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Bricks & mortar

Norfolk school's new Eco-Nursery 11th greenest in UK

Norwich Road Academy's new environmentally friendly nursery costs nothing to heat and light

Security & safety

Fire safety: Reducing the risk

Paul Henson, from Ramtech Electronics, discusses ways that schools can reduce the risk of fire...

Interiors

Reducing absenteeism with antimicrobial copper

Richard van den Bos, from Allgood plc, discusses how antimicrobial copper ironmongery can sig...

Outdoors

The secret to catering for large groups when space is tight

Jason Eastwood, Managing Director at Canopies UK, discusses how schools should add dining spac...

People, policy, politics, money

How can academies benefit from Condition Improvement Fund?

Michael Farmer, Head of Technical at 361 Degrees, discusses how academies can use CIF to impro...

Bricks & mortar

Wireless access control - the IT perspective

Wireless technology is nothing new and used in lots of everyday situations...

Facilities management

Saving money from the ground up

Heckmondwike FB's Bob Mortimer discusses how schools can save money by building future-proof s...

Facilities management

Top tips for schools considering boiler hire

Russ Baker has some advice for schools undecided about boiler hire

People, policy, politics, money

How do CDM regulations 2015 affect schools? 

School heads and governing bodies need to apprise themselves of their new responsibilities

HVAC & lighting

Indoor air pollution more harmful than outdoor

Pollutant levels indoors in the US are typically two to five times higher than outdoors, the E...

Interiors

A lesson in affordable, cleaner heating

Remeha's James Porter looks at how ultra-low NOx condensing boilers can help schools protect t...

Sustainability

Independent Arup Report: Schoolhaus Energy Efficiency

Arup undertook an independent appraisal of energy efficiency within the UK schools estate

Facilities management

Why schools need Low Surface Temperature Radiators

Phil Mangnall, from Jaga Heating Products UK, explains how risk of injury can be minimised thr...

Sustainability

Time to invest: efficient heating solutions for schools

Steven Evans, National Sales Manager at Potterton Commercial, explains why schools need to inv...

Sustainability

The Ormiston Academy Trust Approach to Sustainable Buildings

Academies Show London: 'The Ormiston Academy Trust Approach to Sustainable Buildings'

Technology

Have you had your daily huddle?

Huddle spaces are a significant phenomenon. According to Wainhouse Research, there may be as m...

Facilities management

How to keep drainage disruption to a minimum in schools

Richard Leigh, Business Development Director at Lanes Group, discusses how to keep school buil...

Sustainability

Invest in design to improve health and wellbeing

Sara Harraway and Richard Flisher, Directors at CPMG Architects, look at why investing in gree...

Technology

Design trends in schools which incorporate technology

The PSBP is transforming the most run-down schools in the country by providing facilities fit ...

Facilities management

Investing in sport

Tim Lambert, Account Director at Paragon Structures, discusses his passion for developing stat...

Facilities management

Streamlining the student accommodation process

Nick Lomax, Marketing Manager at Kinetic Solutions, discusses how to make the accommodation pr...

Security & safety

SEM analysis plays key role in school asbestos assessments

David Cooper, from Lucion Services, looks at how safety management practices with asbestos in ...

People, policy, politics, money

Scape CEO responds to gov't funding for new free schools

Mark Robinson, Scape Group Chief Executive, comments on government funding for new free school...

Facilities management

Rethinking learning spaces

By Mark Richards, Head of Design, Godfrey Syrett

Facilities management

Masterplanning the future of HE

Hannah Trubshaw at Pegasus Group, explains the importance of modern accommodation at universit...

Interiors

2017 university design trends

Laura Light, Concept Designer at Interface, looks at upcoming trends for university spaces

Sustainability

Funding sustainables in education

A short guide to financing energy conservation measures in schools and colleges

Sustainability

Energy and Estates: reducing costs

Universities can continually monitor teaching space utilisation and reduce energy costs, says ...

Sustainability

How to save energy in schools: a guide for school governors

Energys Group's Kevin Cox has some tips for school governors wanting to save energy

Technology

The importance of digital devices in a SEN classroom

James Symons, CEO of LocknCharge, looks at the advantages of special educational schools using...

Sustainability

PFI is no barrier to more energy efficient schools

PFI needn't stand in the way of making schools energy efficient, says Mark Williams, governmen...

Facilities management

How modular construction can help school expansion

Marcus Sutcliffe, Technical Director of Elite Systems, discusses the advantages of modular con...

Bricks & mortar

2017 Colour Trends by Ellis

The key colour trends for kitchens and bedrooms for 2017/2018

Outdoors

10 ways natural playgrounds benefit a child's development

Craig Boyle, from Infinite Playgrounds, explains why playgrounds should be built with natural ...

Bricks & mortar

The importance of digital devices in a SEN classroom

Special educational needs school value the use of digital devices in the classroom.

Sustainability

Treat it right: boiler and heating systems

Safeguarding the performance of the boiler and heating system

International

International learning - seize the opportunity

How HE commercial services professionals can gain valuable insights into other cultures in a b...

People, policy, politics, money

How the private sector can help schools to plan long-term

Craig Smailes, Project Director at Kajima Partnerships, explains why private finance funded pr...

Events

HE estates - life after Brexit

The Higher Education Estates Forum poses the question - how can universities be more competiti...

Security & safety

Plan ahead to keep your school safe this summer

The Master Locksmiths Association says that the spring term is the time to review school secur...