When additional classroom space is required at short notice or when the money is tight, modular classrooms can provide a prompt, cost-effective, flexible and efficient solution. They can be an excellent alternative to conventional buildings and may represent the best choice in some situations.
Advantages of Modular Classrooms
Modular classrooms can be permanent or semi-permanent structures (portable cabins) tailored for classroom and educational purposes. They do not require foundations, unlike conventional buildings. Instead, they are constructed off-site in a factory and then delivered to the site, where they are erected very rapidly, typically over a couple of days. Because most of the construction occurs away from the school, the disruption is minimal. This system is versatile and can be used for anything from an additional classroom to a multi-storey block.
You might think of portable cabins as ugly, functional industrial units seen at building sites or industrial parks. Still, they can be clad in various attractive finishes and can be designed to fit in with the existing buildings.
A Flexible and Versatile Solution
Today’s modular classroom is constructed to meet the requirements of the most exacting educational establishments and meet standards that exceed local authorities’ requirements. It is available in various sizes and floor plans and is equipped with all the required infrastructure, including electrics, heating, air conditioning, plumbing, blackboards and whiteboards.
It’s not just standard classrooms that we can deliver. Modular buildings can also accommodate specialised facilities like laboratories, playrooms and activity rooms.
When Might Modular Classrooms be Used?
Modular classrooms can be used as a temporary solution while building work or refurbishment occurs on the leading site or to house classrooms while new facilities are being constructed. However, modular buildings are built to high standards and are very durable. They last for years, so they are also suitable as a long-term solution, which can be delivered much lower than conventional buildings.
Don’t Forget the Refurbished Modular Classroom.
If money is tight, refurbished modular classrooms are also available at a much lower cost than new ones. Refurbishment can be carried out to a very high standard, with a complete overhaul of the electrics, flooring, ceilings and wall finishes. Not only is it less costly, but re-using a second-hand building is also more environmentally friendly than building a new one.
If you think that modular classrooms may be suitable for your establishment, contact Portable Facilities. They have extensive experience with modular buildings for the education sector and will be able to provide a solution tailored to your requirements.