TG Escapes Blog

The latest articles from the TG Escapes team. Read on to keep up to date on the latest innovations and stories in the world of modular eco-building for education and business.

Time for a Picnic

With two weeks to go till the end of the summer holidays, and still plenty of sunshine up for grabs, why not get baking and creating with the children and head off for a picnic? Here are a few of our own tried and tested family favourites, which allow for everyone to...

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Shelter from the Midday Sun

Oak before ash, in for a splash. Ash before oak, in for a soak. So goes the old wives’ tale and the fact that, this spring, our oaks burst into leaf many weeks before our ash would seem to add some weight to the theory. So far, this summer has been one of the hottest...

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We are recruiting! Come and join our team.

We are a small privately owned and growing timber-frame construction business based in Coventry. We design and build modular, eco- friendly buildings for both the public and private sector providing a fully inclusive installation service. We are currently seeking a...

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Butterflies

All this glorious weather has suited the butterflies perfectly. As the children, the dog and I have ambled and yomped through the sun dappled shade of woods, meandered along the river bank or lazed in wind tousled meadows we have been mesmerised by the sight of hosts...

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Why Don’t You….

…..Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead? was, somewhat ironically, the highlight of my summer holidays in the 1970s. Though of course by the time it, and a handful of other classic kids shows, had finished there wasn’t...

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Aesthetics, Functionality or Both?

When designing our garden rooms, our architect set out to achieve a harmonious blend of aesthetical elegance and practical functionality, with a healthy overlay of environmental friendliness. From the very first consultation, one of the Garden Escape team will assist...

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How Does Your Garden Grow? On The Roof.

Leaving aesthetics aside, there are many reasons why you might like to think about having a living roof on your garden room. Our preferred roof plant material is sedum, a beautiful succulent that does so much more than just look good. It adds mass and thermal...

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Pooles Park National Lottery Award Finalists

The team at The Learning Escape were thrilled to hear that one of our clients is in contention for a National Lottery Award in the Best Environment category. We were honoured to be chosen by Pooles Park School, in Islington, central London, two years ago when the...

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Make the most of your summer time with the children

According to Theophrastus, one of Plato’s greatest scholars, “time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” Along a similar vein, nineteenth century writer, Henry Mackay, once said “time is free, but it is priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t...

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Gold for The Learning Escape in The Green Apple Awards

Established 20 years ago, The Green Organisation is an international, independent, non-profit, non-political, non-activist environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world. Its Green Apple Awards have...

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Swap Blue Light for Sunlight

The sun is shining, the school year is approaching its end and you and your students are sweating under the glare of fluorescent lighting with a background tinge of blue from computer screens. Attention spans are frayed and patience is in short supply…time to swap the...

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Gardening Projects for Kids

Watching seeds grow that they have planted themselves; making petal collages or perfume or even just stringing together a daisy chain, are some of the simple pleasures from which rich memories are made. Involving your children in fun gardening activities encourages...

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