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£400 - £15,000







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A well-built staircase should make it easy for you to move between floors and complete your space. If your staircase is starting to become unsafe, it's time to upgrade your staircase with a new look and stronger form. 

The cost of installing a new staircase ranges from £400 to £15,000, depending on the design, with labour costs running between £100 to £200 per day. This could still increase depending on the material, your location, and the staircase's size.  

With the infinite choices and decisions involved in staircases, it is easy to get lost in costs and spiral away! Make more informed choices and read through our comprehensive price guide to find out staircase renovation costs.

New staircase price list

Aside from the size and location, new staircase costs in the UK can go higher or lower depending on the staircase design. Check the table below for the type and its average supply cost. Keep in mind that these costs exclude labour.

Staircase design

Average costs



Middle landing









Starts at £15,000

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Factors that affect the cost of a new staircase

Size of the staircase

The size and scale of the staircase would affect how much it costs to build a new staircase. The further the height of the stairs between the levels, the more expensive it will be since it will require more labour and materials. The number of steps and the length and width of each step should also be considered.


The average cost to build a new staircase differs per location. Expect prices to be higher if you are located in London.

Labour costs

The average labour cost of installing a new staircase in the UK ranges from £100 to £200 per day. Home builders usually charge £100 to £300 per day, depending on the project's complexity. If you plan to hire a designer or an architect to help you with the interiors, they often charge £200 to £1,000 per design.

If you need help managing the entire project, you may also hire a general contractor to oversee it for you.

Material and type

From softwood to glass, metal to concrete, you can choose from various materials for your staircase. Regardless of the design, softwood is the cheapest among all materials. Hardwood can go up depending on what type, while glass, stone, and concrete are on the higher end of costs. 

Staircase material

Estimated costs


£450 to £2,000


£800 to £4,000


£1,100 to £3,000


Starts at £1,800


Starts at £800


Softwood stairs are the most budget-friendly, starting at £450. It is highly customisable and can be painted and tinted to match your interiors. However, softwood requires the most maintenance across all other types and is not as hard-wearing as hardwood. Some examples of softwood are pine and hemlock.


Hardwood, such as oak, ash, and walnut, costs roughly twice as much as softwood, starting at £800. Hardwood is known for its durability, which can last for decades. It is also very versatile in design thanks to its rich and natural varnish and requires very little maintenance compared to softwood. 


Metal staircases are space-saving, long-lasting, and highly durable. It can be built in various shapes and design options, such as straight, spiral, floating, curved, and flared. Metal staircase costs start at £1,100. It also requires maintenance, such as waxing and coating, to prevent rust and keep it in tip-top shape.


Concrete and stone staircases are known for their ease of installation and strength. It is resistant to rotting, cracks, and other extreme conditions like fire or calamity. All these come at a cost, as concrete is one of the most expensive materials starting at £1,800


Glass staircases cost around £800, and are often combined with wood or metal to enhance the final look. This type enhances indoor lighting and provides an illusion of a bigger space. It is also easier to clean than other types. However, glass staircases are also prone to cracking, which can be a safety issue, especially if you have kids. 

a straight wooden staircase in a house

Planning permission and building regulations

Generally, planning permissions are not required in the UK except if you live in a listed building. However, building regulations must be followed when installing a new staircase. A Building Control Officer may visit your location and inspect your staircase. If it passes the inspection, you'll be approved to install your staircase. The fee for inspection and approval typically costs around £200.

You can also talk to a building consultant to help ensure your project complies with Building Regulations even before the inspection. 

Additional costs to consider

As you get a few steps closer to your dream staircase, you might encounter additional work that leads to other costs. To avoid unexpected spending, we've put together a list of potential added costs.

Additional items

Estimated costs


£40 to £120 per rail

Wooden flooring

£10 to £45 per m²

Laminate flooring

£15 to £30 per m²


£150 to £180 per side


£20 to £60 per tin

Wood stain

£10 to £40 per tin

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The average time it would take to finish the installation would vary per project. However, if we are looking at a basic straight staircase, the estimated installation time would take around two days.

If you see big cracks and hear loud creaks from your current staircase, it would be best to renovate your staircase. Doing so would help prevent potential accidents for your family. It will also help you save costs from structural damages and house rebuilding if the staircase collapses.

For wood, regular sweeping and vacuuming are needed to keep it clean. Metal requires waxing and coating every few years to help prevent rust. Concrete and stone need to be washed with a brush and dish soap to remove dirt and debris from time to time. Lastly, a special glass cleaner or a mild detergent would do the trick for glass staircases.

If your existing staircase is still sturdy but requires a few fixes, it might be best to book a repair instead of installing a new one. The average labour repair cost starts at £12 per hour. However, the repair costs to repair a staircase could increase depending on how complex or severe the damage is.

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