Flame 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

...flame retardants work: The chemicals generally used as flame retardants are part of the family of halogens; chlorine and bromine for example. When these chemicals are exposed to extreme heat, they decompose quickly and release compounds that inhibit flames. The most common flame retardants used are bromine-based - ...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

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

...flame retardant properties. Who knew? Insect resistance: Termites and other problematic insects hate burnt wood.​ Maintenance: If the intended use is to have it outside and exposed to weather (cladding, fences, long-lasting decking ), it should be oiled about every 10-15 years, which is fairly standard for exte...

Dense-packed cellulose wall insulation
Wall assemblies - new construction

Dense-packed cellulose insulation wall systems

...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 borates at concentrations of 1-20 ppm, so we ingest up to 1mg/day in our normal diets" (2) and it is certainly less harmful than many toxins found in various adhesiv...

Prefab LEED Passive House Kit Homes the Future of House Building?
Passive House

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of home building?

...Flame retardant-free non-toxic furniture The Sofas are made from healthy materials without brominated flame retardants , created by an eco-designer upholsterer in Quebec. Chosen Non-Toxic Furniture Brands : Luwiss, sofas & bench Charging station for electric vehicles It is estimated that a family of five ...

Prefab Passive House & LEED Kit Homes for Sale in Ontario & North Eastern US
Concept and design

Prefab Passive House & LEED ready kit homes - the future of buying a new home?

...Flame retardant-free non-toxic furniture The Sofas are made from healthy materials without brominated flame retardants , created by an eco-designer upholsterer in Quebec. Chosen Non-Toxic Furniture Brands : Luwiss, sofas & bench Charging station for electric vehicles It is estimated that a family of five ...

Laneway house by Lanefab Design/Build
Interior design and furnishing

Interior furnishings & decor

...retardants and chemicals that prevent staining. And like so many products throughout our homes, they will be heavily laden with formaldehyde. In many areas 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 use...