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At Atkinson & Kirby, we understand the need for an intelligently selected range of wood flooring styles, providing you with a variety of options to suit every project.

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Combining fantastic design with the finest craftsmanship

Established as a family firm in 1903, Atkinson & Kirby continues to be a close-knit team that respects the craft tradition whilst always looking at the future of wood flooring. We're proud to manufacture our flooring accessories in Britain, applying innovation to ensure you constantly have the broadest, highest quality range at your fingertips.

We create beautiful, practical and sustainable wood flooring that enables you to define your own style and space.

We combine over a century of skill and craft with leading technology to develop the next generation of hardwood flooring.

Our flooring collections are expertly curated to create inspiring spaces for all interiors, with continuous updates following upcoming design trends.

Our History
We’re continuously working to develop the next generation of high-quality, sustainable hardwood flooring.

Investing in trend forecasting, maintaining high quality and environmental standards, providing value, insight and inspiration has been at the heart of our business for more than 100 years.

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Crafting timber floors sustainabily.

Wood is an amazing natural resource and we feel privileged to work with it. Environmental responsibility is one of our top priorities and we are proud to support sustainable timber production with a host of environmental and sustainable accreditations.

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We pride ourselves on the service we provide. Our trusted team of flooring experts are here to help with any questions you may have.
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Part of the Archwood Group

We’re proud to be part of the Archwood Group with Richard Burbidge. We’re based in Chirk, North Wales, and specialise in sustainable, high-quality wood products.

Established in 1903

Atkinson & Kirby was established in 1903 by John Atkinson and John Kirby. Over 100 years later we’re still proud of our traditions and reputation for providing only the highest quality hardwood flooring products for our customers.

We joined the Archwood Group with Richard Burbidge in 2003, and have been operating from North Wales ever since. We’re proud to still manufacture a selection of our flooring accessory products at our mill in Chirk.

Richard Burbidge

Our sister company Richard Burbidge’s history dates back to 1867, when Henry Burbidge set up a woodworking business in Coventry. Henry’s great-grandson Richard joined the business in 1965, and saw a huge opportunity for manufacturing quality stairparts and timber mouldings. And the rest is history!

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Nature in the Living Space: The Benefits of Biophilic Design

Connecting interior and exterior spaces through products and designs derived from nature is a wonderful way to create calming, soothing spaces inside your home.  Your home is your sanctuary, and by embracing Biophilic design which literally means 'love of nature' you can create a tranquil feel in any room. Biophilic design is said to not only help us rest and relax but can also help boost productivity, creativity, and well-being through the use of space, natural lighting, and organic textures. The use of biophilic design and natural light in interior design is more than just a trend, it is an approach which promotes mindfulness, simplicity, functionality, and comfort, by utilising natural light, organic materials, patterns and colours to create more harmonious spaces. From filling rooms with plants and greenery to choosing nature-inspired textiles and furnishings, there are plenty of ways to blur the boundaries between inside and out in your home. Natural Thinking As the foundation of any successful design scheme, flooring plays a key role in helping you bring the great outdoors inside your home. Light wood floors are an essential element of biophilic design. Their natural tones and textures create a warm, inviting atmosphere that echoes the tranquillity of the outdoors. Here at Atkinson and Kirby, we have a selection of materials that are the perfect foundation for such a design. Our  Noma Smoked Oak wood flooring gives a cool and hazy vibe making this the perfect choice for a muted Scandinavian look, mixing pale intonations in a monochrome environment. Our  Manoa Oak flooring, with its delicate grain and chalky finish creates a distinct style in environment.  The Manoa Oak was an essential factor in creating the harmonious living space at Liberton Barns. An award-winning development by Glencairn Properties, consisting of four luxurious two-story homes which capture the essence of rural living with the benefit of a central city location. Originally a derelict farm shed, the site now boasts modern, open-plan living areas with expansive views of the Royal Observatory and surrounding nature reserve. The serene exterior of the Liberton Barn properties is complemented by its ‘Japandi' style interior, this style, a blend of Scandinavian and Japanese design, connecting living spaces with nature. To achieve this look, the Manoa Oak from Atkinson & Kirby’s Contemporary collection was selected throughout the property. Characterised by simplicity, minimalism, and functionality, our Manoa Oak is a popular choice for open-plan residential properties. Similarly, our focus on combining functionality and natural beauty through biophilic design was showcased in the Eden Locke project in Edinburgh. This trend-conscious aparthotel aimed to bring the great outdoors inside. For this project, Atkinson & Kirby’s durable Ness Smoked Oak flooring was chosen to be fitted throughout the hotel. With its filled knots and splits, this traditional, character-rich flooring added a beautifully aged look to the bedrooms, bars, and corridors, perfectly aligning with the building's aesthetic and practical goals while promoting a natural, calming environment. Whichever flooring you prefer, you can create a biophilic look by adding plenty of potted plants, succulents, fresh herbs, and ‘living’ walls or simply by furnishing your space with natural timber furniture and organic textiles guaranteed to ground you after a long day. To explore the full Atkinson & Kirby collection, please click here.

