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Staircase Stories

Whether in a terrace or a town house, a mansion or a maisonette – every staircase has it’s own unique story. Abbott-Wade have been collecting some of these stories on our travels around the country; finding out out the reasons for transformations, the history and inspiration of staircases in homes just like yours.

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Real Customers

We’ve travelled the length and breadth of the country transforming homes with our staircase renovations and new flights. These staircase stories have been completed by real Abbott-Wade customers in their own homes. Browse through these pages written by Abbott-Wade customers, chances are there’s a staircase very similar to your own. Who knows, maybe the story of your own staircase will one day feature amongst these pages.

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Dowlman, Lincolnshire

“The hall stairs and landing will be worthy of inclusion in Country Life magazine!” 

There are many types of staircase, in all shapes and sizes. Open tread staircases are a great way to add an open feeling to a living area. However, even an open tread staircase can need a bit of TLC eventually and Abbott-Wade were the obvious choice for Mr & Mrs Dowlman in Lincolnshire who wanted to replace old ranch rails to create a bright glass staircase. As other work in the home progressed, the completed staircase provided the vision and drive to ensure the rest of the project was completed to the same standard:

“Needless to say we are delighted with our revamped staircase.  At the moment it is a beacon of delight in a sea of disorganisation!”

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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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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Avery

staircases CambridgeshireEvery staircase has a story and from time to time customers share their staircase stories with us. Mr & Mrs Avery are two such customers, a shortened version of their story can be found in our casestudies but details of their full journey could better help you to imagine how the process could work for you. They’ll take you from their first steps of shopping around, the design and installation process, right through to the completed project.

“Hopefully, the text is not too long but we were keen to express just how delighted we were with the whole experience.” – Mr Avery

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Staircase Stories: Mr Wagstaff

“We are extremely pleased!”

Our nationwide service takes us all around the country and on this occasion, it was to Colchester in Essex. Colchester is reported to be the oldest town in Britain and, while Mr Wagstaff’s staircase wasn’t quite as old, it was in need of the Abbott-Wade touch, and nobody was left disappointed.

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Wheeler

This staircase in Surrey required a high level of expertise which is is difficult to find.

“Two other national companies came round, took measurements and decided that there were complexities that made it impossible to do what we wanted.”

Luckily Abbott-Wade were on hand to provide the specially stained continuous handrail and feature step required to bring this staircase in Leatherhead inline with the vision of Mr Wheeler.

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Latest customer testimonial

For Steve and Eileen Gallagher, the large staircase in their beautiful Bolton farmhouse had seen better days and was in desperate need of renovation. With the staircase being such a central feature in their home it was important they got it right.

As most of us do, the couple did their homework and researched prospective companies carefully, creating a shortlist of 3. Following several home visits they selected Abbott-Wade, opting for contemporary oak and glass. In their own words Steve and Eileen tell us why, following completion of the work, they haven’t looked back… Continue reading…