How much does a staircase cost?
Like all things, it depends on the materials used and the time required to make and then install. Generally most standard design staircases using standard timbers & balustrade components range between $2,000 and $4,000+GST supplied and installed, with the price variation in this range typically depending on the staircase configuration and extent of additional components.
If the staircase has more custom design elements or uses more expensive timbers or materials like glass/wires/fabricated steel, the cost will begin to go up higher. Staircases which involve extensive custom made joinery or hand crafted pieces like scrolls or curved strings/handrails tend to be the most expensive (because of the time required), and even using standard materials can be upwards of about $15,000 to $20,000.
At Signature Stairs we try to find the best value for money for the client. It sounds simple, but the key ingredient for a successful project is in trying to deliver a staircase that complements the client’s broader building/renovation aspirations.
How long will it take to supply and install my staircase?
Generally our lead times are 4 – 6 weeks from job acceptance. If the project is large, or requires custom made joinery, more time is required.
Why doesn’t Signature Stairs use MDF?
Even though MDF is typically a more cost effective material than others, we find using solid timber instead leads to a stronger and more solid staircase, after-all a staircase is a structural item. For clients wanting a paint/carpet grade stair on a budget, we would typically use Pine. Even though a staircase in Pine works out to be a little more expensive than one made from MDF, some of our regular builders have been very happy with the result. In addition to a stronger and more stable staircase they also like the flexibility a Pine a staircase offers in being able to be stained, giving their clients another option other than carpet.