Modular Classrooms or Temporary Classrooms?

What is the Difference Between Modular Classrooms and Temporary Classrooms?

Temporary classrooms and modular classrooms are different terms for the same thing.

They are often referred to a temporary classroom because they are easier to remove or change location than a standard brick building. They are placed on foundations (usually stacked slabs or Jackpad) via a crane which can be installed on tarmac or grass and connected to the mains. All of which are easy to remove when you are finished with using the building. This is excellent if you happen to have a larger cohort or need a temporary learning space and are looking for a short-term solution, as we do have the option to hire a building. These buildings are made using steel framework, plastisol exterior, vinyl faced plasterboard interior, fully insulated and a range of flooring types to suit your needs.

The back of a modular classroom with stacked tables and chairs, and fixed lighting on showcasing the amount of space available.

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Temporary classrooms are also known as modular classrooms. This is because they are often made up of two or more “modules) or bays. A single classroom is often made from two or three bays and double classrooms five or six. A four bay classroom can be used as two 55sqm classrooms without store cupboards or a large classroom with toilets and store cupboards. Modular classrooms can also be stacked to make a larger building comprising of multiple classrooms. Take a look at a previous case study where we installed a two-storey modular classroom at Whitgreave Primary School.

If you are looking to expand your school without the cost of a brick building, then modular classrooms are the perfect solution. A refurbished used modular classroom is a cheaper option if your budget is smaller, and they can often be redesigned to suit your needs. A range of exterior finishes can also be offered at an additional cost to give a refurbished modular building (or a new one) a different look such as timber cladding, composite cladding or brick slip. WE also have the option to hire a classroom if a short term need arises.