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Have you replaced/improved your staircase?

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Millybingbong Mon 23-Oct-17 22:01:32

I am not sure whether a whole replacement might be the way to go, but we have very creaky stairs, and a super ugly ballustrate and the footprint of the bottom step is not what I either (too decorative)

Has anyone any experience in this area? There seem to be lots of companies that sell staircases or parts but perhaps it is just a normal carpenter to fit? I want something quite plain .

I also want some drawers in the low bit under the stairs.

Thanks in advance,

Millybingbong Tue 24-Oct-17 08:55:44

Anyone? Do diy-ers only come out in the day?

whiskyowl Tue 24-Oct-17 09:06:52

You need to get a joiner out and get a quote. It may be the whole thing needs replacing, it may be you can just replace a few parts and it'll be like new.

Prusik Tue 24-Oct-17 09:46:51

My husband is a "decorator" (he does much more than just decorate) - he pulled down all the stairs panelling when I was 37 weeks pregnant! and put up new balustrades with a handrail. He then kind of sanded off the nule (sp?) posts to shape them a little. It looks a lot better.

He also did it for his uncle - the quote didn't cost as much as I thought it would.

Someone would be able to supply and fit for you, no problem. It'll only take a couple of days.

ScrubbyGarden Tue 24-Oct-17 13:20:24

Our general small builder completely rebuilt our stairs to even our some different height treads. Cost £600 and took a couple of careful days.

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