Want a New Staircase? Where to Start: From Design to Picking Your Staircase Fitter

If you are renovating your home, having a home built, or perhaps having an upper floor extension added to your property, one of the things you may be considering is fitting a new staircase. A staircase can be a major feature in any home, and as such you need to put some thought into the design that you want. You have plenty of options available when it comes to staircase design depending on the design, size, and layout of your property.

wooden staircase with spot lights

By choosing the right design and fitter for your new staircase, you can ensure you have a staircase that not only serves a practical purpose but also adds aesthetic appeal to your property. Of course, there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration when choosing the right staircase design for your home. We’re here to help you to make the right choice.

white wooden staircase fitted around a curve

Factors to consider when choosing your staircase design


In order to ensure you choose the right staircase for your needs and your home, there are a number of key factors that you should consider. This includes:


  • Your budget: Make sure you know exactly how much you can afford to spend on the staircase, as this will aid you in terms of choosing materials, style, and fitters.
  • The amount of space you have: Another deciding factor is the amount of space you have available for the staircase. For instance, if you have limited, narrow space a spiral staircase probably won’t be viable.
  • Safety features: If you are in a home with young children, you will need to put safety ahead of aesthetics so make sure you opt for a sturdy staircase that will minimise the risk of accidents.
  • Mobility: You also need to take the mobility of householders into consideration when choosing your design. If anyone suffers from mobility issues, you should avoid opting for a design that will make life even more difficult for them.


Remember, there are various different designs that you can choose from. You should take the theme, design, and appearance of your current home and decor into consideration when making your choice. Also, consider things such as the materials that will best suit your home, the landing area, handrails, and the width that you want for your staircase.


Choosing a fitter


Unless you have the skills and confidence to fit your own staircase, you will also need to find a fitter to get the work carried out. It is important to ensure you find a fitter with the right reputation, experience, standards, and price. Some of the things to look for when selecting your fitter include:


  • Price: While you should never compromise on quality and reputation in order to pay rock bottom prices, make sure that the fitter you choose does charge a reasonable and fair price.
  • Experience: Choosing a fitter with years of experience can help to ensure you get someone who has done plenty of similar projects in the past.
  • Reputation: You should also ensure you find a fitter with a good, solid reputation. Looking at reviews from past customers online can help.
  • Accreditation: It is also worth checking whether the fitter is accredited and can demonstrate relevant industry qualifications.


All of these key points will make it easier to choose the right fitter for your new staircase.


With 30 years’ experience in joinery, and some of the best prices in the market, we’re confident we would be a great fit for you – but if you’re new to joinery we’d encourage you to quote us along with some other joinery firms and make your own mind up.

Even if you’re just looking for some advice, our staircase experts can give you the guidance you need so you’ll know what staircase might best suit your house and what you should be paying for certain materials. We’re also FENSA certified, so you can rest assured you’ll receive quality advice as well as a quality service!


So if you’d like to know more about the types of designs you can get, and what they cost, get in touch with our friendly team today.

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