Type of works: supply and installation of Richard Burbidge's FUSION® Commercial stair balustrade system.
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 villages clubhouse to complement its high-end finish and attractive design scheme. The glass panel system was fitted on the clubhouses 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 clubhouses 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 projects 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 1,100mm for landings.