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Stair in disbelief: 6 Staircases transformed by murals

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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Auckland, New Zealand: Credit: Flickr / Pablo Garbarino

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New Premises 2017

At Abbott-Wade we’re always looking to the future. It’s part of our policy of continuous improvement but goes beyond that. Since our early days back in 1996 we have always made a conscious effort to invest in our staff and our infrastructure: our fleet, our tools, our materials and of course – our building.

We’ve left behind our old home in Lowton but stayed close to our St Helens roots. Our new premises in the beautiful village of Burtonwood on the outskirts of Warrington was famously a major airbase used by both the RAF and American forces during WW2. The site was visited by stars of the day such as Glen Miller & his band, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby & Humphrey Bogart among others as well as high ranking officials such Generals Eisenhower and Patton. It’s even rumoured that Burtonwood the only place in the UK ever visited by Elvis Presley  – though he never actually got off the plane.

The base was finally closed in 1994 and with the arrival of Abbott-Wade in the village, Burtonwood will now be home to a ‘stairbase’ rather than an ‘airbase’ and will accommodate plains not planes in our building fitted out to help our business run more efficiently than ever before.

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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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@StairRenovation on Social Media: Instagram

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We love the informal simplicity of Instagram, the online community of over 5,000,000 visual storytellers, but it’s not all teenage girls taking photographs of their lunches. Search the hashtags and you’ll find lots of photos of #homeimprovement, #architecture and even #staircases.

You can follow Abbott-Wade to see not only the glossy photos from our online gallery but also (in this modern world of camera smartphones) some real-time photographs taken by our installations teams and other things of interest to us and hopefully you.

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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!

@StairRenovation on Social Media: Twitter

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Twitter is a social media platform spanning the globe with over 310,000,000 active users which aims to give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers. Users need to be concise as tweets need to stay within the 140 character limit. Twitter is a great place for us to share photos of our installation, news, reviews and links to articles which may benefit or be of interest to our customers and within the many online communities in which we find ourselves. Far from being confined to the pigeon hole of staircases, we share stories of being a family-run business, videos, joinery and carpentry articles and advice. It also allows another avenue for us to communicate with our customers and share our views on current events.

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@StairRenovation on Social Media: Facebook

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Everyone’s heard of Facebook these days; but while a small, UK based family-run business who have spent the past 20+ years specializing in staircases won’t be of too much interest to most of it’s 1.19 billion users, it’s a great place to keep in touch with customers old and new. We find that customers like our personal style of business and our friendly installations teams, they typically take an interest in how we’re getting on after their installation is long completed and like to post photos of completed projects we’ve installed for them.

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