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Glass Staircases from Abbott-Wade

Glass Staircases Blog

Here at Abbott-Wade, we have been performing staircase renovations and refurbishments for over 20 years. As our business has grown over the years going from strength to strength, many staircase design trends have come and gone.

Currently, one of our most favoured staircase products is our glass staircases. The use of glass staircase panels allows more light to pour through your home while adding a sense of elegance and style to your hallway.

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs King, Ipswich

Sixty spindles equates to a lot of sanding, painting, drips, splatters, stress and mess! Mr & Mrs King decided to opt for a new pre-finished oak and glass staircase. The quality, design and price promised by their designer persuaded them…and Abbott-Wade delivered on that promise.

Your company excellent to deal with, no fuss, work completed within time frame, very personable team.   We would thoroughly recommend you.

 

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Don’t Move – Improve!

Moving home doesn’t come cheap and can be a leap into the unknown, that’s why more and more home owners are choosing to stay put and improve rather than move.

“for 1 in 8 homeowners creating more light was also a key motivation”

A survey of 1000 UK homeowners by Pilkington Glass found that the average UK homeowner has spent £11,240 on home improvements during the last 5 years as the needs of their family circumstances changes. These investments may come in the form of essential maintenance or creating more space. It’s interesting to note that 41% of these surveyed listed adding value to a property as the motive for carrying out home renovation while for 1 in 8 homeowners creating more light was also a key motivation.

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Hughes, Amersham

Extension work to the Hughes family home in Amersham created the perfect opportunity to begin planning for a stunning entrance hall. An oak staircase  comprising Abbott-Wade’s Cube handrail with white stringers and risers was decided upon. Soft carpeted treads and a stunning feature step were the icing on an already delicious cake!


“The Abbott-Wade staff were so helpful throughout the whole process. All the staff were very friendly and helpful at every stage. They even noticed a tiny fault on one piece of the glass and had a replacement on order before we even knew there was problem. I would certainly highly recommend the company and their product to anyone who asked me.”

Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Thurley, Broadstairs, Kent

After being let down by another staircase company, Mr & Mrs Thurley found Abbott-Wade who exceeded all their expectations.
“The new staircase looks grand and stunning in place and we are delighted with the outcome. It’s a pity we did not find Abbott-Wade at the very beginning of this project and can highly recommend them for their professional service and high quality product.
 

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Currie, Liverpool

The Currie family were looking for a truly bespoke feature staircase with flowing curved lines. With the help of designer Janet Stephens and the team at Abbott-Wade, sweeping walnut rails with sleek white spindles were the perfect solution.
“The follow up service to ensure everything was perfect was excellent with very fine attention to detail.
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Design Team Meeting

One of the problems with offering a Nationwide service is that our design team members spend a lot of time travelling up and down the country so it can be difficult to all sit down together – but it’s important that we do. It’s an opportunity to discuss new ideas, collect feedback about what our customers have looking for and to debate current and future trends to ensure that we’re always putting our customers needs first.

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This must happen in businesses up and down the country – but it’s unusual that the key players is the directors mother.  Jean Wade stole the show with her cheese cake to rival anything you’d find in the final of The Great British Bake Off. In a true family business tradition which you’ll never find in the board rooms of big businesses – proud mum Jean was on hand with cakes, sandwiches and cups of tea for the appreciative team. For a design team who have backgrounds working for some big corporations, it epitomises what working for a family business means; all the family rallying around to do the best we can for each other and the common cause. Something which has drawn them away from careers working with big corporations and into our close-knit family business. Working in this way is a welcome and refreshing change for many employed at Abbott-Wade, however for the family members working here – it’s just another day at the office!

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Metal Spindles

Metal spindles make a bold statement in any home. They create an air of strong elegance and offer a surprisingly versatile option when planning your staircase design. Our range of steel spindles are available in traditional styles such as the slender Buckingham & Sandringham spindles which taper towards a classic knuckle or the grander basket design of the Windsor.

Alternatively the contemporary flowing lines of our Ripple and Wave spindles add a modern twist to this style of spindle.

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