Archwood Group

About Archwood Group

The Archwood Group is the company behind Richard Burbidge, Masons Timber ProductsAtkinson & Kirby and the bespoke manufacturing of mouldings.

“Our Vision is to create a stable of established brand names within the timber industry that sets market trends to deliver value to our customers.”

Archwood Group

 

 

Grading Line

The Archwood Group is comprised of:
• Purpose built commercial support centre in Chester.
• Satellite sales office in Livingston servicing the Scottish market.
• State of the art and award winning manufacturing facility in Chirk
(EEF Investment in People).
• Modern national distribution centre and warehousing in the
border town of Oswestry (WMS).

Warehouse

Richard Burbidge

About Richard Burbidge

With over 100 years of manufacturing experience and knowledge, Richard Burbidge is the premium quality product range with a specialism centred on complex joinery projects
including stair refurbishments and decking projects.

“While we’re proud of our heritage, we’re continuously working to develop the next generation of high quality timber products. Our dedicated team of product designers are constantly looking at new materials and styles to develop innovative new products, in line with the latest design trends.”

Set Design

Products - British design and manufacturing.
• Stair balustrade & handrail systems.
• Mouldings.
• Decking, balconies & porches.
• Louvre doors & Pineboard.

 For details of the certification we carry on on all our products, including FSC®,PEFC FIRA and ISO visit: http://richardburbidge.com/downloads/trade-certificates

Sales team - dedication to you.
Our after-sales support is second to none. With dedicated technical, design, and customer service professionals on hand every step of the way, you are never without support.
This support, combined with excellent margins and minimal stock outlay, make it a range that’s easy to stock.

  • Internal inbound and outbound calling team.
  • External sales function with full UK and IE coverage.

In-store execution - personal service.
Our devotion in supporting retailers and stockists doesn't stop at providing market-leading in-store displays and point of sale options for customers, but is found in everything we do to effectively communicate with end-users.

  • Racks available to display stocked product in customers.
  • Live product displays - aspirational displays

Premier Centres

Deliveries - expect nothing less.
With our state-of-the-art production facility and office complex, we can provide the excellent delivery, customer support and accounting services our customers expect. Delivered on time in full and with our care and handling.

  • Unique home delivery offer.
  • Standard delivery in 5 working days.
  • Next day delivery available.

Richard Burbidge Vehicle

Call 01691 678300 or visit www.richardburbidge.com for more information.

Masons Timber

About Masons Timber

“The combination of range, environmental commitment and timber know-how makes us the ideal choice for timber home improvement services for valued Independent Retailers and Merchants.”

Masons Timber Handy Packs
Renowned for being the “one-stop-shop timber products supplier to the independent DIY retail and trade merchant sectors,” our customers value the broad range of products available in small quantities delivered in a single drop. 

As a brand that has been established for over 80 years, we have extensive knowledge of the sourcing and manufacturing processes of timber. 

Masons Timber Website

Masons Timber Catalogue

Products - Our passion, our expertise, our knowledge.

Mouldings.
Garden products.
Sheet materials.
Timber products.

Mouldings Box

Sales team - dedication to you.
Industry-leading service has been a hallmark of Masons Timber Products for over 80 years. Thanks to our devoted sales, and customer service teams, we will be offering this excellent service for many more years to come.

  • Internal inbound and outbound calling team.
  • External sales function with full UK and IE coverage.

Deliveries - keeping our word.
With a dedicated fleet of delivery trucks, warehouse and back office support, Masons Timber Products ensures that every promise to every customer is honoured completely.
• 5 day flexible service.
• Nominated day consistent delivery schedule.

Call  01691 668 991 or visit www.masons-timber.co.uk for more details.

 

 

Atkinson and Kirby

About Atkinson and Kirby

Atkinson & Kirby is a recognised specialist brand within the hardwood flooring industry and with over 100 years of trading history in the supply of flooring products to the contractor and retailer market sectors. Under the Atkinson & Kirby brand the Caledonian range of products are specifically tailored for the Merchant market. 

“Our promise today is the same as it was then, through our sales team, our service team and our support team we promise to deliver the same levels of quality in everything we do.”

Sales team - our commitment to you.
From our dedicated sales team through to our warehousing and delivery team we give you the best service possible on each and every order.
• Merchant sales team.
• Contract and specialist retailer team.

