The Brief

A modern staircase is often a focal point of the home. For this project, we were tasked with turning a dated spindle staircase into a bright oak and glass staircase and landing. This created a centerpiece and a more welcoming entrance hall to the home. 

This type of staircase is becoming increasingly popular in the home. Covering a staircase in a timber finish of choice and replacing balustrading can make a huge difference, whilst saving you money over a whole new staircase.

Action taken

The first step taken was to measure the existing newel posts as we needed to make newel ‘boxings’ at our workshop, which are long boxes made from the customer’s desired new timber finish. This simply slides over the existing newel post and gets fixed solidly in place. 

At our workshop, we also create everything else we need to refurbish a staircase, such as handrails, newel caps and all over trimming pieces. With a refurbished staircase a majority of the work is done on site, which is fairly straight forward and keeps the dust and mess at our workshop and not in your home.


Once the handrails and over pieces were fitted we then started preparing for the glass, ready to finish installing. The client also asked us to match the existing internal Oak doors and to make a miniature one for the cupboard under the stairs. 

The matching finishings made the under stair cupboard look smart and we also fitted a triangular fronted draw box making use of the spare space and maximizes storage. The matching finishings to this project looked stunning and the customer loved the modern transformation to her home. 

Do you have a project in mind? Contact us today as we would love to hear!


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