Just a short note to let you know that we were really pleased with the individual items, that Shaw Stairs Ltd made for our new house. We have had numerous complimentary comments from visitors, and my clients regarding staircase etc. Your staffs were also courteous and professional, I will definitely be recommending Shaw Stairs again.

My husband and I would just like to say how delighted we are with our recent staircase renovation. From the initial enquiry right through to the completion of the project the service we received was first class. It was a real pleasure to do business with your company and would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.

Please pass on our thanks once again to everyone involved.
Kind regards
John and Karen Hayes from Milton Keynes

Wow! What a transformation! Just wanted to say thank you for our staircase renovation. Excellent job, first class in every respect and superb craftsmanship. Your team were a pleasure to have in the house and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you,
Jim & Clare Cooksley, Cardiff

What a great company, from the first meeting with Chris (designer) to plan our new stairs, through to the survey with Chris, to the fitting carried out by Brian and Jowel (whose workmanship is exemplary). All concerned made this a pleasant experience. We are absolutely delighted with the end product and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Shaw Stairs to anyone.
Wayne and Helen, Warwick

"I must let the world know what a fantastic job your guys did, with oak and glass, to remodel our staircase. It is stunning and the care taken with tiny details has been quite amazing. Moreover, it was a pleasure to have the pair of them in our home. Permanent smiles on their faces, obviously loving the job and proud of the result, Great stuff, Thank You All."
Mr & Mrs Bolton, Chepstow

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Pine stair parts and banister rails
Posted on 14th June 2019
Using pine stair parts and bainster rails
Here at Shaw Stairs Ltd, we offer a wide range and variety of uk pine stair parts and bainster rails. Customer's often locate our website after searching for pine banister rails for sale or maybe when looking for pine bainster rails and spindles and our extensive parts list can be quite overwhelming. This handy guide will talk you through our different pine parts available, including knotty pine stair parts and cheap pine stair parts
Pine spindles stair parts
So what is pine?
Pine is a softwood timber with knots. We do our best to keep these to a minimum where possible. We also offer a timber called Southern Yellow pine which has a more yellowy tone and is preferred by some. It is important to remember the majority of our pine stair parts are supplied unfinished. This will mean the parts will need a final seal with a varnish, wood stain or paint as required. It is crucial to ensure any knots are filled prior to finishing as this will prevent any wood sap leaking and causing brown marks. Pine is probably one of the most popular softwood materials used within the construction and joinery industry with it being competitively priced and long lasting. 
*Pictured below - Southern Yellow pine
Yellow pine stair parts
What pine stair parts are available for purchase?
Our pine stair parts include a wide range of products; everything from pine spindles, pine railings, pine bainster rails and fixings, pine newel posts etc. We cover all the products you would need for a new staircase or to refurbish an existing stairs meaning you can purchase everything you'd need in one place. We even have a handy guide on our website you can follow to understand how to fit your spindles and rails - click here to view more. 
If you have any further questions, you can contact our techincial sales team on 01827 54988.
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*If you are looking to finish your staircase balustrade, then we strongly recommended this is completed prior to installation. The sooner the parts are finished, then sooner they are protected against moisture and other environmental factors. Once installed, we would recommend a final coat to finish the stair parts to a high standard. 
Oak stair parts
Posted on 26th March 2019
Wondering which oak spindles to go for? Looking for a contemporary balustrade but using traditional oak timber? Wanting to add oak stair parts to your oak staircase or pine staircase? Then look no further; we've got you covered! From plain square oak spindles to combination oak and metal spindles, we're sure to have something for you. 
Traditional oak spindles
Our traditional oak spindles include turned and square designs but that doesn't mean these styles are necessarily outdated. Our oak stop chamfer spindles for example, are still one of our bestsellers with customer's commenting on modern style these provide with square edges and smooth lines. Our oak turned spindles are also very popular, especially with clients looking to refurbish an existing staircase in perhaps a Victorian or Edwardian property and wanting something that keeps inline with the style of the house. We have included some of these designs below:

