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About us

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.

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.

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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Latest Company News

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Stacey Solomon's Renovation Rescue: Transforming Spaces with Tanami Oak

Renovation Rescue, Channel 4's hit home improvement programme, recently featured Atkinson and Kirby's Tanami Oak product in an episode that aired on the 17th April. Hosted by the vibrant Stacey Solomon, the programme lends a helping hand to homeowners navigating renovation challenges. In this particular episode, viewers were introduced to Jo and Darryl, residents of the picturesque seaside town of Devon, as they embarked on an inspiring journey to rejuvenate their living space with the help of Stacey's DIY expertise and enthusiasm. This came after they encountered challenges with previous builders, turning their renovation project into a stressful ordeal. Focusing on remodelling their space into an upside-down living area, Jo and Darryl wanted to make their home feel light, bright, and airy. Under Stacey's expert guidance, they revamped their upper-ground floor into an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area. This bold decision promised a fresh perspective and renewed vitality for their home, highlighting the expansive room and stunning sea views that accompanied it. A pivotal aspect of their renovation journey was the selection of flooring for their stairs and open plan area. To tie in with the light and bright look of the place, the couple opted to fit Atkinson and Kirby's Tanami Oak flooring. This choice not only infused the space with a sense of warmth and cosiness but also reflected their commitment to quality and style. The brushed and oiled finish of the Tanami Oak flooring offered both durability and ease of maintenance, ensuring that their investment would stand the test of time. To view the full Atkinson & Kirby flooring collection, please visit: Request a sample of Tanami Oak here

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Atkinson & Kirby's Journey Towards a Greener Future

Here at Atkinson & Kirby, through our latest sustainability report, we have taken the time to analyse where our carbon footprint comes from to ensure we continue to deliver on our sustainable promises. The rising threat of greenwashing across competing industries has made it hugely important for us to document regular updates on our sustainability achievements. This is especially vital as we progress further with our pledges to achieve Net Zero, as part of the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, by no later than 2050 and halve our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030. We are committed to delivering the most eco-friendly and sustainable selection of timber products, with a focus on forming eco-friendly initiatives to positively impact the climate and contribute to a better planet and society. Here are some of our most recent achievements: Reduced our Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions by 62% compared to our baseline year. Installed 2,600 solar panels at our North Wales factory, generating 40% of the site's total energy requirements and contributing to carbon emissions reduction. Upgraded our Forklift Truck fleet from 30 diesel/LPG trucks to 20, with 19 now being zero-emissions electric trucks and one remaining diesel-powered. Transitioned to cardboard packaging solutions for all flooring items in the Atkinson & Kirby product range in 2023. Identified packaging changes for the Richard Burbidge product range, with implementation scheduled throughout 2024. Installed seven electric vehicle charging points at our HQ car park. Engaged with 15 global suppliers, comprising 80% of total company spend, to present our sustainability report and updated Archwood collaboration document. Communicated policy changes impacting suppliers, a crucial step in achieving our sustainability goals Reflecting on the past year, our Manager Director, Josh Burbidge, describes how the business is setting the benchmark with Net Zero goals and year-on-year transparency towards our sustainability progress: “At Atkinson & Kirby, we’re passionate about design, manufacturing and the sustainable sourcing of timber products. We have made great progress on our Net Zero journey, reducing our Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions by 62% versus our baseline year. This is a fantastic achievement but there is still much more work to be done.  We have prepared our latest report to update on our journey so far and highlight what we will be focusing on in the coming years’. Download the full Sustainability Report 2023 here.

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