Is your school growing? Whether you are delivering forest school lessons, needing a dedicated library area, or investing in extra space to accommodate special needs policies, social distancing or other flexibility needs within your educational setting, we can design and deliver that much-needed space to suit your requirements. Whatever your needs, our outdoor standalone buildings are ideal as a classroom or additional outdoor space, and they can be designed completely to your bespoke needs.

You’ll want a learning space that is durable all year round, which is why we use energy-efficient structurally insulated panels (SIPs) for the walls, floor and roof. We even use ‘mini’ SIPs for the splines between the panels to fully insulate your classroom and prevent ‘cold bridging’ areas. Not only are SIPs panels great for the environment, but they’re lightweight and strong making it a quicker, easier and versatile option for our buildings. We understand the complexity of building on a school site which is why choosing a SIPs modular building delivers, not only on budget but within tight timescales too. The panels offer a low U rating which in turn means that your building is cosy in the winter and cool in the summer.

Our preferred method of foundation system is galvanised steel pile foundations to a depth of 1200mm overwrapped with a DPC layer and then laser levelled to ensure a completely flat platform to build up from. Ground screws prevent any mess or damage to the site and surrounding area and also allow for sloping or uneven plots to be built on. However, if the ground conditions aren’t ideal then longer piles may be needed at an additional cost. The unpredictable weather forecast is also not a factor, as ground screws can be installed at any time of the year, even in rain or frost.

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We know that these foundations may not suit all school site requirements, which is why we also provide alternatives such as a concrete base or jack pads. To decide on the best system for your classroom, our team will visit the site and conduct a free site survey.

If you’re an education specialist in need of extra classroom space, then please contact us. Our team will provide a stress-free experience throughout the process, working with your local authority or academy site teams and keeping you updated at every stage, from initial design and ideas to the final delivery and construction so you can still use your time to continue teaching.

CASE STUDY

Wedding Guest Accommodation

A large 8m x 4m Shepherd Hut, Honeymoon Suite plus various Pods & Lodges sleeping 2 to 4 people for wedding guests.

 A large 8m x 4m Shepherd Hut, Honeymoon Suite plus various Pods & Lodges sleeping 2 to 4 people for wedding guests. This spectacular wedding venue in a remote part of Gloucestershire was looking for a range of bespoke...

Granny Annexe

A 9m x 4.5m open plan, 1 bedroom annexe.

Our client in Arnold Nottinghamshire was keen to live close to her mum but maintaining independence. We designed a high quality, open plan living space for an older customer...

Thicket Lodge

A large 10m x 8m Thicket Lodge, accommodating up to 6 people, perfect for large families or groups of friends.

This hotel in the NW of England hosts up to 200 weddings each year. With a luxurious lodge in their woodland grounds, it was the perfect place to host bride and bridesmaids on the eve of the wedding.

Office/Relaxing Pod

This 4m x 4.76m pod includes underfloor heating, laminate flooring and full glazed panels to the back of the room.

 A 4x4.76m pod, is an ideal private space for relaxing due to the brilliant insulation and the cosy shape inside. It also provides a nice, quiet office space.  

Annexe

A large 9m x 6m Annexe, including Western Red Cedar, brushed chrome sockets, laminate flooring throughout, underfloor heating and so much more...

 A great space for living, providing independence for a mother and daughter in Yorkshire. It has 'great views, fabulous light and is cosy without being cramped'...

B & B Shepherds Hut

A 2.1m x 5.48m Shepherd Hut, with light grey wriggly tin exterior on a steel chassis with traditional style wheels, fully double glazed with French doors and country house style panelled walls.

 A small 2.1m x 5.48m Shepherd Hut, ensured that B&B accommodation was up to scratch. It has that brilliant combination of a nostalgic, traditional exterior, but with a contemporary and luxurious living environment...

Therapy/Beauty Salon Pod

A large 3m x 4.76m Pod, including Western Red Cedar, brushed chrome sockets, laminate flooring, underfloor heating, and a bespoke oak topped corner sink unit.

"The decision to work from a garden pod at home was a moment of inspiration that gave my business an instant head start. With the help of Garden Hideouts I’ve got just what I want…"

Shepherds Hut

A 2.59m x 5.48 m Shepherds Hut, includes light grey wriggly tin exterior on a steel chassis with traditional style wheels, fully double glazed with French doors, and so much more...

 A 2.59m x 5.48m Shepherd Hut became the ideal solution for accommodating visiting family. 'The accommodation is pretty much self-sufficient with everything you could ask for…' 

Library Pod

A 4m x 8m pod, includes Western Red Cedar, brushed chrome sockets, laminate flooring, underfloor heating, bespoke bookcase with lighting and window seating.

A large 4m x 8m pod in Derbyshire, was the best solution for a modern library space. "This beautiful space will now allow our children to learn, investigate and read..."

Joanne & Alain are the 2 principle design & project managers and will oversee your outdoor building project from start to finish so you have a personal 1-to-1 service.

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