Straight Staircase

Straight stairs are the most common type of staircase. Further down this page you will find information and a variety of recent examples using different finishes and with different specs.

When you’re ready, use our staircase designer to design your own Straight Staircase


Why choose a straight Staircase?

Straight stairs are the cheapest type of staircase because they are the easiest to design and construct, as well as being easy to install. The building regulations do an excellent job of making staircases safe and comfortable to use, and in some cases, a straight, uninterrupted flight of steps can be safest, not only because there is no turn, but also because you have a clear view from top to bottom, which matters when it comes to stairs.

What do you have to measure for a Straight Staircase?

  • Total Length (A)

    The total length that the staircase takes, as you measure along the floor. If you were to hang a string from where the staircase joins the upper level, where would the string land? You measure from that point to where the staircase starts.

    Alternatively, you can measure the length of the opening the staircase is going into, and use that as your Total Length measurement.

  • Floor Height (Fh)

    This measurement is taken from the top of the finished floor downstairs to the top of the finished floor upstairs.

    It is important this this measurement is from the finished floor to the finished floor so the top riser meets the upper level perfectly.

  • Width (W)

    This measurement is the total width you would like the staircase to be, including the stringers and any newel posts.


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Your perfect staircase starts by taking measurements

We’ve simplified the whole process from decision making, ordering and confirmation. Watch this video to see how easy it is to take measurements. Once this is done the exciting creative part starts!

  • Any questions?

    Our FAQ section has all the standard questions we get asked by customers along with our answers, of course...

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  • Materials

    Once you know what staircase you can have for the space you have, you will want to select the right materials.

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Ready to send in your designs for feedback and a quote?

Our staircase designer has been built to give you a visual based on the type of staircase and the measurements you put in. Once submitted, we will have our planning team review the design and come back to you with any suggestions and a quote.