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Fume Cupboard Removal Without The Headache

As licensed waste carriers HTS have the experience and certification to remove your fume cupboards nationwide

Optimise Your Laboratory Space with Expert Fume Cupboard Removal at HTS

Holliday Technical Services (HTS) understands the unique needs of laboratories. Beyond our core fume cupboard testing and maintenance services, we offer a comprehensive fume cupboard removal service to help you efficiently manage redundant equipment.

Expertise for Seamless Fume Cupboard Removals:

  • Licensed Waste Carrier: HTS holds a Upper Tier waste carrier license, ensuring safe and compliant removal of all materials within your fume cupboard, including hazardous substances.
  • Nationwide Coverage: Our highly trained technical teams operate throughout the UK, providing prompt and efficient removals wherever you are located.
  • Full-Spectrum Service: We go beyond simple removal, offering duct dismantling and capping services to ensure proper decommissioning and site preparation.

Sustainable Solutions:

We prioritise environmentally responsible practices whenever possible. This includes:

  • Reusing fume cupboards and components in our reconditioned fume cupboard program.
  • Partnering with our sister company, Holliday Fielding Hocking Ltd., to offer high-quality refurbished fume cupboards at a significant cost saving compared to new equipment.

Choosing HTS for your fume cupboard removal offers:

  • Peace of mind knowing you're working with a licensed and experienced partner.
  • Convenience of a single point of contact for removal and waste disposal.
  • Sustainability through our commitment to reuse and refurbishment.
  • Financial benefits by potentially purchasing a high-quality, refurbished fume cupboard.

Contact HTS today to discuss your specific needs and experience the value of our efficient and sustainable fume cupboard removal services.

Streamlined Fume Cupboard Removal

At Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we understand that fume cupboard removal is an integral part of laboratory refits and renovations. We go beyond simply removing equipment, offering a comprehensive suite of services to ensure a smooth, safe, and compliant process.

What We Offer:

  • Thorough Decontamination: We meticulously clean internal surfaces, removing extract shields and buffer plates for proper disposal.
  • Filter Handling and Disposal: Air extract filters are safely removed, bagged and disposed of, followed by cleaning of the filter housing.
  • Ductwork Recovery and Decontamination: We recover and decontaminate/dispose of fume extract ductwork, ensuring proper handling based on location and size.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: We cater to single units or large-scale projects, including Microbiological Safety Cabinets (MSCs), across diverse locations.

Beyond the Basics:

  • Asbestos Awareness: Our team is trained to identify and advise on safe removal of asbestos-containing materials, partnering with qualified specialists if needed.
  • Multi-Point Extraction Expertise: We handle the complexities of shared systems, ensuring proper airflow rebalancing, duct capping, and fan adjustments.
  • Make-Up Air System Adjustments: We address changes in air volume by adjusting make-up air systems to maintain laboratory balance.
  • Retesting for Compliance: After any modifications, we conduct retesting to ensure adherence to current standards and your safety.

Why Choose HTS?

  • Licensed and Experienced: We hold a Upper Tier waste carrier license and possess extensive fume cupboard removal expertise.
  • Nationwide Coverage: Our team operates throughout the UK, offering prompt and efficient service.
  • Compliance and Safety: We prioritise safe handling, responsible disposal, and adherence to regulations.
  • Sustainability: We prioritise reuse and refurbishment wherever possible, minimising environmental impact.

Contact HTS today for a seamless and compliant fume cupboard removal experience. We'll ensure your project runs smoothly, safely, and responsibly.

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Elevate Your Laboratory with HTS

At Holliday Technical Services (HTS), we believe in building trusted partnerships that go beyond mere transactions.


We value each client, and that includes collaborating with prestigious organisations and well-known brands across the UK.


Why partner with HTS?


  • Unmatched Expertise: We combine extensive knowledge of ducting installation and fume extraction equipment with a highly skilled in-house technical team. This expertise encompasses the entire spectrum, from installation and testing to comprehensive maintenance.
  • Complete Solution: Enjoy the convenience of a full 360-degree service. Make one call, and we handle everything, streamlining your processes and saving you valuable time.
  • Confidence and Peace of Mind: Partnering with HTS means partnering with trusted professionals. We prioritise safety, meticulous execution, and exceptional service, giving you complete peace of mind.

More than just a service provider, we strive to be an extension of your team. We collaborate closely with you to understand your unique needs and tailor our solutions accordingly. Whether you require a single service or a comprehensive package, we're here to support your laboratory's success.


Ready to experience the benefits of a true partnership? Contact HTS today and let's discuss how we can elevate your laboratory operations.

Invest Smarter with High-Quality Refurbished Fume Cupboards from HFH

At our sister company Holliday Fielding Hocking (HFH), they understand the importance of smart investments in your laboratory. That's why they offer a superior selection of refurbished fume cupboards that deliver exceptional value and performance.

