SUMMER SALE

30% OFF CLAMPED 40% off EMBEDDED balustrade kits

SALE ENDS IN

Days
Hours
Minutes
SORRY... YOU MISSED IT.

BOOK YOUR VIDEO CALL NOW.
DISCOUNT APPLIED AT CHECKOUT

STAIRCASE MEASURING GUIDE

Measuring your stairs can be achieved in 4 steps. It requires a tape measure and a protractor.

If you need a protractor, StairFurb can send you one with your order.

Alternatively, we’ve designed video consultations that are a quick and helpful way to get guidance on taking staircase measurements.

Quick Links

STAIRCASE MEASURING GUIDE

Before You Get Started

We have tried to simplify the measurement process required to replace your entire stair balustrading. You’ll need to provide four measurements: ‘height one’, ‘height two’, handrail length and baserail angle.

Depending on your project, you may not need to measure every part of the staircase. For example, if you are only replacing the handrail, we only need the handrail measurements.

Throughout this guide, there are steps to follow if they contain the part you need to complete your project. If you have any queries, or need any help, please contact one of the team and we’ll help – or contact via WhatsApp. 

STAIRCASE MEASURING GUIDE

Measuring 'Height One':

Height one is only needed if you are retaining your existing handrails and only ordering glass and clamps.

1 icon

Please note, if your project requires a new baserail, follow the step below.

3 icon

Measure the same points at three different places on the staircase. Checking for variance is important as over time, the staircase may have changed slightly. Take note of the smallest measurement.

Height One Measuring Video

To rewind or fast forward, use your left and right arrow keys – or if on mobile, tap the left or right hand side of the video.

STAIRCASE MEASURING GUIDE

Measuring 'Height Two':

Measuring the internal angle between your newel post and the stair string.
1 icon

If there is a cap on your newel post, measure to the underside of the cap.

2 icon

The measurement must start from the underside of the existing baserail rather than the top of the baserail.

3 icon

If you are wanting to fit a new handrail, you must ensure there is enough space for the new handrail bracket to fit to the top of the newel post. This needs to be 70mm width and 150mm height of flat surface.

4 yellow icon

Unless you have a specific newel post length in mind, we suggest a measurement of at least 1000mm to ensure that the finished glass and handrail height meet building regulations. 

If you would prefer to check the various lengths of newel post available, check here.

Height Two Measuring Video

To rewind or fast forward, use your left and right arrow keys – or if on mobile, tap the left or right hand side of the video.

STAIRCASE MEASURING GUIDE

Measuring Handrail Length

This measurement is to determine the length of your handrail.

1 icon

Measure from inside the bottom newel post to the inside of the top newel post.

2 icon

The measurement must start from the underside of the existing baserail rather than the top of the baserail.

3 icon

If you have a spirit level, make sure your newel posts are sat vertically. If your newel posts are not plumb vertical we recommend replacing your newel posts and book a free video call with one of our experts to discuss If either newel post does lean, use the baserail measurement instead.

Handrail Length Measurement Video

To rewind or fast forward, use your left and right arrow keys – or if on mobile, tap the left or right hand side of the video.

STAIRCASE MEASURING GUIDE

Measuring Baserail Angle

Height two is only needed if you wish to replace your current handrails or baserails with new, StairFurb handrails/baserails. 
1 icon

If you don’t have a protractor, you can still place an order. StairFurb will send you a digital protractor to measure this.

2 icon

Get a spirit level and place the spirit level plumb vertical (perfectly vertical), measure the angle between this and the baserail.

Baserail Angle Measuring Video

To rewind or fast forward, use your left and right arrow keys – or if on mobile, tap the left or right hand side of the video.

STAIRCASE MEASURING GUIDE

Staircase Measuring FAQs

1 icon

We suggest booking a video call so that we can see your staircase and best assist with your requirements.

2 icon

StairFurb can recommend a fitter in your area who may be able to measure for you at a fee.

It is best to speak to one of our team first, so we can try assist you through the process yourself.

Save Cart
Your Shopping Cart and Stairfurb Configuration will be saved and you'll be given a link. You, or anyone with the link, can use it to retrieve your Cart at any time.
Back Save Cart
Your Shopping Cart will be saved with Product pictures and information, and Cart Totals. Then send it to yourself, or a friend, with a link to retrieve it at any time.
Your cart email sent successfully :)