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Solid Stairs - On the job

Dennis van Mill is Proprietor of Solid Stairs, Port Macquarie's leading specialist staircase builder.

He's a second-generation builder, having completed a Carpenter/Joiner's apprenticeship with his parents' staircase construction business in Bateman's Bay on the NSW South Coast. During his apprenticeship he also completed his Builder's Certificate.

Dennis established Solid Stairs in Port Macquarie on the NSW Mid North Coast in 2001, and just three years later he took on his first apprentice. In 2008 he installed Solid Stairs' 1000th staircase.

Most of Solid Stairs' clients are new home construction and renovation companies in the Port Macquarie district and neighbouring regions. However, Dennis also builds staircases for home owners who want to replace their ageing staircases with well-built and attractive new ones.

Making and installing staircases is a specialised field, according to Dennis. Everything must be done properly to ensure a quality product that doesn't start creaking a couple of years down the track.

Dennis manufactures staircases in a wide range of designs and variations. He works with many different timbers and metals, but his favourite material is Blackbutt, an Australian hardwood that looks great and wears particularly well. Using Blackbutt also makes the most of Australia's valuable resources, because it's an Australian plantation timber, thereby minimising waste and preserving our old-growth forests.

A Solid Stairs staircase will do more than improve your home's appearance - it will also increase its value.

Click the showcase menu item to view the extensive range of staircases that Dennis has built and installed.

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"Hi Dennis
Lynne and I just wanted to say thank you for the install of the stairs which we are very pleased with. The first coat of varnish yesterday has really made the timber come alive.

I also just wanted to say thank you for delivering on time as per plan, it really helps with coordinating the others to do their tasks. You have also been very helpful with the flooring and discussing options/changes to the stairs which were much appreciated by both of us."


Richard Jagger
General Manager Distribution Works and Zone Substations
Infrastructure Operations