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At Richard Burbidge, we turn the ordinary into the inspirational. We are the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of quality staircase parts, decorative timber mouldings and exterior balustrades and accessories.

Combining fantastic design with the finest craftsmanship

Established in 1867, family run Richard Burbidge has been passionate about the design, manufacture and supply of timber products for over 150 years. Today we offer a range of innovative products designed to transform your home; from contemporary stair systems to decorative mouldings to exterior balustrades in glass and metal. Our products are designed to be simple to fit, with a team of experts to advise on every aspect of planning, estimating and fitting as required.

We are dedicated to combining outstanding quality in design with precision engineering to create the best products sustainably and responsibly.
Trademark Oak staircase

Passionate about the design, manufacture and supply of timber for over 150 years

Our extensive product collections range from traditional to contemporary, including a host of unique an innovative designs, all handcrafted to create showstopping results.

Our History
We’re continuously working to develop the next generation of high-quality, sustainable timber products.

Our meticulous attention to detail in precision, manufacture and design is further enhanced by our expert technical support from the first planning stages to completion.

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Crafting timber products sustainably.

At Richard Burbidge we feel privileged to work with this incredible natural resource every day and always champion supporting sustainable timber production. We are proud to hold an extensive list of environmental and sustainable accreditations.

Sustainability
We pride ourselves on our customer service which doesn’t just end when you have completed your purchase.

Our trusted team is dedicated to providing all the parts and know-how required to transform spaces, both inside and out. With more than 150 years of experience designing and creating solutions, we are renowned for helping you create stunning transformations, stunning spaces fuss-free.

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New Elements Pine with Metal: Timber Painting Made Easy

A rising trend with homeowners is the ability to paint timber to match colour palettes and interiors, as well as create statements. Timber staircases in particular offer a ‘blank canvas’ where a lick of paint can instantly add a ton of character. With this in mind, our Elements range, which was previously only available in Oak – which is an expensive timber to paint – is now officially launched in Pine.  This alternative is a more budget-friendly option, making it a great solution for those looking to save on costs whilst still enjoying high-quality timber. By offering Pine drilled rails alongside the sleek metal balusters that are available in our Elements range in a variety of lengths, homeowners now have the perfect starting point for painting and matching staircases to the wider style of their home or hallway. Always created with easy installation and cost-effectiveness in mind, our balusters can easily slot into the pre-drilled rails and fix with a multi-purpose adhesive in a mastic gun. Perfect for home DIY, plus the option to paint our Pine rails allows for a more affordable staircase makeover.   Manufactured here at our Chirk factory, our rails have wide availability in stock due to our recently expanded warehouse racking system and increased demand for on-trend products. Cementing ourselves as the go-to supplier for small and large pallet volumes for all of our trade customer base. As part of our future plans here at Richard Burbidge, we’re listening to our customers and always analysing trends to ensure we focus on supplying the right products. That’s why we are increasing the manufacturing of our Pine rails for 2024, which will add to the abundance of innovative, new products which we have in development. To explore our Elements range, please click here

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Richard Burbidge launch trend-led styling collection in collaboration with Manchester design house, BOBO1325

Leading manufacturers, Atkinson & Kirby and Richard Burbidge, partner with Manchester design house, BOBO1325, to launch a trend-led styling collection to promote timeless maximalism, sustainability and eco-conscious living spaces.  With a shared commitment to sustainability and premium design, renowned hardwood flooring brand Atkinson & Kirby, along with its sister brand Richard Burbidge, the UK's leading supplier of stairparts, decorative mouldings, and decking accessories, have joined forces with BOBO1325. This award-winning design house, based in Manchester, will collaborate with them to launch a new Maximalism-inspired styling collection under the banner of 'Bold'. BOBO1325, founded by designer Beth Travers, is celebrated for its innovative maximalist wallpaper collections. Together, BOBO1325, Atkinson & Kirby and Richard Burbidge embark on a creative journey to inspire designers and homeowners to elevate their living spaces with bold, vibrant, and sustainable interior design. The brands are coming together to explore and promote the timeless trend of Maximalism in interior design. Their collaboration places a strong emphasis on creating sustainable and long-lasting living spaces, aligning with evolving attitudes towards design trends and their sustainability in the world of interior design. Atkinson & Kirby and Richard Burbidge believe that well-considered design plays a significant role in contributing to sustainability. This involves the incorporation of timeless design features achieved through the use of hard-wearing, locally sourced, high-quality materials. As part of this vision, the partnership introduces a series of captivating room designs aimed at inspiring interior designers to infuse their living spaces with colour, pattern, and joy while considering environmental, ecological, and longevity factors. Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Archwood Group, comments, “Offering sustainable and responsibly sourced products is at the forefront of what we do. Combining this ethos with design conscious and trend-led collections is incredibly important to us, so BOBO1325 seemed like the perfect brand to partner with. “The hope of this collection is that it will help designers pick the perfect products for their projects. Our hardwood flooring, stairparts and mouldings can last many years, as many trends come and go. Partnering with BOBO1325 means customers can easily see what products match their home and give rooms a new lease of life in an eco-conscious way.” Both Archwood Group brands and BOBO1325 share a profound commitment to sustainability. Archwood actively participates in the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, dedicated to lowering global emissions. Meanwhile, BOBO1325 stands out for its intricate hand-drawn designs, meticulously crafted using sustainable materials and eco-friendly practices. These designs are brought to life just 20 miles from their Manchester-based studio, printed on FSC certified papers using eco inks. Expressing her enthusiasm, Beth Travers, BOBO1325 Founder, comments: “This is the perfect partnership to encourage customers to embrace mixing textures, patterns, and tones, naturally elevating their interior spaces and curating visually captivating designs that allow their style and personality to shine through. I'm enthusiastic about colour and pattern and hope that, together, the Archwood Group and I can inspire confidence sustainably.” For information about BOBO1325, please visit: https://bobo1325.com

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