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.

Jane Wharton’s Art Studio

Recently, one of our Garden Escape customers got in touch with us just to say how much she loved her art studio. Having heard from several customers of garden gyms, annexes and offices, we haven’t spoken to an art studio owner before, so we thought we’d give her a...

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LGA Warning of Looming Secondary School Place Shortage

The Local Government Association (LGA) has recently reiterated its warning that there is a potential shortage of secondary school places “looming” in England, as an increased population moves up from the primary sector. The LGA claims that 12 councils will be over...

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Willen Lake Splash Park

Whilst TG Escapes is better known for its classrooms and garden buildings, one of the distinguishing features of our architectural design template is its versatility and adaptability, allowing our buildings to be used for a myriad of purposes. Hence, we were delighted...

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The Boomerang Generation

Definitions: Millennial - “a person reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century.” Boomerang - “to come back or return, as a boomerang.”   There is no doubt that life is tough for young adults in the current economic climate. High house prices, soaring rents,...

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Eco friendly tips in the classroom

School buildings are one of the biggest collective consumers of energy and, conversely, one of the largest generators of waste and pollution in our economy. In addition, largely due to the age of many of our school buildings, internal environmental conditions are...

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Mindful Solitude in the Garden

“Spend some time alone every day.” Dalai Lama Modern society has a tendency to measure success by the accumulation of wealth, power and belongings and to gauge a person’s usefulness by their busyness. If we are not furiously multi-tasking and chasing the next marker...

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Why mental healthcare in school matters

The Mental Health Foundation has hosted Mental Health Awareness Week in the second week of May since 2000, and so the 8th to 14th May marked 2017’s event. The stated aim this year was to look at mental health from a new angle. Rather than ask why so many people are...

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Get up with the birds in your garden room

As winter retreats and spring makes its welcome appearance, our days lengthen and temperatures begin to rise, both of which send a clear signal to the birds that breeding season has arrived. From March until July, the male songbirds compete to secure a mate and defend...

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Five Financial Advantages of a Standalone Eco-classroom.

The budget screws keep tightening and the pupil numbers keep rising. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to create extra classroom space that is not only a fantastic environment in which to learn and teach, but which also adds a boost to your school’s finances? A Learning...

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Full of the Joys of Spring

To be full of the joys of Spring, as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary, is to be lively and cheerful. At this time, with the spring equinox and with the clocks springing forward, it is perhaps a good time to contemplate the why and how of springtime joyfulness....

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ASCL Conference

The annual ASCL Conference is fast approaching, at the ICC, Birmingham this coming Friday 10th and Saturday 11th March. Delegates can look forward to a two day programme of intensive training, debate and expert-led interactive seminars. A wide range of inspirational...

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