BWF Stair Scheme Press Releases

Here is a record of the press releases and news items that have been published by the BWF Stair Scheme. If you are a member of the press and would like more information, please contact our PR agency, Liz Male Consulting on 01908 551 976

2014

Taking a step up in quality – new stair installation guidance to help reduce costs for house builders
2 May 2014 - A free new guide to high quality stair installation is set to help reduce defects, complaints and remedial costs for house builders. Read more...

A stairway across the Atlantic – British stair scheme links up with its U.S. counterpart
Stair manufacturers in the UK and United States have signed an important agreement to collaborate on innovation and technology, technical standards, operational efficiency and best practice. Read more...


Stepping more safely in new homes – latest timber stair innovation wins national award
Stepping more safely in new homes – latest timber stair innovation wins national award Read more...


BWF to provide expert advice for architects at Ecobuild
Architects looking for technical advice on the selection and correct specification of high performance timber joinery products will get guidance from the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) this year at Ecobuild. Read more...

2013

PRESS RELEASE: Santa’s secrets stymied by squeaky stairs
Father Christmas risks being discovered at any time, it emerged today, with worrying news that two thirds of all homes suffer from squeaky stairs. Read more...

BWF launches Design Guide for Timber Stairs
This ‘Design Guide: Timber stairs - A Guide to Designing and Manufacturing Safe and Compliant Staircases’ is aimed at stair designers, manufacturers and building professionals. Read more...

Stair Scheme Seminar: Timber Stairs: Fundamental designs, fabulous results
An evening talk to launch 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. Read more...

BWF Stair Scheme provide 10 top tips for successful stair installation
Stairs are one of the most hazardous locations in a building and faulty construction or installation of staircases contributes to a wide range of risks and problems. In response, The BWF Stair Scheme has launched a new fact card: 10 steps to a successful staircase installation. Read more...

BWF fire-rated timber stairs by JELD-WEN win best product award
BWF Stair Scheme Founder Member, JELD-WEN, has been awarded Best Internal/Interior Product for its fire-protected stairs at the Housebuilder Product Awards 2013. Read more...

2012

Summer influx of new members boosts impact of stair certification scheme
Summer influx of new members boosts impact of stair certification scheme Read more...

Driving the Market
While the economy continues to lag, the BWF Stair Scheme is pushing ahead with a seminar targeted at architects and specifiers as part of its campaign to drive the market for timber stairs. Whether you're a scheme member of not, Pauline Kelly, Chair of the scheme, explains why its important and how you can support it. Read more...

Over 100 Bookings for Stairs Seminar on 28th March
With just under a month to go, the BWF Stair Seminar on March 28 has already attracted over 100 bookings from architects looking to broaden their knowledge on timber stairs. The BWF Stair Scheme invites members to attend this technical briefing. Read more...

Stairs Seminar – Balancing High Standards of Specification with Innovative Design
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. Read more...

2011

BWF Campaign Points The Way To Stairway To Heaven
The BWF is launching a hard-hitting ‘Stair Secrets’ campaign this week, promoting the benefits of the new BWF Stair Scheme to building control officers who are reporting high levels of defects in stair installations. Read more...

BWF Stairs Scheme Seminar at The Building Centre
In the next stage of its campaign to set the standard for safety in the manufacture and installation of timber stairs, the BWF Stair Scheme will brief the wider construction industry on the issues in the latest of The Building Centre's Wood Talks seminar series... Read more...

Help Us Find Problem Stairs!
Since we launched the BWF Stair Scheme last year, we’ve found that our fundamental concern has struck a chord with many members. Concern over the awareness of standards relating to stairs and the quality of stair manufacture is more widespread than we realised... Read more...

Stair Scheme: Working on Growth
Iain Purkis, Lead Member for Stairs, give us an update on the progress of the BWF Stair Scheme and its efforts to grow the Scheme's membership and influence Read more...

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