The Importance of Sustainable Classrooms

Just as a positive working environment is important for an adult’s mental health, an ecologically sound and productive classroom is just as essential for a child. In addition to vital needs such as ample sunlight, air flow, temperature and access to water – there are other architectural decisions which can provide huge benefits for a child’s academic development. Bridge Timber understands that as classes in Britain continue to grow, many schools will be faced with the decision to expand their facilities – this is where we come in.

Rather than extend a school’s current brick and mortar structure, many now opt for an affordable, healthy and attractive outdoor classroom with easy access to the main building. According to research carried out by Salford University, the quality of a classroom’s sustainable design can benefit a students learning progress ‘up to 16% in a single year’. As such, a classroom that is easily sustained by staff to offer inspiring aesthetics and ecological excellence should be the goal of any self respecting school looking to expand.

To accommodate such needs, the team at Bridge Timber have adapted our garden buildings for academic use with a simple and clean approach built on traditional brick and stone structures. Build time is minimal, costs are fair and the final design will always result from cooperative bespoke discussion.

Excellent levels of insulation and high quality PVC windows with Bi-Folding Doors (should you wish it) all help lend your outdoor garden classroom a sustainable modern design that teachers and kids will love alike.

To read more about our outdoor classrooms and how they can benefit your school please visit the Bridge Timber Garden Rooms website.

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