About this project
We have manufactured, supplied & installed laboratory furniture to the University of Wales Institute, working with contractor Edward Design (Construction) and Care Design Architects, both of Cardiff.
The project, valued at around £53,000 involved providing floor-mounted and wall-hung units, worktops and shelving for the university’s highly respected Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) research laboratories.
The furniture installation was as follows:
- Floor mounted storage units
- Wall-hung storage units
- Using 18mm white MFC (melamine-faced chipboard)
- Solid softwood plinth in black
- Drawers finished in white enamel
Laboratory furniture at the University of Wales
Fitted laboratory furniture
The hardwearing and attractive Healthline laboratory furniture, comprising floor-mounted and wall-hung units, worktop and shelving, has been fitted within the university’s highly respected Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF) research laboratories.
Base and wall carcasses
The base and wall carcasses were constructed from 18mm white MFC (melamine-faced chipboard), which is rigid dowelled to guarantee sturdy and long lasting units. All exposed edges are finished in melamine for a smooth, hygienic and easily cleanable finish.
Easily accessible surfaces
Base units were raised from the floor with special metal supports, and worktops were cantilevered from the wall, making their surfaces more easily accessible to laboratory staff. All the base units were delivered with a solid softwood plinth finished in black (other options are available to special order).
The cupboard doors were hung on high quality durable metal hinges, and drawers were finished in white enamel using a metal box system that guarantees smooth operation.
We can incorporate many safety features into its furniture, including recessed and ‘D’ handles, and cupboard doors that open completely back on themselves, allowing them to ‘give’ if someone runs into them.
Education furniture by David Bailey
Our Education range of fitted furniture is regularly specified for education establishments throughout the UK, including primary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and special educational needs (SEN) schools. Available in 20 different colours as standard, we can install your education furniture, or deliver ready for you to fit. Our Education range includes wall-mounted and floor-standing units, storage trays and shelving, bookcases and laboratory furniture. We also offer a variety of safe and durable fixtures, fittings and specialist joinery to meet your specific needs. You can view our range of education furniture on our website.
Education furniture installations
Our specialist education furniture is installed in many schools, colleges and further education facilities. We have recently been selected by main contractor E W Beard to manufacture furniture for Headington Girls School in Oxford, in a £65,000 contract. This will be for 45 units and 100 metres of worktop in 11 classrooms. The work will start in November 2020. Other education customers include:
- Yateley Community School, Hampshire
- Channing School, London
- University of Wales
- Clore Shalom School, Hertfordshire
Architects and Contractors rely on us because they know we are well established and professional and our durable furniture is manufactured in Britain with craftsmanship and professionalism. We also install our own furniture into a facility, so there is no need to ensure a contractor has installation instructions.
School rebuilding programme
Update July 2020: We welcome the recent pledge by the prime minister, Boris Johnson, to provide a £1bn schools rebuilding programme over a 10-year investment plan for upgrades and refurbishments. This is the first major schools rebuilding programme since 2014 and will make sure our schools and colleges are fit for the future. It is part of the prime minister’s plan to provide a world-class education for children and to help the economy bounce back from this year’s coronavirus crisis.
University of Wales furniture – where to find out more
Are you specifying fitted furniture for an education or healthcare facility? See short videos of our furniture being made and read testimonials from other architects, contractors and healthcare customers about working with us.
You can see our range of education furniture here.