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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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Regal Revival: Homeowners Newfound Love for Maximalism

For the majority of the last decade, a clean and simple room has been the ultimate ‘interior goals’ when it comes to decorating, allowing 21st century minimalism to outshine all other design trends. However, tastes are quickly changing to favour a more traditional and busier look. Maximalism encourages the idea that more is most definitely more and is often referred to as ‘cluttercore’. Characterised by bold patterns that call to the eccentricity of Impressionist design and harmonious use of colour, this eclectic approach gives any room a deeper sense of personality that can be both modern and traditional. Following months of being stuck indoors, this particular design aesthetic has risen in popularity as people seek to make their houses feel more like homes. In turn, the art of self-expression and reinvention throughout the home has become a more favourable option than some simplistic looks with little ‘personality’. At Richard Burbidge, we are celebrating maximalism through the trend Regal Revival, which combines the iconic décor of the 19th century and a nostalgic ode to Gatsby-esque glamour, with modern and sophisticated touches. Encapsulating the grandeur of maximalism with gold accents, smooth finishes, and deep tones to complement our stairparts and decorative mouldings. To achieve this traditional charm, Richard Burbidge recommends wall panelling painted with rich tones, surrounded by deep woods and abstract paintings. These decorative mouldings can help to totally transform the character of a whole room and embrace a more retro style. You can check out our full collection of decorative mouldings here.

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Our New Brochure Has Arrived

Our new brochure is here! Complete with all of our technical drawings and product imagery so you can easily find what you're looking for. Here's some of the new features we've added: Technical drawings and product imagery of each product Easy to follow price guide for each stairparts collection Filled with new inspirational photography Our sustainability promise and certifications DOWNLOAD NOW Download our brand new brochure today and have it delivered to your email within seconds! Click here to download now.

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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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