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@StairRenovation on Social Media: YouTube

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We aren’t extensive users of YouTube but we are part of it’s online community with a small collection of videos sharing information about who we are and what we do. You will no doubt have seen the video on our home page and those within our news pages and if these have been of interest to you, it’s well worth subscribing to our channel to keep up to date of any new videos we publish in the future.

 

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Burman, Surrey

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Every home is unique and so is every staircase refurbishment – not just because they all vary in size, layout and pitch but also because our bespoke design service means that our customers get the the stairs they really want not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ off-the-peg installation. With this in mind, the Burman family of Surrey knew they’d made the right choice in choosing Abbott-Wade.

 


“We are delighted with our stairs. The fitters did a remarkable job, being both professional, innovative and pleasant to have in the house, always polite and neat and tidy. They have also produced a wonderful paneling on the side wall which they improvised and produced in situ. Talented young men. Thank You!”

 

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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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@StairRenovation on Social Media: Tumblr

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Tumblr is a blogging platform which combines aspects of other social media platforms and allows us post photos like Instagram, videos like YouTube, links to articles of interest like Twitter as well as full news stories like this blog. Like Twitter, hashtags allow us to escape the pigeon hole of staircase renovations and engage in #familybusiness and #carpentry or #joinery affairs, share stories, videos, articles and advice.

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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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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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@StairRenovation on Social Media: Houzz

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If you haven’t heard of Houzz before, it’s a great place to start when you’re looking for ideas for all parts of your home. Whatever aspect of home renovation or home improvement you’re planning, from a new kitchen, bedroom furnishings or revamping your living room, Houzz‘s online community of over 40 million homeowners from all over the world have packed the website full of ideas for all parts of your home. With ideas from home owners, home design enthusiasts and specialists such as Abbott-Wade, you’re sure to find both inspiration and advice.

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New Premises 2017

At Abbott-Wade we’re always looking to the future. It’s part of our policy of continuous improvement but goes beyond that. Since our early days back in 1996 we have always made a conscious effort to invest in our staff and our infrastructure: our fleet, our tools, our materials and of course – our building.

We’ve left behind our old home in Lowton but stayed close to our St Helens roots. Our new premises in the beautiful village of Burtonwood on the outskirts of Warrington was famously a major airbase used by both the RAF and American forces during WW2. The site was visited by stars of the day such as Glen Miller & his band, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby & Humphrey Bogart among others as well as high ranking officials such Generals Eisenhower and Patton. It’s even rumoured that Burtonwood the only place in the UK ever visited by Elvis Presley  – though he never actually got off the plane.

The base was finally closed in 1994 and with the arrival of Abbott-Wade in the village, Burtonwood will now be home to a ‘stairbase’ rather than an ‘airbase’ and will accommodate plains not planes in our building fitted out to help our business run more efficiently than ever before.

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@StairRenovation on Social Media: Instagram

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We love the informal simplicity of Instagram, the online community of over 5,000,000 visual storytellers, but it’s not all teenage girls taking photographs of their lunches. Search the hashtags and you’ll find lots of photos of #homeimprovement, #architecture and even #staircases.

You can follow Abbott-Wade to see not only the glossy photos from our online gallery but also (in this modern world of camera smartphones) some real-time photographs taken by our installations teams and other things of interest to us and hopefully you.

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