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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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Amazing Glazing (Part 3): Bevelled Glass

Up close with frameless glassUsing quality materials and paying attention to the finest details is very important to us. Whether it’s timber or glass, it’s got be just right. This is why our glass manufacturers use precision bevelling on the edges of our balustrade glass panels. Beveling allows us to transform a piece of balustrade glass into a contemporary design component which will provide the pièce de résistance to your glass staircase installation.

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Foster, St Helens

Many of our new customers come to us as a result of a recommendation from a previous customer. After seeing Abbott-Wade’s handiwork first hand in a friends house, Mr & Mrs Foster knew exactly who to call to transform their staircase.

“The quality of the materials are excellent as was the standard of the workmanship. The whole process from enquiry, to survey to installation was seamless, thank you for a tremendous job.”

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Amazing Glazing (Part 2): Our Toughened Glass Balustrades

Round brushed steel closeGlass staircases are certainly on-trend in the home renovation world at the moment. Whether it is our standard glass, super clear low-iron, sandblasted, coloured or shaped, our glass staircases are chosen for their aesthetic qualities. And like anything that you love – looks aren’t everything. All our toughened glass balustrades are thermally strengthened to ensure that they are safe for the job it is they are designed to do.

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Amazing Glazing (Part 1): Glass Cutting

Shaped Glass with square steel clampsGlass comes in all shapes and sizes which is great for us as so do our staircases. Our design and surveying teams take great care to ensure that all glass balustrading is made to measure and fits perfectly into your staircase regardless whether you’re opting for embedded or clamped glass, glass spindles or shaped cut-string balustrade glass.

We select experienced, proven glass suppliers carefully to ensure we can install excellent quality glass into our staircases. Our suppliers receive our glass drawings as a CAD file from our design team and then precision cut each panel before sending for toughening.

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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…