Contemporary Solo Timber and Metal Spindles

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Contemporary Solo spindles are designed to fit into any 41mm Grooved handrail. Select from Pine and Oak Timber with a mix of Chrome or Brushed Nickel metal finishes

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Contemporary Solo Stair Spindles



Designed to be used with any handrail with a 41mm groove allowing you the freedom to create your own contemporary stair balustrade.

The Contemporary Solo system can fit onto any newel post with a flat face, so you can leave your newels in place and just replace the spindles and rails refurbishing your staircase in a matter of hours.

Contemporary Solo Stair Balustrade is a stunning solution for those who like to use traditional stair parts, but want a more modern look and feel.

Click Metal Stair Parts to find our full range of styles that we stock (opens in a new window).

Contemporary Solo Spindle Range

Select from the following timber and metal spindle combinations:

  • Contemporary Solo Pine and Chrome Spindle (895mm or 1100mm Length)
  • Contemporary Solo Oak and Chrome Spindle (895mm or 1100mm Length)
  • Contemporary Solo Oak and Brushed Nickel Spindle (895mm or 1100mm Length).

895mm Spindles are used on domestic Stairs and Landings where Building Regulations state a handrail height need to be a minimum of 900mm.

Use 895mm Spindles on your staircase if replacing old for new.

1100mm Spindles are used on Cut String Staircases and Balcony situations where Building Regulations state a minimum handrail height of 1100mm.

Only use 1100mm spindles for cut string (no base rails) or if your building control state a requirement of 1100mm in new build.

Fitting Contemporary Solo Spindles Guide

Find all our Fitting Instructions here on our website.

Newel Posts are fitted first followed by base rails and handrails.

When fitting spindles to your stair case you must first find the angle of the stairs, this can be achieved using a sliding bevel or angle finder.

Cut your spindles top and bottom to the right angle and length. Try each spindle between the hand and base rail sliding it from the bottom of the staircase to the top. This will ensure any rail run-out will be allowed for.

Once all of your spindles are cut you will need to cut your spindle spacers from the fillet strip provided in our rails. This is cut at the same angle as the stairs making sure that the spindles are spaced no more 99mm apart.

Start at the bottom of the staircase and insert the first spacer followed by a spindle. We suggest dry fitting all of your spindles and spacers before fixing into place then bed all spindles and spindle spacers on PVA wood adhesive. We recommend pinning the spindles in place, panel pins should be inserted below the level of the spindle spacer so the spacer will hide the head of the panel pin. 

Counter sink any panel pin heads showing on the spindle spacer into the timber and fill with a matching wood filler.

Follow the same procedure for the landing spindles 

Staircase Building Regulations 

Handrail heights on the staircase are measured from the front bullnose of a step to the top of the handrail.

Spindles must not allow a sphere 100mm in diameter to pass between two spindles. 

If you are unsure, please contact us or your building inspector for new builds. 

Free Staircase Planning Service 

If you need help understanding what components you need for your staircase then contact us on 01691 691020 or email us a rough plan of your stairs including any photographs and handrail lengths to and we will get a quote together for you. 


Contemporary Solo Spindles 

895mm x 41mm x 41mm 

  • Bottom Timber Section 41mm x 41mm x 250mm
  • Middle Metal Tube Section 395mm
  • Top Timber Square Section 41mm x 41mm x 250mm.

1100mm x 41mm x 41mm 

  • Bottom Timber Section 41mm x 41mm x 455mm
  • Middle Metal Tube Section 395mm
  • Top Timber Square Section 41mm x 41mm x 250mm.


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