About S+B

S+B UK Limited is one of the UK leading specialists in the design, manufacture and installation of educational furniture systems.

 

S+B has over 40 years experience of converting old fashioned, uninspiring classrooms into smart, modern and highly functional contemporary learning environments.

 

Working for Schools, Colleges and Universities, our professional approach and commitment to quality ensures your project will be completed on time, within budget and with minimum disruption.

 

We can supply everything from a single student desk to a complete state of the art Science, Food or Technology Department.

 

The S+B standard product range includes free standing loose furniture, working walls, fume cupboards and fully serviced fitted furniture for

  • Science
  • Design, Control and Information Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Language Laboratories
  • Cross curricula general classroom furniture for all subjects including art and music

Fume Cupboards – view Products and Brochures for the Ecoline ducted and the Mobiline Recirculatory/Filtration fume cupboards.

A revolution in science classroom design

Space to interact, study, discover, learn and enjoy

S+B has been at the forefront in researching and developing new, innovative and compelling specialist science furniture systems for several decades. The introduction of SpaceStation is the latest affirmation of our ongoing commitment to providing exciting and inspirational science learning spaces.

Teaching and Learning Philosophy

At the core of all S+B designs is flexibility so that learning spaces are not restrictive and so that they can be used in different ways and for different applications.

 

The SpaceStation shape along with the size and configuration options facilitates and promotes collaborative group learning but is not in any way restrictive of a teacher wishing to have all students faced in one direction for whole class address and demonstration. SpaceStation eliminates the inflexibility, safety and restrictive circulation issues associated with old fashioned fixed forward facing bench rows.

Services and safe working

Services provided in the central areas along with generous worktop space per student enables practical group working in the most convenient way with excellent teacher access. This is much safer than confining practical work involving naked flames, chemicals and boiling liquids to perimeter benching where students struggle to work in groups, are facing the wall and have their backs to the teacher.

Space to engage, prepare and Inspire

This commitment to creating innovative, motivational and effective learning spaces has been the main factor in S+B becoming established as a leading specialist in the UK and International Schools market. The sustained growth in our contemporary furniture designs has enabled us to win the Queens Award for Enterprise.

 

Increasingly schools are recognising the need to widen the appeal of STEM subjects to a much larger number of students than would otherwise be the case. A key to attracting more students to science and ultimately in helping them realise the enormous opportunities that a STEM based education can provide is in changing perceptions from that of old fashioned, boring subjects to that of something which is contemporary and has relevance in today`s high tech world.

Celebrating the value of practical science

There has been a movement away from the dark, uninspiring workshop style laboratory in schools, universities and research establishments for over twenty years, but increasingly educationalists are also recognising that changing traditional dark bench rows with lighter coloured, low specification versions of the same thing, achieves very little in changing student attitudes.

 

STEM in schools suffers from image and perception issues, so educationalist, designers and developers have to work harder to change those perceptions. As specialist educational furniture manufacturers and interior space planners, we can help science and technology based subjects compete with other subjects, through innovative and contemporary design. We can help change attitudes towards science so that students are more receptive to the truly exiting and creative possibilities which the subject offers.

Science Lab

Space Station

Crescent

Saturns & Mercury Light

Stemline

Wing

Octopod

Food Laboratory

Ecoline Fume Hood