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Richard Burbidge products have the ability to completely transform your space. Discover the homes Richard Burbidge has transformed with our recent projects.

Kate Clarkson (Foswoodhouse)

Self-build home and garden influencer, Kate Clarkson, has recently decorated her new home in Yorkshire. As it was a self-build, the project involved interior designing the whole house. One thing she wanted to do was create a sophisticated space that felt stylish yet lived-in for her family. This included beading and panelling in numerous rooms throughout her home, including the master bedroom, hall, stairs and landing, WC, family bathroom, and one of her daughter’s bedrooms. With a desire for a classic aesthetic, Kate selected distinct panelling styles for the various rooms, tailoring her choices based on size and scale. Collaborating closely with her joiner, Kate mapped out precise dimensions and spacing to ensure the overall look was subtle but striking. With her joiner's help, she attached the chosen beading and mouldings, using caulk, then paint to really bring the rooms to life. What were once one-dimensional rooms were transformed into traditionally sophisticated spaces with added textures and undeniable character. The painted wall panelling in the master bedroom adds depth to the space and allows the master bed to become the main focal point of the room. The added details of the archway and light oak furnishings ensure the room maintains a homely feel amongst this eye-catching feature. To complement Kate's vision, several of Richard Burbidge’s decorative mouldings were employed to create what is a fully panelled Master Bedroom. To achieve this, Kate used Pine Decorative Panel Mouldings to enhance the architecture of the room.  Using Farrow and Ball paint in the shade Slipper Satin, the moulding is brought to life. Continuing her cohesive design, Kate extended the use of Pine Decorative Panel Mouldings  to the halls, stairs, and landing, this time opting for Farrow and Ball’s shade School House White, creating a unified and sophisticated look throughout her self-built Yorkshire home. For her Downstairs WC, Kate opted to add Pine Decorative Panel Mouldings to her walls, then coated them with Farrow and Ball paint in shade Wine Dark to create a rich and intimate space. In her family bathroom, Kate used Pine Decorative Panel Mouldings as her beading and Richard Burbidge’s Pine Dado Rail Mouldings to fashion a timeless and elegant wainscot wall panelling. Painted in Farrow and Ball's Terron, this choice perfectly complemented the white Plantation shutters and standalone bath. The wall panelling adds a traditional feel to this new build home that still feels contemporary.  To view all of the Richard Burbidge mouldings used by Kate in her home, visit her Instagram reel here: View Richard Burbidge’s full collection of decorative mouldings here:

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Siddington Park Retirement Village

Richard Burbidge supplied Elements stairparts to 13 apartment blocks and the central facilities building at Siddington Park Village, the latest luxury retirement development in theCotswolds from Rangeford Villages. Set among scenic grounds and gardens, Siddington Park Village is a luxury senior living development, located in Cirencester, the home of the Cotswolds.  This stunning development was designed with the Cotswold vernacular in mind, but with a modern twist. The Technical Team at Richard Burbidge worked in conjunction with the Architectural Team to specify Elements stairparts for the development of Siddington Park Village. The team were tasked with selecting stairparts that were contemporary, yet fit in with the natural aesthetics of the property, which is exactly what they achieved. The Elements stairparts range was selected for each of the apartment blocks staircase. The black metal balusters create a truly timeless look that is both modern and classic. The Oak incorporated within this range is known for its elegance and ability to withstand the test of time. Elements was the perfect choice for these luxury properties. 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. Amatching 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 this 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 ourselveson our in-depth expert knowledge of all things timber. Get in touch with our Technical Team here to discuss.

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Beverley Parklands Care Home

The Richard Burbidge specification team provided technical support and design assistance to ensure the style and suitability of the new stairparts at the Beverley Parklands Care Home in Hull. As part of the home's development Richard Budbige's Fusion Commercial handrail was specified offering a stylish, yet safety-conscious design for the premium establishment. After receiving the initial enquiry, MKM Building Supplies Ltd approached Richard Burbidge to work on the project together, utilising the specialist services the specification can provide. The Specification team took care of the project from inception to a negotiated completion, providing technical support, site surveys and design assistance throughout. The project highlights the specification teams' commitment to simplifying the process of selling components, enabling merchants to maximise sales with minimal effort. "The help and support from the Specification team was invaluable and moreover the value of the order came to £35,000, which is a fantastic result for us". Mike Thomas, MKM Building Supplies in Hull "We were very happy to specify the Fusion Range from Richard Burbidge, as we have used its products on a number of previous projects and we know they always deliver excellent results, guaranteed performance, as well as the technical assistance needed for complex commercial projects such as this". Mike Hunter, Lead Contractor, Hobson & Porter Find out more about our FUSION Commercial collection. Our in-house design team are on hand to assist you with your next project, request a Design Consultation today.

