Dricon Treatment



DRICON is unique: it is the only BBA certified fire impregnation treatment available in the UK for internal timber and plywood.

A commercially proven global brand, DRICON is backed by extensive independent fire certification including 25 years of BBA accreditation and more than 30 years of fire performance experience.

The ingredients in DRICON fire retardant treated timber and panel products dramatically reduce the rate of fire growth and heat and smoke release during a fire, allowing the time needed to safely evacuate a burning building.

DRICON is a humidity resistant fire treatment that remains very stable in the treated timber even in high humidity environments. When used internally DRICON requires no maintenance throughout the life of the build.


A wide range of timber and plywood species can be treated to either Euroclass B or C as defined within EN 13501-1 to provide Building Regulation compliance to meet project requirements.

 

A Fire Retardant Treatable Species list is available to download as a pdf.

 

 

We offer a RIBA accredited fire retardant CPD which provides guidances regarding selection and fire retardant treatment specification in line with current EU legislation. Visit our Specification Zone for more information.

 


Dricon Product Credentials

Our downloadable Checklist shows you the benefits of Dricon treatment.

 

Fully tested by Exova Warrington Fire Research with independent Euroclass Classification Reports for each timber species and timber thickness, for use with or without air gaps - EN 13501-1.

UK Wood Protection Association (WPA) approved status type HR (humidity resistant) fire retardant product for the protection of exterior timbers.

Quality accredited through the UK WPA Benchmark FR Certification scheme.



Applications

Solid timbers and panel products are impregnated on all faces with no need to re-apply fire retardant protection throughout the life of the component. Independent test data demonstrated no change in fire performance of DRICON treated timber after 21 years in use.

DRICON is applied in a stringently controlled, industrial vacuum pressure process at a specialist treatment centre - the only one of its type in the UK, operating with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations.


End Use and Specification

Typical end uses for DRICON treated material includes internal building timbers and lining material, internal timber cladding, internal staircases, scaffold boards, rail and transport industry projects.

Technical guidance is available to support your project specification.

In addition, we offer specification clause documents that contain our recommended wording for the specification of DRICON fire retardant treated timbers and TEKNOS/DRYWOOD FIRESTAIN - available on request.

DRICON is listed in NBS Plus and RIBA Product Selector.

For answers to frequently asked questions on Dricon treatment please visit our FAQs.

 

 


Downloadable guides are available - select a link below for the relevant document.


  DRICON SPECIFIERS GUIDE  BBA ACCREDITATION
  DRICON TREATMENT CHECKLIST  SCHOOL PROJECTS BROCHURE
  FR TREATABLE SPECIES TEKNOS/DRYWOOD FIRESTAIN