About Us

TG Escapes is an award-winning modular building manufacturer, with decades of experience across the education and commercial sectors. We offer a bespoke design service on every project, with a fully turnkey manufacturing process and a suite of sustainability commitments.

Decades of beautiful timber buildings

TG Escapes was founded in 2003 by Richard Harvey, who still leads our team today. While we initially built sustainable, attractive garden offices, our buildings quickly grew in size and ambition as we moved into the educational sector, constructing everything from standalone SEND classrooms to larger two-storey blocks.

We cover the entire UK from our Coventry base, with nearly 1000 buildings completed as we approach our 21st anniversary. While our buildings have grown in scale, our mission has remained the same: to create sustainable, positive spaces tailored to each client, primed for at least 50 years of regular use.

Future ready modular solutions

High-quality modular buildings provide our educational and commercial clients with a permanent space faster and at a lower price than a traditional brick-and-mortar building. By overseeing every aspect of the process from the initial design to the final handover of keys we can ensure exacting quality standards and commitments to our environmental principles.

  • Net zero as standard: Our team designs around net zero in operation as standard, achieved through sustainable materials, energy-efficient designs, and solar panelling. We are also striving to achieve net zero as a company through a swath of changes across our business. Meeting net zero will ensure legal compliance and save considerable money on energy bills.
  • Sustainable timber: Our buildings are constructed around timber frames and panelling, with all wood sourced from managed forests. Timber is a truly renewable resource, storing carbon throughout the lifespan of a building.
  • Biophilic design: Our design team integrate biophilic design principles into every building we produce. Emphasising a connection to nature through outdoor access, views, and excellent quality ventilation, biophilic design has a proven impact on concentration, stress, and happiness, especially important within an educational environment.
  • Our social commitments: We are committed to the well-being of our staff and clients, engaging with the educational community through several white papers, our tireless advocacy for biophilia, and our tree planting program supporting farmers in Uganda.

Our comprehensive service

Across twenty years of award-winning work, we’ve optimised our turnkey process to meet the needs of every client. Starting with a free design service from our in-house team of architects, we’ll cover off-site manufacture, on-site installation, and all finishing work needed. Everything is covered by the same friendly team, with a single point of contact and a fixed upfront price.

Our buildings are bright, positive spaces completely tailored to the needs and location of our clients. This exacting, upfront service has earned us major industry awards from the Modern Methods of Construction Awards and the Education Estates Awards, alongside stellar feedback from our clients.

Our future

We believe that modular systems and other MMCs (Modern Methods of Construction) are the future of construction, offering a fast, affordable, and environmentally friendly building method. Our scalable modular system and in-house design team allow us to take our vision of happy, healthy buildings to the next level, with our team looking to work on larger projects, from fully modular schools to bespoke well-being facilities. We can’t wait to see what the next 20 years will bring.

 

“The builders were excellent…. and were very considerate and understanding of the needs of the school.”

James Field

Headteacher, Multi use eco-classroom

“They understood our needs and produced a design that we knew would meet those needs, amazing.”

Alex Clark

CEO of Trust, Double storey eco classroom block

“Overall a very good experience working with the TG Escapes team from the initial on-site meeting to formulation of drawings to the construction of the new building and completion..”

Hoang Nguyen

Estates and Facilities Manager, Stand alone 6th form provision

“Excellent contact and communication. Easily approachable and worked within an incredible timescale.”

Mal Fjord-Roberts

Headteacher, Redehall School

Meet the team

Our team is still led by Richard Harvey and includes architects, surveyors, structural engineers, manufacturers, project managers, technicians and craftsmen.