With various styles, shapes, designs and materials available, the sky is the limit for your new staircase.
No matter what your budget, a new staircase can completely change the look of your home.
This article will cover what you can expect to pay to install a new staircase as well as factors that can affect the cost.
Below are roughly the sorts of prices you can expect to pay for both the supply and install of a staircase. This would be 13 rises at 200mm at 865mm width. Also includes a full handrail on one side of the stairs with a balustrade and newel post.
|Budget (Softwood)||Mid-Value (Pine/Softwood)||Premium (Oak)|
|180° Turn / Half Landing||£1120||£1350||£3,200|
Note that that budget staircase would be softwood string material, MDF riser and tread material. A mid-range design would be a pine string, riser and tread. A premium design would be oak string, riser and tread.
There are also additional factors that can increase the price. These include the following:
|Extra Risers (More Than Standard 13)||+£65 per riser|
|Basic Balustrade (Softwood Spindles, One Side)||+£160 - £200 per side|
|Embedded Glass Balustrade (One Side)||+£550 per side|
|Landing Balustrade (Including Spindles)||+35 - £65 each|
In terms of labour costs, installation can take anywhere from 2 days for basic straight staircases to 4 days or more for bespoke designs.
To give you an idea of labour costs, carpenters typically charge from £125 – £375 per day, general builders £100 – £300 per day, carpet fitters £100 – £200 per day and labourers £100 – £160.
Parts of the Staircase
Understanding all the technical terms of a staircase can be a little confusing. The diagram below should help you identify them.
Credit: A Wood Idea
Factors That Affect the Cost
Type of Materials Used
Hardwoods such as oak are typically cost a lot more than softwoods. Oak is very popular for British homeowners but because many stairs are carpeted nowadays, it doesn’t matter so much what you use from a visual perspective.
If they are exposed in more expensive property, oak is often used. If carpet is used, joiners often use engineered timber products because they are cheaper and have good strength. These products include MDF, plywood, chipboard etc. Stairs built in houses built up to the 1990s often used softwoods like pine.
The tradesmen that access your property need to have easy access to the building in order to carry materials to site, as well as through doors. This affects the time tradesmen need to be on-site and therefore, the labour costs.
Removal of Existing Staircase
Note that the prices above do not include the removal of your existing staircase, so make sure you discuss this with the contractor or professional you decide to use.
Building Control Officer Fee
A Building Control Officer needs to inspect and approve your staircase and well sign it off if everything complies with the Building Regulations. Expect to pay a fee of around £200 for this.
If only repairs or replacing certain parts of the staircase are required, rather than replacing the entire staircase, then this shouldn’t apply, but it’s best to check with a professional just in case.
Labour costs in London and the south of England are generally more expensive than elsewhere.
If the contractor needs to travel beyond a certain radius, then they may add an extra fee on top. Unless you live in a very rural location or want to use a joiner that operates further afield, you shouldn’t need to pay extra.
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