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AI 2019 Business Excellence Awards


Acquisition International are the voice of modern business and have now proudly announced  the UK Winners of the 2019 Business Excellence Awards.

We’re delighted to be named among the UK winners for 2019 as the Best Quality Staircase Company in Northern England.

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Why to use Paddle Stairs

Why to use Paddle Stairs

Are you struggling for room in your hallway? Looking to rejig your staircase to provide your home with more floor space? Paddle stairs could be for you!

Here at Abbott-Wade, we have been performing staircase renovations for more than 20 years –  adding space saving stairs to homes across the country.

What are paddle stairs?

Paddle stairs, or space saver stairs, are used in place of normal steps to reduce the space taken up by your staircase. They can significantly increase the amount of room you have as the flights are manufactured at a steeper gradient than your run of mill staircase.

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Watch: Climbing Big Ben & The Elizabeth Tower

There’s something strangely satisfying about looking behind the scenes of an iconic building and there are fewer buildings more famous than the Houses of Parliament and the iconic Clock Tower. The tower was renamed the Elizabeth Tower in 2012 in honour of Queen Elizabeths jubilee and stands 96 meters tall housing 11 floors. The Elizabeth Tower is often mistakenly called Big Ben which is actually the name of the bell within the tower inscribed with the name of Sir Benjamin Hall, First Commissioner for Works after whom it is believed the bell takes it’s name.

Within the belfry (whose bells were first broadcast by the BBC in 1932) is a spiral with 334 steps with a total of 399 to the lantern (the Ayrton Light) and an elevator is also expected to be added during the current restoration work. You can take a trip up the historic staircase (without having sore legs in the morning) by watching the video below:

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Using an Open Staircase to Create Space in Your Home

Using an Open Staircase to Create Space in Your Home

Are you looking for innovative ways to create a feeling of more space inside your home? Opening up your staircase is a simple yet striking way to generate a sense of room and light.

As a multi-award winning company, the team at Abbott-Wade have been performing staircase renovations of this kind for more than 20 years. We operate nationwide so, wherever you’re based in the UK, we can help to transform your living space.

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The space under your stairs

Making the most of the space under your stairs

Space is a valuable resource, especially as modern homes get smaller. It makes sense to utilise the space under and around your staircase and there are many ways to do it. It may be a practical use or purely aesthetic. There’s no right or wrong – it’s a choice based on what’s best suited for you and your home. On our travels around the country we’ve seen some lovely uses of this space and this is a collection of some of our favourites.

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Family Ties

chris & max

By definition – we’re not your typical family business. Think of a family business and you might consider a business run by two siblings or a husband and wife team. At Abbott-Wade you’ve got a dig a little deeper to see just how deep the roots of this family tree really go.

In addition to the the Abbott-Wade family, the branches of the family tree have now spread even wider. When Designer Chris Davies told us he’d like to bring his son Max on board we knew that it was a great idea. Chris has been working in the staircase industry for many years meaning Max has grown up in and around the world of staircases and so it was only natural that he should follow in his fathers footsteps. Better still, Max can readily utilise the wealth of experience and knowledge gained by Chris.

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Why to Use Glass in your New Staircase Design?

Why to use glass in your new staircase design

Are you planning to add glass to your staircase? Nowadays, many homeowners choose to use glass in the redesign of their flight. Glass can be used to create a variety of classic and contemporary staircase designs.

Here at Abbott-Wade, we having been working in the staircases industry for more than 20 years. We are a multi-award winning business who provide staircase renovations that transform the look of your entire property. Our refurbishments give you something to be proud of when you walk through your front door. Continue reading…

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