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Stairworks is a metal fabrication business, predominantly specialising in bespoke metal staircases. It was founded in February 2018 by directors Grant Payne and Elliot Collins, but their story started long before that.


They met in their early 20’s and quickly became mates by a shared passion; Grant was a builder by trade, and Elliot a fabricator welder. They moved together to London where they constructed numerous one off staircases on listed buildings.


Once moving back to their hometown of Auckland, they realised there was a void in this market, and that with their skills they could join forces to start a new business predominantly specialising in bespoke staircases that prioritises the satisfaction of their client.

Because of this focus, rather than hand off the work to someone else, Grant and Elliot are involved in each project in order to ensure that Staiworks has produced the highest quality metalwork.


In less than a year, they had built staircases in both commercial and residential premises, as well as provided general steel work such as: portal frames, beams, brackets, posts, etc.


Whether you are looking to replace something existing or design something completely new, their combined 30 years of experience in the field guarantees you a quality design and build.

"We needed to replace an internal staircase in my sisters apartment in New Lynn the old staircase was unsafe, it was in a small space making it a difficult job. Elliot came and gave us some very good replacement ideas and quotes. The price was very reasonable. Grant came and built the new staircase on site he was great to deal with and had it finished in a week. My sister loves her new stairs they are solid and safe. I sincerely recommend Stairworks as a great company Elliot and Grant were both a pleasure to deal with."
-Helen Ormrod (Homeowner)

"Stairworks were excellent to deal with. I engaged them to design & prepare engineering drawings and a producer statement for a new spiral staircase and they provided a great service. They were quick, efficient & very professional and I would definitely recommend them. Thank you I look forward to working with you again."
-Diana Blake

"After speaking with several stair companies, we were very pleased we chose Stairworks.
The team really listened and understood our goals. Elliot the designer, helped us create the best result for our home and his contribution was extremely valuable. The task required was specific and a real centrepiece to our rebuild, so their flexible approach was exactly what was needed. Grant’s execution of the installation was amazing, working in very well with our builders. We couldn’t be happier with the final result, and would highly recommend Stairworks."

-A Unthank (Homeowner)

"We used Stairworks for a complex roof frame structure in East Auckland. Right from the start the team was great to deal with. They visited site to make sure all the details and dimensions were correct before manufacturing, delivered on time and budget and the workmanship was great. I would highly recommend them to anyone."

-Scott Miller

"We worked with Stairworks to put in a new stair rail from the living to the up stairs void on a new build in Lake Pupuke. We found Stairworks extremely easy to work with they were full of ideas and knowledge. I also found their workmanship and professionalism of a high standard."

-Terry Boyes (Contractor)

"The project was a warehouse to high end office conversion in Kingsland, Auckland for a lawyers office. It had horrible wooden stairs, and we wanted something more architectural. Working with Elliot, Grant and the team was great - they were very organised and punctual. The end product was fantastic and surprisingly they also ended up doing more steel work for us as the job progressed - including helping to make a basketball hoop stand for my house!"

-Greg Bunkall

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