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We often release important articles and content in pdf format. Please find below a collection of our available laboratory resources.

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How much time do I need to create a new laboratory?

In this article we focus on how long it typically takes to create a new laboratory.


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Your Laboratory Fit-Out: 'How Much It Will Really Cost'

In this article we focus on how difficult it can be to identify the 'true cost' of a new facility, and how this is interwoven with the process used for choosing the right building.

We outline the factors to consider to ensure the real costs are established, and the right building option chosen.

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What is a Clean Room?

What is a clean room? Why are they important? How are they classified? We answer these questions & more.


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Need to Create a New Laboratory?

If you are planning to create a new laboratory, choosing the right building option for your current and future needs is crucial. What different building types would you consider? Our Director Derek Jones provides you with 3 options with their pros and cons.


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Design Considerations for Biosafety in Labs

If you are planning to fit-out or refurbish a Microbiology or Biomedical laboratory, we have compiled some key considerations to confirm at the design phase. Presented by Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association, Inc. (FEFPA). These are based on Facility Design and Construction principles of biosafety.


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Laboratory Design Good Practice Principles

S-Lab is a not for profit initiative that is primarily funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), a UK government agency that provides funding to public universities. It grew out of earlier work on energy efficiency within laboratories but has now become a broader initiative covering all aspects of laboratory design, management, operation and use. Its mission now is to support improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of laboratories, and especially in universities and research institutes.

S-Lab and AUDE (Association of University Directors of Estates) have produced Laboratory Design Good Practice Principles to distil lessons from the many excellent past projects so that they can be applied more broadly. It also seeks to ameliorate some of the issues which have occurred in less successful projects, and to respond to growing financial and other pressures on the sector, and the consequent need to make new projects even leaner in design and operation.

Bulb Interiors are specialists in interior fit-outs and refurbishments of laboratories and offices and would like to share this valuable knowledge.

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Laboratory benching forms a central part of any laboratory and procuring the laboratory benching to suit your equipment needs and budget is important to us.

If you prefer fixed, robust benching or modular benching that offers flexibility and reconfiguration, our laboratory furniture manufacturers can deliver the perfect solution.

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Depending on your research focus your worktop design requirements might change to allow:

  • Chemical resistance
  • Bacterial resistance
  • Water & moisture resistance
  • Durability & scratch resistance
  • Ease of cleaning
  • High impact

Trespa Toplab Base is the industry favourite, but we can offer alternative worktops such as Corian, Stainless Steel, Epoxy Resin, Hardwood, Phenolic Resin to match your needs.

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We offer both wall mounted and benchtop shelving for reagents, typically in either 18mm MFMDF or 16mm Trespa Toplab Base. Wall shelving is mounted on a bracket system, while benchtop shelving is typically supported by fabricated steel frame.

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Fume Cupboards & Extract

Properly ventilated Fume Cupboards offer a safe way to handle chemicals and solvents in laboratories.

From ducted to portable ductless Fume Cupboards, our specialist and experienced partners are at hand to advise and install the right solution.

We provide Fume Cupboards manufactured and installed to meet the industry requirements (e.g. BS EN 14175) in various sizes (External Width 1000mm - 1200mm - 1500mm - 1800mm - 2000mm), Specifications and types (Bench Mounted, Walk In, Double Fronted, Integral Scrubber, HF Type, Thin Wall Bench Mounted) to meet your requirements and safe extraction.

Unsure of what type to go for? Our lab furniture suppliers can help, just get in touch.

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Safety Cabinets

If you prefer fixed, robust benching or modular benching that offers flexibility and reconfiguration, our laboratory furniture manufacturers can deliver the perfect solution.

Whether you need Class I, II or III to handle Hazard Group 1 to 4 pathogens we can recommend suitable furniture suppliers.

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Specialist & Other Requirements

If you have any specific needs such as Cold Room or Clean Room installation services, Industrial Gases, Liquid Nitrogen, Non-ionising Radiation (LASER), Plumbing, Temperature & Humidity Control or other, we can help.

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