opening systems

Stairways range of door solutions encompass many different configurations to suit the needs and regulations of your project design. Offering high performance, functionality and design in a multitude of opening systems.

pocket door...

Stairways supply pocket door kits to create usable living space that may be lost with conventional swing door systems.

With the average property size decreasing in line with an increasing population, the need for specifiers to source design solutions for restricted space has become all the more important.

Saving room in a restricted space and reducing barriers for disabled people, the sliding function enables the door to slide into a pocket and not swing into the space adjacent to the door face.

If you’re looking for a bespoke, frameless solution to a project that requires you to make the most of any finite space, the pocket door is available as part of the Stairways Eco-Mercial range, or for standard large scale project requirements, you can choose this option within our Residor range.

swing door...

The swing door systems from Stairways make going through a door easier in the event that manual operation is too complex or difficult.

The absolute reliability and safety of the swing door goes hand in hand with clear, contemporary design, ideal for specifiers looking to achieve both functional and aesthetic solutions.

The swing door opening system is available across the Stairways Residor, Eco-Mercial and Securdor range depending upon whether efficiency, security or bespoke design is at the forefront of your project requirements.

All swing door opening systems at Stairways are compliant with Approved Document M of the building regulations; this is to ensure that doors are installed in a way that enables people to use a building’s facilities both safely and effectively. Approved Document M takes into consideration elements such as the overall door approach, direction of opening, door thresholds, access ramps and closing force.


Stairways versatile range of beautifully weighted pivot doors serve to meet a variety of project requirements, from aesthetics through to noise reduction. Their flush style and sleek finish makes them practical for a range of building interiors.

The simultaneous rotation and swing movement of the door leaf during the opening and closing stages helps to significantly reduce the amount of space being used up, making even the smallest of rooms more accessible. Simple and easy in functionality, pivoting doors with their two-way openings help to overcome structural barriers and are suited to those with mobility difficulties, who can open or close the door with a gentle push.

If a unique, custom-made design solution is what you require, the pivoting door opening system is available as part of Stairways popular Eco-Mercial range, which serves to deliver a bespoke product best suited to the architect’s design brief.

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As a highly reputable firm within the industry, Stairways are dedicated to meeting their client’s product and application requirements. All materials used are manufactured to the highest quality and meet the relevant standards achieving ISO9001, FSC®, and various product certifications, whilst their staircases and door solutions are manufactured with compliance to UK building regulations & legislative standards in mind. Using the knowledge, passion, and experience acquired across all team members over the past thirty years, Stairways aim to continue to be the best in what they do.


Stairways are continuously looking for opportunities to improve and expand their service offering; this includes the investment in new machinery to further enhance and innovate the manufacturing process, with the aim to shorten lead times and increase overall in-house capacity. The changes Stairways employ are always focused upon improving the customer experience, to ensure their process remains as efficient as possible from start to finish.


Privately owned and managed since it was founded in 1989, Stairways has grown to become one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of carpentry and joinery products. Starting as a small staircase manufacturer, Stairways now boast three state-of-art facilities that offer over 85,000 sq ft of bespoke and mass production capacity.