The brief was to create the classroom out of two 20ft containers, connected together to make one unit, and with large windows so as to let in plenty of natural light.
Project meetings were held with our client where they showed us their initial concept drawings and we discussed various lining and flooring options. Primarily they required a wood effect lining however due to the nature of the use, we advised a melamine finish as this could be wiped clean. We also advised on having a 2.5mm lip on the flooring so it could be cleaned without damaging the walls. The initial specification was for a single personnel door with a large window, but after discussions this was changed to a bi folding door and a French door.?
Two quality used A grade containers were used for this build, and the cargo doors were removed. We also removed a 20ft side panel from one of the containers, re-enforced it and installed a steel box section around the aperture. This was for connecting the two containers together.
A 6m x 2m bi-folding door with an aluminium frame was installed along with a 6m x 2m French door; prior to arrival on site, the openings, apertures and steel supports were fabricated to allow easy fitting by a specialist contractor.
Internally we lined the container walls and roof with 9mm white faced MFC over 50mm insulation to a timber stud frame. The existing marine ply floor was overlaid with Polysafe 2.5mm non-slip vinyl floor in blue. The electrical package consisted of 4 x 5' twin anti-corrosive light fittings and switches, 8 x 13 amp twin sockets with single phase external commando socket and an internal RCD distribution board.
The school required the classroom to blend in with the surroundings and be eco-friendly. To assist with this we externally installed a timber baton frame to the container and fit 150mm x 25mm vertical tanalised treated timber cladding.
Work In Progress
The containers were separately delivered and offloaded to the school by way of two 20ft crane lorries, and our team carried out site works to link the containers together ready for the classroom to be used.
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