Timber Stairs CPD: Fundamental designs, fabulous results

Format: Seminar, delivered at your premises
Pre-requisites for booking: groups of 12 or more
Length of time: 1.5hrs
Cost: Free of charge
How to apply: Use the contact form below

Following on from the launch of the new BWF Stair Scheme Design Guide, which sets the industry standard for stair manufacture and explains how to verify that products meet required standards whilst delivering stairs which help to push the boundaries in design innovation.

Stairs can be the centrepiece of a building adding character and enhancing the design aesthetic. However, they are also the most common accident zone in the home other than the kitchen and a critical area of non compliance with building regulations. The simple staircase is surrounded by a spaghetti of standards and trip hazards.

The BWF Stair Scheme was set up by the industry to address these challenges. It aims to support the design and installation community to ensure that staircases are hassle free, as safe as possible and that they embrace the elements of great design.

Through the Stair Scheme, manufacturers have focused on how excellence can be demonstrated, helping to deliver better performance and drive timber into new markets. Since its launch in 2010, the scheme has evolved to embrace over 70% of the timber staircase market.

This seminar presents the culmination of the first two years work of the scheme and showcases new developments in design and best practice with some of the finest examples of timber and hybrid stairs in the UK today.

It will explain the common problems with staircases, the hazards and where the risks lie and will look at how new fire certificated designs are pushing the application of timber staircases for low and medium rise blocks.