What our customers say: We’ll be recommending Abbott-Wade

In the early days of Abbott-Wade, a large amount of our new business was generated by word of mouth. Over 20 years on we find ourselves in same position except recommendations now come from all over the country. For us, it’s proof that we’re doing an excellent job, treating our customers well and leaving them happy.

So what is it about Abbott-Wade which makes our customers so keen to recommend us?

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Popular Handrail Styles

Abbott-Wade Handrails


Timber Handrails

Every staircase installed by Abbott-Wade is bespoke using a range and combination of components to make each installation perfect for every home.

Our standard range of handrails provide options for every home and staircase style whether a glass or timber installation is required and are available in a variety of hardwoods including oak, walnut, ash, sapele or in a stained or painted finish. Of all the components of a staircase, the handrail takes a considerable amount of were and tear which is why we use high quality timbers, lacquers and paints.

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Different Parts of a Staircase

The Different Parts of a Staircase

Staircase PartsThe vast majority of homes have a staircase, and as we know they are an integral part of the style and design of the whole property. For more than two decades Abbott-Wade have been at the forefront of staircase renovation and refurbishment work, using a massive variety of staircase parts to create new bespoke flights in houses up and down the country.

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NHS Discount – A Thank You from Us to You

Special NHS Discount

We’re a family business and we’ve needed the services of our wonderful NHS many times over the years with the birth of new family members and the inevitable accidents that all families have. The NHS staff have helped the Abbott-Family through good times and bad. With this in mind we just wanted to say ‘Thank You’.
Thank you to all those working on the Front Line of the NHS and behind the scenes. We’re grateful of everything you do!
Thank you is an easy thing to say, so we’re making a further gesture to all the NHS staff – Show your NHS Card to our designer during their initial visit and they’ll apply our special discount with a reduction from the list price.

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Staircase Stories: Mr & Mrs Harbin, Hertfordshire

It was out with the old ranch rails and in with the new embedded glass for the Harbin family’s new staircase. The Abbott-Wade reputation was a deciding factor in choosing a company to complete the project and the end product delivered on their expectations.

“Thank you Abbott-Wade we shall be recommending you to others. From the intial meeting with Colin, you kept us up to date with how the order was progressing with emails and telephone calls, we couldn’t have wished for more – a company to be proud of.

Before & After: Replacing Ranch Rails with a Stylish Glass Balustrade

Before & After: Changing ranch rails for a glass balustrade


Interior style trends have changed over the years as society has shifted to many different styles throughout history. While many of us have decided to switch up the pink and green bathroom suites which were once popular “back in the day”, the ranch rail balustrades are a 1970’s design feature which have managed to outstay their welcome for decades and are still a fixture in many modern households. One of the main reasons that are cited for replacing ranch rails other than the dated appearance, is the amount of light which is restricted by the solid wooden planks which span the staircases.

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