These publications support the information provided in the main Toolkit Section of this website covering timber staircases.
The design guide 2 provides industry guidance and the minimum requirements for the manufacture of safe and well-designed common timber stairs for the UK construction market.
Providing practical information about all aspects of the installation of timber staircases, focusing on key workmanship areas to ensure that stairs are built to a high quality standard, are safe to use and are not compromised by poor practice.
We provide guidance to installers about the 10 most common mistakes that happen during installation that, if avoided, can prevent problems with the stair after installation. Download our fact card.
Our fact card explains why we started the scheme, how the scheme helps architects, specifiers and contractors choose compliant and safe stairs, and how the Stair Scheme badging system works.
If you’re a specifier, architect or other party that is designing stairs for a project, the BWF Stair Scheme has produced its Stair Design Guide to help make sure your stair is compliant with relevant standards and regulations, while producing fabulous and beautiful design results.
Take a look at our CPD presentation on safe stair design, which is accredited by RIBA and the BWF’s own Woodworking CPD scheme. Download the BWF Stair Seminar Presentation that took place in March 2012.
This Technical Guidance is provided to assist stair designers, manufacturers and building professionals involved in the design, specification or installation of timber stairs for the UK market. The Guidance describes appropriate stair specifications for basic flights, handrails, balusters and other guarding by providing advice on suitable sections, by reference to historical data, design tables or suitable test methods.