copy on request, or include a link to the Product Data Sheet available on the manufacturer’s website. Customer further agrees that we have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets. For more information, please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

Questions



questions Dan on 20/09/2018
Question: 

Do you offer a product with a CLEAR finish that will provide 30 minute fire protection to new oak joists? Thanks.

Answer: 

We would suggest Thermoguard Fire Varnish 30 & 60 Minute System may be suitable for your requirements.

questions Alan Julier on 14/08/2018
Question: 

Would Thermoguard be suitable for coating the floorboards and Oak rafters in a cellar to produce 60 minutes protection to meet Fire Officer requirements for the charity shop above (no cooking facilities). Alan Julier

Answer: 

To be able to advise on this we would need to know the thickness of the floorboards (also whether they are butt jointed, T&G, etc.) and the dimensions of the rafters (width x depth). Also helpful would be how many square metres of floorboards there were to protect and how many rafters were to be protected and the length of each.

questions Amanda Morrison on 07/03/2018
Question: 

Can this product be applied to wood that has already been painted? Our under the stairs cupboard that contains our electric meters has old gloss paint on the wood and stripping all that back wood be a very difficult if not impossible job as old gloss paint isin the joints. If this product is not suitable for planting over old paint can you recommend a product that you do have for this. Many thanks

Answer: 

Yes the Thermoguard Timbercoat system can be applied over existing paints as long as they are sound, well adhered and are not previous fire protection products. See further information below;


Preparation before application of Thermoguard Timbercoat;



  • Surfaces should be free of contamination, sound, clean and dry.

  • Thoroughly abrade knotting, gloss, hard or smooth paints. Check adhesion of any existing coatings.

  • Previous coatings should be completely dry/cured and compatible with water based paints being applied over them

  • DO NOT apply over previous coatings containing Water Repellents, Waxes, Oils, Coal Tar Distillates/by-products.

  • Unknown coatings or old fire coatings – contact our Technical Department on [email protected] or 0113 2455450.


Application Conditions for Thermoguard Timbercoat;



  • Apply to dry wood in dry conditions.

  • Max. timber moisture content 18%.

  • Max. relative humidity 70%.

  • Min. temp 5°C and 2°C above dewpoint.

  • Protect from rain until 1st coat of Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat is dry.

questions Alan Smith on 02/03/2018
Question: 

Can Thermoguard paint be applied onto newly painted Dulux Weathershield wood stain water based paint

Answer: 

Preparation before application of Thermoguard Timbercoat;



  • Surfaces should be free of contamination, sound, clean and dry.

  • Thoroughly abrade knotting, gloss, hard or smooth paints. Check adhesion of any existing coatings.

  • Previous coatings should be completely dry/cured and compatible with water based paints being applied over them

  • DO NOT apply over previous coatings containing Water Repellents, Waxes, Oils, Coal Tar Distillates/by-products.

  • Unknown coatings or old fire coatings – contact our Technical Department on [email protected] or 0113 2455450.


Application Conditions for Thermoguard Timbercoat;



  • Apply to dry wood in dry conditions.

  • Max. timber moisture content 18%.

  • Max. relative humidity 70%.

  • Min. temp 5°C and 2°C above dewpoint.

  • Protect from rain until 1st coat of Thermoguard Smoke & Flame Retardant Dualcoat is dry.

questions Lawrence on 15/08/2017
Question: Hello
can you tell me, is your Themoguard Timbercoat suitable to use on exposed wooden joists and floor boards in a basement kitchen ?
Regards:
L Morris



Answer: 

We would need the dimensions of the joists, thickness and surface area of the floor boards and the level of fire protection you require (i.e. BS Class 1, Class 0, 30min, 60min, etc.) to enable us to produce a specification for you to confirm suitability prior to purchase and use.

  

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