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Archwood Group Achieves Planet Mark Year 3 Certificate as it Advances Sustainability Goals

Archwood Group has achieved a Year 3 Certificate with Planet Mark, a sustainability certification that verifies and measures carbon and social data to reduce emissions as part of its continued sustainability initiatives. Since teaming up with Planet Mark in 2021, Archwood has achieved a remarkable 66% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 emissions. This success stems from focused efforts to decrease energy consumption and emissions directly at the operational level. Key initiatives include installing a 1MW Solar PV system, transitioning to 100% renewable energy sources, upgrading the FLT fleet to zero-emissions trucks, and optimising site layout, extraction processes, and machine efficiency. This year, Archwood Group is prioritising the reassessment of Scope 3, supply chain emissions, and is actively developing closer collaborations with suppliers. With Scope 3 emissions constituting a significant 95% of Archwood’s total carbon footprint, the group is engaging with 15 key global suppliers, collectively representing 80% of the total company spending. The aim is to share sustainability updates and discuss policy changes, emphasising the pivotal role of these collaborations in achieving their sustainability goals. In 2021, Archwood Group partnered with the sustainability accreditation, Planet Mark a Business Certification internationally recognised sustainability certification for businesses reporting its carbon footprint and demonstrating continuous progress, encouraging action and building an empowered community of like-minded individuals. As part of Archwood’s commitment to environmental best practise, the business has also joined the United Nations Race to Zero campaign. Race to Zero is the UN-backed global campaign rallying businesses to take rigorous and immediate action to halve global emissions by 2030 and deliver a healthier, fairer zero carbon world. Due to Archwood Group's sustainability initiatives, the business was honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development 2024. This prestigious award, announced on Monday, 6th May, recognises Archwood Group as one of 252 organisations nationally for its excellence in sustainable practices. This accolade is a testament to Archwood Group’s commitment to sustainability. Josh Burbidge, Managing Director of Archwood, commented: “As a business, it is critical that we measure our own impact on the environment. Planet Mark are supporting us with measuring and validating our carbon footprint, creating a clear picture of all our environmental impacts. This support will enable us to identify ways to take rigorous and immediate action to halve our carbon footprint by 2030 and achieve Net Zero by no later than 2050. “After many months of data collation and external verification, we are proud to announce that we’ve achieved the Planet Mark Year 3 Business Certification. This is an incredible achievement involving the entire business. “Through our partnership with Planet Mark, we have protected an area of endangered rainforest thanks to Cool Earth; a charity working alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. Additionally, by collaborating with Planet Mark, we are also contributing to the Eden Project – an educational charity building connections with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work together towards a better future.” Josh adds: “Being honoured with the King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development 2024 is an incredible achievement involving the entire business. We want to continue to do our part in having a positive impact on the planet and society. Each and every one of us plays an important role in our sustainability journey, and we’re encouraging colleagues and customers to get involved in any way they can.” Download Year 3 Certificate here Find out more about our Sustainability Journey here.

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