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How to Fit a Staircase

Staircase Fitting Guide

Below is a straightforward, 3 step guide to fitting a staircase. To view our in depth installation guide PDF, click here.

Top tips

Check everything is plumb

Ensure that everything is plumb on your flight prior to installing – it will be a lot easier to make necessary amendments this way.

Don't be afraid to trim

When fitting, you will need to trim your newel etc. as noted below. If you need to amend anything further, please give us a call just to talk it through and make sure that you are not doing anything that may negatively affect your flight.

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Adjust to fit

We are looking for your staircase to be supported by your trimmer joist, as such you will need to measure your joist thickness and amend your newel post to fit comfortably around it. Ideally you will look to achieve the horizontal measurement found on the staircase plan that we have supplied. As such you will need to cut your wall string and newel post back to flush with your riser. When you make these cuts you will be removing the top riser wedges so you may need to secure this in place with screws.

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Make the skirting cut

Not a necessity, but it really finishes the flight - If you haven't done so already you will need to make the skirting cut before fixing the staircase. Mark the cut with a square, making it slightly taller than your skirting height.

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Fix the staircase

Drill and screw/bolt through your stringer into the wall, 4-5 good fixings should be sufficient. Lastly, it’s always a good idea to bolt your newel post onto your trimmer to ensure a good, solid fixture.