Welcome back to the Permax Blog, a space where we try to give you a layman’s insight into the world of Fire Rating and passive fire protection. This week we wanted to take a deeper dive into fire protection for timber (we have covered off sustainable building construction before). Why you ask? Well simply put, Timber based materials are increasingly being utilised for structural engineering and design applications in structures due to the material strength, architectural/aesthetic purposes and the environmental advantages it offers. In other words, It offers architects and those in construction a way to make sustainable, affordable and environmentally friendly buildings with cost-efficient design solutions.