When installing a new staircase, there are lots of different factors involved in the cost of the project, from the materials used to the staircase design company you choose. Defining your budget is one of the most important steps of the design process, helping you to make decisions more easily and set expectations from day one.
If you’d like to know more about the budget you’ll need for this type of work, here are some of the key considerations you’ll need to think about.
Complexity of the Staircase Design
Simple staircases may require less budget than a more complex design, so it’s worth thinking about which features are ‘essential’ and which are ‘desired’. If you start with anything you’re not flexible about (e.g. you want a floating staircase in an open plan space), this will let you know how much wiggle room you have for anything extra.
You could save money by working with a staircase designer who has standard models you can customise to help you see how changing different features affects the overall cost. This is often the perfect compromise for those looking to build a bespoke staircase.
Additional Project Requirements
When your stair designer or architect performs your site visit, they’ll be able to tell you more about any additional requirements for the build. This includes any staircase demolition costs, for example, if you’re remodelling an existing space. If the site doesn’t exist yet, e.g. you need a quote for a staircase in a new build home, they may have to work from plans to provide an estimate.
Size of Your Home
The size of your home may also affect the cost of a new staircase. For example, in larger homes where there’s a bigger space between floors, it may require the installation of L-shaped or U-shape stairs, which take up less space than straight models but may require further materials for the extra landing point. Bigger staircases will also need more materials for extra treads and longer handrails.
Staircase Materials & Design Details
As staircase designs become more complex, you may want to think about the different materials involved. A simple metal staircase may start at £9,000, but this cost can increase as the level of detail expands or other materials are added.
Ask your designer to talk through the costs of using different materials in the design, such as timber steps, glass balustrades and metal side fixings. You may also want coloured materials used which fit in with the décor of your home or a handrail made from a premium material.
Involving a staircase designer from the beginner who knows your budget can help to formulate a design that ticks as many boxes as possible.
Need an expert staircase designer?
Speak to the team at DDC London. During your initial consultation, we’ll work closely with you to define your needs, including your budget for the project. We offer services across the South East, coming out to properties in Berkshire, Chiswick and Croydon. To get started, contact us.