Fire – Learn the lesson of the Great Fire of London 

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There is substantial evidence to question the contoured use of timber building systems including Cross Limited Timber in buildings above two storeys and in particular in high risk buildings such as care homes .

400 years after the Fire of London we have failed to learn the lessons despite being graphically shown the vulnerability of timber structures in fire.  As a result occupants, neighbours and firefighters are constantly being put at risk, there are massive environmental impacts and the direct and indirect costs of fire are costing the UK economy billions of pounds per year.

Masonry is non-combustible, more cost effective and unlike timber is made in Britain. Proper detailing at junctions prevents the spread of fire as shown in the document below:

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