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Metal Gates and Steel Staircases in Guildford | 4 Types of Staircases

As a metal fabrication company, we manufacture all kinds of steel staircases for domestic, commercial and industrial customers in Guildford and the surrounding areas. To ensure your staircase meets your needs and fits the design of your property, it’s important to choose the right style. With over 30 years of experience, we find the perfect option for you. Whether you need an ornate feature for your home or a practical installation for a commercial building, we meet your needs. For the best results, we provide matching metal railings, balustrades and metal gates. We also offer driveway gates and composite gates.

When you choose us for metal fabrication, you enjoy a professional consultation and tailored services. No matter what kind of staircase you’re after, we offer expert guidance and high-quality products.

Here, we look at the four core types of staircases, including:

  • Straight

  • Spiral

  • Winder

  • Half and Quarter Landings


This is the most common style for steel staircases in Guildford. It’s a practical and cost-effective design that’s ideal for customers who want a simple, functional installation. Due to UK regulations, a single straight staircase is not always possible, but we advise on the requirements of your project.

Depending on the location and use of the stairs, we can install metal gates at either end for maximum safety and security. We also offer driveway gates and composite gates.


Spiral steel staircases are very useful in small or tight spaces, where they can replace ladders or steep steps. This is because they wind a full 360 degrees.

With aesthetic details, they can add an elegant touch to your property, making spiral staircases a popular option for many domestic and commercial applications.

It’s important to consider who will be using the staircase. Metal railings and balustrades are important additions to maximise safety. As specialists in metal fabrication, we supply products to meet your needs and tastes, ensuring safe installations without compromising on appearance.


If safety is a key concern, for example if children will be using steel staircases, winder styles may be a more suitable option for our Guildford customers. These include a 90 or 180 degree turn which we achieve by using wedge-shaped stairs.

These can provide interesting and ornate architectural features for your home or business while offering maximum safety for your family or clients. The addition of metal gates and balustrades offers further protection.

Half and Quarter Landings

Placing a flat landing at either 90 or 180 degrees divides a flight of stairs into two, with each flight requiring fewer steps. This is a more accessible and practical design as well as being safer than other options.

These styles are popular for commercial properties in Guildford where a single flight would be impractical or outside of UK regulations. For maximum effect, we offer metal railings in a wide range of colours and finishes.

Don’t forget that Henley Fabrication Limited can also design, manufacture and install your choice of metal driveway gates or composite gates. Each of these products is versatile, secure and hardwearing, and can increase privacy, kerb appeal and property resale values.

Contact Henley Fabrication Limited on 07928 379728 for steel staircases, metal railings and other metalwork in Guildford and all the surrounding areas.