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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.
Trademark Oak staircase

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.

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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.

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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Streamline Staircase Renovations with our new PaintReady collection

Finding ways to speed up renovations without racking up costs is always important, and when it comes to transforming staircases, there are plenty of ways to do this. At Richard Burbidge, we understand these needs, which is why we're pleased to introduce our new PaintReady collection - a game-changer in staircase transformations. Our PaintReady collection replaces our entire range of stairparts, offering ready-primed, precision-cut pieces, ensuring a sleek surface for a sophisticated, refined appearance. This includes all 32mm and 41mm plain and top chamfer styles, handrails, baserails, 90mm newels, and a variety of caps, including the latest additions - new shadow caps. These products are coated with an ultra-smooth water-based primer, offering an optimal surface for paint application and final touches, simplifying the staircase renovation process. The collection minimises time on-site due to minimal preparation required and ensures a higher quality finish. Estimating one less day for installation and finishing, the products eliminate the need for sanding, filling, or priming without compromising on quality. Available in Radiata Pine, keeping in line with Richard Burbidge’s sustainable values, the timber is FSC certified and has been strength tested for Domestic Regulations. Moreover, this collection integrates with other Richard Burbidge ranges, allowing creative combinations such as blending natural oak with painted stairparts. To view Richard Burbidge’s PaintReady collection, click here  

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Leading stairparts manufacturer, Richard Burbidge, expands warehouse capacity due to product demand

Richard Burbidge, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of stairparts, decorative mouldings and decking accessories, has recently increased its warehouse capacity as a result of growing demand for higher stock levels and new product development.  Following a thriving year of sales and new product launches, the North Wales-based manufacturer, Richard Burbidge, has installed further racking to its Chirk warehouse as high product demand for its stairpart collections called for further capacity. As a result, this has cemented the brand as a ‘go-to’ supplier for small and large pallet volumes for its customer base. Throughout July and August 2023, Richard Burbidge installed the additional racking, increasing its warehouse storage capacity to over 192 locations, ranging from 3.6m and 4.2m wide racking systems, which will primarily store more hand and base rails. The decision to invest in the new racking system followed a series of new products that the brand has introduced over the past 6 months alone. Removing product from bulk floor locations has also helped to create further space for handling finished goods inwards and outwards, as well as designated loading and marshalling lanes. The warehouse will now have room to house any of Richard Burbidge’s new product development, including the latest ‘PaintReady’ collection, which is set to launch later this year. The range of PaintReady stairparts will be offered in multiple lengths, so further capacity was essential. The expansion also helps to differentiate the brand from other suppliers, due to its ability to offer higher stock levels, after identifying that reliable availability was high on customers’ priority lists when choosing suppliers. Likewise, it will ensure that Richard Burbidge can accommodate large order quantities for all the distribution channels including Joinery, Trade and DIY. Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Richard Burbidge, comments: “Expanding our Chirk warehouse capacity has been a vital investment for 2023 and beyond. This follows a rise in product demand for our stairpart collections and we believe this is set to positively affect both sales and the quantities we can offer customers. “We also have plans to up the focus on the manufacturing of Pine rails at the factory, so there is an abundance of innovative, new product development in the pipeline, which called for further capacity to be made available.”  

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