Straight or Angled to face the teacher
Access to both sides for practical work
Full range of water gas and electrical services
Additional under-bench storage
Fixed benches are a more traditional (but still very popular) method of furnishing science laboratories. They combine a work area with water, electrical and gas outlets, supported on under-bench storage cupboards.
One of the main advantages of this system is the extra amount of storage space provided, and its location close to the students. Another advantage is that the services required practical work are close to hand so students can stay in the same location for theory and practical work.
The optional wing design angles the ends of the bench towards the teaching position to create an auditorium style layout, helping to maintain eye contact between the teacher and students.
The rear overhang of the worktop gives up to 325mm of uninterrupted knee space, allowing comfortable seating for students. Electrical services can either be mounted on the worktop or vertically on the front rail of the cupboard.