There’s an Abbott-Wade newel cap to suit every staircase in every home

From glass to spindles, hardwoods to handrails and newels to newel caps – Abbott-Wade offer a wide range of stair parts to our customers to ensure their staircase is as unique as they are.

We offer a range of newel post caps all available in a range of hardwoods or painted finishes to suit both modern and traditional staircases with examples shown below.


Flat Bullnose Newel Caps

Simple yet modern, our most popular newel cap is the flat bullnose cap which pairs beautifully with our square and contemporary twisted newel posts. Our bespoke service means we’ll make sure the cap fits – even if you have an oversized newel!

oak newel post with flat newel cap and bronze tinted 100mm glass stair balustrade An oversized oak newel post with shaped cut string glass balustrade Painted spindles with stylish carpet runner    oak white wall art

Pyramid Newel Caps

Our beautifully crafted pyramid newel post tops add elegant detail to the newel top and compliment addition features such as the subtly bevelled edges of our stop chamfered newels which soften the sharper joins between two faces of the post.

Pyramid oak newel cap from Abbott-Wade Staircases medullary rays in spindle frosted glass staircase sheikh hallway    rebuild or renovate


Ball Newel Top

A more traditional newel top found in many period homes is the ball cap. This classic newel top is most commonly found atop turned newel posts.

turned spindle staircase home improvement Vintage style with sapele posts and rails and elegant white turned spindles After 3     Turned, fluted newels 

Acorn Newel Cap

Appearing as the name would suggest, acorn newel tops are typically combined with traditionally turned newel posts in classically styled period homes.

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Shaped Newel Posts

One option is to do away with a newel cap altogether and have a bespoke shaped top on the newel.

sapele cut string shaped newel top

Continuous Handrail

Continuous handrail eliminates the need for newel caps as the handrail flows continuously and uninterrupted over spindles and posts from the bottom to the top with a series of curved components often ending in a flourish called a volute.

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Stainless Steel Balustrades

As with continuous handrail, steel staircase balustrades do not require newel post caps and the rails continue over the top of the baluster posts and therefore no capping is required to decorate the posts.

With a trailblazing and highly specific design brief, this new flight pairs bewitching black stained oak with pristine stainless steel baluster posts and rails to house our 10mm toughened glass. Combining oak, steel and glass delivered an ultra-modern staircase synergy and left mediocrity far behind. brushed Stainless Steel square steel handrail & glass black oak steel and glass  Steel & oak handrail renovation  Stainless steel and white


No Newel Post

New flights with a frameless glass balustrade also do not require a newel cap option as the absence of newel posts make them redundant.

open tread stained oak staircase with modern frameless glass 15mm Frameless Glass Staircases frameless banister


 More Bespoke Options

Because we offer a bespoke service, from time to time customers come to us with a distinctive idea in mind for their staircase post caps such as shaped newel tops or a stainless steel cap. We’re always happy to accommodate these ideas as best. So if you have a style in mind you like elsewhere, even if you’ve not seen it in our standard range – just ask!