TG Escapes Blog

The latest articles from the TG Escapes team. Read on to keep up to date on the latest innovations and stories in the world of modular eco building for education, business and residential.

The Importance Of Connecting With Nature

As a nation, we no longer seem to value the once “great” outdoors, and our children are growing up estranged from the natural world. Crucially, we seem to be at a pivotal tipping point in the health and happiness of our children. People’s lives have become...

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ASCL Conference Birmingham 21st-22nd March

The annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders will be taking place next week at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole (adjacent to the NEC).  The conference promises two days of intensive training, debate and idea generation with an impressive...

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Crowded House

Has your family outgrown your house? Are the arguments raging between previously peaceful room sharing siblings as they grow older and larger and their need for personal space develops? Time for a move? Or maybe not. In terms of stress inducing events, moving house is...

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From Science Lab to Art Studio

As our client list expands, we are extending our repertoire of learning spaces to encompass all areas of the curriculum. Claremont Fan Court School in Esher approached us, having admired one of our eco-classrooms at nearby primary School Danesfield Manor.  Claremont...

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The Progress of Spring

THE groundflame of the crocus breaks the mould,  Fair Spring slides hither o'er the Southern sea,  Wavers on her thin stem the snowdrop cold  That trembles not to kisses of the bee:  Come Spring, for now from all the dripping eaves  The spear of ice has wept itself...

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Are You Suffering From HTSD (Half Term Stress Disorder)?

We really look forward to the school holidays: a chance to wind down and reconnect with the kids, for us to enjoy being together without the pressures of the daily routine. And, last week, we did….really we did. Until the winding up process began. A game unfairly...

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Five Things To Consider When Planning Extra Classroom Space

1.    Apart from the extra space, how can your new classroom enhance the school? If you are reading this, it is quite likely that your school is one of the many experiencing a bulging intake of new pupils.  It is also probable that you have a tight budget and a need...

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Keeping romance alive even with teenage offspring

Valentines day makes you think. Remember the days when the feet of your little ones went pitter-pat, often at 5am, and exhaustion dulled your libidinous tendencies into submission? How you looked forward to the teenage years, long lazy lie-ins and a reconnection in...

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Get pupils outside for their half term homework

Are you ready for the groan next week when you announce the half term homework assignment? Are you already inwardly dreading marking an amorphous mass of googled, cut and pasted projects? How about thinking outside the box a little to give you all a burst of...

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Energy Efficient Buildings

I think most of us are resigned to the notion that our energy bills are only going in one direction. And maybe you are reading this because you would dearly love to build a room in your garden (whether it be as an office, a gym or purely for pleasure) but are holding...

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The Learning Escape Warranties

Our buildings are designed to be aesthetically pleasing, ergonomic and highly practical but, just as importantly, they are built to last. We would anticipate that one of our beautiful glass and timber constructions, appropriately maintained, would last for 50 years or...

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