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**Improve the look of your stair case with the latest spindels and newel posts

Replace your Newel posts, hand rail and base rail, including 35mm spindles in solid pine for £575.
Stop Ovlo style, extra £100 if you have a return at the top of your landing.

Stairs, staircases, spindles and newel posts

American white oak stairs.

This job was quoted to replace existing ballustrading
( which was a dwarf studded wall plasterborded and
a top cap on ) to a modern Oak design.

Firstly we had to remove walling from ground floor to first floor level, then make good areas left open ( wall )

The next step was to insert new Newel posts, then as before place base rail,hand rail, spindles and caps.

This was a very tricky job in its nature as we changed the whole system ( see existing pics below)

But as estimated we did the job in 1 day, only a small amount of finishing was left on day 2!

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    Stairs, Splindels & Newel Posts

  1. Completed top posts and rails
  2. Complex spindles and rails on staircase
  3. Decorative spindles and handrails
  4. New newel posts, spindles and handrails.

 

Renewing old style rails for spindles and posts

In the first picture we have a typical 60/70s style 'rail' ballustrading.

The customers requirments were to fit a more traditional style handrail system, and chose this.

Firstly i had to cut out all newel posts and rails, refitting with new ( picture 2).

Because the stairs returned on themselves i had to fit a wider middle section newel at the first landing level.

At the top landing i fitted a post with a dowl to drop into existing newel, as not to disturb stair/floor meeting.

This is standard practice on replacement Newel posts.

Picture 4 shows finished result , this took 1 day, and customer very happy.

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    Stairs, Splindels & Newel Posts

  1. Before
  2. old ones out
  3. new spindles in
  4. finished

Oak stop chamfer.

These are before and after pictures.

The original stairs were poorly designed from new
and the newel post was not sitting centrally.

We replaced the stairs with the more modern 'stop chamfer'
design comprising;

  • 90 mm newel posts ,
  • 35 mm spindles ,
  • 58 mm hand and
  • base rail with
  • pyramid caps

All in American white oak.

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Stop chamfer

Stop chamfer in American white oak,

comprising;

  • 2 & 1/2 90 mm newel posts
  • 35 mm spindles
  • 58 mm hand and
  • base rails
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Painted Newel Spindles,
with oak handrail & caps

Again this modern look is stop chamfer,
but with painted newel posts and spindles,
combined with oak handrails with cap,
looks classic design.

  • 3 & 1/2 newel posts ( painted )
  • 35 mm spindles
  • 58 mm hand and base rails ( oak ) 
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Hemlock stop chamfer

Sometimes you come across this 'design' where we have to diminish the spindles to the rake of the string on the first run.

The second return is somewhat straightforward,
returning to the landing wall at the half post.

Hemlock is sometimes used as a less expensive alternative to oak, it's a little lighter, with no knots and when your choice of finish applied looks great.

All stair parts are solid timber not veneered.

 

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Hemlock stop chamfer,
with oak ckad on strings

Again a typical staircase with a main run and return to landing, using hemlock but cladding the strings with oak faced mdf.

  • 2&1/2 newel posts
  • 35 mm spindles
  • 58 mm hand and base rails
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Oak stop chamfer

Here is another different style of staircase, within 2 walls with a hand rail run at the bottom left and return at top right, with a handrail on a battern on left hand side wall .

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Hemlock traditional stair parts

Here we have before and after pictures of a 'make do' stair balustrade, which we replaced in hemlock traditional newel posts and spindles.

Also we cladded side in oak mdf, and boarded underside.

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Oak stair spindles and handrail replacement.

Again we follow the same procedure as the pine replacements this time using the 'American oak' stop chamfered design.

All new newel posts 3 in total handrail, base rail and spindles.

This cost approx £1200, and the customer was very pleased with cost and workmanship.

Pricing guide

an average cost to replace ballastrading
including all necessary materials would be
£575

An average cost to put in a new stair case
only 13 treads
£390

Purpose made priced sepratley.

