With Christmas now less than a month away, most of us have begun our preparations and are probably looking forward to the season with a mixture of excitement and dread. Let’s face it: the festive season is fun but it is also stressful, especially if you are hosting a houseful. There is a wealth of advice on how to manage the seasonal affliction of toxic family syndrome, and here are some of the top tips:
The term eco-classroom is an abridgement of the more accurate, but unwieldy, title ecologically friendly classroom. The commonly used phrase eco-friendly can be applied to products (from food and clothing to cars and washing machines), practices and buildings. The most common dictionary definition is “not harmful to the environment”. There is, however, an array of attributes to which a building (product or practice) needs to adhere in order for it to be categorised as authentically eco-friendly.
- Foundations go down - either concrete or low impact screw piles.
- Commence construction with the vertical timber frame and SIP panels.
- Create and position the roof structure on to the top of the garden room. Cedar cladding can be added to that the building is well protected from the elements.
- Draught sealed doors go in - standard, normal or bi-fold doors.
- The finish is applied to the timber according to your taste.
Pupil numbers are rising and expected to continue to do so (at least until the 2020s) and school budgets under pressure (for the foreseeable future). In these times of limited resources and an uncertain future, many schools are looking for a time and cost efficient solution to their immediate need for additional teaching space: modular classrooms. For many, this conjures up an image of an unsightly pre-fab, mobile structure craned into the most accessible, though not necessarily the most desirable, spot.