Benefits of modular classrooms
Why modular classrooms?
Combining innovative architecture, high efficiency and a stunning space for children to learn and develop within, modular classrooms are the ultimate in eco-friendly, adaptable design. From simple classrooms to outdoor learning spaces, staff rooms to libraries, modular classrooms can be fitted and tailored to suite a wide variety of functions for any school, nursery or college. We offer a turnkey solution helping you through the entire process from planning permission to handover. By choosing one of our modular classroom you are guaranteed:
A building with a high ‘AA’ efficiency level, saving money on energy bills and helping the environment.
A brilliant long-term investment that does not eat away at your school’s budget over time.
High quality and certified buildings built by members of the CIBSE, BESA and NAPIT with over twelve years of experience.
Buildings that come fully fitted and installed with the requirements you want including solar panels, electrics, plumbing and even living sedum roofs.
Contemporary, flexible, light filling designs which are made to fit seamlessly into their environment and last for decades.
A FREE survey which will conducted by an expert and comprehensive site survey to keep for the future.
Tailor-made, modular classrooms which are built to match your preferences and cause little disruption during their construction process.
All-inclusive costs which cover the architect design, planning permission and the finished build.
Temporary vs Permanent Classrooms
Unlike many semi-permanent or temporary buildings, modular classrooms are made in several sections making them incredibly adaptable. Most portable classrooms come built as a single, pre-fabricated building which limits their flexibility whereas the adaptable designs of modular buildings allow for a tailor-made space which can be partially built offsite, for minimal disruption, and then assembled onsite in their modular components to your preferences.
Furthermore, by choosing permanent, modular, eco-classrooms, you will be making a far greater long-term investment when compared to temporary solutions. Whilst hired temporary classrooms may seem like a cheaper, quicker option than a permanent building, these low efficiency, portable classrooms add little value to the school as a whole, often sticking out as an ugly box in the midst of the grounds and eating away at your school’s budget with maintenance and hire costs.
In contrast, permanent modular classrooms are an investment which is non-disruptive, attractive and can save your school money, not only in hire costs but also energy bills too. Whilst modular eco-classrooms may cost more initially to install than hired, temporary alternatives, in the long-term they provide a far more sustainable investment with a premium quality guarantee that will last decades. Operating leases can help to spread the cost, when available capital is limited.
Modular vs Traditional Construction
It is not only temporary hired classrooms which modular alternatives surpass but also the more traditional, permanent construction process. This lengthy and costly procedure is most often the option schools turn to when looking to expand simply because they know no other alternative.
However, this is where modular classrooms excel as a far swifter, cost effective alternative to the disruption and complications caused by traditional permanent buildings. Because of their modular construction, eco-classrooms cause little interference within the day-to-day running of the school whilst being constructed. By building parts of the classrooms away from the site, the buildings are assembled with as little hassle as possible, resulting in a construction process which can take a matter of weeks rather than months.
Modular Classroom Construction Process
The process of designing and building a modular eco-classroom is incredibly simple and quick compared to most other permanent structures. Throughout the process building regulation inspections are made, ensuring that the finished product complies with industry standards and that you are left with a safe, secure and fully functioning building.
Firstly a survey is carried out for the area where the modular buildings will be placed. If the geography and location are suitable then our surveyors and architects will work with the school to create the right building for them and discuss further additions/options to the building.
With designs complete, we apply for planning permission and manage the process throughout. Once approved, construction can begin immediately.
The timber framed construction of the classroom will begin offsite whilst the foundations are made onsite. These frames will then be delivered to the school and erected on the foundations.
At this point the building onsite will look very much like the finished product however with the finer details and features absent. Meanwhile the canopy and decking of the building will be being assembled offsite ready to install straight away when complete alongside any cladding, plumbing and electrics for the building.
With the main construction of the building and its internal feature installed, the classroom will then be decorated and finished with any extra features included in the design. It is after these are complete that the building is ready to be handed over.