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  1. Bottom landing stairs, splindels & newel post
  2. Top landing stairs, splindels & newel post
  3. Top landing stairs, splindels & newel post
  4. Top landing stairs, splindels & newel post

Staircase repairs

This is a typical job undertaken, on this particular time the stairs were completely loose and had come away from the wall.

Also it had become loose 'dry joints' wedges and glue failed, so totaly gone.

Firstly i had to take out the first 4 treads and risers, and seperate the string up to tread 7 or 8, where they were good, insert glue and re wedge.

This is shown in pics 1 to 3, on 4 i have replaced the bottom tread and riser with 18mm mdf.

It has all been re glued, wedged screwed, and no damadge to existing decoration.

We have many years experience and knowledge in this field so what looks like a new staircase ( which this customer required on enquiry ) ended up in a repair at a fraction of the cost.

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  1. Bottom steps repair
  2. Steps being removed from staircase
  3. Faulty steps being removed from staircase
  4. Fully repaired staircase

Pine ballastrading in dark oak c/w purpose made stairs.

This particular job was for a customer in Worcester, we had recently completed a conversion of a barn she had bought, and required a staircase which build costs didn’t cover.

1. Work out go and rise of area to be used

2. In this case a landing was required at the base of the stairs

3. Construct stair case using 25 mm MDF (as it was to be painted and carpeted)

4. Newel posts, base rails, hand rails & spindles all fitted

5. Handrails also placed along the top return.

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  1. Shows an entrance into a loft room which I
    put this stop ovlo spindles and newel posts around to make safe.
  2. Also this shows another angle, i morticed
    the newel post around the 8x2' floor joist for strength ( as allways ).
  3. This shows a return section of a traditional
    newel and spindle style.
  4. An open tread specially made stair case in
    early stages, theres another picture on this
    page which shows the finished job, spindles handrail etc.

New Build Stair Case

Main picture shows new staircase being fitted in a new build, this staircase is known as ' kite winding' as the treads that turn to form angle are called 'kites'.

The kites here are top and bottom so we have to build up on site. (Kites usually turn on 90 degrees but this one had top and bottom so was 180 degrees.

These are used if the stair well is tight for size as oppose to a straight 13 tread run.)

The second picture is the exact opposite as it was next door, and all treads and kites are in now, ready for fixing.

The third pic shows stairs in and walls going up around to form cupboard and cloaks  

The fourth is taken on the stairs now all plastered ready for decoration.

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    New stair case

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  2. New stair case being built
  3. New hall frame being built
  4. Completed stairs and hall

 

Call Tim at West Midlands Carpentry by Allwood Joiners Ltd
for a free quote: 07980 239511

Serving Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Dudley,
Sutton Coldfield, Walsall & Cannock in the West Midlands
for over 25 years.

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New or repairs to stairs, steps, splindels or newel posts

there are many different shapes or styles or stairs:

  1. New stair installation
  2. Stair handrail & spindle renew
  3. Stairs repaired

this is what we can do for you:

Whether you have a new build and want a brand new stair case,
or you want to take out your old spindles and just renew the newel posts,
hand rails, base rails and spindles.

we can supply and fit a new staircases and ballastrading. i.e.

  1. Standard staircase 13 treads
  2. Ballastrading
  3. Purpose made stairs
  4. Replacement handrails

In each particular job requirements differ, here are some examples of works undertaken

We have the experience to carry out these works at competetive prices.

Ave. cost for a typical straight run 13 tread staircase supplied and fitted £ 390
Ave. cost for a replacement newel posts x2, handrail x1,base rail x1, and spindles x26 £ 575

Call Tim at West Midlands Carpentry by Allwood Joiners Ltd for a free quote: 07980 239511

Serving Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Dudley, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall & Cannock
in the West Midlands for over 25 years.

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there are many different styles of stairs, splindels, handrails and newel posts.

New Kitchens Fitted : we can fit you kitchen that you have purchased or we can buy the kitchen for you and fit it.
Replacement kitchen doors & worktops : we can use your old cupboards and fit new worktops and doors
Roofing : we can remove all or part of the old roof and reshape it if required, including the tiles, soffits, eaves and tiles.
Loft hatch & loft ladder systems : using a complete wooden ladder system with spring action and a tidy loft hatch