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The St Helens Star Star hails the success of The Staircase Specialists

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The St Helens Star was the first place to feature an Abbott-Wade advertisement over 20 years go. Back in 1996 it felt like a big investment for our fledgling business but our local community has seen us in there ever since, even though we now have a nationwide service and can now be found in the national broadsheet newspapers.

This makes their shared celebration of our success even more meaningful as they’ve been with us right from the very beginning.

You can read the article below or on the St Helens Star online by clicking the link at the foot of the page:

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Your guarantee. What’s it worth?

Abbott-Wade are one of those rare and privileged companies – but it is a privilege we have have earned. We may not be big, but we have a trusted heritage spanning over 20 years specialising in staircase installations and renovations. This means that when our customers choose our award winning family business, they can take great assurance in the value of our guarantee.

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Heartfelt best wishes

Recent weeks have had up and downs and been filled with mixed emotions. In a week which has seen so much celebration for us, there has also been bad news. One of our main competitors has entered liquidation leaving people out of work and customers disappointed. Our industry is very specialised and as such we all move in similar circles. We have always shared a friendly rivalry and know many of those who worked at the company in various capacities. We would like to send out our best wishes to all those affected at this sad time and wish them all the best going forward. We would also like to reassure our customers that after 20 years in business, Abbott-Wade is stronger and more vibrant than ever and we will continue to offer our customers the highest standards of service and installation as we ever have.

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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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by Eddie in Abbott & Wade News, Articles

5 ways a bespoke staircase can increase the value of your home.

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It is not so much that a staircase increases the value in direct correlation to what the staircase cost, it is the increase in desirability of the home overall which benefits the sale price. Read on to learn why and how a staircase can influence potential buyers of your home.

As the Director of Kings Estate Agents, I have sold many homes both with and without luxury staircases.

Here is what I believe to be the top reasons you should invest in remodelling and specifying a bespoke staircase for your home.

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by Eddie in Articles

Staircases in Culture: Art

The next stage in our Staircases in Culture series focuses on staircases in art. Artists though the ages have had a rich history of including staircases as you may imagine. This article will focus on some of our favourite pieces including artworks of cultural significance.

 

M. C. Escher

The creations of Maurits Cornelis Escher (17 June 1898 – 27 March 1972) are still widely enjoyed and never fail to fascinate and enthral. Despite having created a great number of lithographs, engravings, drawings and sketches, it is perhaps his experimentations with architecture, perspective and impossible spaces for which many of remember him. Learn more here.

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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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by Eddie in Abbott & Wade News

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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by Eddie in Abbott & Wade News, Staircase Stories

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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by Eddie in Abbott & Wade News