BS EN 16481:2014 - Timber stairs. Structural design. Calculation methods

BS EN 16481:2014

Timber stairs. Structural design. Calculation methods

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : June 2014



This European Standard constitutes a frame standard for the design of timber stairs as well as wood and wood-based components used in stairs by calculation methods. Some calculation methods can be derived from testing results, for example CEN/TS 15680. This document specifies the design and the requirements for materials and components to be used in these calculation methods. It may be complemented by national application documents based on this European Standard. This European Standard applies to coated and uncoated components. This document covers load-bearing components such as strings, treads, risers, posts and guardrails. Requirements for a timber stair are defined in the product standard, EN 15644. This document does not cover stairs that contribute to the overall stability of the works or the strength of the structure. This European Standard is valid for the verification of mechanical performance characteristics, usability and load-bearing capacity and their related durability. Other requirements, e.g. requirements for acoustic properties, are not covered by this European Standard. For the design, calculation and determination of not solely resting actions, additional requirements need to be taken into account (to be checked). For the dimensioning with special reference to resistance to fire and earthquake/seismic action, additional requirements may be taken into account. Without further verification, the methods in this European Standard are valid for different types of stair structures and their components, as illustrated in Figure 1: (...)

Standard NumberBS EN 16481:2014
TitleTimber stairs. Structural design. Calculation methods
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 June 2014
Confirm Date23 June 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 1990, EN 338, EN ISO 80000-1, EN 15644, EN 1993-1-1, EN 1995-1-1, EN 14076, ISO 80000-1, EN 1991-1-1:2002
Informative References(Provided for Information)ETAG 008, CEN/TS 15680
International RelationshipsEN 16481:2014
Draft Superseded By12/30266868 DC
DescriptorsStructural timber, Structural systems, Classification systems, Hardwoods, Construction materials, Stiffness, Strength of materials, Density, Wood, Softwoods, Grades (quality), Grading (quality)
Title in FrenchEscaliers en bois. Conception de la structure. Méthodes de calcul
Title in GermanHolztreppen. Bauplanung. Berechnungsmethoden
ISBN978 0 580 79693 7
File Size3.371 MB

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