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Kevin Underwood summarises the features of good stair design.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013

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How to specify stylish and safe circular staircasesnavigation-arrow

My favourite description of the process of designing a staircase is that it is 'a mathematical solution to the problem of moving safely from one floor level to the next' (coined by Kevin Jones, Technical Consultant for Archwood Limited t/a Richard Burbidge).

All stair users want to feel safe,...

01/01/2016 |  Magazine Article  

Panel Guidenavigation-arrow

PanelGuide V4 gives information on the properties, applications and end uses of all the main types of wood-based panel:

  • medium density fibreboard (MDF)
  • fibreboard (hardboard, mediumboard, softboard)
  • oriented strand board (OSB)
  • particleboard (chipboard, flaxboard, cement-bonded particleboard)
  • plywood (including blockboard and laminboard).


This interactive PDF is aimed at construction professionals (specifiers, designers,...

18/12/2018 |  Other Technical Guidance  

Fastener capacity the easy waynavigation-arrow

Design is just as important as number crunching, says Keerthi Ranasinghe.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2014

01/01/2014 |  Magazine Article