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Watch: Tour a New Open Tread Oak Staircase with Glass Spindles

A Renovated Staircase with Traditionally Turned Oak Newel Posts & Spindles

A staircase should be at home in its surroundings. A contemporary isn’t right for many homes which is why the Brown family quite rightly decided to retain a traditional feel to their new staircase. The warm tones of the beautiful prefinished turned oak spindles were the perfect solution for this staircase.

 

Read more about our turned oak spindles here.

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Design Philosophy

We’ve been pioneering staircase installations since 1996 and we know that having an expert installations team is vital but the hard work and expertise starts long before they’re needed. Our design consultants work with clients to create the optimal design for each home discussing design options and materials at their first consultation before the in-house CAD team begin their detailed drawings using precise measurements and angles to create the perfect bespoke staircase.

We know that a good staircase should excel in both function and form, creating a central focal point which gives your home the Wow-factor. Every staircase we install is unique, made to the exact size and design specifications determined by each customer to reflect the needs of them and their home. As all homes are different so are the staircases within them. We believe that you do not need a grand house to have a luxury staircase that makes a statement. What’s more, a beautiful staircase should not be achieved by compromising quality or safety – that’s why we use the finest materials in all our installations.

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Watch: Tour a New Open Tread Oak Staircase with Glass Spindles

A New Open Tread Oak Staircase with Glass Spindles & Glass Risers

The Mansfield family were delighted with their new staircase which uses clever glass down stands to comply with UK building regulation. This allows increased air and light flow between the treads. The polished edges of the 10mm glass spindles reflect and refract light projecting a slightly different appearance as the light levels change throughout the day.

Read more about the customers experience with Abbott-Wade here: www.abbottwade.co.uk/portfolio-item/surrey

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Watch: Climbing the stairs of the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Measuring 324 metres tall (including antennas) and weighing 10,100 tonnes, the Eiffel Towers is one of the worlds most iconic structures despite the fact that when built 130 years ago it was only intended to stand for 20 years before being dismantled.

Today the tower welcomes 7 million people a year – many of which naturally ascend the tower in the lifts which travel a combined distance of 103,000 km a year which is equivalent to two and a half times the circumference of the Earth!

Alternatively, if you’ve got a head for heights and the legs for it you can climb the 1,665 steps instead…or you let someone else do it for you and just watch the video below.

 

 

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Watch: Tour a New Open Tread Glass & Oak Staircase Installation

A New Open Tread Glass & Oak Staircase

This new oak staircase forms the centrepiece of this home and uses glass down stands to comply with UK building regulations while maintaining the open feeling of the stairs allowing air and light to flow freely between the treads. The embedded glass balustrade comprises 10mm toughened safety glass and an inviting oak feature step.

Read more about the customers experience with Abbott-Wade here: www.abbottwade.co.uk/portfolio-item/surrey

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The Stroke Society Presentation

Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in our fundraising for the Stroke Association, a wonderful charity very close to our hearts. Read more here. In January 2019 our friend and designer Colin Campbell suffered a stroke. Fortunately Colin’s recovery has gone very well and Abbott-Wade & the Campbell family have now raised almost £4000 so far and counting.

We’d also like to thank the lovely Mikaela from The Stroke Association North West for coming to visit us to allow us to present the cheque for all the money raised so far.

In more fantastic news,  Colin’s son Drew has been selected to run in the 2020 London Marathon representing The Stroke Association. Links to his JustGiving page are below.

Thank you for your continued support: https://www.justgiving.com/fundrai…/drewcampbell-lndmarathon

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Watch: Tour an Abbott-Wade Frameless Glass Staircase Installation

An Ultra-Modern Frameless Glass Staircase

Abbott-Wade offer a range of glass staircases with embedded or clamped 10mm clear glass being a popular choice. For a super-modern minimalist style we also offer Frameless Glass options on new staircases such as this one. Our 15mm glass can be paired with oak or with a stained or painted finish on the stairs. Tour this recent installation over three storeys to see for yourself how the unobscured glass opens up the entire stairway and consider how a similar installation could transform your own home.

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Watch: The Number 10 Downing Street Staircase

If you’ve already seen our 3D tour of the Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace, you may also be interested to see the staircase behind the doors of another famous British residence. Behind the iconic door of the Prime Minister’s residence at Number 10 Downing Street is a staircase which has seen many of our most famous politicians come and go. Like your own home, the stairs are the first thing you see as you want through the front door but has been rebuilt once or twice over the past 300 years. Prime Minister Robert Wagpole commissioned a refurbishment of the staircase in the 1700’s – long before Abbott-wade popularised the trend! The stairs have withstood the test of time and still feature the cantilevered design with no visible supports. The stairway is now lined with the portraits of each Prime Minister since in chronological order, with the most recent towards the top.

Take the tour with Simon Schama and see how it compares with your own staircase…

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We’re unique – Just like our staircases

Established in 1996, we now have a vast pool of experience and expertise; a valuable resource which is shared through the company as only a family business can. Abbott-Wade pioneered many of the techniques which have now become the industry standard and while we are proud to be local, we offer our customers a nationwide service based out of our business premises in Burtonwood, Warrington. From top to bottom – there are many things which set us apart. Unlike other leading staircase companies which have been established and run by individuals from a sales and marketing background; Abbott-Wade has been established and run by two experienced joiners with no other shareholders. You can imagine the difference in priorities – and you’d be right!

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Watch: Abbott-Wade’s Full Twist Oak Spindles

This Stylish Oak Staircase Renovation With Abbott-Wade’s Full-Twist Spindles Is Captivating

Abbott-Wade offer a wide range of traditional and contemporary spindles with styles to suit every home. This installation uses our Full-Twist Spindles which are manufactured using cutting edge CNC technology. Full Twist spindles have a contemporary design with a hint of traditionally turned spindles in their silhouette. This culminates to create a subtlety modern feel with contemporary lines but the warmth and elegance of traditional design.

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