Heritage stair parts



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  The premium Heritage stair parts range by Richard Burbidge is lovingly crafted in luxurious white oak, a distinctive straight-grained hardwood that is often used for luxury flooring and high quality furniture. A balustrade from this collection will transform your home and create an eye-catching focal point. Larger components are available to suit particularly grand hallways.  
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Advantages of Heritage stairs 

  Hand on Heritage handrail  

Superb craftsmanship

The Heritage range is set apart by the exceptional detail involved in its design and construction. Every component has been painstakingly created with quality, durability and safety in mind. While traditional in style, Heritage balusters and newels will look wonderful in any setting.

Manufactured from 100% oak, the stair parts are available in both post-to-post and over-the-post configurations with traditional turned spindles, newels and newel caps, as well as the more contemporary spindle and newel designs. 


Good-sized stair components

If you have a large reception hall we can offer a generously sized 115mm newel and 55mm spindle range, allowing you to create that grand sweeping staircase you've always wanted.

Alternatively, there is a slightly smaller but beautifully proportioned 95mm newel and 46mm spindle collection that will fit in perfectly with a more compact hallway.

Both are ideal for upmarket developments and exclusive homes, ranging from country mansions to contemporary townhouses.

  Heritage stairs seen through doorway  
  Heritage spindles and newels  

Large selection of designs

The vast range of spindles and newels in the Heritage collection makes it easy to create a truly individual statement staircase that will wow visitors, friends and family alike.

You can choose from a range of eight decorative spindle designs, as well as stop chamfered and plain versions.

There is also a selection of seven different newel turnings (the upper part of the newel post that sits on top of the base).


Choice of handrail styles

Heritage stair parts are available in two styles:

  • A post-to-post design (pictured left) - sections of handrail are inserted between the newel posts and secured with traditional mortise and tenon joints

  • An over-the-post configuration (pictured right) - the handrail runs all the way down the stairs in a continuous sweep, ending in a volute (a curled section of rail)
  Heritage handrail styles  
  Heritage stop chamfered stairs  

Post-to-post handrail

With the post-to-post range, the handrail is fitted between the inside faces of the newel posts. This is the strongest, most stable design, and the most suitable configuration for stairs that change direction - for instance, if there is a half or quarter landing along the stairway.

The newel posts in this system are topped off with turned newel caps in white oak, with a choice of ball or pyramid shape.   


Over-the-post handrail 

The over-the-post system provides an unbroken sweep to the end of the staircase, giving that additional touch of elegance.

Also known as a continuous handrail system, the design involves connecting lengths of handrail to the fittings and up-ramps, also called up-easings (small curved sections of connector rail). This allows the handrail to flow over the tops of the newels, ending in a decorative flourish.

  Heritage over the post system  
  Descending Heritage staircase  

Tested for peace of mind

Designed and independently tested to withstand loadings of 0.36N/m, Heritage stair balustrades are fully compliant with UK building regulations and are rated as appropriate for domestic and light commercial use. They are suitable for any stair pitch.

Please note that the larger Heritage components (115mm newel and 55mm spindle ranges) are not routinely held in stock by Richard Burbidge but are made to order and available on a four-week turnaround. Check out our product pages for details of styles, sizes and prices.

  Fitting a traditional wooden stair balustrade such as the Heritage design requires solid carpentry skills, and the manufacturers recommend using professional joiners. At the very least, a sound level of DIY competence is necessary. For more information on what is involved, take a look at our guide: How to fit Heritage stairs.            

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