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FACTORY BUILT CLASSROOMS

March 8, 2017

Do you need more space around your school, maybe an extra classroom?

Are you short on time and need it done fast?

If so then a prefabricated classroom may be the answer!

Background – a prefabricated building is built offsite, typically in a factory away from the ‘live’ work site.

The classroom is essentially just a space that can be built to the client’s specifications – it can be used for so much more than just a classroom – staffing accommodation, nurseries, training facilities and day centres.

As the classrooms are built offsite they come along with the same advantages as other modular buildings which are explained below.

The installation procedure has less disruption than one built on site as most of the work is already done in the factory.

Not having an ongoing work site reduces the risk to children and inconvenience to teachers trying to teach; whilst having people building outside the class, disrupting the students as well as the teachers. It also reduces the possibility of children walking into a ‘live’ working site, where they can potentially harm themselves.

A big issue that affects all potential buyers as well as users of the building is the quality. Will it stand up against a traditionally built classroom made out of bricks? The answer is yes, using the right manufacturer; some even have certificates proving it, such as the BBA 60 year agrément certificate.

A half-decent manufacturer will have thought-out the outcomes and scenarios for the building and what materials should be used to avoid problems in the future. The use of corrosion resistant materials are a way to strengthen the classroom and make it last longer, thus, it can be met against the standards of a traditionally built classroom.

If you get the right company the sky is the limit. The classroom can be blended in with the rest of the school to keep the look and feel of it. Using brick cladding, rendering, pitched roof and green roofs are just a few of the variations that can be arranged; whilst being completed in a shorter time frame than starting from scratch on site.

That is a positive aspect of having your building built offsite – it is built away from the site in a factory, away from bad weather and the public. As stated above, it keeps people out of harm’s way and the construction does not have to be put on a short break due to inclement weather – it’s a win-win situation.

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