Staircases are nothing new, they exist all over the world and have done for hundreds of years – so you’d be forgiven for not getting too excited about them. Delve a little deeper though and you’ll discover there’s so much more to them than a simple means of getting from A-B. Join our team of staircase experts (and enthusiasts!), here at Abbott Wade, to take a closer look at some fun questions around staircases.

How many staircases does Hogwarts have?

Ever watched a Harry Potter movie? If the answer is yes, then you will have surely admired the Grand Staircase at some point. The way the stairs move will either make you think “I would love to try them” or “That would be too scary for me!”. But do you know how many there are? An astounding 142 staircases, all leading to different levels on different days – definitely not ideal if you‘re late for class!

What is the longest staircase in the world?

The longest staircase in the world will make you tired by just looking at it, with a staggering 11,674 steps and climbing to an altitude of 1,669km!

Located alongside the Niesen Mountain railway in Switzerland, for all but one day of the year, this incredible staircase is closed to the public. However as part of the “Niesenlauf” annual race, contenders have the chance to scale the world’s longest staircase – the rest of the time you can thankfully hitch a ride on the train.

Who builds staircases?

One of the most asked questions about staircases is who actually builds them? Here at Abbott-Wade, and staircase manufacturers across the country, we are known as joiners and are tasked to manufacture new staircases for properties or refurbish old and tired staircases into something safe and stylish.

As masters of our craft, the design possibilities are endless and we can help you to create a staircase that grabs attention for all the right reasons. If you want to check out our full range of staircases, then be sure to visit our website. We offer a range of bespoke staircases, including wood staircases and glass staircases and can work to any requirement you have.

What do staircases mean in dreams?

Have you ever encountered a staircase in your dreams, but been unable to pinpoint the meaning? If you are climbing upstairs in your dream, this can be a sign of growth or progression. By walking up the stairs you are progressing at a steady pace, giving yourself a higher self-awareness. However, by running up the stairs you could be leaping too quickly, fast tracking your way to success.

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So, there you have it – a brief insight into some weird and wonderful staircase questions! If this has given you motivation to install or switch up your own staircase, then be sure to get in touch with our stair case experts, here at Abbott-Wade. Contact us by filling out our online enquiry form or give us a call on 01744 634 442. You can also email us at for a swift response from one of the team.

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