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The Steamie


The Department of Health have introduced legislation requiring every dental practice to introduce an LDU (Local Decontamination Unit) into their buildings. This is a room where instruments are processed and sterilised away from the clinical area.

This is an ongoing evolution from the water boilers and dry heat sterilsers of the past. The modern washer disinfectors, and steam autoclaves ensure current high standards are met.


This was quite a difficult installation to fit within an old Georgian building, but we managed it. It was nostalgically named “The Steamie” after the old communal public wash houses that were a feature of Scottish tenement life in the last century.

Ours is quite flash.


Decontamination Equipment