Once planning was approved, foundation works begun. The choice of foundations were “Swift” a concrete footing system. The ground was excavated in preparation for the foundations.
The Eco Classroom was to be manufactured using SIP Panels (Structural Insulated Panels) which conform to building regulations, 125mm SIPs are used in the floor and walls, with a 175mm SIP for the roof.
Externally the classroom was clad with Western Red Cedar 18mm. One obvious advantage of using Western Red Cedar cladding is that it’s a natural product and a sustainable product, meaning you are also projecting the environment. Cedar wood can be painted/stained or simply left to its stunning reddish colour, fading naturally to a silver/grey colour.
Our eco classrooms are all complete with Aluminium double doors, and some cases bi-fold, in this instance we installed double. UPVC windows installed in our standard anthracite grey colour to match the powder coated aluminium doors.
As standard all classrooms are finished internally with plasterboard skim finish to all walls and ceilings. If requested, internally decoration can be included in the price.
The flooring supplied as standard is commercial grade carpet tiles, with a vinyl flooring fitted into the kitchen/bathroom areas – East Meon had neither therefore internally was fully carpet.
As standard our electrical package consist of downlights, quantity is appropriate for the size of the building, power sockets, again this is discussed prior to installation to ensure the school are happy with the quantity. Heating is discussed prior to installation, and in most cases to conform to building control, SBEM cal’cs along with Air conditioning is required. Again in this building air condition was supplied.