When one of our local Suffolk schools approached us to see if we could assist with supplying them with a state-of-the-art, modern and inspiring classroom, we were obviously only too happy to help.
SMART Garden Offices, suppliers of high-quality studio offices and garden buildings across the UK, has been working closely with schools all over the country for many years, delivering additional space solutions – quickly, efficiently and on time.
The two main areas that cause UK schools the biggest issues are space and budget. Many are already overcrowded, or do not have enough funds to provide the resources required.
These issues often mean that traditional brick-built extensions are difficult to fund and accommodate, as they can take months and months to complete, whilst installing utilitarian mobile classrooms can have a detrimental effect on children’s creativity and learning, which is why Thorndon School turned to SMART and their range of quality modular buildings.
Their brief was actually very simple – they needed:
As you can see from the images, Thorndon chose one of our stunning Ultras as their school classroom, which sits beautifully in their playground, as though it was always meant to be there.
This studio office is a striking and contemporary quality modular building designed to excite and elevate learning to a new level. With its inviting portico entrance and floating red cedar panels, the Ultra is the ultimate in design and quality.
Fully insulated with industry leading insulation in the walls, floor and ceiling, this building is truly usable all year round, on the hottest of summer days or the coldest of winter days.
The crisp and spacious interior offers a blank canvas for the school classroom, to do as they wish with. Wipeable melamine walls create the perfect backdrop and require very little maintenance, the soft blue carpet flooring provides a touch of comfort.
When asked what difference the Ultra has made to the school, headteacher Tamsin Little replied:
“Having a SMART has made all the difference – we have a room that is personalised and less utilitarian than a mobile classroom. We have really been able to make the building our own.”
The Ultra was installed at a fixed price in a matter of just a few days. It has a peace of mind 10-year structural warranty and will provide Thorndon School with a truly inspiring learning space for many, many years to come.
If you would like to talk to SMART about creating additional space for your school, and would like to know more about our quality modular buildings and studio offices, you can get in touch with us by following this link and filling in the online form. We also offer a 54 page catalogue which is packed full of inspiration and ideas, and no-obligation site consultations – both of which are free.
The addition of a SMART school classroom will assist you in ensuring you have all the right resources in place to drive improvements whilst providing a beautiful and functional space for years to come.
Everything was clearly explained and we are very happy with our office. We feel we made the right choice picking Smart Garden Offices, many thanks
Excellent service, great team, can highly recommend all aspects of SMART – they do what it says on the tin and the product is superb
“A fantastic experience from start to finish, a wonderful addition to our home! A lovely touch from the electrician; leaving a note to say how you hope we enjoy the office as much as you have enjoyed building it – little details like this just made it a pleasure. Never expected in a million years that it would run so smoothly but it’s been like silk for us. Thank you.”M Gardner, Bradford
“Your guys have done an outstanding job and I am so delighted with the end product. The appearance, finish and size of the Trio is everything I wanted and some more. But there is something else. Your guys Tony and Rob were excellent. Efficient, knowledgable guys who knew what they were doing and who did not waste a second doing it. And they were tidy workers too who were sensitive to the surroundings and neighbours. They were a credit to you and Smart Offices. So this is a big thank you from someone looking at their new office and who is really happy with the result and what Smart have done.”
hursday was a blur but Tony and Arris were fantastic on both days!! The office was gone by 2pm on the Wednesday and back up by 1pm on the Thursday. They just got on with it and made the whole thing stress free so thank you all so much for all your help – I am so very grateful..
Your service was excellent from concept to build; you could not have been more helpful. The build itself was breathtaking in it’s organisation and execution and nothing was too much trouble for your installation team; they were helpful and knowledgeable throughout – even fitting water butts at very short notice for us. When we had a small issue with the door adjustment you went out of your way to get someone to us as soon as possible. I can’t fault your after-care service.
“We were really impressed with the professionalism of the whole process right from the initial site survey and design through to the actual build. There is clearly a Smart solution for virtually any situation and it is great to gain a brand new space which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing! We would certainly have another one if we ever moved house and wanted to create extra room. Tony and Rob’s workmanship was a joy to watch!”
“The team, all of whom have been most pleasant to have around, have now finished and we are absolutely delighted. The building does look ‘smart’ and the whole job has been carried out with maximum efficiency.”
“The office is now part of the furniture and is great. I am 100% glad that I did it and went with you guys.”
“If it means anything (and I’m sure it does) we believe that getting the office (and especially the Trio) rather than fighting inside the house was absolutely the right thing to do.”
“Keith and I are very impressed with Charlie, his installers and his products and recommend Smart Garden offices unhesitatingly”
“The office is fantastic and exceeds expectations.”
“It’s a pleasure doing business with people who do what they say, on time, professionally, and with no fuss. The building is perfect for my needs.”
“We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone.”
“I have worked right through this dreadful winter, and thanks to the brilliant insulation, remained warm and snug using only a small, economic halogen heater. My office is cosier than the house!”
“First of all, I love the new office. May I say what a great job the guys did on the build. Hard working and extremely pleasant, particularly considering the rotten weather yesterday.”
“We’re delighted by our very ‘Smart’ Garden Office. “