Roald Dahl once recalled: ‘I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying to tie my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.’
When so much of every day life gets forgotten, staircases are firmly embedded in the memories of us all. Whether it was where we chased our slinky toys or talked on the phone each evening to our first loves, they are more than just a means of transporting ourselves between the floors of our home.
“Stairs are wonderful friends; they rise with us and they fall with us!”
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Like every other part of your home, even the best of staircases can look tired eventually as styles and fashions change. If your stairs are starting to look dated, you might like to consider refurbishing them with a contemporary new design such as glass with oak or walnut. Alternatively, painted white wood and Pilkington’s new Optiwhite or sandblasted glass can provide a fresh modern feel. If you prefer a more traditional element, there are a wide range of spindles available (some of which can be seen on page 25 of our 2014 brochure) or if you want more of a twist why not consider wrought iron or even glass spindles?
Sometimes however, a renovation is not enough. When stairs become structurally unsafe or an alternative footprint is required, a new staircase is needed. Unlike other leading staircase companies, Abbott-Wade will also rebuild your staircase. Offering the finest materials and outstanding craftsmanship, you can be assured of a staircase to be proud of and which visitors to your home will remember.