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DIY made easy with our NEW Mix & Match PaintReady Wall Panelling Kits

Following the success of our PaintReady Stairparts range, we have created a new collection of ready-primed wall panelling kits designed to deliver faster and smoother finishes for interior design projects. Wall panelling is currently experiencing a comeback. An interior design style that is low-cost, easy to install and offers soundproofing and insulation benefits, panelling is a home improvement trend that is not looking to stop any time soon. For time-efficient and cost-effective DIY solutions, our PaintReady kits arrive ready for fitting, with no sanding, filling or priming needed, achieving a smoother, faster finish, streamlining the renovation process and expediting installations. Our accessible kits make creating a stylish home easy and with a 20% rise in women DIYers*, we pride ourselves on creating products that inspire design, mix style with functionality and are easy to use. Whether you are a seasoned craftswoman or a DIY novice, our kits make achieving your desired look simpler than ever. The collection features four distinctive wall panelling kits, significantly expanding design possibilities and DIY projects. Within these kits, versatile squares, elongated rectangles, and half-wall variations provide endless creative opportunities for homeowners to install easily. Users can experiment with various kit combinations to achieve the desired look, designed to allow you to effortlessly blend different kits and create a unique aesthetic ranging from traditional to contemporary or even eccentric styles. The high-quality mouldings are precisely cut and mitred to size, then coated with our new water-based primer, providing an ideal surface for paint application and final finishing. With sustainability in mind, we use FSC certified pine, offering eco-friendly design solutions. To view our complete PaintReady panelling kit collection, click here. *Source:     

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Elevate Your Outdoor Space: Budget-Friendly Decking Accessories to Create Garden Zones

Transforming your garden into a stylish and functional outdoor oasis doesn't have to break the bank. Here at Richard Burbidge, we’re embracing the rising trend of creating distinct ‘zones’ within outdoor spaces. This trend allows you to maximise every inch of your outdoor area by designating specific areas for different activities, whether it's dining under the stars, unwinding in a cosy lounge, or immersing yourself amongst some greenery. By defining these zones, you not only enhance the functionality of your garden but also elevate its aesthetic appeal, creating a seamless blend of practicality and style. Dining Zone Enhance your outdoor dining experience by adding a cosy dining zone to your garden. With a wide selection of metal, glass, or timber balustrades available here at Richard Burbidge, you can define your area and create a sense of separation from the rest of the garden. Complete the look with budget-friendly outdoor furniture and string lights for a warm and inviting space ready for dining in the summer months. Lounge Zone Create a relaxing lounge zone where you can unwind and enjoy the outdoors with the use of our metal or glass balustrades to help enclose the space and add privacy. Incorporate comfortable seating options like lounge chairs or outdoor sofas and accessorise with cushions and throws for added comfort. You could even consider adding a fire pit or outdoor heater to keep your space feeling cosier for longer. Nature Zone Bring a touch of nature to your garden by creating a greenery zone with potted plants and garden accessories. Introducing timber decking accessories is a great method to elevate your outdoor area. By incorporating decking panels like our crosshatch or sunburst designs, you can enhance your gardens charm and usability, keeping that natural feel while crafting a warm and inviting space. Metal decking Accessories Alternatively, metal decking accessories offer a sturdy and industrial vibe, helping create a practical and sleek look. Choose from our budget-friendly options like metal railings, balusters, and post caps to define your decking space. Not only are these accessories easy to install, but they also don’t require much maintenance, making them an ideal choice if you don’t want to spend too much time on their upkeep. Glass Decking Accessories For those who want a more contemporary and sophisticated look, glass decking accessories offer a great alternative. Glass panels or balustrades can create a sense of openness while maintaining safety. Upgrading your garden on a budget is easy with the right accessories and a bit of creativity. Whether you prefer the durability of metal, the sleekness of glass, or the natural look and feel of timber, we have plenty of options for to suit every budget. By incorporating decking accessories into your garden design and embracing the trend for creating "zones," you can transform your outdoor space into a stylish and functional oasis that you'll love spending time in. View our full decking range here

