Staircase Newel Posts

Newel Post

For all of your newel post needs, head straight to Pear Stairs, where we boast a wide variety of some of the most contemporary styles around. Whatever length of newel post you need, we can provide you with a post which fits your exact specifications, in standard square, stop chamfered, fluted, stop ovolo, and turned staircase designs.

Pear Stairs newel posts come in many stunning styles, from standard to decorative, so whatever your design tastes, there’s something here for you. As our newel posts can be purchased quickly and securely online, and delivered within a short matter of days, your stairs will look amazing in no time at all.

Standard Staircase Newel Posts

Pear Stairs Square, Stop Chamfered and Stop Ovolo newels are easy to purchase and construct.

Standard Square Newel Post

The ultimate in
uncomplicated design.
The clean lines of the square newel will never go out of fashion.

Square Newel Post

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Stop Chamfered Newel Post

A contemporary but classical style, shown here in Pine, that perfectly highlights the natural beauty
and texture of the wood.

Stop Chamfered Newel Post

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Stop Ovolo Newel Post

A modern, simplistic look infused with timeless elegance creating a stunning balustrade.
Shown here in Oak.

stop ovolo newel post

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The above newels can be used as shown in the drawing below. This is the cheapest means for manufacturing staircases.

Affordable Staircase UK

Length of Newel

The length of the newel to purchase for the landings, top and bottom of staircases are, in most cases 1500mm long, it depends on the style of staircase and how deep your trimmers are. Pear Stairs sell more newels this length than any other length available.

If you are renovating a staircase then the length of the other newels are taken by first measuring the length of the existing newels. Then purchase the next largest newel length in the chart below:
 


Standard Newel Lengths

1500 mm
2400 mm
3000 mm
3600 mm
4500 mm


So for example, if you measure an existing newel at 2050mm you have to purchase a newel 2400mm long. You can cut it to length when it arrives on site.

Turned Staircase Newels

If you want to change the top half of the newel to a fancy design, this is also easy, first you need to decide which style of turned newel you require (that will sit on a base newel). Your choice of style includes: Georgian, Fluted Georgian, Oxford, Fluted Oxford, Provincial and Twist, see below

Georgian

The Georgian style is our most popular choice. Shown here in Pine, available as standard in 90mm, 70mm and 83mm are also available upon request. With its elegant but simple design it will suit most styles of home.

staircase newel posts - georgian newel

staircase newel posts - georgian newels

staircase newel posts - georgian newels

staircase newel posts - georgian newels

staircase newel posts - georgian newels

staircase newel posts - georgian newel

PST-1

PST-2

PST-3

PST-4

PST-4-PULPIT

PST-5

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Fluted Georgian

The fluted version of our Georgian range is shown here in Hemlock. The fluting adds an extra touch of elegance to this classic design.

staircase newel posts - fluted georgian newels

staircase newel posts - fluted georgian newels

staircase newel posts - fluted georgian newels

staircase newel posts - gluted georgian newels

staircase newel posts - fluted georgian newels

staircase newel posts - fluted georgian newels

PST-1

PST-2

PST-3

PST-4

PST-4 PULPIT

PST-5

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Oxford

The Oxford style is an alternative design to the Georgian, a more rounded look but still distinctive and attractive in any home. It is shown here in Ash.

staircase newel posts - oxford newels

staircase newel posts - oxford newels

staircase newel posts - oxford newels

staircase newel posts - oxford newels

staircase newel posts - oxford newels

staircase newel posts - oxford newels

PST-1

PST-2

PST-3

PST-4

PST-4-PULPIT

PST-5

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Fluted Oxford

The beautiful Oxford range is enhanced by elegant fluting. Shown here in Sapele.

staircase newel posts - oxford fluted newels

staircase newel posts - oxford fluted newels

staircase newel posts - oxford fluted newels

staircase newel posts - oxford fluted newels

staircase newel posts - oxford fluted newels

staircase newel posts - oxford fluted newels

PST-1

PST-2

PST-3

PST-4

PST-4-PULPIT

PST-5

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Provincial

For those who desire something a bit different, the Provincial range offers style and sophistication. Shown here in Oak.

