As the cost of building a typical ‘brick and mortar’ classroom is somewhat expensive, local schools have approached us to build affordable additional classrooms. Whilst working with them, we have developed an understanding of the needs of creating additional teaching space. Our range of interlocking log cabins have proven very popular as they can be bespoke to a school’s individual requirements in both size and with extras such as windows or insulation. Built using 44mm thick logs and double glazed as standard, our log cabins are built to be durable and to last for years to come. Unlike traditional timber buildings that are constructed using a frame and cladding system, our log cabins are built using interlocking timbers which makes a more rigid and robust building.
As schools need to adhere to budgets, we realise that energy efficiency is key in the design of such classrooms. Based on this we have developed a ‘twin-skin’ system which creates a cavity between the exterior and an interior wall. This allows for additional insulation to be installed within the building ensuring it can be used throughout the year. The cavity area can be used for cabling for electrical purposes or even computer networking.
Watch the video below to see the construction of a classroom we recently built for a local school. Measuring 6.3×8.3m, this building was bespoke to include a storage area at the rear and for several additional windows. With a build time of just five working days, this enabled us to erect the building with the minimum level of disruption to normal classes. The building included floor, roof and wall insulation in the form of Celotex boards. This ensures the building will be kept warm the whole year round while being as energy efficient as possible.
As many schools are looking to teach outside the classroom, we can also provide solutions to supplying and installing undercover areas, such as gazebos available in both octagonal and square shapes. Pergolas can be supplied on request.
For a free quote for your classroom, contact us today. We are happy to advise on the correct building for your school’s needs, whether it is a classroom, offices, or just additional storage space. We understand that cost is an essential consideration and our bespoke building services offers some of the most competitive prices in the South East. A range of our buildings can be seen at Merriments Garden Centre, Hurst Green, East Sussex TN19 7RA