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Richard Burbidge's Journey Towards a Greener Future

Here at Richard Burbidge, through our latest sustainability report, we have taken the time to analyse where our carbon footprint comes from to ensure we continue to deliver on our sustainable promises. The rising threat of greenwashing across competing industries has made it hugely important for us to document regular updates on our sustainability achievements. This is especially vital as we progress further with our pledges to achieve Net Zero, as part of the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, by no later than 2050 and halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030. We are committed to delivering the most eco-friendly and sustainable selection of timber products, with a focus on forming eco-friendly initiatives to positively impact the climate and contribute to a better planet and society. Here are some of our most recent achievements: Reduced our Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions by 62% compared to our baseline year. Installed 2,600 solar panels at our North Wales factory, generating 40% of the site's total energy requirements and contributing to carbon emissions reduction. Upgraded our Forklift Truck fleet from 30 diesel/LPG trucks to 20, with 19 now being zero-emissions electric trucks and one remaining diesel-powered. Transitioned to cardboard packaging solutions for all flooring items in the Atkinson & Kirby product range in 2023. Identified packaging changes for the Richard Burbidge product range, with implementation scheduled throughout 2024. Installed seven electric vehicle charging points at our HQ car park. Engaged with 15 global suppliers, comprising 80% of total company spend, to present our sustainability report and updated Archwood collaboration document. Communicated policy changes impacting suppliers, a crucial step in achieving our sustainability goals Reflecting on the past year, our Manager Director, Josh Burbidge, describes how the business is setting the benchmark with Net Zero goals and year-on-year transparency towards our sustainability progress: “At Richard Burbidge, we’re passionate about design, manufacturing and the sustainable sourcing of timber products. We have made great progress on our Net Zero journey, reducing our Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions by 62% versus our baseline year. This is a fantastic achievement but there is still much more work to be done.  We have prepared the report to update on our journey so far and highlight what we will be focusing on in the coming years’. Download the full Sustainability Report 2023 here.

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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:

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Design Consultations: How Do They Work?

Here at Richard Burbidge, we’re proud to offer Design Consultations to our customers to help you get the best out of our products. However, we know that the idea of design consultations can often raise questions. Questions like what is a Design Consultation anyway? Is this a free tool? Who will be assisting me with my design queries and how can they help? So, we wanted to explain the whole process in the below step-by-step guide, to show you how our Design Consultations can help take your next project to the next level.  How Richard Burbidge Design Consultations work How to request a Design Consultation You can request a free Design Consultation via our online website form here. On the Design Consultation form, you can outline whether you’re looking at a stairparts or outdoor project so we can arrange for the best team to help..  We always ask that you provide a few images of the area you’re looking to renovate or install our products, just so we can get a better idea of the best way to progress and provide accurate quotes.  We’ll also ask you to select the particular collection you’re interested in, but if you’re undecided yet, that’s fine – we can help! You can also check out our Inspiration Gallery for some initial ideas. What happens when you request a Design Consultation Once you submit the form, your project submission will be received by our technical team. Once we’ve got it, one of our dedicated design and product experts will take a look at your enquiry within 2 working days. They may also follow up for further details if required - for example to learn more about your project or to understand the type of products that will work best.  Getting a Design Consultation quote After our team has reviewed your form and got all the information they need, a member of the Richard Burbidge technical team will then produce a quote for you with relevant technical notes and images.  This quote helps to make the process super simple for you, showing you everything you’ll need in terms of products and steps. We can also provide further design options if you’re still undecided and need a bit more guidance or inspiration. You will then also receive a parts list with links to fitting instructions and any test reports you may need to carry out.  After you’ve received your Design Consultation quote Throughout the ordering, delivery and installation process, our team is still on hand to help you through every step of the process. Your dedicated Richard Burbidge expert will be able to answer any questions you have along the way quickly and efficiently via email or phone. To enquire today about your latest project, please fill in the Design Consultation form. To speak to a member of our technical team, you can contact us via at or call our dedicated technical line: 01691 678212.   

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