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.
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
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
Decorative mouldings can add a small design feature, or totally transform the look and character of a whole room. Most commonly, mouldings are used to install a panelled wall in homes due to its cost-effectiveness and ease of installation. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to wall panelling, alongside a few words of advice from our expert and Product Manager here at Richard Burbidge, Zoe Goff to help you get started. Why install wall panelling? Wall panelling is a quick and affordable installation to add to your home with hundreds of different designs that can be created. From adding instant character to a room to creating a stunning focal point within your home, here’s just some of the additional benefits of this design feature: Breaks up a large room Creates architectural shape Adds protection to original walls Installs a level of insulation Zoe Goff says, “Wall panelling has many practical benefits that are not just aesthetic. It can conceal uneven surfaces and marks as well as protect walls in high traffic areas like hallways and doorways.” Design inspiration Using wall panelling to create a feature wall is popular design choice, whether that be floor to ceiling or wainscot installations. From contemporary square or even rectangle panel designs, this will have a transformative effect on any space by creating an illusion of depth, height and character. Not only this, but wall panelling can be installed against any décor or colour scheme to create a unique design. By experimenting with colour, you can introduce a whole new design trend into your space through a single wall. Zoe says, “Less can sometimes be more when it comes to wall panelling. Opting to panel just one wall instead of the whole room can help to create a focal point, as well as create less work.” “Square wall panelling works best if you really want to make a statement, whereas decorative panelling helps create a more delicate look. Wainscot wall cladding is also a popular choice for hallways, home entrances and smaller spaces.” How do you install wall panelling? Here’s some tips on how to get started: Plan and measure the walls. Map your design measurements onto the wall, using a tape measure, pencil and laser level mark to pinpoint where each panel will be. Choose your desired moulding from our collection. Cut the panels to length, taking care to sand the ends until smooth. Carefully apply the panels to the walls, making sure they’re symmetrical and before nailing or drilling any. Finally, add a lick of paint to complete your project. Check out our full step-by-step guide and how to video here. Why choose Richard Burbidge? Using Richard Burbidge’s collection of decorative mouldings, from scotias to quadrants, there are precision-cut, high quality mouldings for every project. Our stripwood collection are ideal for square wall panelling, whilst our decorative trims can help to add the final details and finishing touches to a wall. We'r stocked in thousands of stores across the U.K. Find your local Richard Burbidge stockist here. Happy renovating!READ ARTICLE
Following the recent appointment of our internal Environmental Action Group, we're proud to announce that we've made the move to 100% renewable energy. Earlier this year, we announced the appointment of an internal Environmental Action Group to drive our sustainability goals and pledge for a greener future. The Environmental Action Group is working towards the ultimate goal of reducing carbon emissions and developing a carbon footprint management plan which will set out clear measurable objectives, targets, and timescales to becoming a net zero business. We have already made progress, having moved to 100% renewable energy at our manufacturing facility, warehouse, and offices. The move will reduce the annual CO2 impact by 427 Tonnes - the equivalent to more than 200 cars being taken off the road. These initiatives form part of our plan to support the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. Race to Zero is the UN-backed global campaign rallying businesses to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, fairer zero carbon world. You can count on Richard Burbidge to be at the forefront of positive environmental change in the timber industry. Take a read of our Sustainability Report to stay updated on the improvements and achievements we at Richard Burbidge have made so far. More progress is to come, so keep an eye out on social and our website for more updates coming soon.READ ARTICLE