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, 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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.