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About us

At Richard Burbidge, we turn the ordinary into the inspirational. We are the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of quality staircase parts, decorative timber mouldings and exterior balustrades and accessories.

Combining fantastic design with the finest craftsmanship

Established in 1867, family run Richard Burbidge has been passionate about the design, manufacture and supply of timber products for over 150 years. Today we offer a range of innovative products designed to transform your home; from contemporary stair systems to decorative mouldings to exterior balustrades in glass and metal. Our products are designed to be simple to fit, with a team of experts to advise on every aspect of planning, estimating and fitting as required.

We are dedicated to combining outstanding quality in design with precision engineering to create the best products sustainably and responsibly.

Passionate about the design, manufacture and supply of timber for over 150 years

Our extensive product collections range from traditional to contemporary, including a host of unique an innovative designs, all handcrafted to create showstopping results.

Our History
We’re continuously working to develop the next generation of high-quality, sustainable timber products.

Our meticulous attention to detail in precision, manufacture and design is further enhanced by our expert technical support from the first planning stages to completion.

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Crafting timber products sustainably.

At Richard Burbidge we feel privileged to work with this incredible natural resource every day and always champion supporting sustainable timber production. We are proud to hold an extensive list of environmental and sustainable accreditations.

Environmental Promise
We pride ourselves on our customer service which doesn’t just end when you have completed your purchase.

Our trusted team is dedicated to providing all the parts and know-how required to transform spaces, both inside and out. With more than 150 years of experience designing and creating solutions, we are renowned for helping you create stunning transformations, stunning spaces fuss-free.

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Siddington Park Retirement Village Project

We're supplying our best-selling Elements stairparts to 13 apartment blocks at Siddington Park Village, the latest luxury retirement development in the Cotswolds. This stunning development was designed with the Cotswold vernacular in mind, but with a modern twist. Our Technical Team worked in conjunction with the Architectural Team at Rangeford Villages. Due to the varying number of staircase pitches involved we produced bespoke pre-drilled handrail and baserail to accommodate each staircase. You can get in touch with our Technical Team to see how we can help you and your project.  Elements stairparts were also selected as they are simple and quick to install, saving copious amounts of time when installing on site.The innovative predrilled handrail and baserail allows for a seamless installation as the balusters quickly slot into place. A matching wall mounted handrail was also installed around the perimeter of the staircases for added safety with corresponding black wall brackets. Leigh Sperring, Technical & Joinery Sales Manager for Richard Burbidge said: “We are thrilled our Elements stairparts have been chosen for is exceptional development. We worked for many months with the Architectural Team to find a solution that worked across the entire development. Due to the varying number of staircase pitches involved we even produced bespoke pre drilled handrail and baserail to accommodate each staircase.” “The easy-to-fit design helps save installation time on site and making the product an ideal choice for contractors. Prior to call off our Technical Team visited site to survey each staircase and produce working CAD drawings to assist product sign off and installation. The client can also be safe in the knowledge the system is tested by FIRA to resist loadings of 0.74kN/m, in line with current building regulations, to ensure compliance and style comehand in hand.” When selecting stairparts for domestic and commercial properties safety is always the mostimportant factor. This is why all of our stairparts have been rigorously strength tested and hold unrivalled safety certifications, so you can be confident that you are receiving the highest quality products. With over 150 years of experience, we pride ourselves on our in-depth expert knowledge of all things timber. Find out more about this incredible development here.

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FSC® and PEFC Audit

Here at Richard Burbidge, we have recently had our FSC® and PEFC chain of custody certification audit. The audit was extremely positive with no non-conformances raised. We are delighted with this result. We are happy to prove once again that we are dedicated to sourcing sustainable timber through internationally recognised forest management schemes. To support this our recently appointed Environmental Action Group is helping to drive our sustainability agenda and reduce our environmental impact. The team has recently carried out FSC® awareness training to increase understanding of timber sustainability across all functions of the business. Richard Burbidge is also ISO 14001:2015 accredited which demonstrates a high standard of control of its environmental impacts and management system. Shawn Griffiths, EHSQ & Facilities Leader at Richard Burbidge said: “Our timber certification accreditations FSC® and PEFC, are both nationally and internationally recognised and are independently audited for compliance. Purchasing timber from FSC® and PEFC forest management compliance schemes are key to our business. They help maintain a balance on the global supply of this highly renewable product due to the sustainability (replanting and regrowth of natural forests) and the wider ecological approach these schemes provide.” Sourcing sustainable timber for many has become the leading consideration when purchasing timber products and we believe the FSC® and PEFC forest management schemes offers the reassurance to our environmentally aware customers when purchasing timber products. When you purchase from Richard Burbdige, please ask for FSC® or PEFC products and you can be assured you are purchasing from a company with a proud history of environmental commitment both locally and globally.

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