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Everyday’s a school day!

This week we’re celebrating ‘National Learning at work week’ and the 2019 theme ‘Shaping the future’, fits in perfectly with our company ethos to always be learning! From the workshop apprentices to the Directors, everyone at Jarrods has a story to tell about learning at work. Our Technical and Junior Technical designers Tony and Hannah […]

Made in Wales

As a National company, we branch out across the UK with designers, team member and fitters dotted up and down the country, but what you might not know is that our headquarters are rooted in Cardiff, in the heart of South Wales. The Jarrods Story The companies namesake Jarrod Matthews, is one of the few […]

Meet the Jarrods family – Hannah Foat

The Jarrods Family is expanding! We’ve always been proud of the fact that we’re like one big family here, and over the past year or so we’ve been introducing all our lovely members. This week its the turn of our new Junior Technical Designer Hannah. Name? Hannah (Jayne) Foat Job Title? Junior Technical Designer How long […]

5 Ideas For a Heavenly Hallway 

If you’re setting goals and making resolutions for the New Year, why not extend them to your staircase and follow our 5 ideas for a heavenly hallway. Splash out One of our favourite interior designers, Miles Redd, believes in creating a powerful statement with your hallway, blending contemporary art and traditional architecture and furnishings in […]

Deck the Halls

Correct us if we’re wrong, but don’t the lyrics say to deck the halls with boughs of holly not the kitchen or living room? This year, we are taking the lyrics of our favourite carol literally and doing just that, using the staircase as the centrepiece of our festive decorations. Is your staircase the first thing you […]

Big ideas for small spaces

Big ideas for small spaces When the number of people or pets or possessions in your home increases, it would be nice to just be able to up and move to somewhere bigger. If this isn’t an option – and thanks to soaring house prices, for many of us it isn’t – then rethinking the […]

Testimonial Tuesdays

Those of you who follow our Facebook page will know that every Tuesday, we publish a customer testimonial – but this one’s a little different. We loved Paul Grimson’s review so much, that we wanted to share it with you here, along with some photos of his new staircase.

Do you love unique?

The beauty of Unique A case of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild 2010 is a wine lover’s dream, and one of the many things that make this vintage so collectable and covetable (and expensive) is the fact that even though the wines share the same vintage, each bottle will have its own unique flavour. Like wood, wine is […]

The Powling Customer Story.

This is a full renovation in every aspect of the word! The existing staircase has been fully upgraded with new posts, glass balustrade and oak treads and risers complete with LED downlights. Our treads have a slip resistant finish which means even Mitzy, the family dog, now enjoys an adventure upstairs. We spoke to Mrs […]

Steel yourself

Trend Spotting Metallic accents throughout the home is a key trend this season in the world of interiors. From copper and rose gold, to industrial grey and sleek, glossy silver, different hues and textures can be used alone or together, depending on your style. You don’t even have to go for ‘traditional’ metallic colours, either. […]

Steel the Show

It’s not just about practicality. We believe you should also derive pleasure from your new staircase, too. Here at Jarrods, we love nothing better than utilising our design flare by experimenting with form, function and materials, from wood, coloured resin and glass to beautifully worked, tactile hand-finished metal. This month we’ll be focusing on metal […]

The Vallencey Customer Story

In our latest customer story, we take a look at the absolutely stunning oak and glass staircase renovation that we created for Mr and Mrs Vallencey, featuring incredible bespoke walkways to match. This glass and oak renovation may be one of our most jaw-dropping projects, and we’re so proud of all the team for the work that has been […]

Top of the Glass

There’s nothing we love more than a good transformation, and our latest renovation project is one of our favourites to date. This extraordinary made-to-measure project was a labour of love on everyone’s part, and incredibly, took only 48 hours to put together. The Renovation The old ranch style staircase (named for it’s similarities to a […]

Glass Act

Sculpture or staircase? We think you should always have both. Gone are the days when staircases were a purely functional piece of furniture; a no-frills means of getting from A to B. These days, thanks to latest design innovation, creativity and superior materials, the possibilities are pretty much infinite. A glass staircase is a dramatic […]

How your staircase came to be

We’re as discerning about the wood we choose as we are about the finer points of staircase design. ‘Every staircase we craft is designed to last a lifetime,’ says Jarrod Matthews, for whom the company is named. ‘We travel the world sourcing ethically sourced timber that’s as strong as it is beautiful,’ he says. So […]

The wonder of wood

Our made-to-measure wood staircases are crafted using solid, premium grade hardwood, each piece hand selected by our carpenters for its stability and innate beauty. Jarrod Matthews, for whom the company is named, is a fellow of the Institute of Carpenters – an honour bestowed on very few. So when you commission a staircase designed and […]

Shining a spotlight on our colour of the season – Yellow

From bunches of fresh daffodils, to vivid interiors and pops of spring. We’re shining a spotlight on our shade of the season, in all its vivid tones and hues. Our lust for all things lemony extends from our Instagram page which you can follow here – Jarrods Staircases Instagram to our latest Pinterest board where we […]

Let there be light – Our Latest Bespoke Staircase.  

