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Facts About Fire

Fire Resistance Strength Facts!

Fire – Solid Timber is resistant to fire. It burns at a slow rate, and doesn’t melt or suddenly collapse as steel can when heated. Fire needs air to burn and because solid timber has no middle air cavity like a conventional framed building, timber has to burn from the outside in.

Resistance – When solid timber is exposed to high temperatures it will burn and begin to decompose to provide an insulating surface layer of char that retards further degradation of the wood. The rate of char on the outside of the timber log is initially fast but as the depth of char increases, the rate of char slows because of the increasing insulation provided.

Strength – Although Timber is a combustible material, when it burns, this surface layer of char is created which helps to protect and maintain the strength and structural integrity of the remaining unburned Timber beneath. Engineered pine solid wood walls have a char rate of 0.6mm per minute.

Fact – Most building fires are started by heat sources that ignite materials such as furnishings, curtains, synthetic carpets which can be highly flammable and it is these materials that emit toxic

fumes that most often threaten life and limb. The building structure is usually not the first material ignited.

 

Science – Pyrolysis and Combustion

Solid Timber is an Insulator and a poor conductor of heat and electricity. Wood is a much better insulator than steel, concrete and glass.
When timber is progressively heated at raised temperatures, changes begin to occur in its structure, accelerated by further increase in temperature. The three polymeric components in the timber begin to thermally decompose to a mixture of volatile gases, tar (levoglucosan) and carbonaceous char. The decomposition is often regarded as the superposition of the individual constituent’s decomposition mechanisms: hemicellulose decomposes first [180 – 350°C] followed by cellulose [275 – 350°C], and lignin [250 – 500°C] The thermal stability of lignin is considered to be due to its heavily cross-linked structure and high molecular weight.

Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Our Story

Cabin Life has a great range of solid timber cabin kits which come flat packed ready for DIY or we can have one of our teams construct it for you. Our Cabin kits are made from Nordic Spruce Pine which is a slow grown that is carefully selected from only plantation timber and is FSC (Forestry Service Commission) approved. Our cabins are simple to construct, so if you are a bit handy you can save money by putting the kit up yourself or our friendly efficient team can have the Cabin built for you in no time.

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