The first thing that comes to mind when you design a timber staircase is the common imagination: it often tends to associate timber with an idea of low strength and durability over time. Nothing could be more wrong, because timber is a material that ages very well, especially indoors, and can easily last for centuries.
In the past years, we gained a wide experience in engineering stairs made of timber. We learned how the engineered elements can be designed in our office and then machined somewhere else with a CNC machine according to our “WYDIWYG” motto.
How many times have you spent hours on the site drawing (nowadays!) the stair on the wall and at the end being worried about what the workers will do? Will they understand my drawings? Better if I go to the site and stay there until they finish?
How many times did you have to spend money and time to build a temporary stair (perhaps even quite unsafe) that had to be removed a few weeks or months later?
A wooden staircase arrives on site already pre-fab and can be assembled without the need for temporary scaffoldings! You can use it just a few seconds after you put the last screw; and, even better, you can use it during all the time of the construction and use it as the “final version” since you just need to cover it. Very simple! Isn’t it?
This is how we think timber can be used in a smart way!
Last, but not least, consider the aesthetics: the wooden stairs can be added to any type of environment, adapting perfectly to any style and design. What about leaving CLT exposed? You could love it!
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