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The staircase in your home is often taken for granted and overlooked. However, a bespoke renovation can make a real difference to the value as well as the aesthetic of your home – and renovating yours is easier than you’d think.
With over 30 years designing bespoke interiors, we know a thing or two about transforming outdated hallways into spectacular spaces. Using the structure of your existing staircase as a base, each part is expertly re-defined by hand from your choice of high-quality materials for a stunning end result.
Any staircase can benefit from a bespoke redesign, which often involves the full replacement of the newel posts, handrails, base rails and spindles with new components. Avoiding all the upheaval and disruption associated with a staircase replacement; so no plastering, joinery works, building or planning is required.
The first step in achieving an enviable entrance is to arrange a design visit. This process is all about getting to know what kind of staircase you require and how you want it to look in relation to the rest of your home. Your ideas, combined with inspiration from our designers, could create something beautifully unexpected and unique. You may be stunned at just what can be achieved with a little imagination and a few hours’ input from an expert staircase designer. Awkward turns, uneven treads and sloping ceilings can easily be accommodated, so if you think your home’s layout is too unusual to benefit from a Neville Johnson staircase renovation, we’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
No two hallways are the same, so the end result is always bespoke and exclusive to your particular home. For example, a space that’s smaller or darker can be transformed using open spindles or glass balustrades that help natural light to flow. Alternatively, a staircase renovation in a larger hallway or a period home could look even grander in dark oak.
Every material in our staircase portfolio has its benefits and will be specially selected to bring out the beauty of your home. You may want an industrial look with forged steel spindles in a dramatic powder black finish, or maybe you want to complement a modern interior with a glass staircase, designed exclusively for you. As well as numerous design options, there are also functional features such as slip-resistant treads – especially useful if you have young children.
Everything is made using the finest quality materials by time-served craftsmen. Choose from a wide range of timbers including Oak, Sapele, Maple, Beech and Walnut and add beautiful finishing touches to create a perfect entrance and an elegant first impression.
One of our more popular combinations is glass and oak. It’s a perfect design for both new homes and period renovations. The glass panels allow light to flow from windows and doorways, giving the illusion of space even in the smallest of hallways. The warmth of the wood softens the glass panelling, and the whole effect is one of a stylish welcome.
Our steel staircases are available in a number of design styles and finishes that are unique to Neville Johnson. Steel can look dramatic with forged spindles, or you could opt for minimalist chic, combining brushed steel with glass.
If you’re thinking of updating your existing staircase then here are some of our most asked questions surrounding our renovation process.
Is the staircase structurally sound? The Neville Johnson designers need an existing solid structure before they can look to remove newels/ spindles. Once you have agreed the plans for your staircase, one of our surveyors will perform a meticulous survey of the area; double-checking the smallest details to ensure a seamless and fuss-free fit.
At Neville Johnson, we only use sustainable hardwoods to replace the existing timber balustrades, such as Oak, Maple, Beech, Walnut or Natural Sapele. These are often blended with toughened glass panels or steel spindles. Every staircase refurbishment we undertake is bespoke and tailored to the individual client’s requirements.
If you would like a little advice with a fresh pair of eyes, consider a free, no-obligation design visit with a professional staircase designer. They will listen to your ideas, introduce you to features you may not have thought about, appraise your space and discuss the best solutions for your home and budget.
If you would like to discover our full collection of bespoke staircase designs, request our free brochure or arrange a free design visit with one of our experts today.
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Design visits are an opportunity for our designers to listen to your ideas, likes and dislikes
and advise on the best way to unlock your home's potential. Whether your space is large, small
or a little bit awkward, a design visit helps visualise the best solution that is unique to you
and your home.
From the initial meeting with the senior designer to discuss our needs, to the surveyor and then the installer, we were extremely delighted with the end result. The installation process went without any problems. All the staff were very professional and we would recommend Neville Johnson without hesitation.
Rosalind Tunnicliffe, Solihull
The room is transformed and has been hugely admired by family and friends. I was pleasantly surprised by the attentive and courteous client care – everything went according to plan and nothing seemed too much trouble. They were in regular contact before and after the installation. I would highly recommend Neville Johnson to anyone wanting to transform a room.
Cherry Murdoch, London
From the initial contact with the company to the completion and installation everything was utterly professional; we have no hesitation in recommending the company to anybody. We are so pleased, that Neville Johnson is returning to install a new staircase!
Mr and Mrs Thorpe, Radcliffe
From the moment the brochure was delivered, I was optimistic that we were buying quality. I wasn’t disappointed. All contact made was courteous, polite and clear, with phone calls confirmed by email. In short, we’re really thrilled with our library and it was effortless from start to finish.
Alison Cole, Swinton
From contacting the company to the point where the cupboards were fitted I was impressed by the whole process. The initial salesperson that visited was knowledgeable and helpful. I would certainly use Neville Johnson again and highly recommend this company.
Mrs S. D, Lincolnshire
From the outset of our contract with Neville Johnson, we were supported with design choices, given expert advice and all deadlines were met. Everyone was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. The craftsmanship is superb; our staircase is now an outstanding feature of our open plan lounge.
Judith Scorer, Stockport
Our new staircase looks fantastic. We’ve had lots of compliments and it has transformed our hallway. The whole experience was great from beginning to end, from discussing our requirements to the finished article.
Mr & Mrs Begbie, Hampshire
I cannot recommend this company enough. From first contact we received very high quality service. We were informed as to everything that was going on, which was backed up by the necessary paperwork, plans and phone calls. The fitter was competent and the work he did we can’t fault.
Mrs K Holroyd, Wrexham
A real easy process, I would really recommend Neville Johnson to anyone. From the first phone call through to a very skilled fitter (who had to go above and beyond with our old house not having one straight line in it) it was all so easy. We couldn’t be happier that we chose to use Neville Johnson.
Richard Smith, Surrey
From our initial enquiry to the completion of our staircase, we have found all the members of the team at Neville Johnson to be very helpful, courteous and professional in all our dealings. The staircase has transformed our living space. We have been very impressed with this company from start to finish and would not hesitate to recommend them.
Pauline Treston, Northumberland