The merits of modular building methods for schools: The needs of the sector

With schools up and down the country under pressure to provide extra pupil places, Jackie Maginnis from the Modular and Portable Buildings Association explores in this final blog about building for schools, how meeting specific needs might be the solution that the education sector is searching for.
MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE SECTOR

Schools need suppliers that will complete each project precisely on programme, and meet the deadline for completion on time. A vast majority of work undertaken in many cases is being undertaken during school closure. It is therefore critical that buildings have to be completed for the start of a new term. Buildings can be designed and constructed to permanent building standards and comply with the latest Department for Education guidelines for teaching and learning.

The use of modular construction radically reduces both disruption to teaching and time on-site, both of which are essential factors when schools have an urgent requirement for additional school places.

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July 5th, 2014|

The merits of modular building methods for schools: Talk direct

With schools up and down the country under pressure to provide extra pupil places, Jackie Maginnis from the Modular and Portable Buildings Association explores, in this next of a series of blogs about building for schools, how talking directly with the manufacturer might be the solution that the education sector is searching for.
TALK DIRECT TO THE MANUFACTURER

When planning a building, talk to the manufacturer directly as all too often companies are approached after a design has been agreed. It’s much easier for all parties to be involved at the beginning, and you’ll be amazed at how expert advice can save you time and more importantly money.

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July 4th, 2014|

The merits of modular building methods for schools: Offsite Construction

With schools up and down the country under pressure to provide extra pupil places, Jackie Maginnis from the Modular and Portable Buildings Association explores, in this next of a series of blogs about building for schools, how offsite construction might be the solution that the education sector is searching for.
MANUFACTURING OFFSITE

Offsite construction has become a buzz word in the building industry, but it is not new to modular building sector. The industry as been manufacturing in excess of 75 years in an offsite capacity and it is great to see companies such as Danzer and other members of the MPBA (check out the web site www.mpba.biz) manufacturing everything here in the UK. Modern factories now produce hi-tech buildings with quality control in place. Delivery dates are met with no delays due to weather conditions.

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July 3rd, 2014|

The merits of modular building methods for schools: Turnkey Solutions

With schools up and down the country under pressure to provide extra pupil places, Jackie Maginnis from the Modular and Portable Buildings Association explores, in this next of a series of blogs about building for schools, how turnkey modular buildings might be the solution that the education sector is searching for.
A FULL TURNKEY SOLUTION

When looking at either replacing, extending, or adding to existing structures, modular buildings can meet any criteria set. High quality modular accommodation is flexible enough to meet all applications. Layout and design services are available from suppliers including expert advice on planning issues, building regulations and safety requirements. Site preparation and fast installation with minimum disruption can be achieved using modular systems. Transport, groundworks, and commissioning can be part of a turnkey package by using just one company and one contact. And crucially, the industry offers guaranteed delivery dates with buildings that are quality controlled in a factory.

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July 2nd, 2014|

The merits of Modular Building methods for Schools : Image

With schools up and down the country under pressure to provide extra pupil places, Jackie Maginnis from the Modular and Portable Buildings Association explores, in the first of a series of blogs about building for schools, how modular buildings might be the solution that the education sector is searching for.
The education sector faces continued pressure to provide high quality learning environments for the UK’s growing population. It has been estimated that more then 250,000 new school places will have to be created nationally by 2014/2015 which will have a huge impact on education facilities across the country.

With this urgent requirement for school places, and the continued change in standards and regulations, the modular building industry has risen to the challenge. This, coupled with the schools’ expectations of first class facilities and a swift turn around, has seen the modular building industry rise to the challenge and it is helping to provide fast, affordable buildings for schools across the land. It is a solution which provides modern comfortable and functional facilities that comply with current building regulations, and crucially, take into account carbon reduction alongside ‘green’ issues. With the ever increasing demands for energy efficiency, the industry can supply school buildings that are available for both purchase or hire.

MOVING AWAY FROM THE STALE IMAGE

Companies such as AV Danzer have embraced changes to meet the requirements of new regulations, and buildings that are supplied today need not look like boxes or the old image of site huts without any character. Today we have reached a point where it is difficult to tell them apart from traditional developments and these buildings can also meet todays exacting budgets constraints. Buildings can be designed to accommodate a wide range of applications, such as laboratories, art rooms, dance studios, technology rooms, IT suites, general classrooms, receptions, kitchen and dining facilities, and offices.

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July 1st, 2014|

Dog Kennel Hill School Opens

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December 2nd, 2013|

Dog Kennel Hill School Project Update

Our modular building at Dog Kennel Primary School in East Dulwich is completed.

We demolished and removed the old building, undertook extensive ground works, including ground reduction, building an 80 metre retaining wall, putting in new drainage and duct work. The final element is a large multi-coloured canopy spanning the front elevation of the new building and the adjacent building, as soon as it is in place we will get some photos to show you how great it looks.

November 27th, 2013|

Selworthy School Project Update

Selworthy School in Taunton, Somerset was officially opened last week and we were delighted to be invited to attend the opening ceremony of our modular building. We manufactured the 17m x 9.6m unit at our production facility in Nottingham and the building incorporates two classrooms, male and female toilets, a disabled toilet and changing area as well as a ceiling track for hoists for the physically disabled children.

The exterior cladding is fire protected Siberian larch in a tongue and groove finish and we think it’s going to look great, especially once the grass starts to grow…..

November 27th, 2013|

Charles Dickens School. Construction Update*

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October 28th, 2013|

Selworthy School. Construction Update*

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October 28th, 2013|