- It protects itself from fire by means of pyrolysis: the carbonised layer which forms on the surfaces exposed to the fire is 6 times more insulating than the wood itself. In this way, the inner part of the wood remains cold and its physical and mechanical properties are unaltered.
- Protecting it with layers of other materials as insulation or sheets of plaster As for the visible wood part, there are also special fire-resistant varnishes.
Thanks to the low thermal conductivity wood has, structures which have been correctly designed with the right dimensions perform better and are more fire-resistant.
Just like any construction material, wood complies with the law and regulations on fire safety.