Bespoke Staircase Designers

James Steel has over 40 years’ experience as timber staircase specialists.

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We design, manufacture and install contemporary and traditional bespoke staircases and handrails.

We project manage everything from design to completion. We take pride in working closely with architects, interior designers, builders and directly with private clients.


Bespoke staircases designed for you – using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship

James Steel survey and model the stairs using CAD/CAM software in a variety of configurations be it straight, winder flights, curved, continuous, helical or elliptical. The stairs can be built in various materials incorporating all types of timber including oak, walnut, sapele, pine, ash and wenge. We also use metal and glass within our designs.

We can create many different styles of new staircases:

Our team of time-served craftsmen and the latest cutting edge CNC machinery, are able to produce wreathed handrail, curved continuous handrailing, magnificent scrolls, swan necks and volutes.

Our in-house wood finishing department provides the stairs or components in an array of finishes, factory sprayed lacquers, stains or primed ready for finishing on site.

We are proud of the work we carry out and the excellent bespoke stairs that we manufacture in our workshop in Hertfordshire.

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Client testimonials

"“We are delighted with the staircase and we could not have been happier with the two installers, Ian and Joe. They could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We will certainly recommend you to people in the future.”"

Client staircase in Chigwell

"Just wanted to thank you, and to tell you how happy we are with the staircase. You spent a lot of time with me trying to get the best staircase we could out of our very limited budget, and you really did pull off a great result. Thank you, Regards, Gary "

Gary August 2019

Client staircase in Radlett

"Professional and excellent service. Spent time with me to ensure the design was exactly how I wanted it to be. Very happy with the result and a lovely team to work with."

Verity Howard August 2018

Curved staircase raw iron spindles

"Dear Rob, Hope all well. Just a quick email to let you know how absolutely delighted we are with the staircase. It’s really beautiful and exactly as we wanted. It was a real pleasure working with you. Your 2 guys on site these past few weeks have been amazing. All the builders have commented on what lovely young men they are, so polite and well mannered & respectful and they get on with everyone which is important when there are so many people on site."

"I'd highly recommend James Steel. They were helpful and patient with getting the best design within our confined space. The end result is a stunning modern individual staircase which we are delighted with. We were really glad we used a local company and would definitely use them again."

Sarah Harding Client Staircase

"Very pleased we used this company for 2 flights of stairs for our self-build project. Great to work with from start to finish. We love the finished product, which includes stair treads and handrails stained to perfectly match our chevron, smoked, white oiled parquet flooring. Highly recommend."

Client glass and oak staircase

"We used James Steel to design and install a new, more contemporary staircase. We went for solid cherry wood, with glass panels. The result is stunning. A truly professional company."

Bespoke design client staircase

"Great work as always."


We are confident that our team will offer you the best advice, highest quality materials and craftsmanship.

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