Unmatched Confidence and Support:

  • Unwavering Guarantee: HFH stand behind the quality of their used fume cupboards with an industry-leading guarantee, ensuring your peace of mind.
  • Dedicated Support: They go beyond just selling equipment. We offer an unparalleled level of support and additional services, including:
    • Installation and commissioning by our experienced technicians.
    • Customisation tailored to your specific laboratory needs.
    • Ongoing maintenance and testing to ensure optimal performance.

Refurbished, Not Just Used:

  • Expert Reconditioning: Our highly trained and experienced staff meticulously rebuild and recondition every used fume cupboard in-house, ensuring it meets the highest standards.
  • Total Customisation: They go beyond basic refurbishment, customising your chosen fume cupboard with new services, baffles, bases, and airflow monitoring, ensuring it perfectly suits your laboratory's needs.
  • Rigorous Quality Control: Each unit undergoes thorough inspection and approval by our groups quality control manager before delivery, installation, and commissioning.

Proven History, Exceptional Value:

  • Over 20 Years of Expertise: As a group we have over 20 years of experience supplying significantly cheaper yet high-quality used fume cupboards compared to new models.
  • Global Reach and Local Expertise: They've sold over 1400 used fume cupboards across 11 countries, demonstrating their global reach and expertise.
  • Comprehensive Services: Offering not just refurbished equipment but also installation, testing, and maintenance services throughout the UK, providing a complete solution for your laboratory.

Don't settle for less. Invest in a refurbished fume cupboard from HFH and experience the confidence, support, and value that comes with dedication to quality and customer satisfaction.

Visit Holliday Fielding Hocking Ltd website here.

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Can Fume Cupboards and Ductwork Be Recycled?

At HTS, we believe in responsible waste management and minimising environmental impact. That's why we're proud to offer fume cupboard and ductwork recycling services as part of our commitment to sustainability.

Can Fume Cupboards and Ductwork Be Recycled?

Absolutely! Our licensed waste carrier team is trained to expertly dismantle and segregate fume cupboard components. We strive to reuse as many parts as possible, extending the lifespan of valuable materials and reducing the need for new production.

Benefits of Recycling with HTS:

  • Environmental Responsibility: Divert waste from landfills and minimise your laboratory's environmental footprint.
  • Cost-Effectiveness: Reduce disposal costs by opting for responsible recycling over traditional methods.
  • Part Availability: Our extensive inventory of used parts for older, no-longer-manufactured fume cupboards can help you source replacement components easily and affordably.
  • Sustainable Laboratory Practices: Showcase your commitment to eco-friendly operations by choosing a responsible waste management partner.

Our Recycling Process:

  • Expert Dismantling: Our meticulous process ensures careful separation of reusable components from waste materials.
  • Component Cleaning and Refurbishment: Reusable parts are thoroughly cleaned and refurbished to meet stringent quality standards.
  • Responsible Waste Disposal: Any non-reusable materials are disposed of responsibly and in accordance with regulations.

Beyond Recycling:

  • Refurbished Fume Cupboards: We offer a broad range of high-quality, refurbished fume cupboards created using carefully selected reused components, providing a sustainable and cost-effective alternative to new equipment.
  • Ongoing Support: Our team is available to advise on optimal recycling practices and guide you through the process seamlessly.

Contact HTS Today:

Choose HTS for your fume cupboard and ductwork recycling needs and experience the benefits of sustainability, cost savings, and access to valuable used parts. We're committed to helping laboratories operate responsibly and contribute to a greener future.

Are Decommissioned Fume Cupboards Hazardous?

The potential hazards of decommissioned fume cupboards depend heavily on the materials and processes they were used for. At HTS, we prioritise safety throughout the decommissioning process, ensuring responsible handling and minimising risks.

Understanding Potential Hazards:

  • Chemical Residues: Fume cupboards used with hazardous chemicals may require thorough decontamination before they are considered safe for reuse or disposal.
  • Radioisotopes and Perchloric Acid: Specific protocols outlined in your lab guidelines should be strictly followed for decommissioning fume cupboards exposed to these materials.
  • Asbestos-Containing Materials: Older fume cupboards may contain asbestos, requiring specialised removal by qualified personnel if detected. HTS can advise on asbestos disposal as required.

HTS's Safe Decommissioning Approach:

  • Expert Assessment: Our qualified team carefully assesses each fume cupboard, considering its history and potential hazards.
  • Tailored Decontamination: We employ appropriate decontamination methods based on the identified risks, utilising a solution of NaHCO3   to neutralise acids and personal  protective equipment.
  • Compliance with Regulations: We adhere to all relevant regulations and guidelines for safe fume cupboard decommissioning, ensuring environmental and personnel safety.

