Purchasing Modular Buildings For Schools – A Buyer’s Guide

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When purchasing modular buildings for schools, there’s a lot to think about, and some important decisions to make.

In this guide, we take a look at some of the considerations you need to take into account to ensure that you choose the modular building that’s right for your school.

A productive educational environment

Not all modular buildings are created equally, and some are more suitable for the educational environment than others.

One of the key principles when it comes to classroom design is to make the most out of your natural light, but the vast majority of modular buildings come supplied with small windows, which aren’t ideal. 

Look for modular buildings that are fitted with full-length feature windows, which will help to maximise natural light, and create a more nurturing, productive space that’s conducive to learning.

The exterior

One of the big decisions you need to make when buying a modular building for your school is the shape and style – and there’s a misconception that all modular buildings look pretty much the same. 

It is true that the majority of traditional modular buildings look fairly similar, and that the design hasn’t really changed in the last 3 decades. 

These traditional buildings are perfectly functional, and have a good track record in the education industry, but they are beginning to be superseded by new developments in modular buildings.

Over the past few years, contemporary, design-led modular buildings are coming to the market that look more like quality, permanent structures, like the Clearview Modular Building. 

Attractive, modern and flexible, these buildings are aesthetically superior to traditional structures, and can be easily configured to fit in with the rest of your school buildings.

New or used

One of the biggest decisions you’ll be faced with when buying a new modular building for your school is whether to buy new or used, and both options have their advantages.

By purchasing new, you’ll be able to specify a building that meets your needs exactly, including the size, style, configuration, exterior finish and interior. The only downsides are that it will take a couple of months to complete, and you’ll be paying a new manufactured price.

Having said that, there are a huge number of used modular classrooms and other modular educational buildings available, so you’ll almost certainly be able to find something that meets your needs, at a significantly lower price. 

Even if you can’t find something that’s completely suitable, it will often be more cost-effective to adapt an existing used building than to specify a new one. You’ll also be able to receive delivery of your used building in a matter of a few weeks, making it a great solution if you need additional capacity in a hurry.

Choosing the right supplier

Choosing the right modular building provider is almost as important as choosing the right building.

When choosing a supplier, make sure you go for a reputable, professional company that offers a full service, from the design and planning, right through to delivery, installation and connection of any utilities.

As the supplier will need to come to your site to install the buildings, it’s vital that you choose a company with a good health and safety policy and experienced teams.

For added security and peace of mind, it’s also sensible to opt for a provider that offers a guarantee on both their workmanship, and the building itself.

How we can help

As one of the UK’s leading providers of modular buildings for schools, we’re the designer, producer and exclusive provider of the aesthetically superior range of Clearview Modular Buildings.

Perfect for education, the competitively-priced Clearview Modular Buildings are available in a full range of sizes, specifications and layouts, and can be manufactured and delivered in as little as 4 weeks.

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