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Maximising small staircases

Playing on a small staircase
The best things come in small packages. Not true of bank balances, but often true of many staircases. While we’ve installed some grand staircases over the years, the majority of us are slightly less well-endowed when it comes to our stairs. Many of the family homes we visit may only consist of two and a half newel posts – but size, after all, isn’t everything. Continue reading…

A day in the life of an Abbott-Wade designer

Staircase sales designer

Far from being a lonely life out on the road, our design team relish the chance to visit customers up and down the country. With a small, dedicated team of designers with lots of experience, our customers have been enjoying the warm, friendly and relaxed approach you would expect from a family business which is in stark contrast to the more aggressive style and ‘sales games’ employed by our competitors.
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Collecting for Tunza’s Pride

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Company director Mike Wade (pictured in red) swapped 4 wheels for 2 in July embarking on a gruelling 3 day cycling challenge raising money for Tunza’s Pride, The Children & Young Persons Welfare Charity; a local St Helens based charity which aims to help vulnerable children and young people in the North West region.

 

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Tiny tips for making a homely hallway

It doesn’t have to be a New Year’s resolution or part of the annual spring clean – decluttering is said to be ‘good for the home and good for the soul’ and now is the time to start! Let’s begin with your hallway, it is after all the first room in your home which your guests will see. We visit lots of homes all over the country and we learn a few things alone the way. We see what people do well and what they don’t. We’ve come up with our 6 favourite tips we’ve picked up on our travels for making the most of what you’ve got. They may be obvious, but they’re important.

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The Mail Room

customer feedbackFar from being the part of the everyday grind, sorting through the postman’s deliveries or email inbox can be a delight, especially when it includes messages such as this:

We would like to say how pleased we are with the Oak and Glass Staircase fitted by Abbott-Wade.

From the offset, the company was thorough and efficient. The three man team who fitted the staircase were very friendly and professional. They worked well together, did a very good job with very little inconvenience to ourselves. They cleared away all mess and left the staircase looking stunning.

Thank you very much to Lee and his lads.

Mr & Mrs Jones, Leeds

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Add style to your hallway

A hallway is more than just a means of accessing other rooms in your home, it is, and should be regarded as a room in it’s own right, especially as it probably the first room to receive visitors and usually receives the most traffic and wear and tear. It therefore sounds obvious to identify that it should be kept clean and tidy with shoes tidied away and skirting boards touched up after scuffs.
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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…

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