Pine stairs

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Also widely known as European redwood, this light yellow softwood is extremely popular and will suit many house styles. Pine is endlessly versatile. You may want to achieve a rustic look for a country cottage, complement the period feel of an older property or create a contemporary theme in a modern townhouse - the choice is yours. 

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Advantages of pine stair parts

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Originating in Scandinavia and northern parts of Europe, pine is a fast-growing softwood that is constantly being renewed, providing a never-ending supply. 

Affordable and abundant, with a characterful knotty appearance, pine is an ideal option for those on a budget. And of course anyone who is intending to carpet the staircase, or apply wood stain or paint to the stair banisters, may feel it would be a waste of money splashing out on costly timber that is going be covered up.



European pine has an appealing pale gold tone that looks good in contemporary and traditional settings alike, and can be shaped to produce curved and fluted staircase components as well as straight or stop-chamfered stairparts.

The colour gradually becomes richer and deeper over time, allowing the stair balustrade to age gracefully together with your home.

This timber accepts wood treatments very well, so your staircase banisters can be easily waxed, stained and polished to produce the kind of finish you prefer.

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Many home owners choose pine not only for its attractive appearance, but also because they are able to combine it with similar pine doors, flooring, skirting boards and other household fittings to match the rest of their decor.

If you find that the pine stair parts turn out to be a slightly different colour to your existing pine floors or doors, you can change the shade by coating the staircase components in wax oil, coloured varnish or wood stain. You may decide it's best to re-treat all your pine fittings if you are keen to make sure they have an identical finish.



European pine is a fast-growing timber produced in renewable plantations, so new trees are constantly being planted to replace ones that have been cut down.

All the pine used by Richard Burbidge is FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified, which proves that the trees have been grown under sustainable conditions. This makes pine a sound eco-friendly choice. 

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Pine stair ranges

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Pine staircase components are available in the following Richard Burbidge ranges:

  • Fusion

  • Trademark

  • Hallmark



Also available in oak, the Fusion collection consists of pine or oak staircase handrails, baserails and newels, combined with ultra-modern metal balusters (also known as spindles) or glass panels. 

This range is considered the easiest to assemble, with fixings that connect the pre-finished stairs parts quickly and easily. 

Choose between two types of metal spindle in either a chrome or brushed nickel finish to give your banister rail a cutting-edge look. We also supply a commercial version suitable for offices, pubs, clubs, restaurants and similar establishments.

  Pine Fusion staircase  
  Trademark pine staircase  


The Trademark range offers a large number of options and is extremely versatile, with something to suit every style and pocket.

Pine, hemlock and white primed stair parts offer economical options, while premium white oak is at the top of the price scale.

The collection allows you to mix and match a wide variety of components to create your ideal staircase. You can even use metal spindles instead of wooden ones if you prefer.



Available in quality pine, the Hallmark range will add a sense of style to your home whatever your budget.

The balustrade system is available with both Edwardian and Georgian balusters in 32mm size for stairs, and 41mm for landings. There is a choice of either turned or plain 82mm newels. Topped off with your preferred newel cap, the banister rail stair parts can then be stained, varnished or painted to suit the décor of your home.

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Caring for your pine staircase

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Unless you have selected Fusion range, which comes pre-finished, your new Richard Burbidge pine stair parts will need to be finished after fitting to protect the surface, seal the pores and present an attractive appearance. 

As with all natural timber, pine will eventually start to age, so looking after it properly will not only lengthen the life of your staircase banister but keep it looking good too. There are various ways of finishing the surface, including using varnish, wax oil, wood stain, paint or lime.  

You should regularly polish the balustrade, and wipe the staircase handrail down with soap and water to remove dirt and grease. Apply a protective layer of wax oil afterwards to keep the banister rail and stairs baserail well-nourished.

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