Leegwater Houtbereiding BV is the first company in the Netherlands to obtain the CE certificate for fire-retardant treated panelling and cladding made of solid wood (NEN 14915). The wood treated with Flame Delay PT by Leegwater Houtbereiding BV meets fire class B-s2, d0, in accordance with European standard EN 13501-1.
Since July 2013, a solid wood panelling and cladding must have a CE mark and associated Declaration of Performance (DOP), whether it concerns untreated wood or wood that has been treated with a fire retardant.
Leegwater Houtbereiding BV is the first in the Netherlands to be able to provide fire-retardant treated panelling and cladding products with CE marking (NEN 14915) and a Declaration of Performance including the essential characteristics of the facade product. These documents assure Leegwater’s customer that the facade product has been tested and assessed according to European technical specifications. It makes clear to everyone what the product is and the applications it can be used for.
Twelve wood species are currently certified, including spruce, pine, douglas fir, western red cedar and thermally modified wood. Wood treated with Flame Delay PT is suitable for a wide range of end-use applications, such as closed/open systems, vertical/horizontal positioning, and different dimensions and profiles. It is also possible to finish the facade product with various paint systems and still meet the certification requirements.
On 26 September, director Dennis Leegwater received the certificate from Oscar van Doorn, director of S.K.H.