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Staircase School

The Staircase Terminology You Need To Know

Like houses, there are many different types of staircases and they come in all different shapes and sizes which means our renovations and new flights do too. We’re the staircase experts and that’s why we’re here to guide your though your staircase project every step of the way and the staircase terminology which will help you along the way.

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National Family Business Awards 2018

THE NATIONAL FAMILY BUSINESS AWARDS 2018: WINNERS

We’ve done it again!

We are delighted to confirm that our multi-award winning Family Business has received yet another prestigious accolade. Following on from our success at the last years awards, Abbott-Wade were winners again at the prestigious National Family Business Awards at a ceremony held at Wembley Stadium on 14th July 2018!

National Family Business Awards 2018

Abbott-Wade were honoured to receive The Customer Service Award for the North West region at the ceremony which was hosted by Anita Brightly-Hodges, Chairman of the Family Business Place amid stiff competition from finalists representing the finest family businesses in the UK . Fellow recipients included celebrated business men & women like Charlie Mullins OBE who was also picking up an award on the night on behalf of Pilmico Plumbers. It was a truly family affair with Abbott-Wade being represented by Directors Craig Abbott & Mike Wade, their wives and parents as well as other members of the Abbott-Wade team. It was a proud moment for Craig & Mike’s parents who were also there to see their sons take to the stage to receive their award. For them, it was wonderful to witness another great achievement for their boys after seeing their journey to get there from humble beginnings back in 1996.

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Abbott-Wade Newel Post Styles

Abbott-Wade newel posts add a bespoke touch to your staircase installation

There are many factors which add an individual touch to one of our bespoke staircase installations. By offering our customers different styles, colours and materials for our many stair parts we can ensure that every staircase we install fits perfectly into their surroundings. As well as offering a range of handrail and balustrade styles, we can also offer an array of newel posts. A newel post is a staircase’s supporting pillar which in addition to being a structural component, can provide aesthetic and decorative properties to make a feature of the stairway.

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No Such Thing As A Fish (Episode 211): No such thing as a photograph of a river

Staircase Trivia Hits The Airwaves!

No Such Thing as a Fish is a podcast series produced and presented by the researchers from the popular television series QI collectively known as “The QI Elves”. Every week the team present their favourite fact that they have come across that week. Since the launch of the podcast it has attracted over 700,000 subscribers and has perviously been named by Apple as the “Best New Podcast” in 2014 and winning the “Internet Award” in the Chortle Awards in 2015 & 2016.  In episode 211 the team start the podcast with 13 minutes taking a light hearted but factual look at our favourite subject by sharing their favourite staircase facts. You can listen here – but please be warned, some of the language and content may not be suitable for children.

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Before & After: Changing Spindles to Clamped Glass

Before & After: Changing spindles to clamped glass

With over 20 years as The Staircase Specialists we’ve shown that Abbott-Wade transforms homes with expertise and experience which is the envy of our industry. We’ve transformed all types of balustrades and will continue to do so. On this page we show real photographs taken by our installations team within customers homes who have replaced their tired spindles in favour of our clamped glass panels.

Replacing tired spindles with our stylish 10mm toughen glass panels is a popular choice among Abbott-Wade clients. While the colour and finish of painted spindles can add a feeling of continuity between different parts of the home, this can be achieved by choosing stainless steel or brass clamps to secure the glass in position which can match other fixtures & fittings such as door furniture or light fixtures.

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Choosing the right artwork your stairway

Choosing the right artwork your stairway

We work in different homes nationwide and see some beautiful examples of artwork complementing the home. It can be framed or a canvas, a wall mounted masterpiece or a freestanding sculpture. As far as we can see, there is no right or wrong approach. There are many similarities between the art chosen for a home and an Abbott-Wade staircase. They should reflect the character of your home and personality as well as complementing their surroundings. Here are some of our favourite examples we’ve seen on our travels.

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AI 2018 Global Excellence Awards

ACQUISITION INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018: WINNERS

With such a wealth of experience and expertise behind us backed up by a customer focussed approach and dedicated team, we are always pleased to be recognised for our achievements. It is a reflection that our approach, service and product are of the highest quality. Abbott-Wade are delighted to have been recognised and awarded within Acquisition International’s 2018 Global Excellence Awards as winner of the UK’s ‘Best Bespoke Staircase Replacement Firm 2018′ .

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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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@StairRenovation on Social Media: Pinterest

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Pinterest is great online community where members create a catalogue of ideas with everything from home crafts to architecture. Home renovations sit happily in middle ground and our photographs, videos and ideas have been saved and repinned onto ideas boards thousands of times by users from all over the world seeking inspiration for transforming their stairways.

If you need staircase ideas for your home, whether for a new flight or a renovation this is a great place to start.

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St Andrews Day

To celebrate St Andrew’s Day we thought we’d share one of our favourite Scottish staircases. Hidden within the tower of the National Wallace Monument on the Abbey Craig is a spectacular spiral staircase comprising 246 steps. More than just a staircase, the monument which commemorates the 13th Centre Scottish hero William Wallace is home to the 1.6 metre Wallace Sword among other artefacts.

 

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