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Scotts of Thrapston
Leading joinery manufacturer, Scotts of Thrapston, offers a dedicated range of timber framed education buildings to cater for the increasing demand for additional classroom space in the nation’s schools.
With more than 98 years’ experience in timber buildings, established over four generations, Scotts has used its expertise in sports pavilions, equestrian buildings and specialist timber products, to carefully design and manufacture bespoke education buildings that meet the needs and requirements of today’s pupils.
Perfectly combining traditional craftsmanship with the latest technology, Scotts’ approach is to tailor each building to every individual customer, whether that is a school, college, nursery or any other educational facility. An expert team will take on the entire project, for peace of mind and a hassle-free experience, with a finished building typically ready for use within five months of the initial enquiry.
Zoe Dolan, Scotts of Thrapston’s sales manager, explains: “Ultimately our education buildings are designed to make the best use of the space available and to provide optimum energy efficiency.
“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 research has shown that acoustic conditions 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 – avoiding light from south facing walls which can result in uncomfortable solar gain in summer and western aspects which can lead to unpleasant glare on winter afternoons.
“Space is also a huge consideration and a stand out feature of Scotts’ education buildings is the high ceilings that provide a feeling of spaciousness.
“The beauty of Scotts’ education buildings is that they can be completely tailored to suit the setting and are designed to precisely meet the end user’s specification. They can be designed to incorporate an entrance lobby, cloakroom, washrooms, toilets and store rooms and to cater for any special needs requirements, accessibility issues or existing structures that need to be taken into consideration.” Take a look at a recent case study on film, showing how Scotts has successfully worked with a pre-school in Lavenham, Suffolk.
Scotts Education Buildings are designed to be fascinating, interesting, engaging and tactile.
Scotts of Thrapston Limited