Oak spindles for stairs
Modern oak spindles
Perhaps the square or turned styles aren't quite what you're looking for? We have some other fantastic designs available which can be used to modernise your existing stairs or be used with new oak staircases. One our favourite newer ranges is our contemporary Raymond twist spindles, these spindles have a sqaure, turned design which makes these quite unique to the current market. With more and more people preferring a square design, these spindles are really great. You can read more about our Raymond twist spindles here
Oak spindles online
New spindle designs
We have a hugh selection of oak spindles 32mm and oak spindles 41mm and we are introducing more and more products each month. Check out the new oak spindle designs on our website by clicking here. All of our spindles can be used with grooved rails with a lot of people recently opting for oak spindles with white handrails as the favoured design, or even white spindles with oak rails. The majority of our designs are available in a range of different timbers such as pine, ash and hemlock to name a few. 
Oak spindles near me
Oak spindles with metal
As well as our oak spindles for stairs we have already discussed, we also have a modern style of spindle; combining oak timber and either chrome or brushed nickel. The Axxys solo range has an oak square top and bottom block with the chrome or brushed nickel pole through the centre. These spindles are great if you are looking to add a modern touch without having to change your existing rails which might be required with other metal spindle ranges
Axxys solo
Should you have any questions, or wish to discuss a quotation, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales team on 01827 54988 or email your enquiry to info@shawstairs.com.
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How to fit wooden spindles
Posted on 21st March 2019
Wondering how to fit your timber balustrade or how to fit wooden spindles to a stairs? Torn between oak timber and pine wood? Looking for more information on how to fit oak spindles or how to fit various banister spindles? Then look no further; you have come to the right place! This handy guide will provide information on fitting timber balustrades and components. 
Step 1 - Using new or existing newel posts?
Firstly, you need to decide if you are looking to keep your existing newel posts in place, or if you are looking to change these. We offer full newel posts which can be viewed here by exploring the different timbers available such as pine and oak. We also offer a spigot newel post option, which is designed to be used where an existing newel post cannot be completely removed. This video by one of our suppliers, Richard Burbidge, shows how the spigot newel posts are secured in place and a good example of where you would use spigot newels. 
It is key that the new newel post or newel base is positioned centrally to the stair string to ensure the handrail can be fitted correctly. Also, you must ensure the newel post is long enough to support the handrail to the height outlined by current legislation (900mm tall, March 2019). The handrail height is measured from the pitch line which is an invisble line running from the bottom to the top of the stairs across the nosings of each tread. 
Staircase parts explained | Pitch line, treads and risers on a staircase
Step 2 - Installing the banister / handrail and baserail
The baserail is very simple to install. All you need to do is place the baserail on top of the string and mark where this needs to be cut to sit flush against the newels. Then simply apply a bit of PVA woodglue and screw the baserail down into the stair string. 
Installing the handrail is a very similar concept, however the handrails are fitted to the newel post and where they gain their strength. We offer a handrail fixing kit for this option as shown in the diagram below and you can view this product on our store by clicking here.
Universal handrail fixing kit with cover button | Easy handrail installation
Another option which can be considered for fitting the handrail is our chrome or brushed nickel universal handrail connectors which we have to suit a range of different handrail profiles we offer. These are simply fixed to the newel post and screwed to the handrail and adjust in angle to suit most stairs and landing sections.
Fit handrail to newel post
Step 3 - Installing the spindles
Now you are ready to install your spindles! This guide focuses on fitting wooden spindles to a stairs, however the first few steps can be applied when fitting other styles such as glass balustrades, chrome spindles or iron balustrades
Firstly, make sure you're up to date on all current legislation regarding balustrade, for example, the current requirement for spacing between spindles is a maximum gap that a 100mm sphere cannot pass through. Also for UK domestic balustrades, the handrail height achieved would need to be a minimum of 900mm, therefore requiring you use this size spindle (March, 2019). 
Oak stair spindles
*picture above is our contemporary raymond twist range
Similar to the method of cutting the handrail and baserail, offer the spindles up to the gap between the rails and mark where these need to be cut and to the angle of the stairs. Ensure enough is left at the top and the bottom to fit comfortably into the groove of both rails. Simply space your spindles, equally between the newels. You can use the infill provided to help you do so, but ensure you do not exceed the maximum gap between each spindle which is allowed (currently a maximum of 100mm). You must ensure the infill used between each spindles is at very least glued in place, if not nailed or pinned also. This will ensure the infill stays in the right place and maintains the consistent flow of the spindles. You would use the same method for fitting spindles to the landing also. 
Step 4 - Installing newel caps
Although there is no specific regulation against needing to use newel caps, the majority agree these help to complete a staircase refurbishment and finish off the stairs nicely. 
We offer a range of newel caps here at Shaw Stairs, including timber and metal caps or even combinations of the two so we are guaranteed to have something that suits your style! 
Newel Post Caps
The majority of our newel caps are recessed on the underside so you will simply apply a layer of PVA wood glue and place the caps ontop of the post. These are really simple to install yourselves and are great if you aren't very competent in carpentry! 
The following instructions are a guide to be used when fitting timber spindles and parts to a staircase or landing area. If you have any further questions, you can contact our techincial sales team on 01827 54988.
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*If you are looking to finish your staircase balustrade, then we strongly recommended this is completed prior to installation. The sooner the parts are finished, then sooner they are protected against moisture and other environmental factors. Once installed, we would recommend a final coat to finish the stair parts to a high standard. 
Reviews of Shaw Stairs Ltd
Posted on 19th March 2019
Did you know that we have a TrustScore of 8.6 out of 10 on Trust Pilot and 4.6 out of 5 on Google? Did you know you can view all reviews of Shaw Stairs through these sites and many more? Below you can view some testimonials we have selected, highlighting the sort of postive reviews Shaw Stairs receives; 
Review of Shaw Stairs Ltd - Customer reviews
Check out some more of our reviews on Trust Pilot now - https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/shawstairs.com 
Contemporary Raymond Twist Stair Parts!
Posted on 15th March 2019
Thinking of changing your staircase balustrade and looking for something warm, yet contemporary? Do you think traditional turned spindles are a little out-dated and want something more modern? Then our Raymond twist stair parts are definitely the choice for you! 
Below you can see out contemporary Raymond twist stair parts, fitted in a property where we also supplied a new staircase for this renovation project The raymond twist is available within our 41mm spindle range, and we have also developed newel posts to match! The newels are available in 90mm x 90mm size as a standard, however, we can machine bespoke sizes to order. The twist newels come as full, half and spigots so we are guaranteed to have a solution to suit your stairs. 
The picture above shows this range without any rebates. In the original design that was developed, the spindles feature a rebate around the top and bottom of the twisted section of the newel post and spindles - both options are still available for order depending on your preferences. This range is available in a range of timbers such as pine, hemlock and oak to name a few. 
If you love these stair parts as much as we do, then why not give our dedicated sales team a call on 01827 54988 for further information and a free, no obligation quote?
Feature Steps for your staircase
Posted on 13th March 2019

