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Metal Spindles

Metal spindles make a bold statement in any home. They create an air of strong elegance and offer a surprisingly versatile option when planning your staircase design. Our range of steel spindles are available in traditional styles such as the slender Buckingham & Sandringham spindles which taper towards a classic knuckle or the grander basket design of the Windsor.

Alternatively the contemporary flowing lines of our Ripple and Wave spindles add a modern twist to this style of spindle.

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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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The id Range

We offer a range of traditional and contemporary spindles. The id spindles concept comprises a range of ground breaking and imaginative spindles which will transform your staircase into a modern masterpiece full of character. Meticulous design has created eye catching shapes which look striking from every angle because of their multifaceted form.

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The Virtual Staircase at Smart Furnishings

A virtual staircase? That’s right! Our friends at Smart Furnishings in Stockton Heath, Warrington have had a few mentions on our blog in the past and today they get another. We’ve all seen virtual streets on Google Streetview but how you can take a virtual tour of the Smart Furnishings store and explore their Abbott-Wade staircase (almost) firsthand! Use the link below and follow the store straight ahead and you’ll find their oak and glass staircase on your left. Take the short trip up the stairs and you’ll also find their Abbott-Wade access ramp with immaculate glass spindles set into a solid oak handrail supported by oak newel posts.

Click here to take the tour

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St Joseph’s Day

St Jospephs dayMarch 19th marks St Joseph’s Day which is significant to us as Joseph (husband of Mary and step father to Jesus) is the Patron Saint of Carpenters.

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Avoid Rogue Traders: Choosing the Right Company

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If you’re thinking of renovating or replacing your staircase, you’re choosing to make a big investment in your home so it’s important to make sure you choose the best company for the job. Many homeowners are wary of ‘cowboy builders’, but as these cowboys don’t wear 10 gallon hats and ride in on a horse – so how to you spot them?

Our guide isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ model, but it’ll help to give you an idea. Some legitimate smaller companies may not have the same resources as others – but if you see too many red flags – walk away…

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15mm Frameless Glass

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15mm Frameless Glass Balustrades: The beauty of designing a bespoke staircase is that every staircase is unique. Each customer a new individual with their own specifications, every challenge fresh and every setting with its own special requirements. What’s more, there are so many combinations you can opt for. With a range of hardwoods, special stains or paints, a wide variety of spindles and different styles of toughened glass to be embedded into the balustrade rails or fitted securely with different styles of bracket. Even the newel posts can be custom fluted or chamfered or even especially CNCed to complete a quarter turn to give a truly unique twist.

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World Book Day

classic-winnie-the-pooh-32_1780x2406A member of our office team worked as a primary school teacher prior to joining Abbott-Wade and has fond memories of dressing up in school each World Book Day. As a family business, we love to celebrate World Book Day too (although we aren’t sure how our customers would feel if they found a team of carpenters dressed as Where’s Wally and Harry Potter installing their staircases). Instead, we thought we’d share a relevant poem by Winnie the Pooh author AA Milne from his 1924 collection ‘When We Were Very Young’:

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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.

Journey around the world with us…

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Auckland, New Zealand: Credit: Flickr / Pablo Garbarino

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