Create A Bespoke Handrail with Richard Burbidge Fusion Stair Parts

FUSION by Richard Burbidge is an innovative range of stair parts that incorporates metal, glass and timber components for a fresh contemporary style. Richard Burbidge products cannot be bought directly from themselves and are instead available from authorised suppliers such as Pear Stairs. A vast range of Fusion stair parts are available via the Pear Stairs online store.

Innovative, Flexible, Simple, Versatile Stair Parts

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The Fusion collection has been designed around the ideals of versatility, flexibility, simplicity and style. This means that Fusion balustrades and handrails are straightforward to install and achieve a powerful contemporary aesthetic. For example, instead of utilising traditional newel posts, the range features posts that match the sleek profiles of the handrails for a uniform look.

The collection also features a selection of connectors and brackets that simplify the installation process while providing a minimalist aesthetic. Many connectors in the range are adjustable in order to suit your precise space and style requirements. For an extra level of personalisation, the metal components in the collection are available in a choice of either chrome or brushed nickel finish. Both look fantastic, with the chrome having a bright and contemporary appeal and the brushed nickel providing a refined and textured appearance.

Fusion Connectors

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The range of connectors in the Fusion collection allows the creation of a bespoke balustrade shape in order to fit almost any space. The adjustable landing connectors do just what they say and can be turned to  fit obtuse and acute angled handrails, while the intermediate connectors turn to fit the precise angle of your staircase. Every connector in the Fusion range is available in either a chrome or a brushed nickel finish to suit your or your client’s precise taste.

Spindles or Glass Balustrading?

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The handrails and baserails in the Fusion collection facilitate the installation of either glass panels or metal balusters. If you’re here to find out which is better, you’re out of luck because it is purely down to personal preference. Glass panels allow more light to pass through so are a good choice to minimise shadows and maximise light. Spindles on the other hand provide a powerful uniform style and are available in either chrome or a brushed nickel finish. In terms of design there are two types of spindle, the MK1 and the MK2. The MK1 spindles are stylish yet simplistic while the MK2 spindles are the premium option, boasting a more refined design. Please note, it is important that you order the correct handrail/baserail depending on whether you are going for glass or spindles, order the wrong one and installation can be extremely difficult.

Fusion Handrail Kits

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Also included in the Fusion range are a selection of handrails and baserails. Rails are available in either white oak or pine and come in two basic designs, facilitating the installation of spindles or a glass panel balustrade. Along with providing individual handrails and parts for construction of a balustrade, the Fusion collection also features handrail kits. These wall mounted handrails are the perfect choice for achieving a stylish finish when you do not have the space for a full balustrade. Each kit contains 3 1.2 metre lengths of handrail and all the brackets and caps necessary for the installation.

For more on Richard Burbidge fusions, peruse the pear stairs online store or contact the design team on 01938 553311. To start designing your very own bespoke staircase, try the free online staircreator. This free tool instantly renders your staircase ideas in full 3D while providing an estimate quote on the project. For a more personal design process along with expanded options including curved staircases, contact the Pear Stairs design team on the above number or at