BURBIDGE BALUSTRADE CREATES TIMELESS APPEAL AT RETIREMENT VILLAGE

Richard Burbidge has supplied and installed its FUSION® Commercial stair balustrade range in the clubhouse of a luxury retirement village in Hampshire, creating a striking interior feature for residents and guests.

Bramshott Place Village in Liphook is built in the grounds of an Elizabethan mansion and offers a wide variety of luxury two and three bedroom cottages, along with two bedroom apartments. The village offers a full range of amenities including a health centre, pool, restaurant and clubhouse with an atrium winter garden.

The FUSION® Commercial balustrade was installed with both glass panels and tubular metal balusters in the village’s clubhouse to complement its high-end finish and attractive design scheme. The glass panel system was fitted on the clubhouse’s gallery landing, which overlooks the main atrium, to maximise the sense of space and create a dramatic first impression on potential buyers and visitors.

Meanwhile, the metal baluster system with a contemporary brushed nickel finish was installed on the clubhouse’s main staircase, providing a stylish safety barrier.

FUSION® Commercial balustrade combines timber rails and newels with metal connectors, and a choice of glass panels or metal balusters to create a contemporary look.

The range is compliant with UK Building Regulations for communal areas and is tested for public stairs requiring loadings of 0.74kN/m, making it suitable for developments such as this, where safety on shared stairwells is paramount.

David Richards, Specification and Trade Marketing Manager for Richard Burbidge, said: “The quick turnaround on our products meant we were able to deliver and fit both FUSION® Commercial systems within the project’s timescales, and this is a great example of how our glass panel and metal baluster systems can work with one another to create a high-end polished look.

“Plus, as FUSION® Commercial is available off the shelf, it solves logistical, timing and cost issues without compromising on the finished quality.”

All timber components in the system are supplied pre-cut and pre-varnished, eliminating the need for time-consuming finishing. Plus, the glass panels and brushed nickel balusters are provided pre-cut and ready to use.

The glass panels can also be cut to bespoke sizes, offering greater design flexibility, with slightly extended lead times depending on individual project requirements.

FUSION® Commercial systems are suitable for stair pitches of between 33 and 42 degrees, and handrail heights of 900mm for staircases and 1100mm for landings.

For further information on the FUSION® Commercial range, please contact Richard Burbidge on 01691 678300 or visit www.richardburbidge.com.

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