Wall Cantilevered Benching
Standalone Lab Benching
Potential restrictions around cantilever brackets, and dependent on the wall sub structure and support mechanism. This system has a 100-200kg capacity.
STRENGTH & DURABILITY
A standalone joinery system does not sacrifice durability or strength as the weight is distributed directly on legs, giving this system a 200-300kg capacity.
Traditional fixed benching is non-movable and makes it difficult to adapt the lab to better suit the user’s needs as the functionality of the lab evolves.
User centric flexibility with multiple configurations that allows the user to perform changes without disruption to lab work flows, expenses or wasted time.
Initial cost for cantilever benching is high due to the extra structural support required in the wall cavity and the cost of modifying fixed benchwork is very high.
Modular benching is all-round more cost-effective and the longevity of this design makes it a sensible investment that costs less over time.
Depending on the depth, fixed benching can be very restrictive to mobile trollies and underbench cabinetry, taking up needed storage space.
Whilst there are legs at fixed distances, cabinetry can be supported by the benching & under-bench storage is easily accessible and space can be maximized.
Fully bespoke system with engineering and assembly on site required, fixed to the floor/wall and each panel individually cut and edged.
Standalone benching is often available on the shelf for immediate purchase. This design can be disassembled, packed, transported & installed very quickly.
Rigid and fixed system which requires special fabrication or modification and cannot be reconfigured to suit changing requirements.
Future proofed design that allows the user to specify to any height or width they like, allowing greater freedom of movement while in the lab workstation.
This system works well on floor coving however it can become more complex around support brackets in view of making it compliant.
PC2 & BC2
Dependent on design to ensure all standalone systems meet local standards. Ideally use PC2/BC2 considered systems.