For the first time English-speaking countries have access to a Swedish Windows-based software package for the design of standard and bespoke wooden staircases.

The system, called Staircon, is available through Gang-Nail Systems Ltd and MBA Computing. It has been developed by timber engineering company Consultec which claims to have a 60% market share in the Nordic region.

Staircon enables staircase manufacturers to draw, design, price and create photo-realistic presentations of staircases at the touch of a button. Gang-Nail sales director Ian Ashby said: “The ability to show customers their ‘dream staircase’ in 3D before it is even built can play an important role in accelarating the sales cycle.”