Queens Award

About S+B

S+B is one of the UK’s longest established and leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke Educational and Commercial laboratory furniture, Fume cupboards and associated services.

Our expertise

We have over 50 years’ experience of converting old fashioned, uninspiring learning and lab engineering spaces into smart, modern and highly functional contemporary educational and industrial laboratories.

The sustained growth in our contemporary designs together with our international experience and exceptional overseas sales has enabled us to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. This award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success with winners selected by the Prime Minister’s office and approved by Her Majesty the Queen.

Our products:

The S+B standard product range includes:

  • free standing loose furniture
  • working walls
  • fume cupboards
  • overhead service delivery systems
  • fully serviced fitted furniture

Our Services:

Areas we work in:

  • Schools and Colleges
  • Universities
  • R&D
  • Healthcare
  • Universities
  • Utilities
  • Food & Beverage
  • Industry

Our customers:

S+B has worked with prestigious international schools and well-known school groups such as Nord Anglia & GEMS Education, as well as numerous FOBISIA, COBIS, BSME & CEESA School Members.

We are also members of SEFA and worked with world renowned universities and distinguished lab engineering companies both in the UK and abroad.

 Where we are:

We design and manufacture at our facilities in Manchester, United Kingdom and install internationally .

Our extensive range of design-led standard products will readily meet most applications and we are always happy to develop and produce for client specific requirements.

We can supply everything from a single workstation, overhead service delivery system or fume cupboard, to a complete suite of state-of-the-art research laboratories.



S+B Methodology


S+B is not only a supplier and installer of laboratory furniture and fume cupboards, but also provides specialist consultancy services.

We advise global brands in laboratory science and engineering, as well as independent research facilities of all sizes, and of course Educational institutions such as Universities and High Schools.

We can work as your sole consultant on laboratory layout, design, specification, fit-out and costings, or we can work alongside other consultants on large and multidisciplinary laboratory new-builds and refurbishments.




S+B offer a bespoke laboratory design service to meet unique challenges, whether that is in your overall use of the space in your premises or developing individual items of furniture and storage to meet your needs.

A bespoke laboratory interior naturally performs more efficiently, as every space can be efficiently utilised, appropriate storage can be located alongside corresponding equipment and instrumentation, and modular design can allow for easy reconfiguration later.

Our bespoke laboratory furniture is designed, developed and produced at our Manchester facility to the highest standards, with both cost and quality in mind at all times, and we welcome all enquiries.




S+B UK’s bespoke laboratory manufacture service allows us to produce laboratory furniture, worktops, fume cupboards and storage to your particular specifications.

With more than 50 years of experience in the manufacture and installation of lab furniture and fume cupboards, we have the expertise to produce what you need to the highest standards.

All our bespoke laboratory furniture is manufactured at our facility in Manchester, UK, based on designs drawn up to meet your needs, and with a dual focus on both quality and cost-efficiency.

By manufacturing furniture to meet your laboratory’s precise measurements and applications, we can give you a lab that minimises maintenance and maximises productivity.




S+B UK design, manufacture and install bespoke laboratory furniture, including worktops and storage, as well as fume cupboards, in locations all over the world.

From our facility in Manchester, UK, we are able to manufacture bespoke laboratory furniture for seamless installation, to maximise the usable space in your finished laboratory, while taking into account important design elements like accessibility of storage.

We work on cutting-edge laboratories which use modern performance materials, delivering durability, versatility and high levels of hygiene, and with a focus on high-quality installation.

Drawing on over 50 years of experience, we understand what a good laboratory installation needs, whether that means making the best use of the available space or installing custom laboratory furniture.