Little Bollington C of E Primary School

Introduction – Little Bollington C of E Primary School

We are a small, rural, Church of England school, situated between Lymm and Altrincham, in the Diocese of Chester, and we hold our Christian values and beliefs central to all we do.

We aim to provide an interesting and stimulating environment, which encourages pupils to develop a life-long love of learning. Whilst placing emphasis on the basic skills in literacy, numeracy, we creatively combine these to deliver enriching, cross-curricular topics and experiences covering the whole curriculum, which fully engage and involve the children.

Our school family is committed to supporting and nurturing our pupils so they develop academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually and develop their full potential, enabling them to go out into the wider world as well rounded, ambitious young people.

Caroline Johnstone

Head Teacher


Caroline contacted Bridge Timber to discuss the possibility of a new learning facility.  Funding was available, however planning was required, and therefore elevations along with a planning application would need to be submitted.

The build was to include a disabled toilet along with a lobby area. The remaining space would be for open learning

Additional to the classroom works, the customer required a turnkey style project, therefore ground works and services would be included.

The structure would be standalone to the existing building and would need to accommodate approx. 30 children.

Planning permission was granted and the order placed approx. 8 weeks later.


Excavation works begun for the foundation contractors to be instructed.  A Swift foundation system was found to be the best solution for this build.  Services were put in place, which included data cables, alarm system and general connections

The overall Classroom was to measure 8m x 6m and would be manufactured using SIP Panels (Structural Insulated Panels), which conform to building regulations, 125mm SIPS were used in the floor and walls, with 175mm SIPS used for the roof structure.

Externally the classroom was clad with Thermowood.  Thermowood’s high resistance to moisture or decay causing fungi, makes it an excellent material for use as a cladding. Environmental Benefits: Thermowood ® production process uses heat vapour and steam only and NO CHEMICALS that will have detrimental effect on the environment.


Our eco classrooms come complete with Aluminium double doors, with an option of bi-fold.  For this build we supplied double doors.  UPVC windows installed in our standard anthracite grey colour to match the powder coated aluminium doors.

Externally a access ramp was supplied, manufactured from Thermowood decking and handrail.

Standard roofing would be box profile roof sheets, with a UPVC guttering system to the rear.

As standard all classrooms are finished internally with plasterboard skim finish to all walls and ceilings.  Internal decoration can be included at an additional cost.

Flooring options are commercial grade flooring, commercial grade carpet tiles, with option of vinyl to the kitchen and bathroom areas.

Our standard 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.  Air conditioning is the preferred solution and was installed at St Ambrose.

A stunning Classroom manufactured at St Ambrose, we wish the school and children many of happy years in their new facility.

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