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Old 18-02-2011, 17:14
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Just as a point , anybody thinking of re-upholstering furniture or headboards , that these must be covered in a material that meets fire/match regulations as laid down by law.
The only way round this law is to use a schedule 3 interliner which will then make any overlaid fabric meet regulations.

Hi , When i bought my fabric i got fire Retardant fabric,as i am only covering the original seating and not replacing the foam. But for anyone who cant get Fire retardant fabric you can buy a spray, would that cover the regulations.?
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Old 18-02-2011, 19:08
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i presume it's ok to cover what you already have though, as the existing headboard would/should comply shouldn't it...
That i cannot answer , my technical knowledge of the industry doesnt extend to that , but im sure if you was to either speak to Fira the regulator . There web site iswww.fira.co.uk , or speak to your Local Fire Officer
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Hi , When i bought my fabric i got fire Retardant fabric,as i am only covering the original seating and not replacing the foam. But for anyone who cant get Fire retardant fabric you can buy a spray, would that cover the regulations.?

A clip from government advice on fire retarding material :

A. FIRE-RETARDANT SPRAY TREATMENT: Some firms are now offering to spray furniture with a fire-retardant spray to make it fire-proof. The DTI have stated that they believe that this treatment is normally ineffective (as the spray treatment largely serves to treat the covering fabric but not the foam filling).
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Some advice taken from the DTI website , that people who rent there caravans out should take note of.

Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988
Accommodation

The Government have introduced a number of pieces of legislation to control the level of fire resistance in domestic furniture and furnishings. The most important area for Landlords and their agents is the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988, under section 11 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

These regulations cover all those associated with furniture and furnishings, from importing and manufacture to retailing and hiring. Hire includes the situation where furniture and furnishing are let as part of a residential letting. So those landlords and agents letting to students must conform with the Regulations.
Products covered by the Regulations:

* Furniture (including children's)
* Beds, headboards and mattresses
* Sofa beds and futons
* Nursery furniture
* Garden furniture which could be used internally
* Cushions
* Seat pads
* Pillows
* Loose and stretch covers for furniture

Products not covered:

* Sleeping bags
* Bedclothes and duvets
* Loose covers for mattresses
* Pillowcases
* Curtains
* Carpets

The only exemption likely to be relevant to Landlords/Agents is that the Regulations do not apply to furniture made before 1950 and the re-upholstery of furniture made before that date.
Two dates are particularly relevant:

* From 1 March 1993
o All furniture (new and second hand) as defined above must meet all the Fire Resistance Requirements in accommodation let for the first time
o All replacement or additional furniture (new and second hand) must meet all the Fire Resistance Requirements.
* From 1 January 1997
o ALL furniture must meet the requirements ie existing furniture in new and current lettings.

Which furniture meets the Fire Resistance Requirements?

Display labels should be attached to all furniture meeting the requirements stating the "the product meets the necessary requirements of the 1988 Safety Regulations."
Further information
This document is not meant as an exhaustive guide to the legislation and The Land Agent's and Accommodation Office would strongly recommend that you obtain additional information if you are likely to be affected and do not rely on this paper alone.

Further information can be obtained from the DTI which publishes "A Guide to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations". This can be provided by:

The Customer Safety Unit
Department of Trade and Industry
Room 302
10-18 Victoria Street
London SW1H ONN
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ive found some fire retardent marque linein material in pink i was hopeing to do my little girls bedroom head board curtains and pelmet in this fabric does fire safe material smell its only 19.99 for 10 meters a good price i think ???
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ive found some fire retardent marque linein material in pink i was hopeing to do my little girls bedroom head board curtains and pelmet in this fabric does fire safe material smell its only 19.99 for 10 meters a good price i think ???
Hello The fabric I bought didn't smell,It may be if there is a slight smell on your fabric it might be that its been stored for a while. The cost to be honest is a steal.
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it doesnt smell any different to normal new fabric. The smelly ones tend to be leatherette/vynal and that sort of stuff. all the curtains in our van are made from fire retardent upholstery fabric (just incase) xx
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ive found some fire retardent marque linein material in pink i was hopeing to do my little girls bedroom head board curtains and pelmet in this fabric does fire safe material smell its only 19.99 for 10 meters a good price i think ???
that fabric is a steal at that price.... care to share with the class where you spotted it??
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I bought an end of roll upholstery fabric intended for use in motor caravans. Pretty sure my pillows are just the same as at home and have no idea if they are fire resistant though.
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hi girlies and guys ive just brought 10 meters or plum fire safe material for a tenna if any of u are on that brilliant website thats lets u bid on stuff then look for this person
fusionfurnishings2010 they have some steals if u like the colours thats my bedroom sorted whooo hoooo
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