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Fireshield TimberWhite is a waterborne, halogen free, intumescent coating with a matt white finish, designed for use on interior timber wall and ceiling surfaces providing a Group 1-S surface finish.

It foams into a thick layer when exposed to high temperatures derived from flames or intensive heat radiation from fire. The porous layer of foam effectively extinguishes the flow of heat to the coated surface.

Approved top coats can be used to achieve any colour finish. The Maintenance Guide and Application Instructions are available upon request from Fireshield.

  • Minimum >8mm thick timber based substrate or greater
  • Minimum >338 kg/m³ density or greater
Key Features
  • Achieves Group 1-S surface finish on almost all timber ceilings, wall linings and timber battens
  • Cost effective
  • Many different timber based substrates can be coated
  • Waterbased with low VOC
  • Declare status and listed as Red List Free
  • Applied by Registered Applicators for compliance made simple
  • Over 30 years of successful projects in Europe and New Zealand
  • Can be applied to new and pre-coated substrates with the use of approved primers
  • Limited to >8mm thick and >338kg/m³ density
Declare LBC Red List Free
Declare LBC Red List Free
Scope of Use
  • For internal use only in C1 zones
  • See requirements for timber substrate properties on the Technical Data Sheet
  • Can be used on any species of timber, new or old
  • Specifications available for new uncoated timber
  • Specifications available for pre-coated timber substrates using approved primers
  • Specification available for C2 and C3 internal zones using approved top coats
  • Limited to timber >8mm thick and >338kg/m³ density
Limitations on Use
  • TimberWhite should, when used in areas with a constant air humidity higher than 75% or when a washable surface is required and in C2 and C3 interior zones, be sealed with an approved top coat 
  • TimberWhite is pigmented. Use Timberclear for clear intumescent coating
  • TimberWhite can only be applied by Registered Applicators
  • It is advised that Fireshield be consulted for installations outside of the C1 interior zone, when top coats or sealers are required
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Timberwhite has been tested in Europe and meets Fire Class B-s1-d0 according to EN13501-1:2010
  • This is recognised as equivalent to Group 1-S in the NZBC
  • Provides NZBC C/AS2-CAS6 compliance
In-Service History
  • Over 30 years of successful projects in Europe and New Zealand —  See the Fireshield Project Gallery
Other Performance Attributes
  • The only intumescent coating in New Zealand with Declare status and listed as Red List Free
  • Waterbased with low VOC
C Protection from Fire compliant
Protection from Fire
Interior Fire Rating 1S
Interior Fire Rating 2
Interior Fire Rating 2S
Interior Fire Rating 3
Data Sheet


Fireshield specialise in advanced fire rating solutions for structural steel intumescent coatings, fire rated timber for interior and exterior, and Intumescent coatings for interior timber.

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