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We are Smet Staircases of Distinction, a UK based expert in bespoke staircases. We are looking for partners or subcontractors who can help us with installing our high-quality staircases in Great London. Find out what we do


If you or people in your team or network have affinity with high end residential and want to work with us on some of the most prestigious projects in London and the...

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Staircase of the Month - December 2017

No project of the month this time but rather a sneak peek to all the great stuff that we have coming for you next year. The pictures above and below reveal some of the upcoming projects of the month that we'll feature in future newsletters! We would like to thank all of you, dedicated readers, showing interest in our work and for letting us do what we do best - design & manufacture marvelous...

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Smet Staircases During 2017

Another year flew by again so time to have a quick overview on all the amazing things that happened during 2017.


The year started with a lot of positive feedback on the feature piece staircase that we installed at The Duchess of Cornwall Inn in Cornwall. This was a very challenging project with a very tight deadline to get everything ready for the royal inauguration by H.R.H. Prince...

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Stairs in Progress - Chigwell

When people ask: ‘what sets Smet Staircases apart from other staircase companies?’ we always give them the same answer. We not only offer them a spectacular staircase, but we also take them on a very personal journey where they can experience the entire process from start to completion.  


The Clients of this project recently made the short trip to Belgium where we showed them around in...

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Grand Opening of the Brand New Duaris Home Design Centre!

Smet Staircases has the honour of co-hosting the brand new Home Design Centre by Duaris.

Following on from the success of their showroom launch in 2015, we are thrilled to announce that since then the space has doubled in size to become a complete 'Home Design Centre'. We will be hosting a public open day on 25th November from 10 A.M. - 4 P.M. to celebrate and to offer the chance to meet...

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Staircase of the Month - November 2017

80 mm thick hardwood in combination with stainless steel spindles, that's all that it takes for Smet Staircases to create a state of the art staircase. These raw materials in combination with our knowhow and experience are what resulted in these one-of-a-kind staircases that we installed in the new London Square headoffice in Uxbridge. 

"Smet provided us with a high level of professional...

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Stairs in Progress - Manhattan Loft Gardens

Smet Staircases has the honour to work together with Manhattan Loft Corporation Ltd. on their very prestigious project. Manhattan Loft Gardens is a double cantilevered tower with expansive living spaces, three sky gardens and a design hotel. It is harnessing the creativity and tech spirit of London while being Europe’s most ambitious residential tower.


Manhattan Loft Gardens is shaping...

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Decorex International 2017 was a success

For the 5th year in a row we were exhibiting at Decorex International.

The show was an amazing success and we enjoyed meeting so many of you!

We are looking forward to discussing your staircase project even further and to help your staircase dream become a reality, from conception to completion.


Staircase of the Month - September 2017

A helical staircase, sometimes referred to as a curved or spiral staircase, sits in the category of most exclusive staircase designs. This combined with our famous steel 'Dieppe' balustrade with a spray painted finish results in this stunning feature piece that we installed in Farnham!

"Just wanted to say, I am so impressed with your product and your fitters. The job is not yet 100%...

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Stairs in Progress - Bromley

In the factory we are currently working on a 2 flight staircase for a project located in Bromley, London. Our Client was looking for a very contemporary staircase that matched the wooden doors and flooring. During the design phase our Smet team suggested to go for this two tone finish with painted, solid Beech risers and stringers and to combine this with solid Black American Walnut treads and...

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Staircase of the Month - August 2017

The staircase is expected to be an eye-catching feature and going for a T-shaped staircase is just the way to do that. This bespoke staircase type can be a more traditional staircase with a classic look as per one of our latest projects located in Limpsfield. In this case the staircase was made out of high quality French Oak and finished with a wrought iron balustrade. Our eye for perfection...

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Smet Staircases at Decorex International 2017

For the 5th year in a row we are exhibiting at Decorex International.

With a rich heritage of 40 years, Decorex is internationally renowned for being the destination where interior design professionals discover the finest and most coverted luxury products from new, emerging and established talent.

Come and visit us from 17 to 20 September at Syon Park in London on stand H24 &...


Annual Leave 21/07 - 06/08

Our offices will be completely closed between 21st July until 6st August.

With limited access to emails please send a text to 07726 266 760 for really urgent matters.

