A Market Leader in Fume Cupboard Innovation

A leading specialist in fume cupboard and fume extract system design, manufacture, installation and maintenance, Clean Air is the UK’s only fume cupboard manufacturer offering in-house and on-site testing using its cutting-edge fume cupboard testing rig. With unrivalled experience and technical expertise, and the widest range of fume cupboard designs available in the market, Clean Air is the authority in safe, reliable fume cupboards, fume containment and fume extraction.

Clean Air fume cupboards and fume extract systems have been keeping people safe throughout the UK and around the globe for 25 years.

Our efficient, detailed, one-stop-solution ensures your fume cupboard and fume extract contracts flow smoothly and quickly through the design, manufacture, installation and final commissioning stages, with full communication throughout. We are committed to ‘right first time’ every time, to quality and safety and to ongoing product development.

Our highly-skilled team of technical designers is experienced in 3D CAD (Solidworks Professional) with models available in BIM compatible format. Our fully trained in-house technicians carefully and accurately assemble and test our fume cupboards in our manufacturing facility in Bolton, Greater Manchester, UK.

With the expertise to innovate and design we regularly create tailor-made fume cupboards to meet our clients’ demanding requirements. Just tell us your challenge and we’ll design the solution.

Every one of our fume cupboard designs is tested and certified in our unique in-house testing facility, meeting BS EN 14175 and CLEAPSS G9 as appropriate.

Clean Air aftercare service and maintenance packages are designed to give you the confidence that your fume cupboards and fume extract systems are operating safely, are fit for purpose and comply with all relevant standards. We provide a comprehensive warranty, service and maintenance programme for every product. We even have a range of flexible finance options available.

Assuring Quality, Safety and Compliance

Our ISO certifications prove to our clients that we are committed to quality and to continuous improvement. They show we have been assessed by an independent third party and can evidence processes and systems designed to improve our business. They demonstrate that we comply with internationally recognised frameworks of management.

Clean Air’s ISO 9001 Quality Management System QMS makes us focus on key areas of our business and continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness. It demonstrates our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer, stakeholder and regulatory requirements.

Clean Air’s ISO 14001 Environmental Management System EMS demonstrates our commitment to minimising our environmental impact. It actively supports our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

Clean Air’s ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Management System enables us to proactively improve our OH&S performance. It demonstrates to our clients we are committed to providing safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill-health.

Clean Air also has CHAS and VIP Verified Constructionline Gold accreditations.

Our fume cupboards and extract systems are designed to meet BS EN 14175 and, where appropriate, CLEAPSS G9.

The Clean Air Team

  • Will Perrott

    Will Perrott

    Managing Director
  • Richard Shanks

    Richard Shanks

    Finance Director
  • Ian Heatherington

    Ian Heatherington

    Sales & Technical Director
  • Garry Butterworth

    Garry Butterworth

    Commercial Director
  • Tim Dixon

    Tim Dixon

    Design Manager
  • Louise Barnes

    Louise Barnes

    Marketing Manager
  • Alan Tattersall

    Alan Tattersall

    Senior Technical Estimator
  • Charlotte Fitzharris

    Charlotte Fitzharris

    Sales & Maintenance Co-Ordinator
  • Nev Doel

    Nev Doel

    Maintenance Engineer
  • Andy Manning

    Andy Manning

    Research Engineer
  • Lyndsey Caloe

    Lyndsey Caloe

    Fume Cupboard Designer
  • Mark Harrison

    Mark Harrison

    Contracts Engineer
  • Colin Quinton

    Colin Quinton

    Contracts Engineer
  • Steve Cameron

    Steve Cameron

    Test & Maintenance Engineer
  • Anne Swift

    Anne Swift

    Assistant Accountant
  • Debra Davies

    Debra Davies

    Contracts Administrator
  • Anthony Black

    Anthony Black

    Team Leader

Clean Air's In-House Type-Testing Facility

With a unique, cutting-edge in-house testing rig, Clean Air’s fume cupboard type-testing is designed to exceed the criteria specified in BS EN 14175 to offer added assurance that our fume cupboards perform to the recommended standard.

Our infrared spectrophotometer gas analyser measures any escape of tracer gas at parts per billion levels, and our fully automated Robustness of Containment test apparatus accurately performs the required tests.

Our facility is equipped with a full extract and replacement air system and the latest control and monitoring technology, and can accommodate multi-fume cupboard installations and lab furniture to replicate real life laboratory conditions.

We can test any make and model of fume cupboard to BS EN 14175 in our facility in Greater Manchester, or on-site anywhere in the UK. Our experience and integrity ensures you can rely on the validity of our results.

Clients are welcome to visit to observe their units undergoing the testing programme as part of a factory tour.

Clean Air's In-House Type-Testing Facility

Health, Safety and Energy Efficiency

  • Health & Safety

    Health & Safety

    Safety is our business, and we take the health & safety of our staff, our clients and our communities seriously. Every one of our fume cupboards is designed to comply with BS EN 14175. We operate to rigorous H&S protocols and take a zero tolerance approach to breaches. We are BS ISO 45001:2018 certified.

  • Energy Efficiency

    Energy Efficiency

    We are committed to improving energy efficiency whilst maintaining excellent levels of containment. We can reduce the amount of heated and conditioned air extracted through our fume cupboards by up to 75% through innovative low volume designs, Variable Air Volume (VAV) controls and autosash closure systems.

  • Recycling


    We set ourselves a challenging 'zero to landfill' target which we have achieved every month since April 2017. We are proud of our record - 100% of our waste is recycled, confirmed by our ISO 14001 certification.

  • Environment


    We have reduced our Scope 1 & 2 carbon footprint by 43% over the last 4 years, even though turnover has increased by 50% during the same period. Among our initiatives, we've installed solar panels on our factory roof and we're transitioning our modern fleet of vehicles to mild-hybrid models.

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