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.

So you want to be an ecoschool? Guest post from EnergyMyWay

The need to become more energy efficient is pressing upon independent schools more than ever before. Energy bills are soaring and carbon taxes are now a reality; schools need to respond with sustainable measures to reduce their energy costs. But for many independent...

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Woolwich Polytechnic commission two storey Learning Escape

We are very pleased to be working with Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys in Thamesmead, Greenwich where construction of a brand new state-of-the-art, two storey, eight-classroom eco-building is nearing completion. Despite government talk of standardization and...

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The granny annexe: caring for relatives closer to home

We all need a little help sometimes and caring for elderly relatives is something that many people wish they could do a little closer to home. By 2029 it is predicted that nearly 40% of the UK’s population will be over 50 and whilst the majority of the older...

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Classroom design really does matter

We’ve always believed that the classroom is the place where young minds are moulded and according to new research carried out by the University of Salford and Nightingale Associates architects, classroom design really does matter. The results suggest that a classroom...

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Bring work closer to home with a garden office

New figures from the Office for National Statistics have recently revealed that there has been an increase in the number of people working from home. Over the last decade a growing percentage of employees have chosen to ditch the commute and bring their working life...

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Don’t miss us at The Education Show

We’ll be attending The Education Show next week (14th – 16th March) at the NEC in Birmingham. Packed with workshops and conferences, it’s a fantastic day out for the whole school and it’s completely free.We’re really looking forward to setting up camp on stall D24,...

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Skip the excuses and make 2013 the year you keep your resolutions

Last year the most commonly broken New Years Resolution was to ‘become physically fit’, in third and fourth place were to ‘improve health’ and to ‘lose weight’. Alas, just one month down the line 36% of people admitted that their resolutions had sizzled out and after...

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Multi-room garden buildings boost space and practicality

Innovative and stylish garden buildings with multiple rooms are a popular request from homeowners that want to make the most of their space in an innovative and functional way. Creating garden rooms that are practical and multi-purpose can be a challenge but there are...

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School Budgets 2012-13: Use it or Lose it

After a long, wet winter, spring term might feel like a distant future but March is quickly creeping round the corner, along with the cutoff date for school budgets. It’s that time of year again when schools need to revisit their 2012-13 budgets and use it or lose...

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ClimateCare’s approach is a ‘no brainer’

ClimateCare have always been associated with innovative Climate and Development projects and recently they have gained great praise for their integrated approach. This is enabling many UK businesses to integrate climate and development activities, focus on measurable...

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Make no excuses for breaking healthy resolutions this New Year

The presents are unwrapped, the chocolates demolished and there's just one more portion of leftovers remaining. Christmas is officially over and minds are switching from present organising to New Years planning. The most popular resolution in the UK for 2012 was to...

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