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Abbott-Wade at 20: What sets us apart from our competition?

20th AnniversaryIt’s official – we’ve now entered our 20th year in business!

Unlike other companies who claim to have 20 years experience because someone there once sold a few stair parts, Abbott-Wade have been specialising in the installation and renovation of staircases since the beginning. Since that historic venture in 1996, there have been weddings and babies, laughter and tears, familiar faces come and gone. While a lot has changed over the years, a lot of things also remain the same.

There are lots of things which have always set us apart from other staircase installation companies, like our prefinished materials which mean that once our fitting teams have visited, the work is compete without the need for return visits by painters or French polishers. Not all companies can offer you the choice of a new flight or a renovation either, as Abbott-Wade does. These are important factors to consider when choosing a company to transform your staircase, but we don’t pretend that these factors are exclusive to Abbott-Wade, so what else sets us apart from the others? Continue reading…

A small company with a big conscience

Enviro friendlyWe understand that lots of little things add up to make a big difference, so we know that it’s not just the big changes we make which make an impact either. We’re a family business, not a big faceless organisation and we like to think of ourselves as a company with a conscience – whether it’s the way we treat our staff, our customers or the environment. We know that it’s the little things we do which culminate to make the biggest impact.

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Celebrating Individual Successes

IMG_8867One of the many nice things of being a small business is being able to celebrate individual successes and there have been many. We have celebrated new homes, marriages and new babies. We swelled with pride when our hardworking apprentices received their qualifications, when team leader Lee gained his HND with distinctions and when fitter Charles represented his country on a Canadian rugby tour.

Now we’d like to take a moment to share with you the achievement of our very own ‘Clarke Kent’.
Mild mannered and unassuming fitter Ellis Grimes has always shown that he excels with his joinery skills, but now our very own Superman has demonstrated his expertise on the rugby field.  Continue reading…

Pre-finished Staircases

 

IMG_0412Whatever it is you’re buying, chances are you’ll be shopping around to get the best price you can. But what do you actually get for your money? It’s important to be clear on what you are buying. Will there be any hidden charges for designs or surveys? Will you have any work to do after the installation is finished? Continue reading…

Reaching new heights in staircase renovation

266652729St-Helens-Star-Feature-copyOnce again, we’ve been acknowledged by a local newspaper for reaching new heights in staircase renovations. You may have seen us advertised in the national press or been recommended by our customers as far afield as Aberdeen or Aldershot, but we always like to see our names in the St Helens Star – our local newspaper where we started advertising when Abbott-Wade was still a fledgling new venture. Continue reading…

Abbott-Wade turn disappointment into delight

split level 22This a tale of disappointment turning to delight and involves a lovely lady from Buckinghamshire.  After paying her deposit to another leading staircase company following their sales visit, Mrs Paxton was disappointed when her deposit was returned and she was told that they would being unable to complete her installation. She would only become a happy customer once she she turned to Abbott-Wade.

 

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The Abbott-Wade Oak Newel Post – It’s something special!

The Abbott-Wade M8 newel post is our favoured newel and coveted by our competitors because the 8mm precision mitred faces provide 4 perfect oak faces without any visible joins which are evident in the laminated 2-piece newels used by other staircase companies.

Abbott-Wade M8 Newel Post

What’s more, this is not what you’ll hear others describe as a ‘wrapped post’ because such substantial pieces oak surround the oak core meaning there is not risk of the mitred joints separating.

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Local Life

Wlocal lifee’re very proud of our heritage. While we offer our service nationwide installing and renovating staircases all over the country, we’ve always been very proud of our roots and enjoy serving and investing in our local community. It’s part of being a family business and holding onto traditional values; attributes which help to set us apart from other companies. Local Life magazine recognised this and we were delighted when they invited us to feature in the July 2015 edition of their magazine celebrating our successes. You can read the article below.

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View an Abbott-Wade Staircase on Rightmove

Clabon Mews Luxury staircaseJust a few short minutes walk from Harrods in London’s affluent Knightsbridge, this newly refurbished period mews house cannot be faulted for its’ style or design. On the market at a mere £6,000,000 and boasting 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, gym, cinema room and study; our favourite feature is, of course, the Abbott-Wade Staircase with the elegant curving handrail.

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Caring for your oak staircase

Caring for your staircase

Oak staircases are our most popular staircase style and it’s easy to see why it’s so on-trend. Not only is it strong but the warm colour and beautiful natural grain make it one of the most attractive hardwoods which can give your home an elegant and timeless look whether in a traditional or contemporary setting. Caring for your oak staircase will prolong both its beauty and its Wow Factor!

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