Our bullnose and curtail steps are part of our bespoke stair parts range and are made to order to our customer’s specific measurements and style. This means that we can manufacture various sizes to suit most staircases so you can create a feature step which will wow your visitors.

You may be wondering what the difference between bullnose and curtail steps is but it really is quite simple. A curtail step has curved or squared edges with a much larger radius than bullnose steps, this step usually travels around the newel post to finish off at either side of your staircase and tends to house the post. Similarly, a bullnose step also has round or squared edges but finishes off at the front edge of the newel post and has a much smaller radius. These feature steps can also be incorporated to suit a staircase joining a wall to allow for a half bullnose or curtail step.

We feel that a feature step really adds to the character of a staircase and offers a charming invitation which will make your visitors want to explore more. These steps can be exposed to show off a natural timber finish or carpeted depending on personal preference.

If you would like a free quotation please send your photos and measurements to our friendly sales team info@shawstairs.com. We also have a wide range of designs for you to take a look at on our social media pages, please follow the links for more information.

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White Primed Contemporary Solution Stair Parts
Posted on 11th March 2019
Thinking about how you can update your existing staircase? Wondering how you can add a modern twist to your run of the mill, white primed stair parts often supplied with new build properties? Then why not check out our solution range, now available in white primed! 
Our solution stair parts have been around for several years and are becoming more and more popular each day. This range was developed from our customer's feedback about how they liked the idea of using chrome or brushed nickel spindles, but didn't always like the commerical feel that the round styles sometimes offer. The solution range uses rectangular spindles which are nice and contemporary, creating sleek lines with square newel posts and matching caps. 
We have had so many requests for a white primed option for the solution range and this is now a stock item, meaning we can also turn around the white primed option in a week, rather than 10 - 14 days previously! 
I'm sure you'll agree this gives a beautiful finish with the white really contrasting with the metal work. The square lines, with the cleaness of the white parts makes a lovely modern design and we think this is a fantastic end result! 
If you're interested in updating your stairs, then why not give our friendly sales team a call on 01827 54988 for further information!  
Creative Stairs
Posted on 8th March 2019

Fancy Something different. If you are one of those people that like to be a bit different why not just take the plunge and go for it.

Maybe your thinking of making use of all that wasted space under your stairs? Why not check out some special storage ideas. Who wouldn’t want their own wine cooling room under their stairs?

Create a huge feature with some storage ideas. Bookshelf, shoe rack a hide out for the kids. We can help you with any bespoke ideas you may have.

Add a lick of paint and some handrail down lights and make it extra special.

The Shaw Stairs sales team are available 5 days a week. Pick up the phone and talk through your ideas. We will support you every step of the way.

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