Whether you’ve recently bought a property that needs renovating or you want to freshen up the look in your hallway, the team at Abbott-Wade can help.
Our expert joiners have been refurbishing and replacing staircases in Scotland and beyond for more than two decades, so you can trust you’re in capable hands.
But how much can you expect to pay for a new staircase?
Read on to find out more about the factors that affect the cost of a new flight of stairs.
What is the average cost of a new staircase?
The price you’ll pay for a new staircase can vary anywhere between £1,500 and £4,000, depending on numerous factors (which we’ll go into more detail about shortly).
In most cases, this figure will include the cost of building and installing it in your home, but it’ll exclude the removal of the existing one. If you need your old staircase to be taken away, be sure to discuss this with your local staircase specialists and they’ll provide a fair quote.
To determine the cost of your new structure, our team will take the following into careful consideration:
· The shape and size of the staircase
The type of staircase you choose can have a direct impact on the price you pay, which is why it’s important to consider style when planning your budget.
For example, standard straight staircases are typically the most common in the UK – costing £750 – £1,500. These are typically the most straightforward to design, manufacture and install, and they are more affordable than other staircase types.
L-shaped staircases are another popular option amongst homeowners, adding privacy between floors and including a central landing that protects people from falling down and seriously injuring themselves. These specially shaped structures generally cost £700 – £3,000, due to their complex design and installation.
U-shaped staircases are one of, if not, the hardest to install, requiring more time and labour costs. Though you can expect to pay between £1,000 and £4,000 for one, they are guaranteed to add architectural interest to your home.
A spiral staircase is a luxury addition to your home – one that will likely set you back £800 – £6,000. This style is great for creating a stunning feature in smaller hallways, but they can be difficult to navigate, as a result of the tight turns.
As with most things, grander staircases in Edinburgh, Glasgow or anywhere else, are bound to cost more than smaller structures. So, before you commit to anything, you need to check you have sufficient space and funds.
· The type and quality of materials used
Most homeowners have a preference for their new staircase.
Whilst some would like an oak staircase that exudes elegance and charm, others would rather have the clean and contemporary look of a glass staircase. Metal staircases are a great choice for those seeking a more industrial aesthetic.
Installing a staircase that’s made from softwood will cost £400 – £1,300 on average (hardwood stairs will cost at least twice as much, but they’re more durable and longer lasting!).
Metal staircases normally start around the £1,450 mark and range up to £3,450, possibly even more depending on the design’s complexity.
Meanwhile, glass is a material that can be used on its own or combined with wood or metal to provide a striking look – allowing natural light to flood into your home. Staircases made entirely from glass are much more expensive (starting from several thousand pounds), but they’re sure to make a luxurious addition to your home and immediately capture the attention of your visitors.
· The complexity of the design
Something worth factoring into your decision when choosing a new staircase for your home is the time it will take to install it, which all comes down to the complexity of the job.
A standard staircase, such as a straight wooden structure, will usually take a day to install, whereas more complicated styles will take our staircase specialists considerably longer to fit. This includes hardwood, U-shaped, spiral and metal staircases.
However, when you enlist the help of our team, you can trust that we will accurately measure your space before producing a design and building your new flight of stairs. That means you can trust that it will fit like a glove and won’t stand out like a sore thumb or potentially risk the safety of your household.
· Your location
Where you’re based can also influence the overall cost of your new staircase installation.
The cost of living is much higher in large cities like London and Birmingham than it is in smaller towns and villages. As these areas are densely populated, there tends to be greater competition for services – attracting higher rates.
Although staircases in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee will cost more than they will in the villages of Ayr and Crieff, for instance, you won’t pay as much as you would for a new staircase in London and the southeast.
Request a free, no-obligation quote today
If you’re eager to get started on your staircase renovation or replacement project in Scotland (or anywhere else in the UK), don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Abbott-Wade.
We’re always transparent about the cost of our services and pride ourselves on offering competitive pricing and excellent customer service.
To discuss your requirements and staircase ideas in further detail with our designers, give us a call on 01744 634 442. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you with a price as soon as possible.