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About Clean Air

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.

A Market Leader in Fume Cupboard Innovation

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

Tailor-Made Fume Cupboards

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.

ISO 9001 QMS

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.

ISO 14001 EMS

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.

ISO 45001:2018 OH&S

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.

CHAS & Contructionline

Clean Air also has CHAS and VIP Verified Constructionline Gold accreditations. Together these registers show our H&S, Environmental Management, Equality and Diversity, Quality Management, and legislative compliance are stringently reviewed.

The Clean Air Team

The Clean Air team is comprised of experienced fume extract system specialists. We also have an eye on the future, bringing fresh talent into our company and never standing still. What we all have in common is a passion for keeping you safe, delivering technical excellence, and giving you an outstanding customer experience.

Tim Dixon

Design Manager

Louise Barnes

Marketing Manager

Alan Tattersall

Senior Technical Estimator

Sarah Lennon

Sales Administrator

Pam Wright

Service & Maintenance Administrator

Nev Doel

Test & Maintenance Engineer

Luke Bolton

Test & Maintenance Engineer

Lyndsey Caloe

Fume Cupboard Designer

Mark Harrison

Contracts Manager

Colin Quinton

Contracts Engineer

Ian Rushton

Contracts Engineer

Anne Swift

Assistant Accountant

Debra Davies

Contracts Administrator

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 meet the criteria specified in BS EN 14175 to offer added assurance that our fume cupboards perform to the recommended standard.

Fume Cupboard Testing

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 ensure 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.

Health, Safety and Energy Efficiency

Here at Clean Air, we pride ourselves on health, safety and energy efficiency. We are firmly committed to these principles.

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

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.


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.


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 and electric models.