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LAB Services’ design office team offer clients the benefit of over 35 years of practical experience to plan your laboratory and advise on the most suitable system/materials and style to suit individual needs within the budget whether your requirement is for a one off fume cupboard or complete turnkey project. Full detailed drawings together with an item by item schedule and specification are issued for approval prior to manufacturing and installation.


LAB Services’ new factory is situated in the Kent growth town of Ashford, with excellent access via the motorway system to the whole of the country, and via the channel tunnel to the rest of Europe. The factory is staffed by tradesmen equally familiar with modern and traditional materials and construction using up to date machinery and technology. Stringent checks are made for quality and performance of all products to ensure the highest standards are maintained.


LAB Services’ site engineers in full liason with clients representatives manage, co-ordinate and programme the various trades, ensuring operatives carry out the installation to meet with the standards specified, resulting in less disruption and ‘on-site’ time than experienced with multi-subletting of the contract.


Testing is carried out upon completion of the installation with a full 12 month defects period (additional to statutory rights) offered on all equipment. After sale service contracts can be arranged to suit clients’ maintenance budgets.

The Service

Design/Consultancy, COSHH Surveys, Contracting, Conversion Work, Maintenance, Furniture & Benching, Refurbishment, Fume Cupboards, Cabinets and F-loods, Fume Extraction, Upgrading, Air Make-Up Systems, h~leating, Service Pipework, Drainage, Electrical Wiring, GSS & S/Steel Ductwork, General Building, Plastic Fabrication, Photographic Sinks, Tanks and Troughs, Filtration and Clean Air Stations.

The Clients

LAB Services‘ clients have included Brooke Bond Foods, Givaudan, Albrioht & Wilson Ltd, Mid Kent Water, Rhone Poulec Rorer, British OAS, Guy’s Hospital, Portex Ltd, Whatman Paper Ltd, Pirelli Ltd, Wellcome Foundation, St Thomas’ Hospital, St Bartholomews Hospital, BUPA Hospital (Wirral), Birmingham Public Health, Ashford Public Health, All Saints’ Hospital (Chatham), Brighton Public Health, Hammersmith Hospital, Anglia Ruskin University, University College London, Bournemouth University, Greenwich University, Hendon School, Harrow School, The Boswell School, Colchester Girls School, Bexley College, Abingdon Colleg, William Hulme Grammar School, St Pauls Girls Hammersmith, Kings Worcester, Kingston University and Brighton University.


older news

Fume Cupboard Design Ltd Introduce New Service

In a continuing effort to expand our services to our clients we are adding the supply and installation of Domestic Science furniture and equipment where schools have a need to expand or replace their facilities as the new government initiative.

As domestic science classroom use the same type of furniture construction and services it is an easy expansion for us as we have over 35 years in this area and members of “CONSTRUCTIONLINE” list of approved contractors. LAB Services is the trading name of Fume Cupboard Design Limited.

Furniture components are manufactured at our Ashford factory with installations carried out using our own trained in-house engineers. The Wye factory houses the engineering plant capable of manufacturing any metalwork components, ducting or fans.

LAB Services is able to manage the running of your complete project, under your overall control, and where applicable under CDM regulations (Construction, Design and Management). We do not overload our production or workforce and therefore are able to complete projects to programme and within budget.

All installations are designed with the user in mind and with full consultation to arrive at the most suitable scheme for your needs. On completion we will furnish you with a set of O&M manuals and certification for compliance with all relevant regulation for your H&S files.

Call Kevin Hayden on 01233 642677 for answers to your questions and to arrange an initial no cost survey.

Fume Cupboard Design Successfully Trial New Worktop

Fume Cupboard Design Ltd trialed a new work surface this summer and hailed it a success. We have installed Velstone 25mm Laboratory work tops at Cranbrook School in Kent and Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College at their Hammersmith campus in 2 refurbishments all the clients have been happy with the product and on site operatives found it easy to install with an outstanding seamless joint. The new work top is called Velstone and was supplied by Velstone International.

Conventional Solid Surface worktop is to be 12mm - 13mm thick Solid Surface sheet bonded onto 25mm MDF. The MDF substrate provides the...read more