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A step forward for stair safety

Friday, February 24, 2017

The British Woodworking Federation’s (BWF) inaugural Stair Safety Day has launched in spectacular style, attracting support from national press and radio, as well as causing a stir on social media.​

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The advantages of twist bracket installation

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.

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Care Homes - Why is Wood Good?

Friday, January 13, 2017

Our Specification Sales Department have a wealth of experience with Richard Burbidge products being specified and installed in non-domestic situations, with a large number of customers in the Care Home Sector.

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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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