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Building Regulations Part M – What It Means For Stairs

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.’

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Part K Building Regulations

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

In Richard Burbidge Technical department we deal with questions regarding the Building Regulations on a daily basis. Whether it be a nursing home, hotel, flats, new build or a refurbishment on a domestic house.

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Utility Newels

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Here at Richard Burbidge our Technical team look at images on a daily basis forwarded by customers with all manner of different balustrade problems.

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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?

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Do you have scary stairs?

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.

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Ceiling Lines and the effect on Staircase Balustrade

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:

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How to create the perfect finish on Richard Burbidge Stair Balustrade

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Once Richard Burbidge products have been installed they must be finished to seal the pores, protect the surface and give an attractive appearance. Successful finishing will depend on correct preparation of the surface, filling of nail holes and sanding to remove marks which have occurred during installation, for example. We recommend that all finishes are applied to test pieces so that the finish obtained is the one that you wish to achieve. Please read manufacturer’s instructions carefully.

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Five Fitting Tips for Richard Burbidge Stair Balustrade

Monday, October 10, 2016

If you don't regularly tackle balustrade installation, or you are new to the Richard Burbidge product range, we have put together a quick guide to help you avoid some of the common pitfalls.

However if you are not sure about any aspect of the installation or aftercare please don't hesitate to contact our Technical Team on 0843 778 0459.

 

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