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The Ultimate Guide To Wall Panelling

  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!

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We’re Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

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.  

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How To Add The Colour Green Into Your Home

According to a recent article by Apartment Therapy*, nearly every paint brand named a shade of sage green as their colour of choice for 2022. Green is an extremely versatile colour that withholds many connotations, from nature and sustainability to luck and safety. With that said, it’s no surprise people are gravitating towards this colour, especially when it comes to interior design. Why Is Green Colour Of The Year? Biophilic design As a colour commonly associated with nature and all-things outdoors, homeowners have started to introduce more shades of green into their homes in recent years. Having spent so much time within our homes throughout the course of the pandemic, neutral colour schemes that help to create a bright and open space have become increasingly popular. As an earthy colour, green takes a huge role in adding to this natural feel. Biophilic design is a design trend that echoes our desire to introduce more space, nature and elements of the environment into our homes. Described as an extremely calming colour, green can also help us to feel safe and relieved from stress or any personal anxieties. A ‘greener’ future Our desire to be surrounded by nature goes hand-in-hand with our increasing awareness of making greener choices. Sustainability factors are of the upmost concern when it comes to interior design in 2022. As a result, more greenery and natural materials are being added into homes, with both helping to improve air quality and respiratory health. We're calling this particular design concept, ‘Zen Living’. A trend that encourages homeowners to introduce more sustainable products into their home. By investing in quality materials with a long lifespan, such as our quality stairparts and mouldings, homeowners can incorporate design features that are both timeless and self-sustaining. Where to start? Initially, green may feel like a bold colour to incorporate into your home and therefore, it’s best to start small. By adding a simple green feature wall or subtle soft furnishings, the colour can totally transform a room. Richard Burbidge’s collection of decorative mouldings can be used to install timber panelling to create a feature wall. Painted in a deep sage green, this could add instant character to your living space and give it the perfect ‘new year’ revival. Hues of green paired with tranquil décor and natural timber can also be achieved by using our Trademark stairparts range. A choice of oak, hemlock, pine, or white finishes will add a simple yet beautiful design to your stairway, alongside a green painted wall or added greenery such as Monstera plants.  You can find a world of inspiration in our 2022 Interior Design Trends Guide. Download here.  *https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sage-green-color-of-the-year-trend-2022-37011516 *https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/interiors/a732/how-colour-affects-mood/

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The Top Décor and Interior Design Trends for 2022 (+PDF)

