Detailed Design & Specifications

Scheme Development

We configure the internal space around you

Successful space planning requires a lot of thought. Luckily our consultants know a thing or two about space.

By undertaking a detailed analysis of the needs of your work practice, now and into the future, we configure the internal space around you. By taking an insightful approach to space planning, we address a wide range of issues including the need for open and agile working space, designated private areas, the size of departmental teams and any current obstructions affecting the permeability of the space, such as walls and columns. We then design floor plans, elevations and 3D visualisations of laboratory layouts paying particular attention to your budgetary and scheduling brief for the project.

Our unique combination of scientific and construction experience ensures a full understanding of the clients’ processes and laboratory specifications, and results in a high quality, fully coordinated design including Mechanical and Electrical and other specialist services.

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Engineering Services

We will accurately assess your new infrastructure, for seamless integration

We know that the successful performance of any business is underpinned by an efficient and up-to-date building infrastructure. Our detailed technical appraisal of your laboratory facilities will assess your individual business requirements, acknowledging how these are likely to develop and accurately assess the new infrastructure, for seamless integration and futureproofing.

Utilising air conditioning & electrical surveys and in-depth technical appraisals, our specialists can assess and determine the best ways to maximise the performance of your prospective new workspace or laboratory refurbishment. We also determine energy-saving features, electrical capacity & any load bearing capability relevant to specialist activities established whilst developing the client brief.

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We source quality materials from leading manufacturing suppliers at a reasonable price

The development of the initial design, laboratory specifications and budgets allows the client to proceed with confidence in securing the right building and setting realistic budgets. Bulb will tender all major elements of the project and provide both value for money and cost certainty for the scheme.

By sourcing quality materials from leading manufacturing suppliers, we can ensure that every installation is compliant and of the appropriate standard and quality. One of the key decisions in fitting your new laboratory is identifying the right benchtop, flooring, and furniture finish to meet both your needs and budget for your application. From chemical resistant laminate tops to thermosetting resin benchtops (such as Trespa Top Lab), polymeric benchtops (such as Corian) and stainless steel, we will provide you with the most appropriate laboratory furniture solutions through our established supplier network.

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Regulatory Compliance

Our Laboratory Specialist has years of hands-on laboratory experience

At the early stage of your new laboratory project, we will carry out an assessment of your research area, laboratory regulatory compliance requirements, anticipated hazards, appropriate mitigation methods & build these into the laboratory design. Our Laboratory Specialist has years of hands-on laboratory experience with IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) accredited Certification in Laboratory Safety.

Whether you have your own laboratory regulatory compliance team or need help with legislations such as Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Advisory Commission for Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) or Pressure Systems Regulations, we are supported by our specialist advisors.

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We will determine realistic timescales

As part of our consultancy service we will determine realistic timescales and create a detailed programme for the project including the critical path to achieving agreed objectives.

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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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