For general enquiries please send an email to

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Stairs in Progress - Walton-on-Thames

This one of a kind project just left our factory earlier this week and is ready for installation in Walton-on-Thames. When we first met the Client they did not have a clear idea of what they were trying to achieve with the staircase other than that it had to be a feature piece. We from Smet Staircases invited the Client to make the short trip to our showroom in Belgium where we guided them...

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Staircase of the Month - June 2017

Do you like the luxurious look of a marble clad staircase, but find a stone clad concrete structure too cold? We at Smet Staircases are able to manufacture a wooden hybrid structure that can be clad with stone or marble. Our project of the month is a perfect example of how our staircases are engineered to carry the weight of the stone and marble. Another advantage of the wooden structure is...

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Thank you for visiting us at Grand Designs!

We would like to thank everyone who visited us at the Grand Designs Live Show 2017 in the ExCel Centre. It was a huge success!

We are already looking forward to meeting even more of you next year!

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Work in Progress - Chelsea - Egg Group Ltd.

Chelsea is the place to be right now. 2 months ago we introduced you to our collaboration with New Wave Ltd. This month we will be highlighting a 6 flight project where Smet Staircases and Egg Group Ltd are working closely together. 

The project stretches over 7 Floor levels from the Basement Floor on level -2 all the way up to the roof terrace. As with two other projects, Chelsea - A &

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Staircase of the Month - May 2017

The project of the month highlights the importance of giving the design of your staircase extra thought. It's expected to be an eye-catching feature and replacing your dated and old fashioned staircase with a striking new design is just the way to do that. We at Smet Staircases combine the natural beauty and classic look of hardwood with a modern glass stair railing so that you can maximise...

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Showcase Staircase at East Grinstead

Smet Staircases is delighted to announce that we will be having a showcase staircase on display for all of you to visit. Duaris Ltd is a building contractor and property developer based in West Sussex specialising in extensions, conservatories, orangeries and building new homes.

They are currently building a high end Home Design Showroom in East Grinstead, West Sussex and we from Smet...


Get Free Tickets for Grand Designs Live 2017

Smet Staircases will be exhibiting at the Grand Designs Live show in ExCel, London at stand B158. The show will start on the 29th of April and ends on the 7th of May.

We are giving away up to 2 free weekday tickets per person valid from Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 May 2017. Please send an email to with the amount of required tickets. We work with a first-come first-served...

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Staircase of the Month - April 2017

This month it's not a residential, but rather a commercial project that we are putting in the spotlights. The Client - a bank in Central London - wanted a feature that would make their office stand out. This free standing staircase with LED lights underneath every tread to illuminate the entire stairway is a perfect representation of what they had envisioned. You can find pictures of the...

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Stairs in Progress - Chelsea - New Wave

A work in progress that we would like to highlight this month is a 5-story house located in Chelsea. After previous fruitful collaborations New Wave London Ltd and Smet Staircases teamed up again. But of all projects this had to be the most challenging one.


The brief was a 4-flight staircase with a continuous handrail from top to bottom, a cut string design and a contemporary feel to...


Smet Staircases at Grand Designs Live 2017

Smet Staircases will be exhibiting at the Grand Designs Live show in ExCel, London. The show will start on the 29th of April and ends on the 7th of May.

Grand Designs Live is based on the hugely successful Channel 4 TV series and is presented by design guru Kevin McCloud. Make sure you come and visit us at stand B158!

Book your tickets here!

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Staircase of the Month - March 2017

The project of the month in March shows us that a staircase is no longer a purely functional necessity to bridge height differences. It is an essential part of your home interior and reflects your personality. This Smet staircase is located in Walton-on-Thames and shows us a fully curved model in painted Beech, finished with a minimalistic steel balustrade design.

"Excellent from design...

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Stairs of the Month - February 2017

February brings us a very open and modern project where optimal usage of natural light was key. This called for our blockstairs model made of 80 mm thick solid French Oak and specifically designed for this room. This was then finished with a toughened & laminated glass balustrade, fixed to the side of the staircase with stainless steel designer fixings, on the staircase and the galleried...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 22/02/2017 (1/2)

One of the projects that we’re currently working on - another great project by Osborne Developments - is the perfect example of how traditional can meet modern. This more robust, T-shaped stairs, made out of French Oak, is finished with an elegant glass balustrade that is splayed at the start of the staircase.