Beyond Safety:

  • Waste Management: We handle and dispose of waste materials responsibly, following strict regulations in accordance with our licensed waste carriers certificate. Registration Number: CBDU133562.
  • Recycling Opportunities: Where possible, we explore opportunities to recycle components, promoting sustainability and minimising environmental impact.
  • Refurbished Equipment: We offer high-quality, refurbished fume cupboards incorporating where possible components responsibly sourced from decommissioned units, providing eco-friendly alternatives.

Contact HTS Today:

Don't underestimate the importance of safe and responsible fume cupboard decommissioning. Partner with HTS to ensure your process adheres to the highest safety standards, minimises environmental impact, and explores potential opportunities for reuse or refurbishment of your fume cupboards.

When Is It Time to Replace a Fume Cupboard or Ductwork?

Fume cupboards are critical laboratory equipment, and their optimal performance directly impacts safety and efficiency. At HTS, we understand the importance of keeping your fume cupboards functioning at their best. While some units can last for decades, determining the right time for replacement requires careful consideration.

Signs It Might Be Time for a New Fume Cupboard:

  • Decreased Face Velocity: If annual testing by HTS reveals your fume cupboard no longer achieves its intended airflow rate (face velocity), this can signify compromised containment and reduced safety. In some cases, adjustments or repairs may be possible, but replacement might be necessary to ensure optimal performance.
  • Frequent Breakdowns: If your fume cupboard experiences frequent malfunctions, repairs become costly, and downtime disrupts workflows. Replacing the unit might be more cost-effective in the long run.
  • Outdated Design: Older fume cupboards might not meet current safety standards or lack features important for modern laboratory practices. Upgrading to a newer model can enhance safety, efficiency, and user experience.
  • Changing Laboratory Needs: If your laboratory processes or materials have evolved, your fume cupboard's features or size might no longer be suitable. Upgrading to a more appropriate model can optimise airflow, safety, and workflow.

Beyond Replacement:

  • Annual Testing and Maintenance: Regular testing by HTS helps identify potential issues early and can extend the lifespan of your fume cupboard through timely repairs and maintenance.
  • Repair and Refurbishment: HTS offers cost-effective repair and refurbishment options that can address specific issues and extend the life of your existing fume cupboard.
  • Upgrade Options: If replacement is necessary, HTS provides a wide range of high-performance fume cupboards tailored to your specific needs and budget.

Partnering with HTS:

Choosing the right course of action requires expert guidance. HTS offers:

  • Transparent Assessments: We provide honest and objective assessments of your fume cupboard's condition and performance, recommending the most cost-effective solution.
  • Comprehensive Expertise: Our team possesses in-depth knowledge of fume cupboard technology and regulations, ensuring you make informed decisions.
  • Seamless Solutions: We handle everything from testing and consultation to replacement and commissioning, minimising disruption to your laboratory operations.

Contact HTS Today:

Don't wait for performance issues to impact your safety and efficiency. Let HTS assess your fume cupboard and guide you towards the optimal solution, whether it's repair, refurbishment, or replacement. Together, we can ensure your laboratory is equipped with the best possible fume cupboard performance.

Looking for a New Fume Cupboard?

At HTS, we understand the essential role fume cupboards play in laboratory safety and efficiency. That's why we partner with our sister company, Holliday Fielding Hocking (HFH), a highly respected UK supplier of diverse fume cupboard solutions.

Why Choose HFH for Your New Fume Cupboard?

  • Extensive Selection: Discover a comprehensive range of fume cupboards to suit your specific needs, including:
    • Ducted fume cupboards for various applications and extraction requirements.
    • Educational demonstration fume cupboards for safe and engaging learning environments.
    • Ductless fume cupboards in various sizes and configurations for flexible laboratory setups.
    • Laminar flow cabinets for sterile environments and sensitive procedures.
    • Class II Biosafety cabinets for safe handling of biological agents.
    • Additional laboratory extraction arms, enclosures, and specialist cabinets for unique needs.
  • Unmatched Expertise: Benefit from HFH's decades of experience in designing, manufacturing, and installing high-quality fume cupboards.
  • Tailored Solutions: Receive expert guidance in selecting the optimal fume cupboard configuration based on your specific laboratory needs and airflow requirements.
  • Seamless Integration: Leverage HTS's expertise for professional installation and commissioning, ensuring your new fume cupboard functions flawlessly.
  • Ongoing Support: Enjoy peace of mind with HFH's responsive after-sales support, including maintenance and testing services.

Reach Out Today:

Don't limit yourself to standard options. Contact HFH directly to discuss your specific requirements and explore the full range of possibilities for your new fume cupboard. Their extensive selection, combined with HTS's installation expertise, ensures you receive the perfect solution for your laboratory.

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