Atkinson & Kirby Retail Flooring Display

Products - Our passion, our expertise, our knowledge.

Solid and engineered hardwood flooring.
LivLoc luxury click vinyl.
Kronoswiss laminate flooring.
Wide range of flooring accessories

Atkinson and Kirby Brochure

Retail execution - dedicated to you

Our industry leading support together with our comprehensive range and our bespoke service ensures we continue to set the standard in the flooring industry.
• In-store display stands.
• Hand boards.
• Product samples.

Atkinson and Kirby Samples

Sample Service - personal service.
Flooring choice is driven by physical samples so the consumer can appreciate the unique appearance of wood.
• Complete hand cut sample service.
• Delivered either to store or direct to customer

Call us on 01695 573 234 or visit www.akirby.co.uk for more information


Premier Centres Launched under the Richard Burbidge Brand

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Premier Centres Launched under the Richard Burbidge Brand

Staircase balustrade specialist Richard Burbidge has launched a nationwide network of Premier Centres, consisting of merchant partners offering retail excellence

Richard Burbidge’s Premier Centres have been designed to help to make selecting staircase renovation projects easy for trade customers. Located across the UK, Premier Centre customers are guaranteed to find an in-depth range of Richard Burbidge staircase balustrade parts in stock at all times.

Each centre will be equipped with in-store displays holding four popular product ranges, instantly available to complete any hallway project. Displays of Richard Burbidge’s premium ranges including IMMIX FUSION ELEMENTS and TRADEMARK will also be on show, as well as brochures and guides to support customers.

Premier Centres will also benefit from the Design Team referral scheme, making ordering products quick and easy and enabling merchants to maximise sales while providing customers with expert technical back up from the Richard Burbidge team..

Paul Lerigo, marketing director for The Archwood Group, said: “The Premier Centres are designed to enable merchants to take advantage of the opportunities in the staircase balustrade market, by simplifying the buying process to help merchants and their clients – whether they’re homeowners or installers to make the most of this sector.”


Livloc Flooring in the Brocco Hotel

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Livloc Flooring in the Brocco Hotel

As part of the Brocco On The Park Hotel refurbishment Atkinson & Kirby’s Heritage Oak LivLoc range has been installed to provide stylish flooring in the hotel’s eight bedrooms.

Sheffield’s Brocco on the Park, formally known as the Peace Guest House, is inspired by the peace dove of their rumored and most renowned guest, Pablo Picasso, where he is believed to have stayed on his trip to the Peace Conference in 1950.

After falling into disrepair, Tina Carr, bought and converted the hotel in 2014. Sheffield Flooring Solutions installed the flooring throughout the hotel as part of the wide scale refurbishment project. The bedroom flooring was chosen to mirror the classic elegance of the hotel’s colour scheme.

Paul Lerigo, Marketing Director for The Archwood Group said: “We are very proud that our LivLoc range has been chosen as a valuable edition to the hotel. Our wide range of slip resistance flooring makes us ideal for hotel applications such as this.”

Lisa Beardsmore, from Sheffield Flooring Solutions said: “Our bespoke fitting service makes projects such as this as quick and seamless as possible. It was also very important to us that we provided a secure and functional flooring for Tiina and we felt confident that Atkinson & Kirby’s LivLoc range would deliver on style and performance. The LivLoc range is not only aesthetically pleasing but robust and durable, providing unbeatable quality.”

Tiina Carr, from Brocco On The Park said: “The flooring provides that all-important first impression for guests, offering high-end interior design as soon as they walk through the door. Sheffield Flooring Solutions provided a very friendly and helpful service and I would definitely recommend them to other hotel businesses.”


Introducing the new Mini Mouldings Box from Masons

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Masons Mini Box

 

 

 

High Margin, Low Risk, & Fast Stock Turn - the perfect retail solution for DIY centres looking to increase mouldings sales 

  • Compact display unit – Free with order
  • 500 x 500mm footprint
  • Clear visual presentation – Easy selection
  • 20 Fast Moving & High Margin SKUs
  • Handy 1200mm lengths – Easy to Carry
  • Replenishment product bundles
  • Easy colour coded price bands
  • Reference & profile clearly displayed
  • Display provided with over sticker pack to tailor pricing

 Call 0800 021 4887  for more information or to place an order alternatively, speak to your area sales manager today.

