Planning

  1.  How long does a standard modular classroom take to install?
     A 75 square metre classroom with plumbing and fittings will take 5-6 weeks to fully install. This includes foundations, service connections, full building install and the final decoration process.

  2.  Do you need planning for a TG Escapes modular building?
    Yes, planning permission is needed for our buildings. However we conduct the application for you as part of the building’s costs to save you hassle and ensure you have the right building in the correct location and with permanent planning consent.

  3.  How long does planning take?
     It can take between 10 and 12 weeks to gain consent whilst statutory approval time is often 8 weeks in length, with a 2 week period for the authority to register the application.

  4. Does the building require building regulations approval.
     All buildings over 30 square meters require building regulations approval. As with planning, our approved inspector we will obtain this approval on your behalf.

  5.  What else would I need to get planning permission for?
     There may be a number of necessary surveys the planning department may request/require. They could range from:. 
    Arboriculture survey
    Ecological
    Archaeological
    Drainage and surface water
    Soil investigation
    Flood risk assessment 
    However, as with standard planning permission, we can undertake all of these on your behalf.

  6. Do you have to install school buildings in the summer holidays?
    No, we work in live schools all year round. We will create a full ‘Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan’ in collaboration with the school to ensure that all operations are carried out safely and have minimal impact on the day to day running of the school.