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When reinforcing damaged stairs do you need to use fire retardant wood ?

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I know it's a daft question but are UK staircases wood fire retardant/treated or is it just normal wood ? Read More
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9m, 2w agoPosted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
I know it's a daft question but are UK staircases wood fire retardant/treated or is it just normal wood ?
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9m, 2w agoPosted 9 months, 2 weeks ago
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#1
I would say no but check on you tube. :)
banned#2
Replace like for like is your best opinion. You can never go wrong.

Hardwood is better for obvious reasons unless soaked in petrol. ;)

Contrary to belief hardwood & brick are probably the safest materials in a house... Unlike furnishings & fittings & TVs, curtains etc etc

Edited By: YouDontWantToKnow on Aug 15, 2016 05:42
#3
YouDontWantToKnow
Replace like for like is your best opinion. You can never go wrong.

Hardwood is better for obvious reasons unless soaked in petrol. ;)

Contrary to belief hardwood & brick are probably the safest materials in a house... Unlike furnishings & fittings & TVs, curtains etc etc


I'm not replacing but putting supportive struts made from old fence posts underneath to strengthen it. It's just the 1st four steps which are at a 90 angle to the rest of the stairs. Just cheap builders doing a poor job.
#4
Well if it is currently fire retardant wood then yes,use fire retardant wood. If its old and just pine then no . What's the point! I guess it won't be inspected so you can do what you want, but you need to be sensible about it. All the stairs I have repaired have been pine wood so just used mdf and pine to fix.
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wayners
Well if it is currently fire retardant wood then yes,use fire retardant wood. If its old and just pine then no . What's the point! I guess it won't be inspected so you can do what you want, but you need to be sensible about it. All the stairs I have repaired have been pine wood so just used mdf and pine to fix.
Yeah I think it's just pine as it's 20 years old but wasn't sure if they sprayed it with a fireproofing agent. I can remember hearing that stairs have to withstand fire for x amount of time but I've no idea if that applies to this case. There's no electrics or heating around this area so there's no reason that a fire would start there.
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kester76
YouDontWantToKnow
Replace like for like is your best opinion. You can never go wrong.
Hardwood is better for obvious reasons unless soaked in petrol. ;)
Contrary to belief hardwood & brick are probably the safest materials in a house... Unlike furnishings & fittings & TVs, curtains etc etc
I'm not replacing but putting supportive struts made from old fence posts underneath to strengthen it. It's just the 1st four steps which are at a 90 angle to the rest of the stairs. Just cheap builders doing a poor job.

You'll be fine mate. Dont worry.

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