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Stair Balustrading

Stair balustrading generally means the stair handrail, baserail, spindles, newel posts, caps and sometimes wall handrails.

We carefully take out all the existing stair balustrading which may include, handrails, baserails, spindles and newel posts & supply and fit new high quality products. In some circumstances the client may want to keep the existing newel posts or newel base and possibly the handrail and just fit new spindles. Though in most cases a complete replacement is required.

There are a wide range of timber species available to use including: Pine, Hemlock, Sapele, White Oak, Red Oak, Ash & Beech, as well as pre primed softwood, to give you a head start if you want a painted finish. The most frequently used timbers are pine, hemlock & white oak. There is also traditional black metal balusters and contemporary chrome & brass fusion styles available.

Choosing The Right Balustrade

To help you choose the right balustrade for you we offer a free brochure view and can obtain samples of the spindles you are interested in.
We can also offer advise and give free quotes on different products to help you find a product that suits your budget.
We don't believe in pressure sales and are happy to give you the time you need to make the right choice.

Stairs 1

This open plan staircase is fitted with 41mm traditional style spindles including complete newel posts, handrails and baserails. Because of the design of the stairs, diminishing spindles were used. The original stair case underside and string were painted white. This was covered over with craftsmen's pine boarding to give the effect of a new stair case.

Stairs 2

This is a hemlock timber balustrade with 32mm stop chamfer spindles, with standard newel post and ball cap. The wall handrail, is 54mm diameter Beech and is fixed with silver wall brackets and silver caps to finish the ends.

Stairs 3

This shows a complete staircase and landing balustrading using pine timbers and including 41mm provincial spindles & standard newel posts, with burger caps.
The staircase would go on to be finished with clear varnish applied by the client.

Stairs 4

This shows a pine balustrade, with 32mm windsor spindles and a square newel post finished with a pyramid newel cap.

This shows a close up of the jonts betweeen the handrails and newel posts.

Stairs 5

In this case the client chose to keep the existing newel post and change just the handrail, baserail and spindles.
The more slender LHR style of handrail was used, with 41mm provincial spindles.

Stairs 6

This shows a pine 32mm Edwardian style spindles with standard newel posts and burger cap.
The outer edge of the main staircase (string) was faced with pine boarding to give the appearance of an all pine staircase.
Diminishing spindles were used due to the design of the staircase.

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