staircase newel posts - provinical newels

staircase newel posts - provinical newels

staircase newel posts - provincial newels

staircase newels - staircase newel posts

staircase newel posts - provincial newels

staircase newel posts - provincial newels

PST-1

PST-2

PST-3

PST-4

PST-4-PULPIT

PST-5

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Twist

A more traditional design which can be used on its own or with a plainer style to create a stunning look. Shown here in Hemlock.

staircase newel posts - twist newel

staircase newel posts - twist newels

staircase newel posts - twist newels

staircase newel posts - twist newels

staircase newel posts - twist newels

staircase newel posts - twist newels

PST-1

PST-2

PST-3

PST-4

PST-4-PULPIT

PST-5

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Please Note - 
All of the above fit onto a base newel, you now need to work out (for the style you have chosen) which part to purchase and fit on a base newel i.e. which one of the newel types (PST1, PST2, PST3, PST4, PST5 and Pulpit) do you require for the correct application:
 
Please Also Note - All spigotts on bottom of newels are 50mm diameter.

Staircase Newel Types

The following is an explanation of how you choose the correct newel type:

PST- 1

Usually used to match older staircases, more vogue nowadays to use the longer PST-3.
A PST-1 is rarely used nowadays. Was used at the bottom of a staircase.

PST-1 Staircase Explained



PST-2

Used where the rake is at 900mm but the landing is at 1100mm
(say for a public staircase),
again rarely used, so used in special situations where handrails meet at different heights.

PST-2 Staircase Explained



PST-3

The most used newel post type that Pear Stairs has in stock. Used in landings, especially where the horizontal landing rail meets an up coming sloping rail.

PST-3 Stairs Explained

PST-4

Used on the inside corner of a winder stairs with
four winder steps.

PST-4 Stairs Explained

PST-5

Used where the handrail passes over the top of the continuous handrail newel.

PST-5 Stairs explained


Pulpit

Used on the inside corner of a winder stairs with
three winder steps.


Pulpit Stairs  Explained

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Below are drawings showing different configurations of newel post types:

Example 1.

This is called a "dog leg" staircase with a bullnose step.

staircase newel example 1



Example 2.

This is a quarter turn staircase with landing.

staircase newel example 2

Length of Base:

To work out the length of the base for your turned newel.

For Landings, bottom of stairs and top of stairs.

you require a PST-3 (turned newel) and 700mm newel base.

See below:
 

type of turning required


For your other newels

you can measure the existing length. Take off the turned newel length, then go the next size up for your newel base, see below:

Standard Base Lengths

500 mm
700 mm
915 mm
1375 mm
1500 mm
1800 mm
2100 mm
2400 mm
2700 mm
3000 mm
3300 mm
3600 mm


Example

So, if your existing newel is 2407mm you would choose a newel base as follows:



2407mm - 790mm =
1617mm

Nearest next largest
base size =
1800mm


Order PST-3
with 1800mm Newel Base

selecting newel base size

Alternatively just look up the charts that Pear Stairs use in order to save you time. See below:



PST-1 Newel Table

pst1 Newel Post

and

Newel Base

 

PST-1

 

Base

PST-2 Newel Table

PST-2 Newel Base

and

newel base

 

PST-2

 

Base



PST-3 newel table

PST3 Newel Post

and

newel base

 

PST-3

 

Base


PST-4 Newel Table

PST-4 Newel Post

and

newel base

 

PST-4

 

Base


PST-5 Newel Table

PST5 Newel Post

and

newel base

 

PST-5

 

Base

PST4-Pulpit Newel Table

PST- Pulpit

and

newel base

 

PST-4
Pulpit

 

Base


If you are concerned at all about your choices, remember you can always phone Pear Stairs on 01938 553311, we are a very friendly helpful company.

Pear Stairs sell newels in all shapes and sizes, but remember if you have any questions don't hesitate to phone us about your newel choice. We are a very friendly company, phone Pear Stairs on 01938 553311.