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Appendix 3 – Treads

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au Tread thickness 42 Appendix 3 – Treads STT-1 Solid timber tread Gap between treads must not excede 125mm A3 . R6 Nominal rise 165 Go T re in g 25 0 28 0 w id ad th 2 www. As with all aspects of staircase design. It is our hope that it may be used by architects to help with preliminary tread specification early in the design process.net. Many custom staircases will demand their own unique tread design. Most tread designs listed here are specified to work with other Arden staircase or stringer elements.arden. new developments in architectural flooring materials and slip-resistant strips naturally ensure that tread specifications are in a continual state of evolution. Also.design This is a reference guide to standard treads used in the Arden Elements range. This appendix can be used in conjunction with other Arden technical data sheets to aid in the specification process. tread specifications may need to be altered to meet site-specific requirements.

ipt R6 STTR-1 Solid timber tread with riser board Expressed Joint Go in g 27 0 A3 Nominal rise 180 T re ess 19 th i ad ckn e ss 32 th i er R is ck n A design elements 3 . 19 120 60 T re ad wi 30 d th 0 P4 SSTR-1. Nominal rise 180 STT-3 Solid timber tread with non-slip strip and applied nosing with bevelled ends for mono-stringer application Rebated non-slip strip 32 End of nosing bevilled to tread for open edged stair design.ipt Go T in g 27 5 30 0 d rea w id th Applied nosing bonded to treads. This reduces tread to tread gap to less than 125mm.G Gap between treads must not excede 125mm Appendix 3 – Treads STT-2 Solid timber tread with non-slip strip R6 Nominal Rise 160 Rebated non-slip strip Tread thickness 42 P3 SST-3a.

Laminated timber treads (LTT) involve a composite construction and may be selected for greater thickness or stability.net. some incorporating slip-resistant strips and/or applied nosings. and/or to allow for the incorporation of structural steel supports that are fixed to stringers. The diagrams showing reconstituted stone treads (RST) and ceramic tile covered treads (CTT) illustrate typical ways of approaching this kind of floor surface on treads. Laminated timber treads with risers (LTTR) may be designed with the bottom faces of the treads to be visual or non-visual. Ri th i ser ck n ess 19 ad Tre ess ck n th i 32 Rebated non-slip strip overlaps nose to reduce wear. Strip also conceals screw heads. 4 www. Solid timber treads with risers (STTR) also show options for either vertical or raked riser boards. Alternatively they may be required due to the specification of rubber or vinyl on the top surface.au Nominal rise 180 Appendix 3 – Treads STTR-2 Solid timber tread with riser board and non-slip strip over nosing Expressed Joint Go in g 27 0 A3 .technical Several standard solid timber tread (STT) specifications are shown.arden. The stack block tread (SBT) is a special design that represents a method of cladding a stringer in order to create an illusion of stacked blocks. Some of these designs incorporate applied edge trim as well as nosings.

STTR-5 Solid timber tread with riser board and applied nosing Shown with return nosing for exposed edge 27 0 Nom inal rise 180 A3 Go in g g s in s No knes c th i 19 g s in N o th p de 42 er s R is k n e s c th i 19 Tread thickness 32 design elements 5 .iam Rebated non-slip strip STTR-4 Expressed Joint Solid timber tread with raked riser board Raked riser 84 .ipt Rebated non-slip strip overlaps nose to reduce wear. Strip also conceals screw heads.Appendix 3 – Treads STTR-3 Solid timber tread with riser board and non-slip strip back from nosing 27 0 Go in g Nominal rise 180 R is er ck th i ne ss 19 ad Tre ess ck n th i 32 P7 SSTR-4.0 ° Nom inal rise 180 Go in g 27 0 ad T ren e ss ic k T h 32 s r se es R i ick n h T 19 P8 SSTR-5.

