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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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NEW! Elements in Pine: Timber Painting Made Easy

A rising trend with homeowners is the ability to paint timber to match colour palettes and interiors, as well as create statements. Timber staircases in particular offer a ‘blank canvas’ where a lick of paint can instantly add a ton of character. With this in mind, our Elements range, which was previously only available in Oak – which is an expensive timber to paint – is now officially launched in Pine.  This alternative is a more budget-friendly option, making it a great solution for those looking to save on costs whilst still enjoying high-quality timber. By offering Pine drilled rails alongside the sleek metal balusters that are available in our Elements range in a variety of lengths, homeowners now have the perfect starting point for painting and matching staircases to the wider style of their home or hallway. Always created with easy installation and cost-effectiveness in mind, our balusters can easily slot into the pre-drilled rails and fix with a multi-purpose adhesive in a mastic gun. Perfect for home DIY, plus the option to paint our Pine rails allows for a more affordable staircase makeover.   As part of our future plans here at Richard Burbidge, we’re listening to our customers and always analysing trends to ensure we focus on supplying the right products. That’s why we are increasing the manufacturing of our Pine rails for 2024, which will add to the abundance of innovative, new products which we have in development. To explore our Elements range, please visit the link below where you can request a design consultation from our trusted and knowledgeable team:*m8212b*_up*MQ..&gclid=Cj0KCQjwma6TBhDIARIsAOKuANwZwkXah-kEyQq0sG0tO0O3Zq49ayok1p6nB5FsLi0ydZ7-Dk5gRM4aAieQEALw_wcB

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Richard Burbidge launch trend-led styling collection in collaboration with Manchester design house, BOBO1325

Leading manufacturers, Atkinson & Kirby and Richard Burbidge, partner with Manchester design house, BOBO1325, to launch a trend-led styling collection to promote timeless maximalism, sustainability and eco-conscious living spaces.  With a shared commitment to sustainability and premium design, renowned hardwood flooring brand Atkinson & Kirby, along with its sister brand Richard Burbidge, the UK's leading supplier of stairparts, decorative mouldings, and decking accessories, have joined forces with BOBO1325. This award-winning design house, based in Manchester, will collaborate with them to launch a new Maximalism-inspired styling collection under the banner of 'Bold'. BOBO1325, founded by designer Beth Travers, is celebrated for its innovative maximalist wallpaper collections. Together, BOBO1325, Atkinson & Kirby and Richard Burbidge embark on a creative journey to inspire designers and homeowners to elevate their living spaces with bold, vibrant, and sustainable interior design. The brands are coming together to explore and promote the timeless trend of Maximalism in interior design. Their collaboration places a strong emphasis on creating sustainable and long-lasting living spaces, aligning with evolving attitudes towards design trends and their sustainability in the world of interior design. Atkinson & Kirby and Richard Burbidge believe that well-considered design plays a significant role in contributing to sustainability. This involves the incorporation of timeless design features achieved through the use of hard-wearing, locally sourced, high-quality materials. As part of this vision, the partnership introduces a series of captivating room designs aimed at inspiring interior designers to infuse their living spaces with colour, pattern, and joy while considering environmental, ecological, and longevity factors. Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Archwood Group, comments, “Offering sustainable and responsibly sourced products is at the forefront of what we do. Combining this ethos with design conscious and trend-led collections is incredibly important to us, so BOBO1325 seemed like the perfect brand to partner with. “The hope of this collection is that it will help designers pick the perfect products for their projects. Our hardwood flooring, stairparts and mouldings can last many years, as many trends come and go. Partnering with BOBO1325 means customers can easily see what products match their home and give rooms a new lease of life in an eco-conscious way.” Both Archwood Group brands and BOBO1325 share a profound commitment to sustainability. Archwood actively participates in the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, dedicated to lowering global emissions. Meanwhile, BOBO1325 stands out for its intricate hand-drawn designs, meticulously crafted using sustainable materials and eco-friendly practices. These designs are brought to life just 20 miles from their Manchester-based studio, printed on FSC certified papers using eco inks. Expressing her enthusiasm, Beth Travers, BOBO1325 Founder, comments: “This is the perfect partnership to encourage customers to embrace mixing textures, patterns, and tones, naturally elevating their interior spaces and curating visually captivating designs that allow their style and personality to shine through. I'm enthusiastic about colour and pattern and hope that, together, the Archwood Group and I can inspire confidence sustainably.” For information about BOBO1325, please visit:

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Design Consultations: How Do They Work?

Here at Richard Burbidge, we’re proud to offer Design Consultations to our customers to help you get the best out of our products. However, we know that the idea of design consultations can often raise questions. Questions like what is a Design Consultation anyway? Is this a free tool? Who will be assisting me with my design queries and how can they help? So, we wanted to explain the whole process in the below step-by-step guide, to show you how our Design Consultations can help take your next project to the next level.  How Richard Burbidge Design Consultations work How to request a Design Consultation You can request a free Design Consultation via our online website form here. On the Design Consultation form, you can outline whether you’re looking at a stairparts or outdoor project so we can arrange for the best team to help..  We always ask that you provide a few images of the area you’re looking to renovate or install our products, just so we can get a better idea of the best way to progress and provide accurate quotes.  We’ll also ask you to select the particular collection you’re interested in, but if you’re undecided yet, that’s fine – we can help! You can also check out our Inspiration Gallery for some initial ideas. What happens when you request a Design Consultation Once you submit the form, your project submission will be received by our technical team. Once we’ve got it, one of our dedicated design and product experts will take a look at your enquiry within 2 working days. They may also follow up for further details if required - for example to learn more about your project or to understand the type of products that will work best.  Getting a Design Consultation quote After our team has reviewed your form and got all the information they need, a member of the Richard Burbidge technical team will then produce a quote for you with relevant technical notes and images.  This quote helps to make the process super simple for you, showing you everything you’ll need in terms of products and steps. We can also provide further design options if you’re still undecided and need a bit more guidance or inspiration. You will then also receive a parts list with links to fitting instructions and any test reports you may need to carry out.  After you’ve received your Design Consultation quote Throughout the ordering, delivery and installation process, our team is still on hand to help you through every step of the process. Your dedicated Richard Burbidge expert will be able to answer any questions you have along the way quickly and efficiently via email or phone. To enquire today about your latest project, please fill in the Design Consultation form. To speak to a member of our technical team, you can contact us via at or call our dedicated technical line: 01691 678212.   

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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 offers 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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