Staircases

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of staircases. To find out more contact us today.

What is a staircase?

A staircase is a series of steps designed to gain access between floor levels. Common staircase components include the string, treads, risers, newel posts, balustrades, and handrails.

Staircases are made of many different materials to include, hardwoods, softwoods, MDF, metal and building materials such as concrete.

Payne Carpentry Ltd have supplied and installed all kinds of staircases over the years from steel fabricated, pre-cast concrete stairs to all styles of timber staircases.

WHAT IS THE INSTALLATION PROCESS OF A STAIRCASE?

It is essential that the building is watertight prior to installing timber staircases to prevent water damage. Pre-cast concrete & steel fabricated staircases do not necessarily require the building to be watertight as these types of staircase are generally installed with the use of a crane.

Ordinarily a traditional timber staircase would be installed prior to the walls being plastered although some developers may work outside of this method. Usually the staircase will hook on to a floor joist trimmer at the top of the flight and be fixed into that trimmer and through the side of the staircase that abuts a wall. It is important to have knowledge of what the flooring make up’s will be to ensure that the top step is flush with the finished floor to prevent trip hazards.

All the steps should be of the same amount of going and rise, all steps other than the very bottom step will be established by the manufacturer. It is important to know what the finished floor build up will be at the bottom of the flight in order to maintain this regularity, particularly in modern construction where finished floors are placed on top of sub-floors, incorporating underfloor heating systems etc.

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How can we manage your needs?

Payne Carpentry have extensive experience in the many types of staircase. We manage our clients’ needs by providing time and cost saving solutions by carrying out the following compulsory works procedures as part of our standard service.

  • All applicable installations are completed to manufacturing guides for product warranties
  • Quality and workmanship audits throughout the job
  • Health and Safety auditing for a clean, safe work environment
  • Regular site reports to assist site managers with build progress
  • Training & development programmes to improve our service
  • Always considering other trades when working onsite by going the extra mile on our quality of work and keeping things clean and tidy
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We are always available and more than willing to offer valuable advice to our clients in assisting with the selection of products and services that are best suited. Below is a list of these additional services we offer.
  • A Supply and fit service
  • A Labour only service
  • Liaise with any client, Architect, structural engineer & design representatives at the initial stages of your project
  • Liaise with Local Build Control authorities/officers to sign off the installed works for warranty approvals etc. 

Get in Touch With Payne Carpentry Ltd.


We have been leading Devon’s carpentry industry with superior quality, reliable communication and efficient, effective solutions. If you have a project you would like us to work on, we would love to hear from you.

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1 Victoria Road,
Exmouth, Devon
EX8 1DL
Company number: 08938517