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Why choose a family business?

White&Glass4Here at Abbott-Wade, we are proud to be a family run business and we like to deal with other family-run businesses where we can. Why? Because we know first hand of the benefits of being a family-run business. We understand that everybody takes accountability and has to pull their weight; there are no personal agendas and everybody looks after each other. When it’s in everybody’s best interest to ensure that every job is done well; where they all have a responsibility to each other to ensure that standards are maintained and the reputation of the company is upheld; you know that you are going to receive the best possible outcome! These things can only happen when you have a team comprised of more than just ‘employees’. Continue reading…

Stair in Disbelief: Famous Open-Air Staircases of the world

We make no secret of our love for, or fascination with staircases. And while you won’t find an Abbott-Wade staircase on this list, and we certainly would like to refurbish any of them, this is simply a self indulgent collection of open-air staircases from around the world that we love and we know you will too.

the spanish steps, open Air Staircases

Name: The Spanish Steps

Location: Rome, Italy

Number of steps: 135

Interesting note: Not in in the country which the name suggests, the Spanish Steps in fact owe their name to the Palazzo di Spagna, seat of the Embassy of Spain.

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Benefits of glass balustrades

benefits of glassGlass balustrades are hugely popular and it’s pretty clear to understand why. Apart from looking elegant from every angle and giving unobstructed views of your bespoke staircase installation, a glass balustrade allows light to distribute itself throughout your hallway and helps to give the illusion of more space. Our 10mm toughened Pilkington glass ensures that not only will your glass balustrade look stunning, but you can be assured that you have a safe and strong installation in your home. Continue reading…

Why choose bespoke?

We’ve all been there. Lost in a well known furniture stowhy choose bespokere never knowing whether we’ll find our way out again, passing row after row of mass produced goods with something for everyone. This is of course perfectly acceptable for many of us, as the old saying goes: ‘We’re all unique…just like everybody else.’ Continue reading…

New Premises 2014

new premisesAt Abbott-Wade we’re always looking to the future, investing in our staff and by identifying how we can improve the service we provide. With this in mind, our new office near Warrington is now up and running, helping to equip us more efficiently to serve our customers up and down the country.

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Oak Colour, Grain & Medullary Rays

oak colour and grainAs a natural product, the colour and grain of oak can vary from one piece to another. In addition to the warm tones and grains, some oak features unique markings called medullary rays which can add character, beauty and uniqueness to your staircase.
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Stair Slide

It’s not often we recommend an alternative to stairs but we’ll make an exception for this stair slide just this once!