UK: Spindles: Spindle Manufacturers & Suppliers




Spindles are the vertical elements in a stair balustrade. The simplest are wooden Square Spindles. Stop Chamfered Spindles have the corners of the spindle chamfered off at 45 degrees for much of the spindle's length. Decorative turned spindles have Georgian or twist designs. All these types of spindle are available new. Firms will also produce exact copies of existing spindles for the repair of traditional staircases. Decorative teel spindles, giving a wrought iron look, are also available. Contemporary spindle designs may take the form of simple rods, or vertical glass panels. Leading UK suppliers of spindles are profiled below the panel of sponsored links. 




Pear Stairs: Stair Spindles. Pear Stairs, based in Welshpool, Wales, are a leading manufacturer and distributor of stair parts including spindles. The Pear Stairs website carries more than 170 images of previous stair projects, illustrating numerous options for stair spindles. Pear Stairs supply spindles in American White Oak, Ash, Pine, Hemlock, Sapele, and Southern Yellow Pine. More exotic options include Black Walnut and Idigbo. Metal spindles, giving a wrought iron appearance, are also available. Different spindle designs can be alternated. For example a barley-twist traditional wooden spindle can be alternated with a straight grooved spindle. And a decorative metal spindle can be alternated with a simpler one. Wooden spindle designs include: Standard Square Spindles, Stop Chamfered Spindles, Stop Ovolo Spindles, Georgian Spindles, Georgian Fluted Spindles, Oxford Spindles, Oxford Fluted Spindles, Colonial Spindles, Provincial Spindles, and Twist Spindles.

Old Basing Woodworking: Stair Spindles. Old Basing Woodworking Company, based in Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hampshire, is a manufacturer of custom made staircases and turned stair parts including spindles. The company supplies 120 standard designs of spindles, including twisted, fluted and reeded items. All spindles can be provided with matching newel posts to go at the foot of the stair. Existing spindles can be exactly copied, for example when a staircase is being extended into a loft room. It is advisable to send an old spindle, rather than a photograph or drawing, so that it can be exaclty matched. Timber options include Redwood Pine, Yellow Pine, Poplar, Douglas Fir, Beech, Sapele, Ash, Mahogany, Oak, Cherry, Black Walnut, and Maple. It is recommended that softwood timber should be varnished, and hardwood timber should be oiled, using a brush for application. 


Richard Burbidge: Stair Spindles. Richard Burbidge, based in Oswestry, Shropshire, is family owned company which was started by Henry Burbidge in 1867. The current chairman is Richard Burbidge, who is Henry Burbidge's great grandson. Richard Burbidge are experts in wooden balustrade, supplying a wide range of systems for use inside and outside the home, on staircases, decks, patios, and balconies. The Heritage stair balustrade is made from White Oak. It has a straight handrail and turned spindles. 46mm spindles are available from stock, 55mm spindles have a maximum three week lead time. The Classic stair balustrade is available in White Oak or Ash. The Fusion range is a contemporary design. It uses metal connectors in brushed nickel and chrome, and glass panels as spindles. Timber options include Oak, Dark Hardwood, Beech, and Pine. The Trademark balustrade range, intended mainly for sale to the trade, has traditional spindles and is available in White Oak, Ash, Sapele, Hemlock, and Pine. 




You may also like to visit our UK product guides on: Staircases, and Baby Gates.


Stair Product Guides: Baby Gates, Handrails, Spindles, Staircases, Stair Gates, Stairlifts, Stair Railings, Stairs.

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