Modular Buildings for Schools – Everything you need to know about Edubuild

Have you been searching for a solution to space? Well, look no further. Here is a fast and flexible solution to space that always puts education first! Edubuild are Envoplan’s modular buildings specifically tailored for education. Combining the advantages of modular construction with neuroarchitecture, Edubuild creates spaces to suit your schools needs and goals. Want to know more? In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about how to solve your need for space using Edubuild.

Embedding practicality with a vision

At Envoplan we believe in solution based designs. Working in partnership with Noble + Eaton’s prioritisation of humancentric design and learner-centred framework, Envoplan recognises the importance of creating an impactful learning environment. Through the implementation of versatile and adaptable school furniture and whole fit-outs, Envoplan is committed to making bespoke designs tailored to a range of specific needs. Not only can you fulfil your schools need for more space but you can create an environment that has a lasting impact and supports the well-being, cognition and learning outcomes of your students!

What are modular buildings?

With the overarching vision in mind, let’s start from the beginning: what are modular buildings? Modular buildings are structures that are manufactured in sections or modules off-site in a factory or production facility, and then transported to the final construction site for assembly. Typically, these modules are made of steel, wood or interior materials and are designed to fit together in a specific configuration to create a complete building. 

The purpose of modular buildings 

So, we know what modular buildings are, but why are they gaining such traction? Essentially, they provide a fast, efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional construction methods. Modular buildings can be designed and manufactured in a controlled environment, which minimises the risk of delays and costly errors during the construction process. Such an approach can also reduce the amount of waste generated during the building process.

Comparing modular buildings with the traditional approach 

Traditional buildings offer their own charm, yet modular buildings offer advantages that are difficult to dismiss. Firstly, let’s take time into account. Modular buildings can be constructed much faster than traditional buildings, with some projects taking as little as a few weeks to complete. On top of this, they’re less expensive due to the streamlined manufacturing process. Ultimately, in an age of construction that values versatility and efficiency, modular buildings are specifically designed to be mobile and adaptable, making them ideal for a variety of different applications. 

Why is their popularity growing?

The reasons we’ve touched upon are enough to recognise why modular buildings are experiencing such growth. However, it’s important to explore these specific points in more detail. Starting with cost-effectiveness, the use of prefabricated components allows for a reduction in material waste, as well as lower labour costs, which can make them a more affordable option compared to traditional construction. 

Another advantage falls with the speed of construction. Since the modules are constructed off-site, the building process can be completed in a shorter time frame, which is especially beneficial for projects with tight deadlines. In fact, modular buildings are up to 70% quicker than traditional constructions. Additionally, they offer a high level of flexibility, allowing for easy modification and expansion as needed. 

They can also be easily transported and assembled in different locations, making them a great option for temporary or mobile structures. And it’s important to acknowledge environmental benefits, as the use of sustainable materials and energy-efficient systems can reduce carbon footprint and energy costs.

Save yourself time and effort

Construction projects can often be plagued with a variety of pain points such as delays, cost overruns, and unpredictable weather conditions. These challenges can impact project timelines and budgets, causing frustration for builders and clients alike. However, modular buildings offer a solution to these pain points by providing a faster, more efficient building process. In addition, by working with Envoplan you have everyone you need under one roof. There’s no need for any third party involvement as we offer a full turnkey process! From the initial feasibility consult right down to the building manufacturing and complete installation, Envoplan have one team to do it all. Saving you time and effort!
By choosing Edubuild you’re choosing to work with a team who share your passion for education. We understand how precious your time is and the importance of efficiency. Therefore, we work at a time that suits you! As the construction of the modular building happens off site it allows for our team to work during the term allowing for faster and less restrictive process. Furthermore, we’re able to deliver your projects during term time with minimal disruption to your school and within your specified time frames. This makes modular buildings an attractive option for those looking for a more streamlined and flexible construction process.

The spotlight on sustainability

As a modern society we are holding ourselves accountable for the consequences of our actions on planetary health. Now more than ever, we realise the importance in making conscious decisions based on our carbon foot prints and the effect that is to be had on the planet. These sustainable choices can be put at the forefront of your designs, helping to shape a greener future for your students. From the solar panels on the roof to the greenery planted in the soil, Edubuild makes your sustainability goals attainable.
Here are some sustainable measures we take.
  • Using efficient building materials that are responsibly sourced with a lower carbon footprint. For example recycled timber and steel.
  • Avoiding using material that cause environmental damage such as VOC’s and plastics.
  • Choosing materials with a longer life span that require minimal maintenance. For example natural timber opposed to those with treated coatings.
Some other sustainability elements you can incorporate include,
  • Harnessing natural resources through solar panels or water harvesting.
  • Landscaping is available allowing for greener spaces.
  • Reducing water and electricity usage and through options such as ground source heat pumps.

Addressing misconceptions 

Some may believe the rhetoric that modular buildings are only temporary structures, however this is far from the case. They can be designed to meet a wide range of needs and can serve as a long-term solution. From schools and offices to healthcare facilities and residential homes, modular buildings can be constructed to meet specific requirements and can be customised to fit any budget. 

In addition to traditional classrooms, modular buildings can be designed to accommodate science labs, libraries, art rooms, and other specialised facilities. And it’s not just the building that can be customised – landscaping options are also available, allowing the construction to blend seamlessly into its surroundings. They’re far from hastily-built, ram shackled buildings. In fact, quite the opposite. Modular builds are simply an innovative, versatile, solution to create constructions that offer longevity and quality.  

The design and installation process 

Now, through Envoplan, what does the design and installation process look like? It begins with an initial consultation where they work closely with the client to understand their needs and preferences. From there, sketches and 3D designs are created, giving the client a visual representation of what their new workspace will look like. Collaborations is also key, involving students and stuff alike it the design process making sure their needs are always at the heart of the end result. After all they are the ones who will be using the space!
An informative infographic is also presented, outlining the entire process from start to finish. What sets Envoplan apart from other companies is our dedicated team, committed to handling every aspect of the design and installation process. Everything is taken care of, ensuring that the project runs smoothly and the client is satisfied with the end result.

Transcending practicality 

While the designs of these buildings may appear to be purely functional, they go beyond mere aesthetics, fulfilling a more significant purpose. In line with Noble + Eaton’s vision, Envoplan’s modular designs can have a significant impact on the wellbeing, cognition, and learning outcomes of students. By providing a more comfortable, spacious, and conducive environment for learning, students can better concentrate, retain information and enhance their overall academic performance. 
The flexible and adaptable design of modular buildings can also promote collaboration, creativity and support modern teaching methods that prioritise student-centred learning. Ultimately, modular buildings in educational settings offer a promising solution to address the challenges of traditional school infrastructure and support the diverse needs of students.

Let’s make it happen

Who better to work with than a dedicated team who share your passion for enhancing education? The solution you’ve been looking for is right here. Solve your need for space and unlock the potential of your environment today! Take the first step by booking a consultation to understand how together we can turn your vision into a reality.
Make space. Make an impact. Do it with Edubuild!

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