Preparing your stairs


How to dismantle your stairs

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Before you can update the look of your stairs, your old stairs will need to be dismantled and made ready. Although it may be satisfying to smash the old spindles out with a sledge hammer, it would be wise to pay some thought to what you actually need to keep in place. Newel bases, for example, usually form part of the underlying stair structure and should not be ripped out.

These instructions are intended to help you avoid costly mistakes and help you achieve the end result quickly and easily. We will guide you through the whole process, from dismantling your stairs to preparing the newel posts.

Read every section before you begin to ensure that you are aware of all the most important points. You might also like to take a look at Richard Burbidge's instructional video on preparing your stairs for a new balustrade.


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