Example pricing

Pricing


New Utility Newel Post from Richard Burbidge

Thursday, March 17, 2016

New Utility Newel Post from Richard Burbidge

Installation Issues with a Newel Post?

We recognise that sometimes the existing installation can have problems. One common problem is that the newel base is not correctly finished. It can either have been cut too short, or be damaged toward the top.

The Utility Newel range are over-sized newel tops that can be used to restore correct full newel dimensions. They are simply fitted like a normal newel, and trimmed to size.

The newel posts are available in plain or stop chamfered styles with a height up to 1000mm. Pine and White oak options are available. Fitting instructions for Newel posts from the Richard Burbidge range can be found here

Richard Burbidge manufactures inspirational stair balustrade to suit all styles in both contemporary and traditional staircases.

Download a Utility Newel Fact Sheet here

 


Atkinson and Kirby launches new Parquet Flooring

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Atkinson and Kirby launches new Parquet Flooring

Flooring Specialist, Atkinson & Kirby has launched it’s new Renaissance Collection of classic parquet flooring with a modern twist, featuring a variety of popular colours and finishes.

The new range is inspired by current trends with ten contemporary colours, as well as oiled, brushed and lacquered finishes, designed specifically to combine durability and functionality to suit a wide range of tastes and applications. 

Paul Lerigo, Marketing Director for Atkinson & Kirby said: “The new range is quick and simple to navigate. The benefits include single block thickness, which allows for mix and match of colours if desired and it is suitable for use with underfloor heating, making it a popular option for residential and commercial applications alike.” 

A range of high quality profile trims and accessories are also available to make installation as quick and simple as possible, as well as ensuring that the flooring project is finished to the highest possible standards.

Atkinson & Kirby is the leading name in flooring industry, and is also part of the Archwood Group, which includes sister brands, Richard Burbidge and Masons Timber Products, so Atkinson & Kirby’s customers can benefit from exciting cross brand opportunities. 


Celebrity Appeal for Archwood Group Flooring Brand

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Celebrity Appeal for Archwood Group Flooring Brand

Celebrity property developer and TV presenter Sarah Beeny has chosen Atkinson & Kirby’s parquet flooring to provide a stylish finish to her kitchen, hall and basement as part of a home makeover project.

Atkinson & Kirby’s parquet flooring provides unbeatable visual appeal, as well as a robust and durable flooring option to withstand knocks and dents.

Paul Martin, Channel Marketing Manager, for Atkinson & Kirby said: “We are very proud that our flooring has been chosen as a valuable edition Sarah Beeny’s home makeover. Having a celebrity endorse our products is fantastic exposure for the brand.

“Our off-the-shelf availability makes us ideal for projects such as this, as we’re able to supply a quality product, on a quick turnaround at a competitive price.”

Talking about the project, Sarah Beeny said: “We’ve put in parquet flooring throughout our kitchen, hall and basement.  I’m a huge parquet fan; it’s a fantastic all rounder, so hard wearing and lasts almost forever! It will get scratches and scrapes, but these add to a lovely ageing patina.  I like the fact that it is so forgiving when you drop something on it and that it’s much cosier to walk on than cold stone or tiles.  In the kitchen, we’ve it’s treated properly to avoid any water damage from spillages.”

Atkinson & Kirby is the specialist manufacturer and supplier of flooring within the Archwood Group. It's range includes Solid wood, Engineered wood,Laminate and Vinyl flooring direct to trade, retail outlets and contractors across the UK. Speak to your local Archwood sales representative for more information. 


New 2016 Decking Brochure from Richard Burbidge

Monday, February 01, 2016

New 2016 Decking Brochure from Richard Burbidge

The new user-friendly guide contains full product information for Richard Burbidge’s extensive decking portfolio, including inspirational photography of the product ranges. 

The guide provides a useful resource for retailers, merchants, trade professionals and consumers alike, from decking ideas, to ordering products the new brochure makes it quick and easy.

Paul Martin, Channel Marketing Manager for Richard Burbidge said: “Our new brochure provides our customers with the information they need in a simple and concise format, as well as providing inspiration for future projects.” 

