Friday, February 17, 2017
Stairparts expert Richard Burbidge has released a new consumer brochure, showcasing the latest in timber home improvement products.
Friday, January 20, 2017
For many years the main obstacle to changing stair balustrade for home owners has been the complexity of the installation, with this in mind our developments department wanted to come up with a way of attaching the handrail to the posts that even a novice DIYer can master.
The traditional fix for the timber ranges used a mortice and tenon joint, an age old method which needed quite advanced carpentry and quite a lot of time too! The whole idea of the twist bracket is to allow for a fix that is tested and safe without requiring in depth skills.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Ensuring we source Timber from sustainable locations is important to us as suppliers. These two organisations play a key role in ensuring compliance.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Following on from our recent article covering Park K of the Building Regulation we thought we would now highlight the equally important Part M, and in particular, what is means for staircase handrails.
When trying to describe Part M, we particularly like the following paragraph which truly encompasses the overall scope of the document -
‘People, regardless of disability, age or gender, should be able to gain access to buildings and to gain access within buildings and use their facilities, both as visitors and as people who live in work in them.’
Friday, November 4, 2016
Leading stair balustrade manufacturer, Richard Burbidge is proud to announce its latest Premier Centre member, Harlow Bros in Burton- Upon-Trent.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Name: Adrian Salt – Sleaford Joinery Services
Stockist: Buildbase, Sleaford
Product Range: Classic White Oak
Adrian Salt from Sleaford Joinery Services in Lincolnshire was tasked with upgrading his client’s balustrade while maintaining a classic style.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Richard Burbidge is releasing a pre-Christmas radio campaign to highlight its new ‘Deck the Halls’ promotion. The campaign is running on three popular airwaves, encouraging homeowners to transform their halls, stairways and landings in the run up to the festive season.
Here are Eight points to consider before you get out the sledgehammer and angle grinder and start a major home renovation.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
You’ve scoured the web for hours, looking inspiration for the perfect bathroom upgrade. You’ve re-watched every episode of Grand Designs and know your home would be better off if that wall between the kitchen and living room could just come down. These days, there are more ways than ever to get motivated for a home renovation—but how do you really know you’re really ready for the process?
Monday, October 24, 2016
So the time is nearly upon us for carving pumpkins, sweets that resemble grotesque body parts and of course, frightening the life out of ourselves with a classic scary movie. Whether your preference is A Nightmare on Elm Street or Hocus Pocus, some of the scariest moments tend to involve someone creeping up or down the stairs.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Here in the technical department we see many different staircase styles but one of the most regular occurrence is when the staircase is tight to the upper landing leaving limited space for any handrail to reach the top of the flight, more often than not this is when we see the side fixed planks or ‘ranch style’ balustrade. We explain how to overcome this below:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Name: James (Sark Carpentry)
Stockist: Chiltern Timber Supplies Ltd
Product Range: Elements with Black Metal Balusters
James Neville from Sark Carpentry in Bridgenorth was tasked with upgrading his client’s stairparts to give their hallway a new lease of life.