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Paddle Stairs for your home with Abbott-Wade

Space Saving Stairs

When you are short of space in your home, or you are looking to create more floor space, then space saving stairs from Abbott-Wade are perfect for you. Capable of fitting into any style of property, of any age, this type of staircase, also known as paddle stairs, can reduce the space taken up by a regular size staircase by up to half due to a steeper going distance that uses alternate steps to save space.

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Choose The Right Spindles For Your Staircase

Staircase Spindles

Spindles are a great way to add style to your staircase. When undergoing a staircase renovation or if you are having a completely new flight installed then the spindles you choose will have a massive say on the overall final look of your staircase. Abbott-Wade who have been performing work on staircases since the mid-1990s have extensive experience when it comes to assessing and advising on the choosing the right spindles for your staircase.

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Should I Get Glass Staircase Panels?

Glass Staircases Blog Abbott-Wade

In many homes across the country a simple wooden or carpeted staircase with a regular bannister will suffice so when they choose to renovate and redecorate certain aspects of their home, their staircase is usually overlooked.

Abbott-Wade, a staircase specialist company, have been at the forefront of staircase changes for more than 20 years. We provide countless options for you to choose from when you feel your staircase could do with refreshing and many of our most popular styles involve glass staircase panels.

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What is a Staircase Renovation?

Staircase Renovation Blog Abbott-Wade

To many people, a staircase is simply the way they go from one floor to another in their home, but the team at Abbott-Wade, one of the country’s premier staircase renovation firms, see a staircase as much more than that. It is a focal point of the home and in a lot of houses it is generally the first thing you clasp eyes on when you go through the front door so creating a spectacle staircase in your home is of massive importance to us.

We have been performing staircase refurbishments since 1996, helping homeowners across the length and breadth of the UK to revitalise their home by updating and refreshing existing staircases or by providing a completely brand new flight.

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Glass Balustrade Clamps

Glass balustrades continue to be a popular staircase choice for many of our customers. Where glass is not embedded into the rails, it is secured into place with metal clamps. These clamps (or brackets) come in several standard designs (see below) though others may be available upon request. Abbott-Wade’s standard brackets include stainless steel in a polished chrome effect or brushed steel which are popular for many modern homes. A brass option is also available. Our clamps also come in two popular styles; a rounded D-shape and a square edged bracket specifically designed for the 10mm toughened glass we use as standard. The style and finish choosen is entirely up to each customer. Many customers choose to match these with their existing door furniture and other fixings around the home to give a sense of continuity and cohesion.

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St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day

 

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day we thought we’d share a portrait recently voted Ireland’s favourite painting: Hellelil and Hildebrand – The meeting on the turret stairs (1864) by Frederic William Burton.

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Glass Staircases from Abbott-Wade

Glass Staircases Blog

Here at Abbott-Wade, we have been performing staircase renovations and refurbishments for over 20 years. As our business has grown over the years going from strength to strength, many staircase design trends have come and gone.

Currently, one of our most favoured staircase products is our glass staircases. The use of glass staircase panels allows more light to pour through your home while adding a sense of elegance and style to your hallway.

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Don’t Move – Improve!

Moving home doesn’t come cheap and can be a leap into the unknown, that’s why more and more home owners are choosing to stay put and improve rather than move.

“for 1 in 8 homeowners creating more light was also a key motivation”

A survey of 1000 UK homeowners by Pilkington Glass found that the average UK homeowner has spent £11,240 on home improvements during the last 5 years as the needs of their family circumstances changes. These investments may come in the form of essential maintenance or creating more space. It’s interesting to note that 41% of these surveyed listed adding value to a property as the motive for carrying out home renovation while for 1 in 8 homeowners creating more light was also a key motivation.

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Meet ‘Winston Wolfe’: Aftercare at Abbott-Wade

Winston Wolfe was the famous ‘fixer’ from Pulp Fiction who defines his role with the line, ‘I solve problems’. We have no need for this Harvey Keitel character, instead we have Adam – our Abbott-Wade equivalent (only much less intimidating and far more friendly). Affectionately known to his friends as ‘Wiggy’, Adam’s career started in cabinet making – a trade which demands a keen eye for detail. His passion for renovating camper vans and building durable, quality longboards (skateboards to you and I) in his spare time has honed his ability to adapt his carpentry skills to solve almost any problem. All of this makes him the ideal perfectionist for the position of Abbott-Wade’s resident ‘Fixer‘, or Aftercare Fitter to give him his official title.

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