The Parliamentary Review Gala Evening at The Palace of Westminster

We are very proud to have attended The Parliamentary Review Gala evening ay the Palace of Westminster.

As Best Practice Representatives for the Parliamentary Review, we were honoured to attend their Annual Gala in the Place of Westminster at the invitation of the Right Honourable Lord Eric Pickles, former Conservative Party Chairman. 

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Before & After: Changing a solid balustrade to spindles

Before & After: Changing a solid balustrade for spindles

Solid balustrades are a throwback to an era of home design that most architects and homebuilders have thankfully left in the past. Solid balustrades essentially enclose the staircase as a separate dark space in the home. By opening up the balustrade using spindles, increased light flow will create the impression of additional space especially with lighter timbers such as oak or whites.

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Watch: Tour an Abbott-Wade Frameless Glass Staircase Installation

An Ultra-Modern Frameless Glass Staircase

Abbott-Wade offer a range of glass staircases with embedded or clamped 10mm clear glass being a popular choice. For a super-modern minimalist style we also offer Frameless Glass options on new staircases such as this one. Our 15mm glass can be paired with oak or with a stained or painted finish on the stairs. Tour this recent installation over three storeys to see for yourself how the unobscured glass opens up the entire stairway and consider how a similar installation could transform your own home.

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From the Archive: Staircase Stories

Every staircase has a story to tell. It has a history and a future. In the case of Abbott-Wade customers – it also undergoes a metamorphosis. We’ve collected many of the stories told by Abbott-Wade customers from all over the country to describe the journey that brought them to Abbott-Wade. We’ve been finding out and sharing the reasons for transformations as well as the history and inspiration for staircase renovations in homes just like yours.

Take a look because the next staircase story on our website may be yours!


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Painted Wooden Staircase Ideas

Transform the look of your home with a new painted staircase

Painted Wooden Staircase Ideas

The traditional look is still in style, even if more and more alternative staircase designs and materials such as glass and steel are appearing in people’s homes. At Abbott-Wade, we have been installing painted staircases for over 20 years and have found that traditional painted staircases are just as in demand now than when we first started the business. It’s of little surprise when staircases are fully customisable, with many different shades available. We can provide a full staircase renovation to suit the backdrop of your home.

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