Founded through family and friends

Two brothers and one friend came together to design and create statement staircases throughout the UK. With a wealth of experience and passion for staircases First Step Designs was founded by Tom, Alex and Adam.

Finding the First Step

The original team came together from joinery, engineering, creative design and programming backgrounds, specialising in the supply only new staircases and staircase renovation solutions. Gaining quite the reputation the market were crying out for the team to not only design and supply these masterpieces but change to a full turn key service that included technical surveys and perfect installations. All that the team needed was a name.

With all the designers in place, fitters ready to go and all the facilities prepped…. First Step Designs was born.

A real design team

First Step Designs decided to go against the grain in the staircase industry, removing the traditional commission based Nationwide team and employing real in house designers with a flare for original ideas. This team allows us to quote and design from our head office but if you want a home visit that is not a problem either!

If you have an idea of what you are looking for, share it with us! Our team will use your inspiration images to create a solution to suit your taste that not only looks amazing, but functions to the highest level too.

Once you are assigned your designer, the same designer follows your journey from initial quote, to final sign off. That one point of contact allows a much more personal journey with no need to be passed around from accounts to installations, then to customer service… just give your designer a call and he/she will handle everything!

Skilled craftsmen


Our installation teams are of the best in the country, always willing to go the extra mile and ensure our customers are thrilled with the end result. We provide a clean and professional service throughout the installation ensuring the clients are happy at the end of every day. Typical installations range from 1 day to 3 days, but we prefer our teams to take their time and enjoy traditional joinery to ensure a perfect end result!



Staircase design is still a relatively new concept in the UK. Less than a decade old Staircase Design and renovation is a truly specialised project, this is why First Step Designs only deal with staircases, we have mastered it! We keep our prices very competitive and give the best price from the start, no monthly sales or odd tactics, just sheer transparency and we are the only couple known to share their prices online.



Since launching we have designed over 10 new styles of staircase design and manufacturing methods, we aim to keep moving at this pace and create the latest styles and designs to keep ahead of the trend. If you have an idea you cannot find anywhere else, give the team a call to see if we can develop it, to make it a reality! We never want to stop evolving.

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