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Before & After: Changing spindles to embedded glass

Before & After: Changing spindles to embedded glass

 

One of the popular trends we have have seen over recent years is customers moving away from traditionally turned spindles in favour of glass. This is largely due to a desire to create a bright contemporary space within the heart of the home but there are practical implications to be considered too.

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Abbott-Wade’s embedded glass gives clean, straight lines which not only looks sleek and stylish but is easy to dust and allows light to flood the stairway.

One of the biggest transformations can be seen where a dark timber balustrade is transformed by a glass renovation.

The transformation pictured below emphasises the increased impression of openness a glass balustrade can create. The glass front of the property shows off the staircase with the glass balustrade allowing a flow of light through the house from front to back.

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Many customers tell us that the additional dusting required between each spindles and that after painting the spindles every few years, the time, effort and drip marks involved have been a significant motivation for their decision to choose a glass installation.

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Read more about our glass staircases here.

Each of the Before & After image blocks on this page are taken before and after a real Abbott-Wade installation from UK homes visited by our installation teams. Some of the images may be taken at different stages of completion with carpets/decoration left unfinished.

Watch: A Pristine White Staircase Renovation

This Pristine White Painted Staircase Renovation Will Wow All Visitors To This Home

All Abbott-Wade staircases are bespoke installations but can be made even more unique using colour. We offer a range of standard paints and stains and well as our unique colour compliment service to find the best bespoke colour for your home.

This staircase was transformed completely using pristine white stair parts and glass to make the entirety of the hall, stairs and landing feel much bigger and brighter. Contrast was added with a luxuriously soft charcoal carpet and splashes of colour from the green foliage and flowers. Watch the video to tour the complete installation and be inspired to how a new staircase could transform your home.

 

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Staircase Stories: Mr Dunstan, Portsmouth

“Entering our front door now is an entirely new and exciting experience!”

A quirky staircase in Portsmouth needed the Abbott-Wade treatment not only to solve pragmatic design problems, but also to create a stylish and attractive look for the delightful Mr Dunstan.

“Abbott-Wade had come highly recommended by our builder who had seen example of their work.

Watch: Taking the stairs like a movie star

Abbott-Wade staircases are fit for any movie star and over the years staircases have been important backdrops in many movie scenes (take our Movie Staircase Quiz). In this scene from the end of the 1942 movie Yankee Doodle Dandy, movie icon James Cagney plays the role of Broadway Showman George M Cohan and shows us how a real movie legend takes the stairs! It goes without staying – Don’t Try This At Home! 

 

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Staircase Stories: Mr Lawton, Swindon

“Entering our front door now is an entirely new and exciting experience!”

It’s clear from the outset that Mr Lawton has a very high opinion of Abbott-Wade, and that’s just the way we like it. It’s a demonstration that unrivalled expertise with a personal and friendly service with an outstanding product is exactly what our customers want and deserve and what Abbott-wade deliver.

“A really outstanding job and we are very pleased with our beautiful new staircase. Adam & Anthony were superb, informing us all through the installation and delivering a great result and also keeping everything neat and tidy. Peter from a design perspective and Wiggy from Aftercare were also great and very professional. Thanks again!” 

From the Archive: Amazing Glazing

Shaped Glass with square steel clamps

Glass remains a very popular choice for our customers. Back in 2016 we ran a series of articles about the process of producing our toughened balustrade glass to meet our high standards. We select experienced, proven glass suppliers carefully to ensure we can install excellent quality glass into our staircases. Our suppliers receive our glass drawings as a CAD file from our design team and then precision cut each panel before sending them for toughening.

The articles cover the glass cutting, toughening and bevelling processes as detailing of the standards we work to inline with the Glass & Glass Federations criteria.

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Trusted Staircases – The Furniture Ombudsman

We’re worked hard for many years to build one of the best reputations in the industry. We’ve achieved this with hard work and working to the highest standards. Our customers take great reassurance in this along the Abbott-Wade guarantee which we offer with every installation. But for that added peace of mind, Abbott-Wade are also Full Members of The Furniture Ombudsman who provide a service for consumers to deal with disputes with furniture and home improvement retailers.
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