Reduce the Risk of High Intensity Residential Fires
Fires have had a devastating impact on communities across Canada, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
Since 2010, we’ve been developing treated wood products that offer predictable performance and reduce the risk of high intensity residential fires.
Builders and homeowners can have peace-of-mind with BarrierTek.
Watch Science Vs. Fire
Aimed at supporting the innovators of the construction industry, Science Vs. Fire is a live experiment series exploring and demonstrating that we can reduce the possibility of intense residential fire in wood construction. See our latest large-scale experiment where we set two 3-storey buildings on fire to prove, in the end, science wins!
Building with wood enables developers and design professionals to build high density housing at a low cost. But large wood buildings come with an increased course of construction risk as they are more vulnerable to fires. BarrierTek’s Multi-Family solutions address this risk and mitigate the most common causes of construction fire: arson and hot work.
Modern urban planning practices have led to an increase in the number of compact communities. These neighbourhoods have limited lot lines and more homes per city block than their traditional counterparts. Single-family structures built with BarrierTek applications can reduce the devastation of community property—and lives.
We don’t see an untreated wood building. We see a box of matches. Our scientists understand that preventing fires in wood structures requires a comprehensive approach and have developed the products vital to doing so.
Give First-Responders Time to Save Property
Untreated wood buildings are a fire risk during construction and a danger to adjacent buildings. When treated with BarrierTek, the magnitude of damage is drastically reduced. BarrierTek treated structures work to protect themselves and adjacent buildings.
Reduce your course of construction premium by 40%
We work closely with insurance companies to help forward-looking construction companies ensure the continuity of their structures.