Stairs Seminar – Balancing High Standards of Specification with Innovative Design

8 February 2012

Event: Stair Scheme Seminar: Balancing High Standards of Specification with Innovative Design
Venue: The Building Centre, London
Date: Wednesday 28th March 2012
Attendance: Couldn't be there? Dowload our free Stair Seminar Presentation (PDF; 7.2MB)

A briefing introducing the industry standard for stair manufacture, verifying that products meet that standard and enabling the regulatory authorities to differentiate accredited products from those which are not, while delivering stairs which push the boundaries in design innovation.

Ian Purkis, Technical Director of stair manufacturer JELD-WEN UK Ltd will explore the importance of stairs as part of a building’s structure and explain how the BWF’s new Timber Stair Scheme will work for domestic, common and fire-rated stairs, and see an inspirational example of timber stair design from E A Higginson and Company Ltd, winners of a Wood Awards Small Project Award.

Most manufacturers rely on their experience and past performance to prove that they meet the requirements. But experience cannot cover changes in materials or specifications; yet when these changes are made, manufacturers rarely offer – or are asked for – test evidence to verify them.

The situation is compounded by the fact that there is no straightforward method for Building Control or NHBC to verify that a stair has been manufactured correctly and complies with the relevant standards and building regulations.

Couldn't be there? Dowload our free Stair Seminar Presentation (PDF; 7.2MB)

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