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.

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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Escape this Winter

The family gatherings, office parties and shopping of the winter season can contribute to heightened stress and anxiety levels in all of us at one time or another. It’s been proven that spending time in a natural environment can help relieve stress and improve...

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No more excuses when the gym is on your doorstep!

We all know the feeling. You’re tired after a long day’s work, cold after struggling home in the dark and all you are craving is a hot drink and a night curled up on the sofa. But Christmas is approaching, with its glittering parties, little black dresses and...

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A nursery space that grows with your school

According to the Local Government Association, almost half of English school districts will have a shortage of primary places by 2015, threatening to raise an even bigger challenge for parents hoping to secure their child a space at their ‘first-choice’ primary...

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Learning about literature and performance in a Creative Escape

Performing Shakespeare beneath the shade of an oak tree, or teaching children to paint in green, open fields are ideas often compromised by the British climate, which reminds us of the need for a creative, but practical, working space. Schools are keen to include...

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The Granny Annexe isn’t a 1970s relic…

Since 2011 prices of care homes have risen dramatically and now cost on average double the income of the average pensioner, forcing the UK’s elderly to drastic financial measures. Over the past five years more than 1 million homes have been sold to fund the...

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How to protect your garden during the winter months

This is a guest article written by Fiona Kirkcaldy from eDecks Have you spent all summer carefully nurturing your garden? Don’t let your hard work go to waste when winter strikes! With a little preparation you can protect your garden when the frost hits to ensure that...

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You don’t have to wait to fund your Learning Escape now…

Years of experience working with schools has shown us that each one has a different story to tell about why they chose a Learning Escape, what it will mean to their community, and how they found the money to pay for it.  Many, like the children of Spinnens Acre...

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Say Hello at the Higher Education Expo

On October 17th we’ll be appearing at The Higher Education Expo in London, a free event which offers the opportunity for leaders and managers from HE institutions to share ideas, discuss challenges and find solutions. With speakers from a variety of HE institutions, a...

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Growing Room

After eighteen years of washing, cooking and cleaning for them, this may have been the autumn your children embarked on the next stage of their lives and, after cramming their bedroom into a car boot, headed off to Uni. So now you’ve been left with a full fridge and...

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