Contemporary Solo Timber and Metal Newel Post Caps

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Contemporary Solo Newel Post Caps are designed to fit onto any 90mm x 90mm Square flat top newel post. Can be used on new or existing Newel Posts. Select from Full or Half Caps in Pine and Oak Timber with a mix of Chrome or Brushed Nickel metal finishes. 

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Contemporary Solo Newel Post Caps 

Solo Newel Post Caps will fit onto any 90mm x 90mm Newel with a flat top allowing you to refurbish your existing newels and change just the spindles and rails to the Solo range, saving you time and money. 

Contemporary Spindles are 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 Cap Range

Select from the following timber and metal combinations:

  • Contemporary Solo Pine and Chrome Full Cap (110mm x 110mm x 38mm)
  • Contemporary Solo Pine and Chrome Half Cap (110mm x 50mm x 38mm)
  • Contemporary Solo Oak and Chrome Full Cap (110mm x 110mm x 38mm)
  • Contemporary Solo Oak and Chrome Half Cap (110mm x 50mm x 38mm)
  • Contemporary Solo Oak and Brushed Nickel Full Cap (110mm x 110mm x 38mm)
  • Contemporary Solo Oak and Brushed Nickel Half Cap (110mm x 50mm x 38mm).

Fitting Contemporary Solo Guide

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

Newel Post Caps are fitted with a suitable hard setting adhesive such as Gripfill.

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. 

You can download the Cheshire Mouldings Benchmark Fitting Instructions manual from here


Contemporary Solo Newel Post Caps 

  • Oak and Pine are supplied pre-finished in Clear Satin Lacquer. 

Contemporary Solo Full Caps 

  • Measure 110mm x 110mm x 38mm 
  • Rebated on the underside to Fit over 90mm x 90mm Newel posts. 

Contemporary Solo Half Caps 

  • Measure 110mm x 50mm x 38mm 
  • Rebated on the underside to fit over 90mm half newel posts. 

You can download the Cheshire Mouldings Benchmark Fitting Instructions manual from here


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