Nominal rise 170 Go T re in g 27 0 30 0 w ad h id t Full width steel support plate connects to stringers on each side 6 www.net.au Tread thickness 62 Nominal Rise 180 Appendix 3 – Treads LTT-1 Laminated timber tread Dress wood 19mm "picture frame" nosing Dress wood veneer top and bottom Go Tre in g 27 5 30 0 w id ad th MDF or ply core LTT-2 Laminated timber tread with non-slip strip and resilient insert Resilient insert for high traffic stairs Rebated non-slip strip Dress wood 19mm "picture frame" nosing ad T re e ss kn c th i 53 Nominal rise 173 ad Tre ess ck n th i 5 3 Ov e rl ap 30 in g Go 50 2 Dress wood veneer top and bottom MDF or ply core LTT-3 Laminated timber tread with embedded support plate 3 piece tread is assembled around steel tread plate A3 .arden.

ipt Go in g T 27 0 w id th 36 0 d re a MDF or ply core 40mm SHS supports strengthen tread and attach to stringer Tread thickness 67 Dress wood nosing bonded to core Resilient insert for high traffic stairs Non-slip strip LTT-6 Laminated timber tread with non-slip strip folded tread plate and full width resilient insert R ss ne ic k 7 5 l t h t a ir ua s V is t o f n fr o A3 Nominal rise 180 Go in g 27 0 MDF or ply core Folded steel tread plate typically welded to steel stringer at sides design elements 7 .ipt 27 0 O ad Tre ss 30 k ne la p t h ic 2 r 6 ve P 13 LTT-5.Appendix 3 – Treads LTT-4 3 piece tread is assembled around steel tread plate Laminated timber tread with embedded support plate and non-slip strip Nominal rise 180 P 10 LTT-2a.iam Go in g Full width steel support plate connects to stringers on each side Rebated non-slip strip Dress wood 19mm "picture frame" nosing Dress wood veneer top and bottom Nominal rise 180 LTT-5 Laminated timber tread with embedded SHS supports P 14 LTT-6.

au R6 ad Tre ess ck n th i 4 7 er R is e s s ck n th i 47 MDF or ply core .net.arden.Rebated non-slip strip Go in g 27 0 Nominal rise 180 Nominal rise 180 Appendix 3 – Treads LTT-1 Laminated timber tread Dress wood end capping for exposed edge stair Dress wood top veneer and riser Go in g 27 0 Nominal rise 180 R6 MDF or ply core ad T re e ss n ic k th 62 er R is e s s n ic k th 6 2 Dress wood bottom veneer for stairs with visible underside LTTR-2 LTT-2 Laminated timber tread with riser boards visual soffit with non-slip strip Dress wood end capping for exposed edge stair Dress wood top veneer and riser MDF or ply core ad T re e ss n ic k th 6 2 er R is e s s ckn th i 6 2 Dress wood bottom veneer for stairs with visible underside LTTR-3 Laminated timber tread with riser boards non-visual soffit Dress wood top veneer and riser in g 27 0 Go A3 8 www.

ipt Rebated non-slip strip MDF or ply core Rebated non-slip strip Going 270 SBTT-1 Stack block tread interior Nominal rise 180 Steel stringer with tread & soffit support plates.ipt SBTT-2 Stack block tread exterior Go in g 27 0 A3 170 10 Nom inal rise 180 10 Rebated non-slip strip Shadow lines on returns and riser boards visually seperate treads to create "Stack Block" appearance design elements 9 . 13 Soffit.Appendix 3 – Treads LTTR-4 Dress wood top veneer and riser Go in g 0 27 Laminated timber tread with embedded support plate and non-slip strip Nominal rise 180 er R is e s s ck n th i 47 ad T re e ss n ic k th 4 7 P 19 SBTT-1. treads and side returns completely enclose stringer 18 P 20 SBTT-1.

Powder coated to customer requirements in g 27 0 Go 40 Nominal rise 180 Reinforced Rebar concrete Non-slip ribs Folded steel trough contains the reinforced concrete CTT-1 Ceramic tile covered tread reinforced concrete support Go in g 27 0 Grout Ceramic Tiles Nominal rise 180 Reinforced Rebar concrete Non-slip strip Folded steel trough powder coated to suit 10 www.arden.net.AF RST-2 Reconstituted stone tread reinforced concrete support 1.2mm zinc annealed steel snap cover soffit.au 40 94 Appendix 3 – Treads RST-1 Reconstituted stone tread welded steel support Reconstituted stone tread Non-slip ribs Go in g 27 T d re a w id th 30 0 Welded steel support plate Reconstituted stone tread 20 65 0 115 Nominal rise 180 A3 .

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