As we enter a new year, there is always the temptation to try something new and there is no exception when it comes to interior design. Transforming our living spaces is a great way to showcase personality within our homes, as well as promote self-expression. Luckily, we’ve predicted the top décor and flooring design trends for the year for anyone who is looking to change up their homes in 2022... Outside in ‘Outside in’ is a combination of rustic finishes, modern touches, and natural wood furnishings. These materials add a sense of serenity to a room, welcoming a harmonious blend of the rural outdoors and cosy décor. This trend encourages sustainability through the use of handcrafted timber and embracing the imperfections of raw wood. Textured fabrics and washed tones in shades of blue, grey and cream introduce a bright and calming colour palette. You can achieve this look by incorporating raw woods and soft textures with modernist wall cladding. The added elements of sleek design will create a unique aesthetic and coastal feel to your room – one that allows you to feel like you could breathe in the fresh air. Alternatively, you can utilise the Classic range and its finest white oak to reflect the natural elements of ‘Outside In’ and create a space that celebrates the outdoors. Zen Living Characterised by rust tones, greenery and Biophilia, ‘Zen Living’ encourages us to find sanctuary in our homes. Having spent a large amount of time inside over the past two years, the desire to have a happy living space in imperative for our wellbeing. Bright spaces and natural light can encourage us to practice mindfulness and self-care, with added shades of green to help with stress relief. This trend is not only a great way to encourage positivity, but an easy way to introduce more sustainable products into your home. By investing in Richard Burbidge’s quality and environmentally friendly materials, homeowners can incorporate modern designs that are self-sustaining. The simplicity of tranquil décor when paired amongst natural timber is expected to become particularly popular throughout 2022. This can be achieved using the Trademark range, with a choice of oak, hemlock, pine, or white primed to add simple yet beautiful design to your stairway. Black or white wall cladding also provides a timeless appearance to any room and is easily paired with simple décor such as pampas grass or ceramics. Maximalism ‘Maximalism’ is a trend that often makes a return due to its hints of nostalgia and tradition. Derived from the art of self-expression, this trend encourages homeowners to get creative and embrace thrifting. From unique décor and antiques to abstract art and retro influences, maximalism is a great opportunity to shop for vintage pieces. Characterised by bold colours such as true greens, deep blues, muted burgundy, and an orange pop of colour, ‘Maximalism’ is brought to life by its eclectic colour palette that replicates the trends sense of regency and opulence. Incorporating these shades with panelling is a great way to add instant character to your room. Our Heritage range offers timeless details with traditional styles, using crafted white oak and the finest timbers to echo the trends sophisticated characteristics. Bright Future Where multi-functionality meets bright and innovative design, ‘Bright Future’ takes advantage of the digital elements within our homes to streamline our spaces and create a retro sci-fi aesthetic. Brightly painted wall cladding paired with zoning adds a geometric feel. Accompanied by bright lights, glass and colour play, this energetic trend withholds a sense of 70’s nostalgia. Richard Burbidge’s Fusion Domestic range adds a sense of stylish minimalism to any hallway. Either chrome or brushed nickel connectors and glass infills create the feel of a bright, clean space and are a great use of innovative materials. This easy to fit range expands on the seamless characteristics of ‘Bright Future’ and enhances any surrounding colour. TRENDS GUIDE PDF Find a world of inspiration in our 2022 Interior Design Trends Guide. It features all four trends in detail, as well as moodboards and trend features. Download here.  

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Christmas Delivery Dates

The Christmas countdown has begun! As you begin preparing for a deserved Christmas break, please take note of the key dates listed below. GUARANTEED CHRISTMAS DELIVERY Place your orders by the date and times shown below for guaranteed delivery prior to Christmas. Standard 5 Day Delivery: Wednesday 15th December at 4pm Named Day Delivery: Monday 20th December at 12.30pm Ireland (Northern and Southern): Monday 13th December at 3pm Orders will be accepted, packed and despatched after these times and we will do our utmost to deliver prior to Christmas but we can’t guarantee it. Please inform us if you will be shut between Christmas and New Year and are expecting a delivery from us. CLOSING DATES Our last day in the office is Thursday 23rd December. Our offices and phone lines will be shut after this date, reopening on Tuesday 4th January for our HQ, and Wednesday 5th January for our Scotland office. The Team at Richard Burbidge wish you and your families a joyful Christmas break! Thank you for your business in 2021 and we look forward to working with you in 2022.  

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FSC® and PEFC Audit

Here at Richard Burbidge, we have recently had our FSC® and PEFC chain of custody certification audit. The audit was extremely positive with no non-conformances raised. We are delighted with this result. We are happy to prove once again that we are dedicated to sourcing sustainable timber through internationally recognised forest management schemes. To support this our recently appointed Environmental Action Group is helping to drive our sustainability agenda and reduce our environmental impact. The team has recently carried out FSC® awareness training to increase understanding of timber sustainability across all functions of the business. Richard Burbidge is also ISO 14001:2015 accredited which demonstrates a high standard of control of its environmental impacts and management system. Shawn Griffiths, EHSQ & Facilities Leader at Richard Burbidge said: “Our timber certification accreditations FSC® and PEFC, are both nationally and internationally recognised and are independently audited for compliance. Purchasing timber from FSC® and PEFC forest management compliance schemes are key to our business. They help maintain a balance on the global supply of this highly renewable product due to the sustainability (replanting and regrowth of natural forests) and the wider ecological approach these schemes provide.” Sourcing sustainable timber for many has become the leading consideration when purchasing timber products and we believe the FSC® and PEFC forest management schemes offers the reassurance to our environmentally aware customers when purchasing timber products. When you purchase from Richard Burbdige, please ask for FSC® or PEFC products and you can be assured you are purchasing from a company with a proud history of environmental commitment both locally and globally.

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