Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate, St Austell

Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate, St Austell

Client: Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate
Type of works: design, manufacture and installation of Richard Burbidge's FUSION® Commercial outdoor balustrade system.

With the help of Richard Burbidge’s FUSION® Commercial outdoor balustrade the purpose-built luxury Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate provides a stunning location for guests to relax in 43 acres of parkland estate.

Located in St Austell, the hotel complex features a 19th Century home sympathetically converted into nine bedrooms and a selection of suites, a new timber-frame building with secluded Woodland rooms and a selection of two- or three-bedroom holiday homes. Designed as a rural retreat for stressed-out city dwellers, the picturesque estate also features a state-of-the-art spa, complete with infinity pool, restaurants, and a choice of woodland walks.

Installed on the private balconies of all 56 Woodland rooms, FUSION® Commercial glass panel outdoor balustrade system has been used to create a safe and stylish outdoor space for hotel guests. Combining hardwood handrails and metal newels, the system features large glass panels that maximise the sense of space and allow guests to enjoy the woodland views.

Mark Rudrum, Commercial Director at the Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate, comments: “The development of the hotel has been highly anticipated by those in the industry as well as eager guests, so it was crucial that the finished result exceeded expectations.

“The balustrade system from Richard Burbidge complements the natural yet modern appearance of the newly-built Woodland rooms, whilst the glass helps to emphasise the balcony space and provides guests with an unobscured view of the surrounding countryside.”

Strength tested to withstand loadings of 1.5KN/m, in line with the requirements of British Standards. FUSION® Commercial outdoor balustrade is suitable for installation on high-level decks and balconies, as well as public and commercial buildings.

The system is available with a choice of infill options: hardwood balusters, hardwood slatted panels and glass panels.

David Richards, Specification and Trade Marketing Manager for Richard Burbidge, adds: “When working on such a large-scale project it’s important that all the individual elements come together at the right time. As FUSION® Commercial is available off-the-shelf, we were able to deliver the product on time and on budget.

“The system’s attractive aesthetics work well with the hotel’s contemporary design, proving you don’t need to pay bespoke costs to achieve high-end design. Plus, as all our systems are strength tested in line with industry standards, the balustrade acts as an important safety barrier, providing developers with peace of mind that the product is fit for purpose.”

Richard Burbidge offers a wide range of resources and added-value services for specifiers and architects, including RIBA approved CPD seminars on stair balustrade, CAD drawings, two online planning tools and downloadable specification guides. Plus, the company also offers a bespoke planning service, providing fully priced solutions for individual project plans.

For further information on the Richard Burbidge Commercial stair balustrade range, please telephone (01691) 678300; email or visit For further information on the Cornwall Hotel, Spa & Estate please visit

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