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Welcome to British Thornton

British Thornton ESF Limited is a leading UK furniture manufacturer specialising in furniture for education, schools and science laboratories. The company’s principle activities are the design, manufacture and installation of furniture and associated equipment for schools, colleges, universities and industrial research laboratories.

Our educational furniture ranges are built to withstand the heavy demands required, whilst being both stylish and affordable. We aim to offer everything you could possibly require to furnish your school. Whether it’s a single product from our extensive loose furniture offering, see school furniture or a complete fit-out for a new or existing school building, see educational projects. We'll provide everything, including the kitchen sink.

Our presence within the laboratory furniture market continues to grow which, we believe is testament to our exceptional levels of customer service and satisfaction. All of our laboratory furniture systems are built to exacting standards, are designed to improve efficiency and provide a safe and simulating place of work. More information can be found in the laboratory systems section of this website.

For architects, specifiers and interior designers, British Thornton offer assistance from the early stages of planning. We use BIM compatible software to draw our schemes and can offer a range of services to aid the design and planning process. We also offer a RIBA accredited CPD which aims to cover all current aspects of building projects and furniture in education.  

If you are looking for a laboratory or educational furniture specialist, offering exceptional levels of customer service and choice then please contact us.


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