Our first Double Storey structure was completed at Todmorden Junior School, taking approx. 12 weeks to complete externally and internally.
The overall structure measured 18m x 9m, with the school gaining 4 additional learning facilities, including one classroom with a fully functional kitchen. Anthracite grey aluminium doors fitted into the front and rear elevation, accessing the bottom floor of the structure. UPVC windows installed throughout the structure giving additional natural light, these were finished in anthracite grey. All elevations were cladded with Thermowood timber which was finished with a painted fire retardant.
Externally the structure has been completed with a Thermowood deck and canopy, the roof canopy completed with a polycarbonate roofing sheets. To the front of the structure a glass balustrade has been fitted giving a modern finish.
Internally the structure has been completed with plasterboard skim finish to walls and ceiling throughout. Carpet tiles fitted to floor surfaces throughout the building. Toilets to include male and female with basins included throughout the building on first and second floor.
The electrics include down lights throughout the building, power and data sockets. For heating the customer choose to have an air conditioning unit to include warm and cool heating. The building was fitted with top of the range intercom system, enabling doors to be open from all rooms.
The second floor has a fully functional kitchen fitted to enable staff and children to learn within the kitchen area.
A simply stunning structure manufactured with a very happy school. We wish Todmorden Junior School good luck with their new structure and the new term.
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What Our Client’s Say
The classroom replaced a single storey building which had passed its useful life. We now have a two storey four roomed wooden eco-building , designed and built to the highest possible specification with children at the forefront of the design. The building is totally accessible and provides a state of the art space for our community to access, play and learn. During the school day children from the main school, have the opportunity to work in the rooms, which allow space for teaching and learning. The kitchen is designed, with a breakfast bar area to allow children to work in small groups in line with the introduction of Food Technology in the National Curriculum.We open from 7.00am each day with Breakfast Club, and close After School Club at 6.15pm each evening, providing a vital facility of wraparound care allowing parents to access the new Government 30 hour childcare initiative, and also work locally and regionally should their child be of school age. Todmorden has found its niche as a commuter town, the vast majority of our wraparound parents working in Leeds, Manchester, Bradford and Burnley. The vast space we now have allows the staff to fully embrace the opportunity to create stimulating and exciting learning areas.
The new classrooms are light and airy and have made a great place for children to access activities and lessons throughout the day. The building provides a wonderfully positive environment to facilitate positive learning across the EFYS Curriculum. The designed outdoor space allows free flow access to outdoor provision, which children at Todmorden C.E. School just love. The EYFS teacher is thoroughly enjoying planning and resourcing this amazing new room.
The building itself is a superb piece of craftsmanship. The Architects Pullman Associates, Bridge Timber, Calderdale MBC, Substructure and Ultra-Fabrications, along with Todmorden Cricket Club worked closely together to enable Todmorden C.E. School to demolish a single storey mobile unit, and erect the two storey wooden eco building. The site could only be accessed the adjoining cricket club, and their full cop-operation was vital to the success of the project. The build is all wood which blends into the woodland hillside surrounding our school. On completion the building is amazing, far better than anyone envisaged. Products used were of a high standard, the finished result is exactly as planned. Low level windows allow our children to look our onto pathways and field. The rooms are light and airy, there are no wires anywhere. We now have air con, low level sinks, and Jack and Jill type bathrooms. Designed to allow children of different ages and heights to access a breakfast bar, a brand new kitchen has been fitted which transforms into a café style area for evening meals for older children. During the school day, small groups of children from school now use the kitchen as part of the national curriculum cooking in school programme. All lighting is low energy, there will be no major replacement costs i.e. windows, boiler etc for many years allowing peace of mind. The staff now work in a different more efficient way to compliment the spacious rooms.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Bridge Timber and their employees to any organisation. From start the finish, we had accurate costings, the timescale was realistic, and the build was completed on time. As the project progressed some of our thoughts and needs changed, and were incorporated into the design and build as required. Paul and Kerrie were realistic, honest and extremely reliable. Always on hand to answer questions, Paul Charnley led the team by example manually working on the building ensuring compliance, timescales were kept and a quality product and finish was achieved. At the end of the build Bridge Timber gifted a much needed scorers hut to Todmorden Cricket Club, in recognition of their support to this project.