Fire retardant / Guides

Fire retardants in furniture are intended to slow flames
Interior design and furnishing

Flame retardants in furnishings - an unnecessary and serious health risk

...fire. "Flame retardants in the home do not help, that is regrettable but true." So what we end up purchasing are products with enough fire retardants to harm us...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...fire-retardants are mandated by law, a law which sometimes can be skirted with a doctor's note and a special order mattress. If not, ensure the fire-retardant u...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...Fire resistance: Believe it or not, burning wood can give it flame retardant properties. Who knew? Insect resistance: Termites and other problematic insects h...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...fire retardant that also resists mold and and insects. In fact borate, in small amounts, has been determined to be largely harmless. "Most common foods contain ...

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy
Concept and design

Building science for LEED v4 wall design made easy - video

...fire retardant chemicals such brome-based HBCD (Hexabromocyclododecane, spelling test to follow), a persistent bio-accumulative chemical found in EPS and XPS th...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...fire retardant (a natural non-toxic mineral),and it's resistant to fungus, mold, and pests. R value: 3.4-3.7 per inch Notes : It takes less energy to ...

Hemp fibreboard and Hemp insulation - the Green Building choice
Wood and organic materials

Hemp building supplies

...fire-retardant treatment is used to prepare the boards, which also helps mitigate the risk of mould (or mold for our US readers), mildew and pest infestations i...