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Creative buildings that inspire pupils

Scotts of Thrapston explains how they can meet the demand for contemporary and sustainable classrooms

Posted by Alice Savage | May 25, 2017 | School life

Recent headlines show that there is an ever increasing demand for new, modern classroom spaces.

With many independent schools facing this building challenge, Scotts of Thrapston offers a tailor-made solution to create architecturally designed creative timber buildings. 

Established over four generations and with more than 95 years’ experience, the leading joinery specialist has used its expertise in equestrian buildings, pavilions, and specialist timber products to design and manufacture bespoke education buildings that provide the ideal learning, living and leisure environments.

Scotts works hand-in-hand with independent schools to ensure all needs are met resulting in a sustainable, cost-effective and low-maintenance solution.

An education in timber frame

Richard Jarvis, General Manager at Scotts of Thrapston, explains how the company perfectly combines traditional craftsmanship with the latest technology. 

“Ultimately our buildings are designed to make the best use of the space available and to provide optimum energy efficiency,” said Richard. “We believe that the ideal learning environment begins with a building that inspires and motivates by its architectural form.  

To achieve their full potential, pupils need to feel comfortable in their environment and be able to access educational resources effectively and safely. Research has shown that acoustic conditions within schools can have a profound impact on both children’s learning and staff performance.” 

“The Scotts design service takes into account all elements of the building design including light, ventilation, thermal comfort and acoustics. 

The right amount of light, both artificial and natural, is crucial. We advise on door and window positions based on a building’s orientation and allow for plenty of ventilation, making it more pleasant to be indoors,” continued Richard. “Space is also a huge consideration and a stand out feature of Scotts’ sustainable buildings which provide a unique feeling of spaciousness. Not only do the buildings meet government guidelines for adequate internal floor area, but the spaciousness offered by the volume of the rooms sets the buildings apart from alternative structures. 

“The beauty of Scotts’ education buildings is that they can be completely tailored to suit the proposed setting and will be designed to precisely meet the end user’s specification. We also cater for any special needs requirements, accessibility issues or existing structures that need to be taken into consideration.”

Scotts of Thrapston can provide a multitude of products, from classrooms and sports pavilions to windows and doors, for any independent school looking for either an addition to existing buildings or planning on a refurbishment project. With affordable pricing and short lead times, Scotts offers the perfect solution for any school looking for a change. 

W: scottsofthrapston.co.uk 
T: 01832 732366
E: education@scottsofthrapston.co.uk

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