How you know we’re a reputable company

In the modern world it’s sometimes hard to know who you can trust, especially when you’re planning on parting with your hard earned money.   So how do you know you we’re a reputable staircase company that you can trust? Firstly, we’ve been busy building the best reputation in the business since 1996. We’re no fly-by-night …

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Painted Risers

Risers should rise to the occasion!

A staircase riser is the vertical, forward facing front of the stairs closing the gap between each tread. For many staircases this will be hidden beneath carpet but it doesn’t have to be. As part of our bespoke service, your staircase will be what you want it to be and our prefinished service means the messy work is all done for you!

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Before & After: Exchanging your old spindles for oak

Before & After: Updating your staircase spindles for oak Not only did Abbott-Wade open up this clients home by replacing the solid landing balustrade with traditionally turned spindles but the tired dark rails and dilapidated spindles were also replaced with our pristine prefinished oak to add a consistent look throughout the hall, stairs and landing. These …

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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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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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From the Archive: Stair in Disbelief

The world is full of amazing staircases of all shapes and sizes. Back in 2017 we started collecting some of our favourites from around the globe in a series of articles called Stair in Disbelief. We found staircases transformed by colour, murals, mosaics and more. You can read the full collection of articles here:

Before & After: Changing a metal balustrade to glass

Before & After: Changing a metal balustrade to glass

One of the problems with old metal balustrades is re-decoration. Dried drip marks glass which are re-painted over every few years are a typical characteristic as is flaking paintwork. This client decided enough was enough and brought in Abbott-Wade for a complete remodelling of the stairs. Warm oak tones and 10mm glass panels replaced the old, cold steel which were removed and sent for recycling.  The transformation was completed with a full oak transformation with oak treads, risers and stringers. No more drip marks or flaking paint, just a beautiful new staircase renovation.


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