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A staircase connects floors. But it is much more than that: an eye-catcher, especially in larger rooms or outdoors. Stairs are almost built to last forever. But if they no longer suit your interior design style, or if they are showing signs of age anyway, you can completely transform your house or apartment with a new staircase and/or railing at comparatively little expense. It's best to get professional advice from a stair builder and play around with different shapes and materials. We have researched the approximate costs for a staircase in Switzerland for you.
The most common is the stringer staircase, which is usually open on one side or, especially in larger rooms, on both sides. The steps are fixed in side stringers. Unlike the stringer staircase, where one beam supports all the steps. At first glance, this looks as if the steps are floating in space. If space is limited, the spiral staircase is a useful option. Like the spiral staircase, it turns helically at least once around its own axis. Concrete stairs and metal stairs are suitable for indoors and outdoors, because they are durable, easy to maintain and weather-resistant. Wooden stairs are suitable mainly for indoors, because wood radiates warmth. For outdoor use, wooden stairs need regular treatment and protection. Depending on the material, a different craftsman is your expert: for stairs made of aluminum or steel a metalworker, for wooden stairs a carpenter or joiner and for stairs made of concrete a mason.
Concrete stairs are suitable mainly for outdoor use, but not only. They fit perfectly into modern houses or apartments and are available in many finishes. For example, smooth and polished, in different textures or colors and with non-slip surface. A simple straight concrete staircase with 12 steps costs about 5,000 francs for the material and 2,000 to 3,000 francs for the work, so about 7,000 to 8,000 francs. With a simple railing, usually concrete or masonry on the open side or both open sides. Other railings cost extra. If you want a wooden handrail, you should expect to pay an additional 150 to 300 francs per linear meter, and a stainless steel handrail will cost 50 francs more per meter.
Metal stairs made of aluminum, galvanized stainless steel or stainless steel, like concrete stairs, are suitable for outdoors and are eye-catching in modern living spaces. A straight metal staircase made of aluminum or steel with 12 steps costs about 6,000 francs. Stainless steel costs more, because the production is more complex and expensive. In addition to the cost of materials, there are 2,000 to 3,000 francs for labor. The bottom line is that a metal staircase costs about 8,000 to 9,000 francs. With a simple metal railing, in the rules a rod railing or picket railing with vertical rods. Other railings cost extra. If you want a wooden handrail, you should expect to pay an additional 150 to 300 francs per linear meter, and a stainless steel handrail costs 50 francs more per meter.
Wood is natural. That is why wooden stairs are so popular in living rooms. For interiors, maple, beech, birch, oak, ash, cherry or walnut are suitable, and for outdoors, for example, pressure-treated pine, which absorbs little moisture. A straight wooden staircase made of medium-priced wood such as beech with 12 steps costs about 14,000 to 15,000 francs: 12,000 francs for the material and 2,000 to 3,000 francs for the labor. High-quality wood like cherry or walnut costs more, but looks classy. A simple railing is included, exclusive(r) railings cost extra. For example, 600 to 850 francs for a stainless steel railing or 900 to 1,200 francs for an all-glass railing. A matching stainless steel handrail costs 150 to 350 francs per linear meter.
Wood and metal are the first choice for stair railings indoors, glass, perforated sheet, masonry and metal outdoors. The most common is the rod railing or picket railing (300 to 400 francs per linear meter). Perforated sheeting is somewhat more expensive, costing 300 to 550 francs per meter. High-quality wood costs 400 to 600 francs. Metal ranges in price from 400 to 650 francs (galvanized steel) to 450 to 700 francs (aluminum) to 500 to 850 francs (stainless steel). Glass costs 500 to 800 francs (glass infill) or 900 to 1,200 francs (all-glass). A handrail made of wood costs 150 to 300 francs, one made of stainless steel 150 to 350 francs. In addition, there are extras such as posts (150 to 200 francs), clamps (about 50 francs) or stainless steel caps (about 25 francs).
|Concrete stairs with 12 steps||4,000 CHF||6,000 CHF|
|Aluminum or steel stairs with 12 steps||5,000 CHF||7,500 CHF|
|Stainless steel stairs with 12 steps||6,000 CHF||9,000 CHF|
|Beech wooden stairs with 12 steps||10,000 CHF||15,000 CHF|
|Wooden stairs made of cherry or walnut with 12 steps||14,000 CHF||21,000 CHF|
|Bar or picket railings per linear meter||300 CHF||400 CHF|
|Perforated sheet railing per linear meter||300 CHF||550 CHF|
|Railing made of high quality wood per linear meter||400 CHF||600 CHF|
|Galvanized steel railing per linear meter||400 CHF||650 CHF|
|Aluminum railing per linear meter||450 CHF||700 CHF|
|Aluminum railing per linear meter||600 CHF||850 CHF|
|Railing with glass filling per linear meter||500 CHF||800 CHF|
|All glass railing per linear meter||900 CHF||1,200 CHF|
|Wooden handrail per linear meter||150 CHF||300 CHF|
|Stainless steel handrail per linear meter||200 CHF||350 CHF|
|Poles per piece||150 CHF||200 CHF|
|Clamps per piece||40 CHF||60 CHF|
|Stainless steel caps per piece||20 CHF||30 CHF|
|Work for a staircase with 12 steps||2,000 CHF||3,000 CHF|
All prices are indicative only (as of 2023) so you can estimate the cost. If you want an exact offer, ask our certified staircase builders from your region.