stair capping


What if your staircase consists of half height (or dwarf) walls in place of the traditional balustrade? Many homeowners opt to include plaster walls as a way of improving privacy or lessening noise travelling between levels. The solution is capping in Melbourne – it sits on top of these walls to tie them into the staircase.

“Depending on the angle and height of your dwarf wall, capping can also be used in place of a handrail to provide your family with grip”.

We have a number of options to choose from, including:

  • Common in straight, ‘L’ and ‘U’ shaped staircases (but can be suitable for other shapes on a case-by-case basis)
  • Handrails can be installed on the wall if desired
  • Can be stained or painted to match the rest of the staircase

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Capping + Colour

When using balustrade capping on your staircase, choosing a colour for the dwarf wall is a very important decision. Colours that are too dark can make the stairwell feel small and enclosed, so consider colours that are lighter (which will make the space feel brighter, airier and more open).

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Areas We Service

Gowling Stairs crafts stair cap for all areas of Melbourne and wider Victoria. Some of the suburbs we service include: Balwyn, Glen Waverley, Doncaster, Camberwell, Hawthorn, Kew, Caulfield, Bentleigh, Brighton and Toorak.