How Much Does A New Staircase Cost?

Quick Answer: A new straight wooden staircase will cost you roughly £770-850 with labour costs included, but this can range as high as £15,000+ depending on the materials and labour involved.

Getting a new staircase installed into your home is an undertaking, it’s a big structural change, especially from a visual perspective. There’s a huge variety of styles, shapes, sizes & materials to choose from when it comes to getting a new staircase in your home. You can also go for a basic, almost flatpack staircase from as little as £300, but it could range much higher if you choose a bespoke option, find out everything you need to know below.

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How much does a new staircase cost?

Looking to price up a new staircase? Well the deciding factor in regards to the price is often determined by the material that you choose. Here’s a breakdown of the rough cost based on some of the popular staircase options, to give you an idea:

DescriptionCost Estimate
Standard straight staircase£750 - £1,000
Bespoke staircase with banister£3,000 - £5,000
Bespoke metal work staircase£10,000 - £15,000

The prices above are only rough estimates and every staircase is different, so in order to get a more accurate quote you should contact a local tradesmen.

The type of staircase also has a significant effect on the cost involved. Generally the cheapest material is softwood, we’ve done a little bit of research and determined the average prices of common staircase types;

Softwood Staircase TypeStarting Cost (Including VAT, Excluding Installation)
Single Winder£600
Double Winder£780
Quarter Landing£510
Half Landing£600
Triple Winder£945
Shaped (Z)£960
Straight W/ Mid Landing£590
Double Landing£590

Staircase Installation Costs

Don’t forget that you also need to factor in the installation costs. It is possible to do a staircase as a DIY project, but it’s not easy, you should only attempt it if you’re a confident DIYer.

Typically it will take a few days to fit your staircase, obviously the more complex the more expensive. A carpenter would cost you generally £20-25 per hour, so you’re looking at a daily cost of between £160-£200.

A simple staircase is likely to take around 2 days, so you can expect the installation cost to be £320-400.

As an example, based on this, a straight wood staircase would cost you between £770-850.

Things to consider

If you are looking to hire someone to build a staircase for you there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

You need to careful think about the material that you use when having a staircase built, each have their pros & cons. Traditional wooden staircases are the most common & the easiest to maintain, you can paint straight onto the wood if you want. If you want a more contemporary look then you may go for glass or metal, but often these types of staircases will come at a much higher cost than your standard wood ones, so you need to keep that in mind if you are price conscious.

Building regulations
When building a staircase there are specific building regulations that you need to adhere by, mostly for your own safety. The key regulations that you need to keep in mind is that the steps at a minimum need to have a depth of 220mm & a height of 190mm to 220mm, the headroom of the landing needs at least 200mm and the pitch or angle of the staircase shouldn’t be anymore than 42 degrees.

You may also require a local building authority to come sign off the work, which could cost up to £200.

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How long with it take?

This is a hard question to answer, because it really depends on the particular job that you are wanting to take place. Obviously staircases that are larger in size are going to take longer than smaller ones, but bespoke jobs will vary completely. As a rough estimate, the most basic staircases will take around 2-4 days if you factor in the removal of the old staircase, obviously the more complex it gets the more time it adds.

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Are you in the market for a new staircase? the best thing to do to get an accurate idea of the true cost is to contact a local professional. We make this easy for you, simply fill in the form below & local tradesmen and companies will be in touch with you ASAP to quote on the work at hand.

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A complete novice trying to navigate in the world of DIY. I bought my first home about 2 years ago & ever since I've been trying to research & learn how best to tackle common household problems.

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