The Anatomy of a Staircase

A step-by-step guide to the language, components and requirements of a modern day staircase

Nothing gives a house more presence, proportion and style than a staircase, however it’s often one of the last things people think of when designing their house.

Like any industry, manufacturing staircases has its own language

Here, within this guide we set-out to explain the terminology. Keeping things as simple and straight forward as possible – just like how we do business.

Staircase Components

To further enhance the experience, Central Joinery offers an unrivalled choice of components - newel posts with different style caps, volute handrails,spindle designs and handrail profiles, all finished in the timber of your choice to create a truly unique staircase, irrespective of property size and budget.


Acorn Newel Cap Ball Newel Cap Mushroom Newel Cap
Imperial Newel Cap Standard Flat Cap Ovolo Flat Cap
Classic Flat Cap Regal Flat Cap CJHA Pattern Handrail
CJHB Pattern Handrail CJHC Pattern Handrail CJHCD Pattern Handrail
CJHE Pattern Handrail CJHF Pattern Handrail CJHG Pattern Handrail
CJHH Pattern Handrail Ranch Style Wall Handrail With Backing Pad   Moptsick Handrail
 Pigs Ear Wall Rail  Bullnose Step  Bow Step
 Classic Cut String Bracket  Traditional Cut String Bracket  Single Go Curtail Step
 32mm Georgian Turned Spindle  32mm or 41mm Stop Chamfered Balluster  41mm Colonial Turned Spindle
 41mm Colonial Fluted Turned Spindle  41mm Palace Turned Spindle  41mm Palace Fluted Turned Spindle
 41mm Palace Twist Turned Spindle    


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