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Fire chiefs call for timber-frame construction review

An urgent review is needed into the regulations governing the construction of timber-framed buildings, fire chiefs have said.

The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) says it is dealing with an increasing number of fires as timber-framed properties are being built.

It says while such buildings are not inherently unsafe, fires tend to spread faster and burn more intensely.

The UK Timber Frame Association says its buildings are completely safe.

Keith Doyle reports.

  • 18 Sep 2010
  • From the section UK