An extra feature that this staircase has are the curved wreath pieces where the...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 19/01/17 (2/2)

A new year means a new project of the month series! We are opening 2017 with this mesmerising centerpiece located in Orpington. This fully curved staircase consists of solid painted Beech with a Wrought Iron balustrade and a runner as final decoration. The grand splay at the start of the staircase makes it a real eye-catcher.

"Thank you for the amazing staircase. It has exceeded our...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 19/01/17 (1/2)

We are starting 2017 with some on site pictures of the installation of a fully curved solid French Oak staircase. The project is located in Lydd, a town and electoral ward in Kent, lying on the Romney Marsh.


Our Client was looking for a feature that would take his hallway to the next level, while bearing in mind the current look and feel of the house and the more rural area it is...


Smet Staircases Newsletter 21/12/16 (3/3)

Our blockstair type of staircase is often combined with a glass balustrade with stainless steel designer fixings, but it looks equally good when used in combination with stainless steel tubes finished with a wooden handrail. The special feature on this project located in Farnham is that a part of the balustrade runs through to the ceiling.  

"The experience has been a pleasure from...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 21/12/16 (2/3)

Our office will be closed from 23rd December until 4th January.

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

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The 27th of October 2016 marked a very important day in the history of Smet UK Ltd. Not only did this day mark the official opening of Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, with the formal unveiling of a statue of H.M. Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, but also the inauguration of The Duchess of Cornwall Inn by T.R.H. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.


Sculpted by...


Smet Staircases Newsletter 21/10/16 (3/3)

A lot has changed over the last few months, but we will keep introducing you to our new finished projects in the monthly newsletter.  This time the project is located in a residential home in Mayfair with three similar yet different staircases. It shows how we can match multiple types of rooms while creating a harmonious feeling troughout the house by combining the staircases with the same...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 21/10/16 (2/3)

A visit from H.R.H. Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, you will agree, is something very special. This 1500 mm wide staircase is being installed in the newly build ‘Duchess of Cornwall’ Inn in Poundbury.


Poundbury is a new town on the outskirts of Dorchester, Dorset. It is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall and built according to the principles of H.R.H. Prince Charles. The...


Smet Staircases Newsletter 21/10/16 (1/3)

A staircase can be so much more than just a structure to go from one floor to another. When designed & manufactured with the right care & expertise it can be a real feature that distinguishes your hallway from someone else’s. It is also one of the first things people see when entering your house and first impression counts.


This project already featured in some of our previous social...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 16/09/16 (2/2)

Our stand is ready, we are ready and we can't wait for Decorex International 2016 to begin.
We are looking forward to meeting you at our stand H24 & H26 to discuss your staircase project.
At Smet our sole focus and passion is to make your staircase dream become a reality, from conception to completion.

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 16/09/16 (1/2)

The entire Smet enterprise traces its origin to over 90 years ago when it started as a general joinery business. This year however we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our UK operations.
While holding on to our second to none quality and service level, we are giving the entire Smet identity a make-over starting off with a brand new website!


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The staircase that we will feature in this month's newsletter is one of our more prestigious projects. This masterpiece, a result of an intense collaboration with Richard Bell Architecture, runs over 6 floors with a fully continuous handrail and a completely bespoke balustrade design.

"Smet's willingness to innovate and help solve challenging problems is unsurpassed. Their impressive...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 24/08/16 (2/3)

For the 4th year in a row we are exhibiting at Decorex International.

Come and visit us from 18 to 21 September at Syon Park in London on stand H24 & H26

Please contact for your very own invitation discount code!

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 24/08/16 (1/3)

After a short summer break, we are back in our offices. Ready to help you in every possible way.
The guys at one of London's leading developers, London Square, will be thrilled to do the same now that they have moved into their new Head Office in Uxbridge. Here we have installed two feature staircases based on a design by Assael Architecture. 
The brief was a free-standing staircase sweeping...


Smet Staircases Newsletter 14/07/16 (3/3)

Something quite different this month as we introduce to you a staircase with a Solid French Oak balustrade. This black stained staircase with Z-shaped steps blends in perfectly with the rest of the interior creating a sense of unity throughout the house. Isn't that what creating a bespoke feature is all about?

