Residential Staircase Design

We want to make sure the staircase in your home is beautifully designed, built to the highest quality, and correctly fitted in line with your home’s interior surroundings. Whether you live in a new build, looking to renovate your home or add a loft extension, we can design staircases for all kinds of residential buildings.

Take a look at our gallery for inspiration.


Get In touch for your site survey

Stairway Joinery boasts an expert team of in-house designers allowing us to customise every staircase to your exact requirements. We have been installing staircases with bespoke detailing across the south coast for over 40 years, and are best placed to provide the perfect staircase for your property.

Our skilled joiners work on-site to ensure your design fits perfectly and can be constructed and installed in as little as 3 weeks. For more information on how we can design your new staircase, please feel to get in touch via our website, email [email protected] or give us a call on 01202 622826.

Staircase Design for Commercial Premises

We have had years of experience designing the stairways of many prestigious companies across the South. We can design staircases for all types of commercial properties, including retail units, industrial warehouses, hotels and pubs – ensuring they’re functional, well-fitted, and adhere to any health and safety regulations.

Wooden Staircase FAQs


A handmade wooden staircase offers several benefits such as durability, aesthetic appeal, versatility in design, and a natural, timeless quality that will complement any home decor. Wood is also a renewable resource and more environmentally friendly than alternative materials such as metal.

The cost for a new timber staircase will vary depending on several factors such as the type of wood used, the complexity of the design, and the size of the staircase. For a more accurate quote on a bespoke wooden staircase, contact our team today to arrange an on-site survey.

The most suitable types of wood used in stairs possess excellent durability, strength, and resistance to wear and tear. That's why hardwoods such as oak, walnut, and sapele are popular choices in staircase design, as they often last longer than softwoods. However, the ultimate choice of wood for your staircase will depend on your budget and colour preference. Contact our team today to discuss your options.

We produce our staircases using hardwoods such as oak, ash, walnut, beech, sapele, as well as softwoods like deal, whitewood, and hemlock. Each wood has its unique characteristics and offers a different look and feel. To find out more about our available wood options, don’t hesitate to contact our team.

Planning permission requirements may vary depending on your location. Generally, you will not require planning permission to install a new staircase, however, it's always best to check with your local authority to be sure. You may also be required to get building regulation approval.

Yes, handrails are required on staircases with three steps or more under Part K of the Building Regulations to provide safety and support. The team at Stairway Joinery will be able to provide help and guidance when it comes to ensuring your new wooden staircase is totally compliant with building regulations. Contact us today to get started!

Yes, wooden stairs can be safe if they are constructed properly and maintained regularly. The use of non-slip finishes and the inclusion of handrails will also help to enhance safety.

Yes, wooden stairs can be painted. However, it's important to note that the type of paint used can affect the durability of the stairs. It's best to use a paint specifically designed for this purpose. We create bespoke wooden staircases that are tailored to your specific requirements and include a wide range of colour and finishing options.

Wooden stairs can be noisy, especially if they are not properly constructed or maintained. However, adding carpeting or using sound-absorbing materials can help to reduce noise.

It takes time to create a bespoke handmade wooden staircase, from designing, production and fitting and also depends on the complexity of the design, the availability of materials, and the craftsmanship required. On average, it can take several weeks to several months to complete a project. For a more accurate estimate, contact our team.



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