To request a copy of the new decking brochure contact your local Richard Burbidge sales representative, or download one here


Major investment programme at Archwood

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Major investment programme at Archwood

Archwood, which operates under the Richard Burbidge, Masons Timber Products and Atkinson & Kirby brands, is investing in a new group commercial centre and improved centralised warehousing and distribution operations, to deliver further service improvements to customers nationwide.

The new plans will see a significant expansion of a national distribution centre, based in Oswestry, where the company has already a made substantial investment and created 25 new jobs in the past 12 months.

 

The centre will now distribute the Atkinson & Kirby flooring and moulding ranges, as well as Richard Burbidge branded products. This will lead to the closure of a smaller facility in Ormskirk. The investment plans also include the opening of a new group commercial centre in Chester, bringing together the commercial teams from Oswestry, Ormskirk and London into a modern, efficient facility.

The group’s primary manufacturing site remains at Chirk where, over the past three years, it has made significant investment in its production capability with the creation of 115 new jobs.

“This is the next phase in the development of Archwood, as a £50m leader in the timber home improvement market,” said Archwood’s group chief executive Steve Underhill. “We have defined brands and product ranges serving clear market sectors, and now, by consolidating into group centres, we can create operating efficiencies and improved customer benefits.

“The significant investment in our group distribution centre in Oswestry will simplify our supply chain and improve the service offering to our customers across the group. Increasing the focus of our commercial functions and bringing them together in one location gives us an excellent platform for future growth and will increase opportunities to deliver innovation across the brands, as well as providing a more creative office environment for our team.”

Subject to employee consultation, the proposed developments are due for completion by September 2015.


The Launch of the Archwood Group

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

We are delighted to announce that from 29th September 2014, Richard Burbidge, Masons Timber Products, and Atkinson & Kirby plus all associated trading brands will come together and start trading alongside each other, as part of Archwood Ltd.

The creation of Archwood Ltd will bring our three businesses together offering a host of exciting benefits and opportunities for our customers. Business will continue as usual for the Richard Burbidge, Masons Timber Products, and Atkinson & Kirby brands, and moving forward, this will enable us to develop improvements in the way customers do business with us. Over the coming weeks we will keep you informed of these developments. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact any of our business sites for further details.

Yours sincerely,
Steve Underhill
Chief Executive Officer


Business Apprentice

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Business Apprentice Vacancy

The Role
Reporting to the HR Administrator, the main purpose of this role is to gain a qualification in Facilities Services and gain experience of all aspects of the business.

Responsibilities

  • Dealing with mail
  • Re-stocking of stationery and refreshments.
  • Dealing with deliveries both in and out of the premises.
  • Maintaining the grounds and premises through our list of suppliers.
  • Maintaining good working relationships with colleagues and responding to requests.
  • Assist with administration and application of Fire Procedures.
  • Monitor heating and ventilation systems.
  • Be aware of and comply with the policies relating to health and safety and data protection.
  • Any additional duties as and when required.

Qualities

  • Punctual and reliable
  • Able to work under pressure and have plenty of stamina
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to follow instructions
  • Able to pay careful attention to detail and health and safety
  • Good standards of numeracy and literacy
  • Well organised

 

How to apply:

Email your CV and covering letter to: HR.ADMIN@ArchwoodGroup.com

Closing date July 15th 2016.

Contact Us

Commercial Enquiries:

Richard Burbidge
Richard Burbidge: Customer Services: +44 (0) 1691 678300
Richard Burbidge: Technical Helpline:   +44 (0) 1691 678212

Masons Timber Products
Tel: 0800 021 4888
Fax: 0800 526 153

Atkinson & Kirby
Tel:  01695 573 234
Fax: 01695 586 902

Address:
Archwood House
Kingsfield Court
Chester Business Park
CH4 9RE 

 

Hardwood Flooring Imports
T: 01506 505030
Unit 2
Telford Square
Houstoun Industrial Estate
Livingston
EH54 5PQ


Manufacturing Site:

Richard Burbidge | Atkinson & Kirby | Masons Timber Products
Canal Wood Industrial Estate 
Chirk 
Wrexham
LL14 5RL

Distribution Hub

Richard Burbidge | Atkinson & Kirby | Masons Timber Products
Warehouse & NPD Centre
Unicorn Road
Oswestry
Shropshire