Woodbase Joiners Ltd. has a booming staircase design business. In recent years it has been modernising its traditional joinery business with the help of Staircon staircase design software. Today, it is going from success to success.
The company delivers top quality, bespoke staircases for customers including architects, interior designers, developers, and private clients. It invested in its CNC digital manufacturing capability and machinery before the last recession kicked in. Choosing the right machine was important, but selecting the right software was arguably even more essential for its new manufacturing processes. Managing Director, Simon Bartlett chose Staircon from an array of potential software choices. He said: “We’ve stuck with Staircon ever since. I can’t criticise it in any way, shape or form. We never regretted investing in it one little bit.”
Designing staircases successfully with software
The benefits of modernising the traditional joinery process become apparent early in the design process. Simon explained: “With Staircon we can design something on screen directly from a set of dimensions provided by architect or builders, or those taken on site. You can draw the staircase out quickly and work out exactly how it will fit in the space. If you think it won’t quite work, you can easily do all the things you used to do longhand with a calculator and sketchpad until everything works out.”
“In the pre-Staircon days, it was a time-consuming process, requiring a significant depth of embedded skills.”Simon Bartlett, Woodbase Joiners Ltd.
Software for modernishing traditional joinery
Joinery is a precise business. Every element of any timber construction must fit together perfectly. Skilled craftsmen have been doing this for centuries – but now, Woodbase can go further. “The precision of today’s manufacturing is accurate to beyond any woodworkers’ wildest dreams. Now, if you want to work to 10ths of millimetre you can. A skilled craftsman using conventional methods can get close, but now everything is exact, and fits first time. There are endless benefits to producing components on the CNC machine, all enhanced by the support of Staircon.”
As it looks to the future, Woodbase Joiners Ltd. can look forward to ongoing success in a well-equipped, thriving staircase business.
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