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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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Siddington Park Retirement Village Project

We're supplying our best-selling Elements stairparts to 13 apartment blocks at Siddington Park Village, the latest luxury retirement development in the Cotswolds. This stunning development was designed with the Cotswold vernacular in mind, but with a modern twist. Our Technical Team worked in conjunction with the Architectural Team at Rangeford Villages. Due to the varying number of staircase pitches involved we produced bespoke pre-drilled handrail and baserail to accommodate each staircase. You can get in touch with our Technical Team to see how we can help you and your project.  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. A matching 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 is 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 ourselves on our in-depth expert knowledge of all things timber. Find out more about this incredible development here.

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Joining The Race To Net Zero

Richard Burbidge are proud to announce that as part of our ongoing commitment to environmental best practise that we have formally joined 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. All members are committed to the same overarching goal: reducing emissions across all scopes swiftly and fairly in line with the Paris Agreement, with transparent action plans and robust near-term targets. 2020 to 2030 is the most important 10 years for us and our planet. The Decade of Action, as called for by the United Nations, will determine the course of humanity. That is why we are supporting Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour and have decided to make the  Zero Carbon Commitment, taking transformational change across the business to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Together we are creating a brighter future, you can too. As part of the commitment, we’re pledging to: Halve our absolute greenhouse gas emissions before 2030 Achieve net zero emissions before 2050 Disclose our progress on a yearly basis We are taking rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, safer and cleaner world. We’ll be keeping you updated throughout our Race to Zero journey. We will be sharing our first Sustainability Report very soon...

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Supporting Local Chirk AAA FC

Richard Burbidge and Atkinson & Kirby, our sister brand, have been announced as sponsors for Chirk AAA FC. Both Richard Burbidge & Chirk AAA FC have long, illustrious histories in the area, with Richard Burbidge established in 1867 and Chirk FC being formed several years later in 1876. Atkinson & Kirby also has a long-standing history having been formed in 1903. The sponsorship will help support the day to day running of the club and upkeep of facilities. With the brands keen to support the community of Chirk, the partnership will also help to encourage children to participate in team sports right up to the adult teams. Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Richard Burbidge and Atkinson & Kirby, comments: “We’re really proud to support Chirk AAA FC. The club is a huge part of the local community and we wish them every success. We’re looking forward to further enhancing our relationship and plans for a range community projects.” Colin Heyward, Chairman of Chirk AAA Football Club, comments: “It’s great to have the support of such large local businesses and it really goes a long way to help support the running of the club. We are looking forward to a long and successful partnership that will enable us to continue to run training sessions, matches and social events.”

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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.

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