February 26, 2019

How Long Does a Custom Staircase Project Take?

Looking for an impactful way to transform your home? A custom staircase might be the answer. Offering a stunning centrepiece to any home, a custom staircase allows you to add your own personality to your home in a really meaningful way. Rather than through decorations or fixtures, you can leave your mark on your home with a stunning custom staircase.

If you’re new to custom staircase project, you’ll want to get a sense of how long the project might take from start to finish. While the timeline can vary depending on the complexity of the project, here’s how long a custom staircase project should take.

The Design Phase

The design phase is often the longest part of the custom staircase project. Entire design phase, from the first consultation to the approval of the final design, can take as little as two weeks or as long as two months or more. You shouldn’t be concerned with getting through the design phase as quickly as possible. It’s important to take your time choosing the design, style, materials, and layout of your staircase.

We also view the space multiple times to get accurate measurements, ensure your staircase is up to code, and draft accurate designs. We will work with you one on one throughout the design process to keep you up to speed on your custom staircase. Depending on requested revisions and design changes, the design phase can easily be the longest and most important part of the project.

The Project Planning Phase

The project planning phase is often built into the overall design phase, but it’s important to understand what all goes into project planning. Our team of skilled carpenters will gather the necessary measurements of your space as well as create a custom project plan for your staircase.

Those plans often involve preparing your home for the project, removing the existing staircase, and fitting, building, and installing the new custom staircase. The project planning phase may only take a few business days, but it’s important that the plans are done right to help streamline the renovation.

The Construction Phase

Depending on the complexity of your staircase, the construction time can vary. For straightforward, traditional staircases, installation can be completed with a day or two. Complex staircases may take a little longer depending on the size, style, custom design, and materials of the components.

We work diligently to complete your project as quickly as possible without compromising on quality - we always use proper construction methods and adhere to strict safety regulations throughout the build.

Final Quality Checks

After the installation is complete, we’ll do a final walkthrough and quality check. If there’s anything out of place, we immediately resolve the issue - our goal is to exceed your expectations with the quality of the staircase and the overall service that the S&A Stairs team provides. The final walkthrough can be completed in just a few hours.

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Overall, you should expect at least a month to a month and a half for your project to be complete, and that’s for a straightforward, simple design without any special requirements. For more complex, intricate designs, it can take closer to three months from the initial design consultation to the final walkthrough. While it’s certainly a big project, a custom staircase can truly transform your house into the home of your dreams.

We pride ourselves in providing industry-leading staircase designs and construction services. For more information on our staircase design options or to get started with a design consultation, contact the team at S&A Stairs today.