For many people, modular buildings are just a temporary solution to get from A to B. From building site offices to temporary classrooms; there are dozens of ways that temporary modular buildings are utilised every day. If you’re looking for something a little more creative, opting for a permanent modular building that’s all your own could be the ideal solution. Here are some creative ways modular buildings can be used beyond the usual:
Thanks to the sturdy, waterproof nature of modular buildings, they can be the ideal addition to a more extensive garden as an office or summer house. Simple to install and easy to customise with anything from metal roofing to hanging lights or a sliding door, you can recycle a modular building into something that can be used by the family for years to come. In fact, with a little bit of creative inspiration and some wood cladding, you can create something like this summer cottage by Danish architectural firm Lykke + Nielsen.
For an even more dramatic transformation, and a few wooden palettes, a purchased modular building can become a fantastic way to both grow plants and store garden equipment, thanks to vertical ‘living walls’. With just a few power tools and some plants, you can create a living and breathing vertical garden area, with extra storage and shelving within. Sound unbelievable? This DIY by Decoist shows how it can be done.
Home Schooling and Nursery Classrooms
Modular buildings are already used across the UK as a solution to educational space, and a dedicated learning space at home can not only encourage those small brains, it can give them their own quiet, distraction-free area for self-taught learning. With all amenities, including water and electric, available for these modular buildings, creating a space for learning with chalkboard paint, shelving and working space would be a simple task. If you’re looking for some inspiration, Confessions of a Homeschooler shows precisely what you can do with some imagination and a trip to IKEA.
Feeling inspired? If you’re looking for modular building sales to adapt your modular project, then we can help. Contact us today for more information on the units we sell to help you make the best choice for your needs.
Posted on 14th Nov 2017 09:22:26 by Micheala.Martin
If your school or education centre is utilising modular buildings to fulfil extra space requirements, improve classroom quality or provide temporary cover, then it can be difficult to see past the plain-featured walls and simple design to something that’s inspiring and exciting for students. On the contrary, modular cabins can be a fantastic blank slate for education settings, to get pupils involved in learning and develop new skills. Here are some ideas to customise your cabins in unique and exciting ways.
For a great, temporary way to get your students involved in decoration, design and project work, use blackboard wallpaper. This is a simple, yet fantastic way to turn every wall in your cabin into a work of art and let your pupils get their hands dirty. When you’re done for the day, simply wipe off the walls in preparation for the next set of lessons, or even peel off sections of wallpaper for a fully versatile classroom experience.
Use your cabin as a ‘wind down’ room, rather than a traditional classroom; this is a fantastic way to encourage both mindfulness and quiet reflection in a busy school day. Fill your modular buildings with books, comfortable seating areas and individual areas for calm learning and development. Your students will appreciate the safe space in which to relax and it is sure to improve education and overall behaviour, as well as encouraging study and quiet learning.
For schools with additional needs, or for younger students, a simple sensory play area is a fantastic way to use modular buildings, for anything from pure play to motor development. Additional space for traditional growth, as well as help for those students who need it, can greatly enhance the school day for younger pupils and encourage the development of skills.
Looking for hire modular units for use within your school or educational setting? Contact us today to discuss how we can support the learning and development of children at your facility by providing you with the tools to enhance your students’ school day with just a few easy customisations that can have fantastic results.
Posted on 7th Nov 2017 11:24:19 by Micheala.Martin