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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorMike1
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2017 edited
     
    Saw an interesting piece on Newsnight a couple of days ago on the UK Furniture and Furnishings Regulations - apparently of questionable usefulness in saving lives, but exposing people and pets to harmful chemicals and, in the case of a fire, generating much more toxic smoke.

    But good for the fire retardant chemicals industry and (in the absence harmonised EU standards) in suppressing competition from overseas furniture manufacturers. And originally promoted by the tobacco industry to deflect pressure for self-extinguishing cigarettes in a time with many more smokers and few domestic smoke alarms.

    Seems like it would be worth considering importing non-fire retardant furniture from Europe if you're concerned about the risks.

    More:
    BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42343237
    The view in France (in English): https://www.anses.fr/en/content/assessment-risks-related-presence-flame-retardants-upholstered-furniture
    • CommentAuthorMike1
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2017
     
    Oh - any mods around who can change title to 'Fire retardant furniture''?
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    Mike1, I *think* if you go to the first comment box and press 'edit', you can change the title (but you cannot, AFAICS, lose the topic altogeter - hence the thread with my name on entitled '.' and with 2 comments stating '.'!!)
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    Anyone with home insurance (and probably also public liability insurance) industry connections who can comment on potential refusals of insurers to accept liability?
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2017
     
    Liability for what, Nick?
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    Sorry, in case of fire in non-certified furniture.
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeDec 15th 2017
     
    I don't think it's an offence to own or use non-certified furniture (except in a furnished let) because there's quite a lot of old, pre-regulation furniture still around (e.g. Chippendale!) So I wouldn't expect insurers to be looking to exclude liability for old furniture.

    I believe it is an offence to sell non-certified furniture though.
    • CommentAuthorMike1
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    Posted By: Nick ParsonsMike1, I *think* if you go to the first comment box and press 'edit', you can change the title (but you cannot, AFAICS, lose the topic altogeter - hence the thread with my name on entitled '.' and with 2 comments stating '.'!!)

    Yes, that was simple, thanks.
    • CommentAuthorMike1
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2017
     
    Posted By: djhI don't think it's an offence to own or use non-certified furniture (except in a furnished let) because there's quite a lot of old, pre-regulation furniture still around (e.g. Chippendale!) So I wouldn't expect insurers to be looking to exclude liability for old furniture.

    I believe it is an offence to sell non-certified furniture though.

    The regulations only apply to furniture produced from 1 January 1950, so no problem filling your house with antiques.
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