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We Only Photograph Real Staircases in Real Homes

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It’s interesting to consider as you browse our website that the images we use are of Abbott-Wade staircases in real homes up and down the country. Some are taken by a photographer after the installation but many are taken by our fitting teams after the installations are complete and also by our customers who are are keen to showcase their beautiful new staircases.

It is also interesting to note that you will not see the same staircase duplicated in a different colour or design because unlike other staircase companies because we do not use photographic sets or rendered images.

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Innovation & Excellence Awards 2018

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We’ve been pioneering staircase renovations and new flights for over 20 years. Many of the techniques and practices which are now considered the industry standard were developed by company directors Craig Abbott & Mike Wade. Far from resting on our laurels, Abbott-Wade have continued to innovate and raise standards which drives progress throughout the industry as competitors try to keep pace. No mean feat when you compare us with some of the much larger businesses out there.

Our achievements have now been recognised by the Corporate Livewire Innovation & Excellence Awards and our family business have been shortlisted for the 2018 awards.

It is understandably a very proud achievement for us. As a small business we always worked hard to create a company we can be proud, conduct ourselves in a professional manner and put the customer first. Since 1996 we have innovated, invested in our future and lead the industry trends as tastes for styles and materials have changed.

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Thorpe, Lytham St. Annes

In the beautiful Lancashire town of Lytham St Annes, Mr & Mrs Thorpe knew it was time to time to breathe new life into his staircase. After meeting with Janet from Abbott-Wade’s design team, the decision was made to use oak stop chamfered spindles and newel posts with a stylish volute at the base of the handrail to create the focal point to transform their home.
“Our hallway, stairs and landing are now being decorated and carpet refitted and when these jobs are complete, Pat and I believe it will look stunning. Please pass on our thanks to your two employees who installed our new staircase, not only were they were highly skilled craftsmen they were also great ambassadors for your company. Thanks once more .”
 

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National Family Business Awards Finalists 2017

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Abbott-Wade have been recognised as a great family business – so much so infact that we have been nominated as finalists to represent the Northwest at The National Family Business Awards at Wembley at a ceremony to be held on 15th July.

Now in their 8th year, the awards were founded to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Britain and Ireland’s family-owned businesses and the entrepreneurs who lead them. Abbott-Wade are one of over 3 million family firms in the UK and Ireland so to be nominated is a huge honour.

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@StairRenovation on Social Media: YouTube

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We aren’t extensive users of YouTube but we are part of it’s online community with a small collection of videos sharing information about who we are and what we do. You will no doubt have seen the video on our home page and those within our news pages and if these have been of interest to you, it’s well worth subscribing to our channel to keep up to date of any new videos we publish in the future.

 

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Burman, Surrey

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Every home is unique and so is every staircase refurbishment – not just because they all vary in size, layout and pitch but also because our bespoke design service means that our customers get the the stairs they really want not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ off-the-peg installation. With this in mind, the Burman family of Surrey knew they’d made the right choice in choosing Abbott-Wade.

 


“We are delighted with our stairs. The fitters did a remarkable job, being both professional, innovative and pleasant to have in the house, always polite and neat and tidy. They have also produced a wonderful paneling on the side wall which they improvised and produced in situ. Talented young men. Thank You!”

 

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The id Range

We offer a range of traditional and contemporary spindles. The id spindles concept comprises a range of ground breaking and imaginative spindles which will transform your staircase into a modern masterpiece full of character. Meticulous design has created eye catching shapes which look striking from every angle because of their multifaceted form.

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@StairRenovation on Social Media: Tumblr

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Tumblr is a blogging platform which combines aspects of other social media platforms and allows us post photos like Instagram, videos like YouTube, links to articles of interest like Twitter as well as full news stories like this blog. Like Twitter, hashtags allow us to escape the pigeon hole of staircase renovations and engage in #familybusiness and #carpentry or #joinery affairs, share stories, videos, articles and advice.

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The Virtual Staircase at Smart Furnishings

A virtual staircase? That’s right! Our friends at Smart Furnishings in Stockton Heath, Warrington have had a few mentions on our blog in the past and today they get another. We’ve all seen virtual streets on Google Streetview but how you can take a virtual tour of the Smart Furnishings store and explore their Abbott-Wade staircase (almost) firsthand! Use the link below and follow the store straight ahead and you’ll find their oak and glass staircase on your left. Take the short trip up the stairs and you’ll also find their Abbott-Wade access ramp with immaculate glass spindles set into a solid oak handrail supported by oak newel posts.

Click here to take the tour

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