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.
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
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Leading manufacturer of timber products, Archwood Group, has implemented a new carbon reduction plan as it celebrates significant first year achievements as part of the United Nations’ Race to Net Zero campaign. Since joining the United Nations’ Race to Zero Campaign in November 2021, the business has already achieved a 62% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions. As part of its pledge to achieve Net Zero, Archwood Group is committed to reaching zero emissions by 2050 and halving emissions across all facets of the business by 2030. To help further its sustainability goals and verify its carbon footprint, Archwood Group also partnered with Planet Mark, an independent sustainability certification body to help assess and verify the group’s carbon footprint and subsequent reductions. Following the group’s first year of actions, the team have seen a 62% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 carbon missions. This follows various actions that the manufacturer has put in place, including the installation of over 2,600 solar panels at its Chirk factory, installing seven electric vehicle charging points, upgrading to electric fork lift trucks and switching to 100% renewable power on site. The business also plans to eliminate all non-recyclable plastics from its packaging over the course of 2023. As a result, Archwood Group has already been shortlisted for two awards for its recent sustainability achievements at the FSB Sustainability Awards and the Wales Business Awards for ‘Green Business of the Year’. Both its Chirk factory in North Wales and in Livingston, Scotland are included within the Net Zero commitment to measure and reduce the direct emissions, including transportation from timber sources to the supplier, to Archwood Group and onto the customer. Now, a full carbon reduction plan has been established to continue these year-on-year results. Across the entire business, from fuel to energy, a long-term commitment has been put in place to achieve Net Zero by 2050 and reduce global carbon emissions by 50% before 2030. Further ambitions include: eliminating all carbon emissions from fuels consumed at all operational sites and its internal HGV fleet by 2030, as well as achieving zero carbon emissions and the ability generate 100% of its own energy requirement by 2030. Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Archwood Group, comments: “A total reduction of 62% in carbon emissions within one year is an incredible achievement and demonstrates all of the hard work that our team has dedicated towards our sustainability goals.” “The carbon reduction plan now set in place at Archwood will ensure these results are maintained and improved annually. Our involvement in the Race to Zero campaign is at the forefront of all of our business decisions and will continue to be in years to come.”READ ARTICLE
Finding ways to gain instant results without racking up costs is always important to homeowners. When it comes to transforming staircases, there are plenty of ways to do this, from taking out the paintbrush to replacing a handrail with a new style. However, transforming your staircase on a budget with Richard Burbidge’s stairparts has never been easier… Re-Newel Cladding System Our new Re-Newel Cladding System is the ideal way to transform your staircase both efficiently and cost effectively. If you are looking to update an existing newel without removing the original post, a newel cladding kit will help you to create a whole new look using our high-quality timber. The range is an ideal solution to modernise old or structural newels which can be difficult to replace and creates an appealing effect that really enhances a staircase and hallway. Each totally customisable kit has four interlocking cladding lengths, available in both Oak and Pine finishes to match your existing colour schemes, as well as one square flat cap. The finer details… Designed to clad existing newel posts up to 90mm Compatible with all stairparts in our range Finished newel sizes are 112 x 112 x 1500mm The system can even be installed in just 8 simple steps, outlined in our fitting guide. Request a design consultation: Careful planning is the key to any successful project. Our team of helpful experts are here to assist you with both stairparts and outdoor projects. Request your consultation here.READ ARTICLE