FAQs

What are your products made from?

The Paper Hive products are made from 85% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. Using Kraft paper, recycled paper and glue, we use a honeycomb-cell structure inside our boards to give them strength.

Are your products water resistant?

Whilst our products aren’t waterproof, they do have an element of water resistance. If you have a spill, quickly mop it up and leave your products to dry out of direct sunlight. If you’re decorating, try not to use a water-based paint.

Is your furniture fire resistant?

In accordance with the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988/1989, 1993 and 2010, I can confirm the PALLITE “Pop-Up” Up Desks are considered compliant for home and office use. 

The regulation references three standards: 

  • BS 7176:2007 + A1:2011 – Specification for resistance to ignition of upholstered furniture for non-domestic seating by test composites 
  • BS 7177: 2008 + A1:2007 Specification for resistance to ignition of mattresses, mattress pads, divans and bed bases
  • BS 5867: Part 2 :2008 – Fabrics for curtains, drapes and window blinds/ Flammability requirements. Specification. 

Using the above guidance for our “Pop up” desks we can confirm that as the product is not upholstered in anyway and therefore compliant under the Furniture and Fire Regulations and offers minimal Fire Risk. 

Furthermore, after extensive research and consultation with other online furniture providers there is not a known standard or requirement specifically for office furniture such as desks, drawers or filing cabinets with regards to Fire Safety. 

We would always recommend to do a full risk assessment of the area the desk is being used in and ensure there is sufficient access to a fire exit or the exit of the building

More information with regards to the regulations can be found here: 

https://www.fira.co.uk/images/FIRA-Contract-Flammability-Guide-2011.pdf

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