JELD-WEN announces 2013 CPD programme

JELD-WEN, the UK's leading manufacturer of timber windows, doors and stairs has launched its latest RIBA-endorsed CPD programme, including a new 21st Century Timber Stairs seminar.

Delivered on a nationwide basis, the programme comprises 3 free one-hour courses; a timber windows session, commercial doorset briefing and the newly-launched timber stairs seminar. The schedule is designed to keep specifiers up to date with the latest technical developments within JELD-WEN's range, as well as legislation relating to window, door and stairs specification.

Presented by JELD-WEN specialists, the CPD programme delivers key information on design, construction, technology and engineering. The stairs course provides an overview of timber stairs, good and bad practices and details of the new British Woodworking Federation (BWF) Stair Scheme, in addition to building and fire certifications and sustainability. Topics covered in the timber windows course include quality and performance of U Values, energy ratings, CE marking and the latest Building Regulations updates, while the doorsets course covers doors and frame technology, technical requirements and the benefits of designs and materials.

The programme also covers extended product warranties and environmental aspects, including why Chain of Custody certification is an important element of demonstrating sustainable use of building materials.

Ian Purkis, Technical Director at JELD-WEN, says: "Our CPD seminars are an invaluable resource for architects and building designers, offering the latest advice on accurately specifying doors, windows and stairs to meet the latest legislation and performance requirements. We are expecting unprecedented interest in our 2013 CPD programme, particularly with the addition of the new timber stairs seminar."

For more details, or to book a place on the next CPD seminar programme visit

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