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.

Be inspired by an inspiring space

Where do you go for inspiration?  Maybe to a favourite place, somewhere you can escape the chaos of everyday life and relax and concentrate on your artist project or hobby. But what if this haven of creativity was no further away than the bottom of your garden…...

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A Rated Eco-Classrooms from The Learning Escape

All commercial buildings in the UK that use energy to condition the indoor climate now require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) whenever they are sold and two of our latest Learning Escapes have achieved an A rating. The idea is similar to the energy labels...

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New Year, new garden gym?

New Year….Oh Dear? Oh dear! I’ve done it again. A few too many roast potatoes; just one more chocolate (and then another) and definitely more than one more glass of wine. Ooh yes, don’t forget all the delicious cheese. Still, at least there were nice walks. Well, only...

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Playing field sell off

Recent figures from The Department For Education show that one school playing field is sold off every three weeks since the coalition was formed. That amounts to 57 playing fields since May 2010. The figures also show that the rate of sell off is accelerating,...

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Is There An Elephant In Your Home Office Room?

It is becoming increasingly common for professionals to seek a better work-life balance. As technological advancements make it easier for more companies to adopt flexible policies that accommodate the shifting priorities of their employees, working from home is...

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A fresh idea for learning environments

From early nights to breakfast cereals, we’re constantly searching for new ways to sustain alertness and concentration of children throughout the school day. Yet, as a teacher recently mentioned to one of our design team, the ‘2pm slump’ can affect children’s...

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An early Christmas present for your kids

Rooms have been tidied, lists made and fridges filled to bursting. The countdown has officially begun…to the kids coming home for the holidays! It’s always great to have the family together, but after time living apart having everybody under one roof again can cause...

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Create a more flexible learning space with folding partitions

If you are thinking about a new classroom for your school, but are unsure what size classroom you need, we have the perfect solution allowing you to adjust the classroom to suit a multitude of learning space combinations! The Learning Escape, with a little help from...

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The Academies Show

On Wednesday, 27th November, The Academies Show will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC. As of 1st November 2013 there are 3,444 schools that have achieved academy status enabling them to take independent decisions regarding the management of, amongst other things,...

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The Countryside Effect

Professor Aric Sigman has demonstrated that exposure to the natural environment provides children with a welcome break from the arresting effect of technology, allowing them to “attend without paying attention” as they explore their surroundings. Though their...

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Make your workspace work for you

A garden studio is the perfect solution to avoiding winter commutes and chills, but it doesn’t have to be exclusively used as a working environment. Your bespoke garden room can accommodate work and relaxation, to provide a space that adapts to your needs. So whether...

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UK teenagers spend half their waking lives in front of a screen

For the UK’s secondary school children, the past week will have offered a much needed break from the stresses and demands of homework, coursework and exams. Half term is intended to help students relax but the sad truth, as revealed in our latest white paper report,...

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