Stair parts

We stock a large range of stair parts for customers to create elegant balustrade for their staircases.

Materials: There is a choice of pine, mahogony, hemlock and oak. Pine is the most popular as it is the least expensive and is suitable for painting or staining. Hemlock is a light coloured hardwood; it's main benefit is that it has no knots; it is inexpensive compared to other hardwoods; and is suitable for staining. Mahogony, or red hardwood, is a dark timber with a beautiful grain which is suitable for staining. Oak is the often viewed as the ideal timber as it has a magnificent grain, no knots and light colour; it's drawback is the cost.

Parts: to create balustrade there are several components that are needed to be cut and fixed as pictured below:-

Our stock of pine spindles.

Our stock hemlock spindles.

Our stock mahogony and oak spindles.

Our stock newels. Note, at the bottom of each newel there is a spiggot that is to be inserted into a newel base.

Newel and base combined.

Illustration of handrail and baserail. Starting from left: High handrail, baserail and low handrail. A groove can be seen which is to accept spindles

Illustration of the 4 different timbers. Starting from the left, hemlock, sapele, oak and pine. They are shown with protective wrapping.

Pine newel bases; they have a hole at the top to receive the newel spiggot.

Caps: Note the cylindrical spiggots on bottom of caps; these are to be inserted into the top of newels.

 

Brief fitting guide overview: Starting with a new staircase; the stair strings and newel bases must be mortice and tennoned jointed; newels are inserted and glued into the newel bases; handrails and bases rails are mitred and fixed to the newels; spindles are then mitred into the handrail and base rail; the spindles are separated by fillets which fit in the hand and baserail groove; Caps are then fitted. When removing old balustrade the installer has to be careful to cut the exiting newels to the correct length; you are in trouble if you don't. Other things to look out for are correct handrail height and correct spindle spacing

Please ensure you visit this website for detailed fitting instructions http://www.richardburbidge.co.uk/main.asp?page=579

Handrails and baserails: available in 41mm and 32mm grooves to suite corresponding spindles.

Length

Pine

Hemlock

Mahogany

Oak

2.4m

24.00

62.00

77.00

92.00

3.6m

35.00

95.00

N/A

155.00

4.2m

48.00

125.00

140.00

175.00

Length

Pine

2.4m

20.00

3.6m

31.00

4.2m

38.00

Length

Pine

Hemlock

Mahogany

Oak

2.4m

18.00

34.00

47.00

49.00

3.6m

26.00

57.00

N/A

87.00

4.2m

32.00

69.00

82.00

96.00

 

Newel caps

Ball

Pine

3.00

Hemlock

8.00

Mahogany

11.00

Oak

16.00

Ball half

Pine

2.50

Hemlock

5.00

Mahogany

6.00

Oak

9.50

Mushroom

Pine

3.00

Hemlock

8.00

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

16.00

Mushroom half

Pine

2.50

Hemlock

5.00

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

9.50

Acorn

Pine

3.00

Hemlock

8.00

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

16.00

Acorn half

Pine

2.50

Hemlock

5.00

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

9.50

Pyramid full

Pine

8.00

Oak

13.50

Pyramid half

Pine

5.50

Oak

8.00

Newel posts

Colonial

Pine

14.00

Hemlock

22.00

Mahogany

30.00

Oak

63.00

Colonial Half 

Pine

7.50

Hemlock

12.00

Mahogany

16.00

Oak

33.00

Colonial Double Headed

Pine

19.50

Hemlock

23.50

Mahogany

31.50

Oak

63.00

Barley Twist

Pine

22.00

Hemlock

N/A

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

84.00

Barley Half

Pine

16.50

Hemlock

N/A

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

46.00

Barley Double Head

Pine

33.00

Hemlock

N/A

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

84.00

 

Fluted

Pine

18.50

Hemlock

31.50

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

70.00

Fluted Half

Pine

10.50

Hemlock

16.50

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

36.50

Fluted Double Head

Pine

21.50

Hemlock

33.00

Mahogany

  N/A

Oak

70.00

Full Colonial

Pine

27.00

Half pine newel 13.50

Newel bases

  Pine Hemlock Mahogany
615mm 91mm x 91mm 8.00 14.50 24.00
615mm Half 4.50 7.50 13.00
915mm 91mm x 91mm 13.50 24.00 37.00

Spindles: some patterns are available in 41mm square and others in 32mm square. Buy the corresponding hand and baserail with the same size groove.

Colonial 41mm

Pine

2.00

Hemlock

5.50

Mahogany

6.50

Oak

9.00

Traditional 41mm

Pine

2.00

Hemlock

5.50

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

N/A

Colonial Fluted 41mm

Pine

3.75

Hemlock

6.75

Mahogany

  N/A

Oak

14.00

Barley twist 41mm

Pine

5.00

Hemlock

N/A

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

23.50

Stop Chamfer 41mm

Pine

1.70

Hemlock

5.50

Mahogany

6.50

Oak

9.00

London 32mm

Pine

1.60

Hemlock

N/A

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

N/A

Classic 32mm

Pine

1.60

Hemlock

N/A

Mahogany

N/A

Oak

N/A

Accessories

Horizontal handrail turns are used on landings where the handrail needs to return back on itself. Another method is to mitre the handrail; the disadvantage with mitres is that it leaves a sharp corner.

Pine

37

Mahogany

45

Hemlock

43

Oak

40

 

Brackets, 4.50, are used to fix handrails to newels. Although most people use screws and floor brad nails. Cover buttons start from 50p.