What is a cleanroom?

A Cleanroom is defined in by Standards Australia in AS ISO 14644.1:2017 as a “room in which the concentration of airborne particles is controlled, and which is constructed and used in a manner to minimize the introduction, generation, and retention of particles inside the room, and in which other relevant parameters, e.g. temperature, humidity, and pressure, are controlled as necessary”.

Who uses cleanrooms?

They are used in most industries where small particles can affect manufacturing. These include industries such as aerospace, biotech, pharmaceutical, medical, critical processing manufacturing, fibre optics, military and many more.

Do I need a building permit?


Arden’s experts will organise Building and Planning Permits if required for your cleanroom needs.

What types of cleanrooms are there?

  • Cleanrooms vary ranging from difference sizes, complexity, and classifications of ISO Class 1 – 9.
  • Soft Wall Cleanrooms – Flexible and practical approach to portable cleanrooms.
  • Hard Wall Cleanrooms – Have a rigid and stable outer casing for a more permanent fixed facility.
  • Modular Cleanrooms – Durable and rigid which can be built in existing space.

Cleanroom classifications

Cleanrooms are classified by how clean the air is based on a number of airborne particles of a certain size per cubic metre. The "cleanest" cleanroom is a class 1 and the "dirtiest" a class 9.

CLASS Number of Particles per Cubic Meter by Micrometer Size
0.1 micron 0.2 micron 0.3 micron 0.5 micron 1 micron 5 micron
ISO1 10 2
ISO2 100 24 10 4
ISO3 1,000 237 102 35 8
ISO4 10,000 2,370 1,020 352 83
ISO5 100,000 23,700 10,200 3,520 832 29
ISO6 1,000,000 237,000 102,000 35,200 8,320 293
ISO7 352,000 83,200 2,930
ISO8 3,520,000 832,000 29,300
ISO9 35,200,00 8,320,000 293,000

Do you offer payment plans?


Arden provides different payments options such as financing and leasing available. Please click here or call us for further information.

Why choose Arden?

Arden offers a ‘one stop shop’ service. We consult regularly with you to tailor the concept and design of your cleanroom, construct and install everything ourselves giving us the power to ensure and monitor quality and workmanship. Once hand over is complete we provide regular maintenance and services.

Our on-site architects and engineers will consult with you regularly to tailor the concept and design of your cleanroom

Arden houses its own internal construction team giving us the power to ensure and monitor quality and workmanship.

Arden only use licensed tradesman are an Accredited member of Master Builders Association, NECA (National Electrical and Communications Association) and Arc Tick Certified.

Once hand over is complete we provide regular maintenance and services.

Our inherent understanding of site specific construction principles, coupled with a resolute attitude demanding continual corporate and individual enhancement, together with stringent workplace health and safety requirements it ensures that Arden is ideally placed to meet all conditions required by government and non-government entities.