"The experience has been a pleasure from beginning to end, as the service was...


Smet Staircases Newsletter 14/07/16 (2/3)

Our offices will be completely closed between 21st July until 1st August.

With limited access to emails please send a text to 07726 266 760 for really urgent matters.

For general enquiries please send an email to


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This is one of our next projects coming up!

A Solid French Oak, T-shaped staircase with a Wrought Iron balustrade.

Smet Staircases would not be Smet Staircases however if we didn't go the extra mile.
The curved wreath pieces create a smooth and elegant transition where the staircase turns and make supporting posts redundant.

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 16/06/16 (3/3)

Not everything that we do is modern or minimalistic. This house called for a more robust and classic staircase, but with a smooth and elegant finish. This resulted in a Solid French Oak staircase with our famous Rouen & Nimes spindle combination. 

"We have had a variety of problems and issues but I am pleased to say the staircase supplied by SMET has given us no problems whatsoever, only...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 16/06/16 (2/3)

Remember the staircase with LED lights, free standing glass panels and a floating landing we showed you last month? Well this is the stunning final result.

If you forgot how this staircase looked in our previous newsletter than click here and re-read our previous newsletter on our website.

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 16/06/16 (1/3)

With the clash between England and Wales coming up in a few hours at EURO 2016, things are already quite intense. We however are keeping our heads cool and are thinking about new ways to improve our service. Unlike some football fans we will not get our faces painted, but our website is the one undergoing an entire makeover! The launch is scheduled after the summer.

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 19/05/16 (3/3)

Less is more! This minimalistic staircase is one our signature designs. The balustrade side is completely self-supporting and the staircase is made out of 80 mm thick Solid Black American Walnut. Just like all or staircase models this design can be combinated with glass or every other type of balustrade. What are you waiting for?


"The reason I engaged Smet Staircases was because I...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 19/05/16 (2/3)

When we say bespoke we really mean bespoke!  Our Client, a bank in London, wanted a feature on their staircase that woud make it stand out from the crowd. Free standing glass balustrade, LED lights underneath every tread to illuminate the entire strairway,... This staircase will be the centre piece of the office and will definitely make some jaws drop.


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Smet Staircases Newsletter 19/05/16 (1/3)

While Leicester City Football Club was writing history, we were exhibiting at the Grand Designs Live Show 2016. We introduced to you our new design 'Rising Light'. This is a Solid French Oak staircase with Onyx inlays and LED lights underneath the treads. Your response was astonishing and we hope to experience the same success story with Rising Light as The Foxes did this year in the Premier...


Smet Staircases Newsletter 19/04/16 (3/3)

A splay at the start of the staircase, curved landings on the First floor, LED lights in the handrail... You name it and this bespoke staircase has it. The most special feature of this project however is that by laminating the wooden stringers in a special way, the stairs can hold the extra weight so that you can have marble clad treads & risers. This also shows our ability to perfectly work...

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 19/04/16 (2/3)

This year we will be exhibiting at Grand Designs 2016 from 30th April till 8th May. This is the 8th time in a row that we feature at a Grand Designs Show. You can find us at stand B158 and the exhibition is at Excel Center London. People who would like to visit us can apply here.


Rising Light

Rising Light is a luxurious blend of hand-brushed solid French Oak treads with onyx inlays, LED lighting, hand-finished bronze spindles and a Wenge handrail. Produced and assembled using ultra-modern techniques and highly skilled handcraft, the design stems from the desire to create a truly unique staircase. 

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Smet Staircases Newsletter 19/04/16 (1/3)

In order to support our further growth we were looking for an Internal Sales & Marketing talent. Today we are delighted to present to you the newest member of the 'The Smet Team'. Frederik Cornelissen graduated Cum Laude Master of Business Economics at the University of Leuven and joined Smet Staircases in December 2015. We would like to welcome him to our company and wish him the best of...


Smet Staircases Newsletter 15/03/16

Antique bronze patinated wrought iron spindles, solid Black Americain Walnut and a personalised design that takes this hallway to another level. Our Iver model offers everything one should expect from a luxurious and bespoke staircase that perfectly fits the room it is designed for. A staircase is a central feature of your home. It is vital to create the perfect design to augment the quality...