Design & Build

Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems

Edenhurst school children & teachers

Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems were recently commissioned by Edenhurst Preparatory School in Newcastle-under-Lyme to install a new multi-sport facility. 

The new AstroTurf has converted the school’s former tarmac tennis courts into a multi-use games area suitable for football, hockey, netball and tennis.

Former Stoke City FC footballer, Ricardo Fuller officially opened the new AstroTurf pitch during a special opening ceremony on October 14th in front of staff, pupils, parents and VIP guests. 

Alumasc roofing systems

schools roofing

Academy and Sixth Form Condition Improvement Fund (CIF)

 

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Alumasc have been working closely with academies throughout the UK for many years helping compile their applications in order to achieve CIF Funding (Condition Improvement Fund).

Alumasc have a success rate of over 85%.

Alumasc have an excellent track record of highlighting the requirements for a new roof, ensuring deliverability of the project and all within the required budget restraints.

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Low cost solution to slippery decking

Low cost solution to slippery decking

 

Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather need to be made safe to comply with health and safety issues. 

FibreGrid has come up with a solution to this problem with the development of Anti Slip Standard GRP Decking Strips, part of their affordable  GRP SlipGrip® Standard range. Timber decking becomes safer with these quick and easy to install DeckGrip Strips, which come supplied with decking screws and are pre-drilled 

The benefits of having canopies in schools

The benefits of having canopies in schools

 

Opting to install a canopy in a school would bring with it a number of benefits. The children would be able to play and learn outside in an environment that would not be affected by the wind or the rain.  This makes it possible to spend time outdoors all year round but it also means that the children are protected from the sun during the summer as it blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays.

From a safety perspective, the children will know that they have to remain within the canopy and this makes life easier for teachers.

The following reasons will show exactly why canopies are a great addition to any school.

Improved learning

LED lighting for schools – a bursar's guide

According to the Carbon Trust, getting lighting right is essential for both energy efficiency and the bank balance of a school, and as importantly for the wellbeing of its occupants. 

In the third of this special series of lighting in education guides, Energys will explore how LED upgrades can create multiple financial opportunities. It can also improve site health and safety, maintenance, and deliver  infrastructure gains for bursars.

Many bursars know the basics; energy efficient LEDs save on bills and the environment. But, the right level and the best quality of light is crucial to alertness, accuracy and the overall enjoyment of those working and learning in schools too.

Fibregrid Launches Most Affordable GRP Range Yet

Standard-stair-treads

FibreGrid, the leading producer of anti-slip flooring products, launches its most affordable GRP range yet – SlipGrip® Standard. 

With prices starting from as little as £11.40 per stair tread and £38.00 per flat sheet, the new SlipGrip® Standard from FibreGrid won’t be beaten on price. With falls, slips and trips accounting for the majority of employee injuries, a floor covering suitable for a wide variety of applications and traffic flows is crucial for a safe work place, and now the SlipGrip® Standard provides a very affordable solution. Perfect for those with budget limitations, or those just looking for a temporary anti slip solution, the Standard range is not only affordable but maintains the high quality standards of the FibreGrid SlipGrip® range.

Shelters for Schools - Benefits of Outdoor Learning and Play

As the number of pupils in schools increases, it is important to provide sufficient facilities to offer opportunities for outdoor learning and play. Shelters for schools can transform unused areas to create more space. Even the smallest area can be transformed into a valuable outdoorspace which can be used to deliver the national curriculum or as a designated place to encourage outdoor play. 

CSG On Campus To Handle Hazardous Laboratory Waste

CSG is a leading and award winning force within the waste management sector founded in 1934 operating from 27sites stretching from Southampton to Middlesbrough. CSG’s Chemical Specialists division is a market leader in providing waste management solutions to schools, universities, research centres, government departments and pharmaceutical chemical manufacturers. The University of Leeds has handed Fareham-based waste managers CSG a two-year contract to remove and treat all hazardous chemical waste from the university’s laboratory complex.

Portakabin Group awarded £8.2m school rebuilding contracts

Off-site construction specialist, the Portakabin Group, has been awarded contracts by the Department for Education to rebuild two schools in the South East worth £8.2million.

The projects for St Bede’s Church of England Junior School in Woking and Riverview Church of England Primary School in Epsom are part of the Government’s Priority School Building Programme (PSBP), which addresses the needs of those schools in the worst condition across the country.


Optimum Acoustics

Icopal complete acoustic floor solutions

 

Monarfloor® Acoustic Systems, from Icopal, offers one of the largest acoustic product ranges in the UK covering new-build, conversion and refurbishment applications for Educational buildings.  

Whether the structure is timber frame, steel frame, concrete or masonry, the company provides a single source for high quality products, service and technical support.

Monarfloor® products range from traditional Floating Floor Treatment systems (FFTs) through to innovative second generation systems specially developed for use in new-build projects, and absorption panels for both retro-fit and new-build.

FOREMANS INVESTS £1.5M IN NEW STOCK AS DEMAND FOR RECYCLED MODULAR BUILDINGS CONTINUES TO RISE

FOREMANS INVESTS £1.5M IN NEW STOCK AS DEMAND FOR RECYCLED MODULAR BUILDINGS CONTINUES TO RISE

 

Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, part of the Portakabin Group and the UK’s largest supplier of recycled and refurbished modular buildings, has invested £1.5 million in its building stock to meet the increasing demand for its services.

Foremans now has the largest selection of previously-owned Portakabin buildings – which are immediately available to further reduce lead times. Foremans has also announced that its turnover has doubled since 2011 – and a year ahead of target. In the past year, order value has increased by 46 per cent and growth in the education sector is up by a record 94 per cent.


Notts Sport’s new practice area wins high praise at Leicestershire CCC!

Notts Sport’s new practice area wins high praise at Leicestershire CCC!

 

Notts Sport, the world’s leading supplier of synthetic cricket surfacing systems, has recently resurfaced Leicestershire County Cricket Club’s indoor training facilities to provide a bespoke solution that’s been a winner with players and coaches alike.

The work has seen the three-lane practice area in the Mike Turner Cricket Centre at Grace Road transformed, with the former synthetic carpet – which had been laid over concrete – removed and replaced with NottsTurf Indoor top surface installed over NottsPad Indoor shockpad base for enhanced performance.