We’ve seen some amazing transformations in our time, but our recent customer story may be one of our most spectacular. When our clients contacted us about transforming their staircases, it was clear their vision was to bring more light into their home via a show stopping glass staircase. It’s rare that a project uses glass, […]

A staircase design to brighten up any #BlueMonday

Today (January 15th, 2018) is #BlueMonday. It’s the date that, based on factors like the weather, debt and generally low levels of motivation, has been deemed the most depressing day of the year. Originally it was a PR invention but now it’s seen as something of an annual event. Complete with its own hashtag! Since […]

Our best ‘stunning staircases’ of 2017

With 2018 creeping closer, we’ve been reminiscing about what a great year 2017 has been for us at Jarrods. Whilst we’re excited about the future, we’re particularly proud of everything we’ve achieved in 2017. It’s been one of our most successful years to date,  and none of that would have been possible without our amazing […]

Houzz rules

When you’re redecorating your home or looking for DIY inspiration, Pinterest becomes your best friend. However, there’s another great tool for those of you looking to revamp your interiors – Houzz. When we’re working on a staircase renovation project, part of the Jarrods’ approach is to really get to know our customers so we can […]

The Jarrods Staircase Aftercare Kit: A design for life

At Jarrods, when it comes to staircase renovations, we pride ourselves on our customer service. In fact, customer satisfaction lies at the heart of everything we do. That’s why we created our finely-tuned Jarrods Approach, to ensure that every customer receives the best possible service. With this in mind, we’re proud to present the Jarrods staircase […]

Helical Kubos; The Jarrods staircase with a twist

When it comes to designing new staircases for our customers, the team at Jarrods like to stretch their creative legs. A perfect example is a helical staircase design that puts an interesting twist (pun intended) on our “floating box” Kubos range. It’s proved a popular range, you can see an example in our Baker family customer […]

Mood board inspiration: spring trends

When we’re not busy working on the latest staircase renovation project, it’s important for us to keep up-to-date with any new trends within the industry. We also need to finding our own inspiration so that we can remain at the forefront of any innovations. Fortunately, inspiration isn’t hard to come by in the world of […]

The perfect combination: oak and glass staircases

Recently, we’ve been inundated with questions about oak and glass staircases when completing staircase renovations. Probably because the combination of oak and glass creates a modern, stylish and elegant ambience in your hallway. It’s easy for us to see why it continues to be a popular option amongst our customers. When used correctly, glass can […]

Stunning Staircases: The Bronze Age

At Jarrods, we’re always inspired by our surroundings and we love seeing what people are doing to push the boundaries in the design world, particularly in the realm of staircase renovations. When we saw this copper wonder from Copenhagen, we were more than just a little impressed! One of Denmark’s top science centres, the ‘experimentarium’, […]

Kudos to Kubos

We’re no strangers to innovation here at Jarrods. We believe that all new staircases should be a work of art that creates a real wow factor as soon as visitors walk through the door. We’ve previously written about defying gravity with a cantilevered staircase but unfortunately, not all properties can support such a structure. Fortunately, […]

A Harrods hamper from Jarrods

As the Christmas celebrations are well and truly over, it’s no surprise that the January blues have started to set in. Fortunately for you, we’ve still got one more belated Christmas gift to give out so you can hold onto that festive magic for a little while longer! Over Christmas we gave you the opportunity […]

To Infinity and Beyond

When it comes to designing a new staircase, we believe that the only limit is your imagination, and our Infinity range proves that. For those who don’t know, the Infinity staircase range replaces traditional spindles with glass panels to create an alternative, inspiring impression. We’re proud to be the only staircase company in the UK […]

Seasonally Stunning Staircases

In between designing new staircases for our customers, we’re in a festive mood at Jarrods HQ. The decorations are up (including on the staircase, of course) the mince pies are on the table and the Christmas classics are playing… or at least until we get fed up of them. In our new brochure, we waxed […]

Jarrods & the Institute of Carpenters: A Perfect Partnership

At Jarrods we are privileged enough to have gained a Corporate Membership with The Institute of Carpenters. But we realise that not many people are aware of what this means and the history behind this prestigious institution. So we thought we’d tell you a little more about how this perfect partnership came about and what […]

A bespoke brochure

Since the launch of our new website, we’ve received plenty of great feedback about the new design. As it proved to be such a success, we thought it was time to put together a brand new Jarrods brochure that matched the look and feel of the website. With 74-glossy pages showcasing some of our favourite projects, […]

Stunning Staircases: a skyscraper of stairs

We’ve been looking at simply stunning staircases from all around the world and are continuously amazed by the spectacular designs that we come across. For a long time, we’ve said that a great staircase can become the feature of a property, whether it’s a staircase renovation or a brand new staircase entirely. But have you ever thought […]

