As autumn makes its presence known, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter months and take care of those niggling jobs you’ve had on your ‘to-do’ list. With many people spending more time at home, DIY is the perfect way to give your surroundings a new lease of life, as well as embark on a new hobby.
Whether you’re a seasoned DIY pro or total beginner, the feeling of achievement when you complete your project will undoubtedly boost your mood. To improve the look and feel of your home in a matter of hours, take a look at some of our best DIY tips and tricks...
Approximate time required: 2 hours
Skirting board renovation may not be at the top of your priority list; they are often forgotten about when it comes to revamping a room. However, you’d be surprised by how much they can transform the look and feel of a space. The process of fitting a new skirting board needn’t be a complicated, lengthy process.
Our handy 5-part guide will help you perfectly fit a skirting board with basic woodworking skills. Simply choose your moulding, cut it to size for external and internal corners, secure the moulding to the wall and add any finishing touches, such as varnishing or painting.
Approximate time required: 2 hours
Wood flooring or laminate flooring requires an extension gap around the perimeter of the room as they naturally expand and contract. Scotia is a decorative moulding used to cover this expansion gap without removing the skirting board. What’s more, this job can be easily achieved with basic DIY skills.
For the lowdown on how to choose and fit the correct moulding, take a look at our useful guide. From fitting the beading to adding decorative touches, this guide will help any DIY rookie achieve the perfect moulding.
Renovating plain doors
Approximate time required: 3 hours
Did you know that you can turn your plain doors into classic statement pieces, without the hassle of replacing them? Using our mouldings, you can transform your doors into impactful design statements. Our guide breaks down how to determine the dimensions and placement of the mouldings, cut the mouldings to length, apply them to the door and paint or prime as desired.
These are just a few examples of how you can use DIY to give your home a facelift in a matter of hours. From learning new skills and having full control of the job, to saving money and enjoying the sense of achievement, the benefits of DIY go far beyond a means to an end.
To find out more about how our mouldings can add the perfect finishing touch to your interior design project, visit our advice section.
Top Factors to Consider Before Renovating your Staircase One of the most integral parts of a home is the staircase, when designing a home the location of the staircase determines the layout of the entire property. The staircase is the central design focus and a new stairway has the ability to transform your home from the aesthetics to the flow in your house. If you are looking to improve your interior space, a stair renovation may be for you. Here are some of the top factors to consider when looking to renovate your stair space. Interior Décor The staircase plays an integral part in enhancing the décor of your property. When you walk into a home your eyes go immediately to the staircase, the centrepiece and central design focus of the home. There is a staircase design to suit everyone, from glass to timber to metal balusters, every homeowner can find a design to match their interior vision. As the staircase is the first part of your home guests see upon entering, it really sets the tone for the décor style of the rest of the house. High Quality A well designed and well maintained staircase and balustrade can last for a lifetime without needing to be replaced. A good quality stair balustrade will ensure fitting is quick to complete and stays in top condition. Adding Value One of the many perks of choosing to renovate your staircase is that you will add a great deal of value to your home, to both the prospective buyers, and the monetary value. An up to date and current stair design will attract possible buyers to your property, increasing the demand and value. Safety Safety should be one of your top considerations when looking to renovate your staircase, it’s important to choose a company that is transparent about the testing and safety credentials their products hold. At Richard Burbidge all of our stair systems are put through a series of rigorous tests and assessments by FIRA, the recognised authorities in timber product testing, ensuring our products stand the test of time and comply with all the necessary domestic building regulations for your safety. We can confidently say our stair systems are top of the range safety. Experts When installing your new stair system make sure to hire a reputable fitter if you are not confident in installing yourself. We are always on hand to provide our expert fitting advice to ensure your stair renovation runs smoothly. No matter the design, the most integral part of any staircase is the quality of both the materials and the parts. Richard Burbidge is the UK’s leading supplier of stair parts, with over 150 years’ experience manufacturing timber products, you can be confident your Richard Burbidge staircase will be a great investment. See our stairparts collections here. Contact our technical team for any advice prior, during or after installation, on email@example.com or 01691 678 212.READ ARTICLE
Richard Burbidge, the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of stair parts, decking accessories and decorative mouldings has relocated its head office to Chirk, North Wales, joining the company’s existing onsite manufacturing and distribution facility. As part of the ongoing development of the company, Richard Burbidge has relocated its office headquarters to join its existing manufacturing and distribution facility in Chirk. The Chirk site forms part of the extensive business history of Richard Burbidge, since it was initially acquired in 1986. The move will improve both the service and quality of products by having all staff in one location, unifying working relationships between all departments, from marketing to distribution, as well as improving efficiency, customer service and delivery. Mouldings Grading Facility Tony Miles, CEO of Richard Burbidge, comments: “The consolidation of all offices to Chirk is a big move and demonstrates just how serious we are about British manufacturing and sustainability. “We are a family business and above all, excellent quality and customer service are our priority. The move is already proving successful, with a unified workforce, improved communication and efficiency. “2020 is a big year for the company with increased marketing and production. Richard Burbidge is proving itself as a leading manufacturer of stair parts, decking accessories and decorative mouldings and this year will see further products being stocked in B&Q stores nationwide.”READ ARTICLE