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Stair in disbelief: 6 Staircases transformed by colour

The world is full of stairs; dull, humdrum stairs. Fortunately, street artists from around the world have transformed staircases in these public spaces into masterpieces. Viewed from the right vantage point, they create a feast for the eyes, uplift communities and create a vibrant public spaces.

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Stair in disbelief: 6 Staircases transformed by mosaics

Since the 3rd millennium BC, mosaics have played a part in decorative art; most famously in the patterns and pictures in Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece.

But not to be left in past, mosaics have been used to turn outdoor staircases into wonderful works of colourful art in cities around the world.

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The 16th Avenue, San Francisco: Credit: Flickr / Momo Liew

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New Flights: Meeting regulations & surpassing expectations

Half Landing with chamfered spindlesWe have 20 years experience installing new staircases and it’s important to make sure that whoever you choose to install your staircase knows exactly what they’re doing. As a trusted family business, all our staircases comply with current UK building regulations. From making sure that the steepness of the stairs (as dictated by the rise and going), complies with Section K1 of the building regulations to constructing balustrades using quality materials, we’re always one step ahead when it comes to ensuring your safety. We also know how to ensure that limitations imposed by the regulations do not need to compromise the design and aesthetics of your staircase.

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Happy New Year from Abbott-Wade

New Year is the time of year when we set ourselves goals with the best of intentions. Whether you’re going to read more, spend a few pounds to treat yourself to something special you’ve been meaning to get around to for ages or even commit to losing a few pounds from around your waist.

What you may not have known is that Abbott-Wade can help with all of the above. Request our brochure to achieve ‘read more’, splash out on a new Abbott-Wade oak staircase to achieve ‘treat yourself’ and finally you’ll be up and down those new oak treads enjoying the experience so much that you could even achieve ‘lose a few pounds’ before you know it!

 

Happy New Year from Everyone at Abbott-Wade Staircases!

Decorating your staircase for Christmas

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Christmas is a wonderful time of year and friends, children and grandchildren delight in being surrounded by the decorations which adorn your home. We take the time to decorate our homes with the tree in the living room or hallway. If you’re looking to progress from a mere sprig of tinsel on top of picture frames to something more stylish; take a look at our guide to decorating your staircase for the festive season. When it comes to decorating your staircase for Christmas, regardless of whether you plan to deck your halls with boughs of holly or add sparkle with seasonal lighting, you’re sure to find some ideas to add some festive cheer to your home.

 

 

 

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Amazing Glazing (Part 3): Bevelled Glass

Up close with frameless glassUsing quality materials and paying attention to the finest details is very important to us. Whether it’s timber or glass, it’s got be just right. This is why our glass manufacturers use precision bevelling on the edges of our balustrade glass panels. Beveling allows us to transform a piece of balustrade glass into a contemporary design component which will provide the pièce de résistance to your glass staircase installation.

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Amazing Glazing (Part 2): Our Toughened Glass Balustrades

Round brushed steel closeGlass staircases are certainly on-trend in the home renovation world at the moment. Whether it is our standard glass, super clear low-iron, sandblasted, coloured or shaped, our glass staircases are chosen for their aesthetic qualities. And like anything that you love – looks aren’t everything. All our toughened glass balustrades are thermally strengthened to ensure that they are safe for the job it is they are designed to do.

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Amazing Glazing (Part 1): Glass Cutting

Shaped Glass with square steel clampsGlass comes in all shapes and sizes which is great for us as so do our staircases. Our design and surveying teams take great care to ensure that all glass balustrading is made to measure and fits perfectly into your staircase regardless whether you’re opting for embedded or clamped glass, glass spindles or shaped cut-string balustrade glass.

We select experienced, proven glass suppliers carefully to ensure we can install excellent quality glass into our staircases. Our suppliers receive our glass drawings as a CAD file from our design team and then precision cut each panel before sending for toughening.

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