A touching testimonial

At Jarrods, we’re always incredibly grateful for any customer testimonial that we receive. We love hearing how our bespoke staircases have transformed people’s homes. In fact, if you read our blog regularly, you’ll know that we often share our customer stories. However, we were truly blown away by the lovely and in-depth customer testimonial that […]

48 Hour Staircase Installation

From the first meeting until final sign-off, we’ve already looked at the Jarrods’ approach in detail. But what actually happens on the day of your staircase installation? What can you expect in terms of timescales? How does the process unfold? We pride ourselves on a 48 hour staircase installation for the majority of our staircases. […]

Our new clear-cut spindles

At Jarrods, we’re always looking to try new things to push the boundaries of staircase design. With this in mind, we’re delighted to have been working with some new materials recently; our clear-cut spindles. A clear-cut above the rest Like the glass panels we sometimes use in staircase renovations, our new clear-cut spindles create a light and […]

Stunning Staircases: a touch of glass

When it comes to staircases, a lot of people don’t realise the options and possibilities they have. Fortunately, there’s inspiration to be found everywhere. We’ve already looked at some of the most inspiring wooden staircases and some of the most impressive staircase storage solutions. Now it’s time for glass staircases to take centre stage… A […]

Mr & Mrs Assenheim’s Customer Story

In the latest instalment of our Customer Stories series, we take a look at the contemporary staircase that we created for Peter and June Assenheim. They wanted an ultra-modern staircase in light oak with LED lights installed under the treads to subtly illuminate the staircase. Before the Assenheims embarked on installing a new staircase, the previous design had […]

The Jarrods Approach Part 4 – Finely-polished quality control

We continue to look at the unique approach we take at Jarrods, when it comes to creating bespoke staircases for our customers. It’s become something of a finely-polished process, which is ironic given the next stage that we’ve reached. The last stage of the process was Part 3 – Surveys & Checklists, where we concentrated […]

Patricia Keane’s Customer Story

As we begin a New Year, we’re happy to share with you another of our Customer Stories. This follows the bespoke staircase that we designed for Patricia Keane. Patricia wanted a centrally-positioned oak and glass staircase with a half-landing turn and gallery landing. For this particular project, the design inspiration was particularly interesting since it […]

Mr & Mrs Russell’s Customer Story

Our Customer Stories series of blogs look at how we’ve helped some of our clients create the bespoke staircase they’ve always wanted. Judith Russell and her husband wanted a bespoke staircase with a modern design in their 1990s-style semi-detached house. The original staircase was a basic, wooden design, but they had something very specific in […]

Mr & Mrs Elliot’s Customer Story

Our Customer Stories series of blogs look at how we’ve helped some of our clients create the bespoke staircase they’ve always wanted. Inge and Carl Elliott live with their two children, Owen (17) and Mannon (13), their two cats Poppy and Bella, and Ollie the Jack Russell. They wanted a sleek and modern staircase that […]

The Lewington’s Customer Story

Our Customer Stories series of blogs look at how we’ve helped some of our clients create the bespoke staircase they’ve always wanted. Su and David Lewington wanted a sleek and minimal, modern staircase in keeping with their 1970’s home. This project was unusual in that it was both a staircase renovation and renewal. The top section of […]

Mr & Mrs Doble’s Customer Story

Our Customer Stories series of blogs look at how we’ve helped some of our clients create the bespoke staircase they’ve always wanted. James and Sharon Doble live with their four children, Jack (21), Eleanor (18), Anna (12) and Tom (9), as well as Rosie the dog. Here’s how we designed the perfect staircase for their […]

Mr & Mrs Bird’s Customer Story

One of the nicest parts of our job is meeting people who have a clear idea of what they want when it comes to a modern staircase and helping them to create it. We’re going to share how we’ve achieved this in our series of Customer Stories blogs. First up are Daphne and Paul Bird who […]

A Holiday for Harri (Update)

As we recently mentioned, Jarrod and I were touched by the story of a little boy called Harri Gillen whose life (and the lives of his family) was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer. We wanted to help in any way that we could, so we decided to […]

Anatomy of a Staircase

You might walk up and down it every day, but you probably don’t know what every part of your staircase is called. And for the most part, why should you? But the world of staircase design has its own language, and if you have a staircase renovation project or you want to create a brand […]

Jarrods & the Southside Warriors

This may sound like a 1980’s science fiction movie, but it’s actually about a fantastic team of basketball players. The Southside Warriors is an under 10’s basketball team based in Manchester. They have their own Facebook group and an army of loyal followers and fans. Their connection to Jarrods comes from the fact that both […]

A Holiday for Harri

Today, we wanted to share some news of a different kind. Sometimes the events in an individual’s life have such a profound effect on you that you feel that you have to do as much as you can to make a difference. This is one of these instances, and why we felt that it was […]