Modular builds and your school
With massive increases in population over the last ten years, the UK is facing unprecedented demands on its schools. The birth rate in England between 2001 and 2011 was comparable to the baby-boom of the 1950s, and has resulted in schools all over the country facing big challenges in the coming years.
The problem has been addressed to some extent, with extra funding being allocated to new school places and disused buildings being adapted into classroom space. But when there are thousands of children in need of a school place, isn’t a quicker solution needed to solve this urgent problem?
Modular building of the kind Reds10 specialises in is one such solution. It provides secure and energy-efficient accommodation for organisations like schools in need of durable structures for the short to mid-term future.
Here are just a few of the benefits of using modular buildings in a school setting.
When time is of the essence, there’s no better way to get extra interior space than with a modular building. Because they’re prefabricated and only assembled on-site, modular buildings cause minimal disruption and go up extremely quickly once they arrive.
With schooling such an important part of young people’s lives, a shortage of space can have serious ramifications for those children affected. Having the option to create extra space at short notice is invaluable in schools as well as many other settings. Modular buildings provide this option in an easy and cost-effective way to ease the pressure felt by modern schools.
Not only can modular buildings be put up quickly – they can also be modified, moved and dismantled at short notice as well. This is incredibly advantageous in schools, where things can often change at a breathtaking pace. The flexibility of modular buildings allows them to be extended relatively easily, providing even more classroom space if and when it is needed.
Many types of modular building are also easy to move around, giving you peace of mind to place a structure somewhere temporarily before finding a more permanent setting for it. When it’s no longer needed, a modular building is easy to remove completely to make way for a longer-term structure.
Modular buildings are also constructed without compromising on the quality you’d expect from traditional buildings. Modern construction methods mean that modular buildings are incredibly well insulated, energy-efficient and secure, making them perfect classroom environments.
Advancements in the modular building industry mean that contemporary modular buildings are often as sturdy as permanent buildings. Modular buildings are subjected to rigorous testing before they leave the factory, ensuring that they do their job once they’re assembled on site.