Modular buildings have a long association with the education environment, and with pupil numbers growing at the fastest rate in decades, have become an integral part of the expansion and development of UK schools.
In this post, we take a look inside modular buildings for schools, providing advice on what to specify and look out for when designing the interior of structures to help create the right educational environment.
Ensuring that the temperature is right in a classroom is a key consideration when designing any school building, as rooms that are too cold can seriously hamper the educational environment.
To ensure that your modular buildings can deliver a comfortable temperature all year round, you need to check the insulation levels and the window specification, to ensure that the building is energy efficient, and warm enough during the winter months.
New modular buildings can be specified to meet (or exceed) the same standards in terms of air permeability and energy efficiency as traditional structures, making them easy and cost effective to heat, for year round comfort.
However, it’s important to check the insulation levels on any used buildings you purchase to ensure that they are fit for purpose.
Modular buildings are extremely flexible, with a huge range of options that make it possible to create purpose built education buildings for a full range of purposes, including:
• Technology facilities
• Storage rooms
• Dining rooms
• Art & textiles
• Food technology rooms
• Prep rooms
• Science labs
• IT suites
When thinking about the design of your modular building, it’s important to consider that different rooms all require a different approach in terms of lighting, space, power sockets, insulation, heating, access and future capacity.
Maximising natural light is an integral part of creating a calm, bright and welcoming educational environment, and should be a key priority when designing modular classrooms and teaching facilities.
One of the best solutions is to look for modular buildings with larger windows, like the Clearview, which features generously proportioned full-length windows to help make best use of natural light.
When it comes to interior lighting, it’s sensible to opt for ultra energy efficient bulbs, like LEDs, which will deliver significantly lower lifetime running costs.
Modular buildings are available with a wide range of different interior finishes, and it’s important that you choose the right ones for the educational environment.
Classrooms and school buildings need to be able to withstand the stresses and strains of regular use by young people – some of whom may not treat surfaces, walls and doors with the respect they deserve!
As a rule, you want to specify hard wearing, scratch-proof and easy to clean materials for the walls, floors and ceilings, to ensure that your school building will continue to look great and function perfectly for years to come.
How we can help
At Portable Building Sales, we’ve got extensive experience in the design, manufacture and supply of top quality Clearview modular buildings for schools, colleges and universities across the UK.
Competitively priced, aesthetically superior and built to perform in the real world, Clearview modular buildings are available in a full range of sizes and specifications to meet the individual needs of your educational establishment.