Award Winning Family Business

Brief history and description

When close friends & skilled craftsmen Craig Abbott & Mike Wade first began their joinery careers little did they know they would be the pioneers of a home improvement industry. After starting out in 1996 with some help from the Prince’s Trust and working across all aspects of joinery, Craig & Mike identified a niche market for a complete service for the design, supply and installation of bespoke pre-finished staircase renovations and new flights and developed the methods and techniques which have become the industry standard. As our business has grown so has our team and our ambition. Our hand-picked workforce has grown to 5 fitting teams, all trained in-house and including a network of family members spanning 3 generations of the Abbott & Wade families from step sons & fathers to cousins & in-laws.

23 years on and our Award Winning Family Business has been recognised for their outstanding service, product and design. We have built a formidable reputation installing over 400 staircase renovations and new flights nationwide each year from our Cheshire base.

Abbott-Wade clients are looking to invest in their homes by adding the Abbott-Wade Wow-Factor! From modest St Helens terraces to Surrey mansions our bespoke service and luxurious staircases use premium timbers and high grade glass & steel components! We also work with builders and contractors who require a specialist company to install a staircase as part of a larger project requiring expertise beyond the realms of most companies.

Abbott-Wade are a leader in the staircase renovation industry and have a reputation coveted throughout the sector. Our product has the capacity to transform a home and add value to a property.

Company growth

After starting out as ‘2 lads with a van’, Abbott-Wade has survived though recessions and thrived where bigger businesses have failed. Despite larger competitors than ourselves coming and going over the years, we have continued to thrive thanks to our customer focused ethos and reputation. In 2014 Abbott-Wade moved into new premises due to the growth of the business with new office facilities & staff and warehouse, while all manufacturing and spraying was outsourced to local specialist businesses. By 2017 we had outgrown these premises and the company purchased a new, larger property with increased office and warehouse space. The new premises also included a purpose built sprayshop and workshop with new machinery increasing self reliance and building an increasingly self sustainable business that we are, and will continue to be, incredibly proud of.