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While no practical building material is truly fireproof, well-constructed houses and buildings can help prevent such tragedies by using materials that are relatively fire-resistant. Consequently, it's not a question of whether a fire can damage a structure, but a question of when. It simply takes longer for fire to affect fire-resistant materials.

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Fire-retardant materials should not be confused with fire-resistant materials. A fire resistant material is one that is designed to resist burning and withstand heat, however, fire-retardant materials are designed to burn slowly.An example of a fire-resistant material is one which is used in bunker gear worn by firefighters to protect them from the flames of a burning building.

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Concrete, one of the most common building materials, is also an excellent fire-resistant material. It is noncombustible and has low thermal conductivity, meaning that it takes a long time for fire to affect its structural, load-bearing ability, and it protects from the spread of fire. It's actually ...

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Fireproofing is rendering something (structures, materials, etc.) resistant to fire, or incombustible; or material for use in making anything fire-proof. It is a passive fire protection measure. "Fireproof" or "fireproofing" can be used as a noun, verb or adjective; it may be hyphenated ("fire-proof").

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While "fire people" tend to focus primarily on the use of non-combustible materials, he explains, builders talk about changing the layout of lots or the way streets interact with properties.

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Fireproof materials are able to reduce the flow of heat through the thickness of the material. Although the materials may be called "fireproof," no material is 100 percent fireproof because all materials eventually are affected if temperatures are high enough.

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The first "Fortified...for Safer Living" house, completed in Florida in 2005 and built with an insulated concrete form ECO-Block wall system. A program of the Institute for Business and Home Safety, "Fortified...for Safer Living" specifies construction, design and landscaping guidelines to increase a new home's resistance to natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, a...

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Fire-resistant glass for windows, concrete, stucco, gypsum and brick are some fireproof materials. Mineral wool and glass wool are also commonly used fireproofing materials as they have high melting temperatures, don't conduct heat easily and are noncombustible. Fireproof materials reduce the speed at which heat flows through the material.