Abbott-Wade newel posts add a bespoke touch to your staircase installation

There are many factors which add an individual touch to one of our bespoke staircase installations. By offering our customers different styles, colours and materials for our many stair parts we can ensure that every staircase we install fits perfectly into their surroundings. As well as offering a range of handrail and balustrade styles, we can also offer an array of newel posts. A newel post is a staircase’s supporting pillar which in addition to being a structural component, can provide aesthetic and decorative properties to make a feature of the stairway.

Abbott-Wade’s range of newel posts includes styles to suit a range of modern and traditional homes.


Square Newel Post

Our square newel posts are a contemporary style of newel with clean defined edges which pair beautifully with flat newel caps and contemporary glass balustrades.

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Stop Chamfered Newel Post

The chamfered edges of these newels soften the sharp corners of a square newel by creating a transition between in the faces which narrows as it meets the arris. Stop chamfered newel posts bridge the gap of a modern square newel and the turned newels popular in more traditional staircases. They are finished best with an Abbott-Wade pyramid newel cap and look equally at home when paired with glass or stop chamfered spindles.

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Turned Newel Post

Turned newel posts are most commonly associated with traditional staircases in period homes. They are often finished with a traditional ball cap or as a component in a continuous handrail as shown in the darker sapele and painted examples below.

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Grooved Newel Post

Our square newel posts can be customised with a single or double horizontal groove to add individual flair. This can works beautifully with almost any balustrade from glass to steel or even with matching grooved spindles.

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Fluted Newel Post

In addition to our grooved newels, we also offer bespoke fluting with vertical grooves in both newel posts and spindles which can be suited to various styles. The images below feature both oak and painted newels paired with timber and forged steel. Read More.

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Twisted & Sleek Newel Post

For an ultra-modern newel post consider our Sleek and Sleek-Twist newels which are available in oak or painted timber. They can be paired with a range of balustrades but often look at their finest with matching Sleek or Sleek-Twist spindles.

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Steel Baluster Post

Steel has become increasingly popular in domestic staircases in recent years with homeowners looking for a very contemporary style. Abbott-Wade offer stainless steel baluster posts and rails in both polished and brushed finishes as pictured below. These are often mounted onto a timber stub-newel (see the black staircase pictured below) but can also be mounted to the side of the outer stringer as pictured in the walnut & glass staircase (below).

With a trailblazing and highly specific design brief, this new flight pairs bewitching black stained oak with pristine stainless steel baluster posts and rails to house our 10mm toughened glass. Combining oak, steel and glass delivered an ultra-modern staircase synergy and left mediocrity far behind. brushed Stainless Steel square steel handrail & glass black oak steel and glass close up of a brushed stainless steel and glass balustrade in a straight staircase Steel & oak handrail renovation black & white Stainless steel and white



Painted & Stained Newel Post

As well as being available in a range of hardwood such as oak, walnut, sapele, ash and maple, all our newels are also available in a range of bespoke stained and painted finishes. Choose from one of our range of carefully selected colours or take advantage of our bespoke colour compliment service.

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No Newel Post

While newel posts are a structural component in a standard staircase, our bespoke staircases can be custom manufactured without the need for you to see them by opting for a new flight with frameless glass or our continuous handrail as pictured below!

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Round Newel Post

Our bespoke staircase service means that we always endeavour to create the perfect staircases for our customers. These round newels were custom manufactured for this bespoke helical staircase to meet the customers bespoke design specification.

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Newel Post Construction

The Abbott-Wade M8 newel post is our favoured newel and coveted by our competitors because the 8mm precision mitred faces provide 4 perfect oak faces without the visible joins which are evident in the laminated 2-piece newels used by other staircase companies. Read more about the Abbott-Wade newel here.


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