Every home is unique and so is every staircase refurbishment – not just because they all vary in size, layout and pitch but also because our bespoke design service means that our customers get the the stairs they really want not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ off-the-peg installation. With this in mind, the Burman family of Surrey knew they’d made the right choice in choosing Abbott-Wade.
“We are delighted with our stairs. The fitters did a remarkable job, being both professional, innovative and pleasant to have in the house, always polite and neat and tidy. They have also produced a wonderful paneling on the side wall which they improvised and produced in situ. Talented young men. Thank You!”
A virtual staircase? That’s right! Our friends at Smart Furnishings in Stockton Heath, Warrington have had a few mentions on our blog in the past and today they get another. We’ve all seen virtual streets on Google Streetview but how you can take a virtual tour of the Smart Furnishings store and explore their Abbott-Wade staircase (almost) firsthand! Use the link below and follow the store straight ahead and you’ll find their oak and glass staircase on your left. Take the short trip up the stairs and you’ll also find their Abbott-Wade access ramp with immaculate glass spindles set into a solid oak handrail supported by oak newel posts.
Many of our new customers come to us as a result of a recommendation from a previous customer. After seeing Abbott-Wade’s handiwork first hand in a friends house, Mr & Mrs Foster knew exactly who to call to transform their staircase.
“The quality of the materials are excellent as was the standard of the workmanship. The whole process from enquiry, to survey to installation was seamless, thank you for a tremendous job.”
A beautiful converted barn in Warwickshire with a spindled staircase and walkway was transformed in just one day by Abbott-Wade’s expert fitters.
“It looks amazing and has surpassed our expectations. We love it! The fitters were brilliant, tidy, friendly and worked so hard to complete the job in just one day. Brilliant!”
The best things come in small packages. Not true of bank balances, but often true of many staircases. While we’ve installed some grand staircases over the years, the majority of us are slightly less well-endowed when it comes to our stairs. Many of the family homes we visit may only consist of two and a half newel posts – but size, after all, isn’t everything. Continue reading…
When Chartered Surveyor James – from Shakespeare’s own county and with the Bard’s grace and eloquence, had decided that his current staircase did nothing to compliment the original architecture of his home. James and his wife Shelagh decided the time was right to breath new life into their stairs with a call to Abbott-Wade. Chunky, oversized oak newel posts replaced those of the original staircase with embedded glass securing the balustrade.
“After thirty years, the house at last feels ‘all of a piece’; the cornerstone of the aesthetic is now in place. The historic and the contemporary are now in harmony. A very satisfactory, and very satisfying, result.” – James & Shelagh
Mr & Mrs Cooke in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire had been without a staircase balustrade for many years and the advent of grandchildren prompted concerns for the safety of visiting youngsters. A new balustrade in-keeping with the rest of the staircase was needed, not a problem for the Staircase Specialists! Big or small, there’s a solution for all.
“Your prices were keen and your designs suited what we needed.”
It’s not the first time that an Abbott-Wade staircase been used as a major selling point for a beautiful house. The customer selling this home was very disappointed to be leaving behind his beautiful oak staircase. The striking oak feature step with a backdrop of chamfered oak and forged steel Winsor spindles acending the oak stairs still makes a striking impact in the entrance hall several years on from their original installation.
Our nationwide service is great news for our customers but we’re proud of our roots and love to work locally when we can. Therefore, a visit to install a new staircase in St Helens resulted in another delighted Abbott-Wade customer and was enjoyed by all parties.
“We’re really pleased with everything!!”