Please find attached a letter from the Beech Timber Fire Door Industry Task Group regarding limitations on the use of Beech timber components within doorsets requiring a fire resistance performance of 60 minutes or greater, along with a testing and assessment protocol to allow the use of Beech components.
As you are aware, there are currently restrictions which exclude the use of certain Beech components regardless of test evidence availability.
The attached letter describes an agreed testing and assessment protocol which will be used in the future where beech is desired as a component material for 60 minute fire resisting door constructions.
This approach has been agreed and signed off by the members of the task group that have been involved in the testing and research conducted as part of the investigation into possible solutions to the problem.
Beech open letter December 2016 -final issue 1 (2)