Queens Award


S+B Methodology: How we do it: Consultancy

S+B engineer evaluating 2D laboratory layout

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

By consulting with S+B, we can recommend workstations, fume cupboards and overhead service delivery systems that meet your specific needs, as well as designing complete state-of-the-art research laboratory suites with efficient use of space.

We can recommend cost savings where appropriate and, where necessary, we can design, develop and produce laboratory furniture at our Manchester facility to cater for specific client requirements.

Experience and expertise

S+B laboratory showroom

S+B has been manufacturing and installing laboratory furniture and fume cupboards for more than 40 years. We welcome visits to our Manchester showroom and can arrange visits to third-party sites where we have acted as consultants in the past.

Our in-house engineers frequently work with our clients’ project team to optimise installation and ensure effective operation of fume cupboards in the future, minimising cross-drafts and advising on the correct operational procedures for best performance.

We have an extensive list of professional memberships, certifications and accreditations, which you can see listed on our website. These verify our commitments to quality, health and safety, education and the environment.

Among these accreditations we have proudly achieved is The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. We have received this prestigious award for our exceptional overseas sales and achieving increased year-on-year growth. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 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.

queens award for enterprise international trade 2016

UK’s first SEFA member

In 2017, S+B was accepted as a member of SEFA, the Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association. We were the first laboratory furniture and fume cupboard supply and installation specialist in the UK to gain this prestigious accreditation.

SEFA membership ranks S+B among the leading laboratory equipment suppliers and specialist design consultants in the world.

This also allows us to work directly as design consultants on major R&D laboratory installations where SEFA membership is a prerequisite.

If you would like to know more about our membership of this very exclusive association, please visit the SEFA Labs website or contact S+B directly and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

No initial obligation

To enquire about our consultancy services for laboratory fit-outs and redesigns, please contact S+B today and one of our experiences laboratory planners will discuss your needs with you.

Initial consultations are no-cost and no-obligation, and we can discuss cost estimates and preliminary design features, so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to proceed with the project.

We welcome projects with other consultants onboard, and will work closely where appropriate to ensure we contribute to an optimised laboratory environment in the final fit-out.

Finally, if you would like to see case studies of our past work on similar projects to your own, just ask and we can supply these, many of which can already be found on our website.

Make an enquiry today using the form on our Contact page, by email to sales@splusb.co.uk or by telephone on Manchester 0161 793 9333.