Can cedar shingles be treated to be fire retardant?


18 November 2015

Cedar shingles can be treated with fire retardant treatments. Some building regulations impose certain restrictions concerning possible fire risk and may require a fire retardant treatment like FRT Exterior® for example, which achieves the following performance

  • Euroclass B to BS EN 13501-1 (transposes to Class 0)
  • Euroclass C to BS EN 13501-1 (transposes to Class 1)
  • AAP60 rating BS 476: Part 3:2004 External Fire Exposure of Roofs

Shingles that are treated with a preservative have a ‘CB rating’.BS 476:Part 3

View our JB Shingles product page to download more information.



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