Bulb Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, 23 March 2020

23 Mar

Bulb Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, 23 March 2020

These are challenging times.

A case of watching, listening and learning for all of us and hopefully being able to differentiate facts from hysteria.

At Bulb, the safety of our employees, their families and the wider community we operate in is paramount. At the same time, we appreciate an urgent need to establish a balanced view centred around public health and the fulfilment of commitments to clients, consultants, & the supply chain who have come to expect the best in service from us over the last 14 years.

The government advice is shifting daily as new data is pushed through ‘the model’, and we respond accordingly with briefings, engaging all and reacting through a safe and informed consensus. As with anything that tests us, it provokes innovation and creativity, and when we come through this, the ‘lessons learnt’ will surely stand us in great stead for the future.

While our site operations have been modified to ensure compliance with Government and NHS recommendations, we move forward together with absolute diligence and care. We have altered ‘the ways we work’, by limiting non-essential meetings, travels and implementing working remotely. The whole Bulb team is well-equipped to work from home with robust IT systems and support.

Currently, both our Reading office at Priory Court, Beech Hill and Oxford office at 46, Woodstock Road remain open in support of our ongoing projects. We want to emphasise that our team is available ‘as usual’ to support all stakeholders through telephone, e-mail, skype or any other preferred communication channel. We would urge you to check our websites (Bulb Interiors & Bulb Laboratories) and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram) for regular updates.

We want to thank everyone who continues to work with us, and particularly those searching for an answer and helping others, the list seems endless.

If you want any further information or have a specific request, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Many Thanks

Derek Jones & Paul Horsburgh

Managing Directors


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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