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Oak Lodge BUPA Nursing Home, Southampton

Opened in February 2010, Oak Lodge is a new, purpose-built BUPA care home for elderly residents in the residential area of Bitterne, four miles from the centre of Southampton and close to the local shops and amenities. The Customer: BUPA was established more than 60 years ago in the UK and is now an international healthcare company with customers in 200 countries.  It offers personalised, specialist care in the UK to residents in nursing and residential care homes. The Project: Oak Lodge is a 71-bed care home, providing specialist dementia care facilities as well as a day centre for the elderly.  The £5.7 million development was delivered by BUPA and Southampton City Council. The Balustrade: Fusion Commercial stair balustrade was installed on the main staircase to provide a safe and stylish barrier.  The system's combination of minimalist oak handrails and sleek tubular balusters in a contemporary brushed nickel finish complemented the building's modern decor and other good quality furnishings, whilst its availability off-the-shelf meant there were no lengthy lead times.  Richard Burbidge also supplied wall-mounted handrails for installation in various corridors throughout the building. "Oak Lodge's residents were the top priority when selecting FUSION Commercial stair balustrade, as we had to carefully consider the use of decor to aid orientation.  Its unique mix of timber and metal means it provides modern and minimalist elegance, which complements the decor of the nursing home perfectly". "The Richard Burbidge system is independently strength tested in line with UK Building Regulations, providing an important safety barrier for staff and residents, so the product not only looks attractive but is also fit for purpose. In fact, we have been so impressed with the system we plan to use it for future specification projects". Sandy Scott, BUPA Care Service Find out more about FUSION commercial collection.    

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The Old Tithe Cottage, York

Set amongst the Yorkshire countryside, at East Green Farm in the quaint village of Yapham, The Old Tithe Cottage has been lovingly restored and modernised within this impressive barn conversion by local charity, York Against Cancer. Previously a derelict farm cottage at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, in a peaceful and tranquil area, The Old Tithe Cottage has been refurbished by the charity, York Against Cancer, for a heart-warming purpose. York Against Cancer is a Yorkshire-based charity that strives to transform the lives of those affected by cancer, from offering key care and life-changing support to funding ground-breaking research. The charity also offers respite homes for patients being treated by the York & Scarborough Hospital Trust. Day-to-day life can often be disturbed by the strain of regular medical treatment, so a break can be invaluable for families to relax and recharge. The Old Tithe Cottage is now the second respite holiday cottage that York Against Cancer can offer to patients and their loved ones, with hopes to lessen waiting lists for stays within the area. The completed barn conversation offers a space for those looking for a much needed break away for their daily routine and exhaustive treatment, without fear of being too far away from their base treatment centre. The fully furnished, one-bedroom cottage is a relaxing and charming space. It features a galleried landing which leads to a mezzanine seating area, with a picture window that overlooks the surrounding countryside. Restored beams maintain the aesthetic of the old farm cottage, whilst cosy interiors modernise the bright and open space. As part of the refurbishment, local businesses provided donations towards various furnishings, with Richard Burbidge suppyling hemlock stair parts from the Trademark collection, which add to the main focal feature throughout the cottage, forming the relaxing mezzanine area.   Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Richard Burbidge, comments: “It was an honour for Richard Burbidge to be a part of this team effort in restoring The Old Tithe Barn for a really special cause. With a huge thanks to owners, Hazel and Phil, for reaching out and for creating this wonderful space in collaboration with York Against Cancer.”

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Stone Studios by Telford Homes

Stone Studios is a stylish show home spread over two floors with a free-flowing living space and vintage interiors that complement the vibrant history of its London location. Housing developer, Telford Homes, has recently unveiled a sophisticated and modern 3-bedroom duplex show apartment, right in the heart of Hackney Wick in London. Both designed and dressed by London-based Rachel Battais Interiors, each room pays homage to the location’s industrial background whilst balancing vintage and contemporary pieces. The show home is the perfect example of what the developments design is all about; modern exterior meets rich history. The whole development will see a further selection of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, as well as over 5,000sqm of commercial space and a communal courtyard. The space throughout the show home demonstrates room for socialising and entertaining, as well as relaxing, with its homely living room, dining area and kitchen. Richard Burbidge stairparts were chosen to create the show home’s impressive stairway and hallway entrance. Selected from the Fusion Domestic collection, the Pine range was fitted with metal balusters and painted in dark grey for a contemporary look. The floor to ceiling gallery wall adds character and quirkiness to the space, as well as a showcase of local artists. The steel pendant lighting pairs perfectly with the metal balusters of the staircase, adding to the industrial feel.

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