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.

Environmental improvements can reduce stress in the workplace

As working hours get longer and expectations for fast turn-arounds increase, the number of employees that are getting stressed due to their work lifestyle is rising. A report published last year by the Health and Social Care Information Centre showed a sharp increase...

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The Summer of Gardens: What will you make?

If your summer holidays are approaching and your garden is feeling a little bare, it could be time to start thinking about what outdoor projects you’ve got planned for the longer days. This could be the year that you decide to work from home or get fit, maybe you want...

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Save money and the environment with an eco-friendly build

The last few months have given us one of the coldest winters in decades and as the temperatures plummeted, many homeowners were seeing their energy bills move just as fast in the other direction. Cold weather is expensive and keeping yourself warm when your home isn’t...

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Join us at The Academies Show 24th April

In one week, on 24th April, The Learning Escape is heading to the London Excel to take part in The Academies Show. Supported by the Department of Education and the Education Funding Agency, among many others, it’s a day of free insights, discussions and practical...

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Canopies: outdoor learning for all seasons

Come rain or shine teachers are trying to find new ways to provide outdoor learning for their pupils. No matter what shape or size your school grounds are, a canopy can bring children closer to nature and enhance their learning experience. Canopies are a simple and...

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Learning Escapes vs Brick and Mortar School Buildings

Successful schools often require more space to accommodate a growing student intake. One of the biggest decisions many schools have to make is the choice between more traditional brick and mortar school buildings and something more natural like a Learning Escape. Both...

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The cost and benefits of modular classrooms

Growing schools need extra space and modular classrooms can be a good solution. With budget deadlines on the horizon, ensuring that money is being invested in the best possible way is a priority for many schools. Those that don’t use it will lose it, so finding an...

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So you want to be an ecoschool? Guest post from EnergyMyWay

The need to become more energy efficient is pressing upon independent schools more than ever before. Energy bills are soaring and carbon taxes are now a reality; schools need to respond with sustainable measures to reduce their energy costs. But for many independent...

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Woolwich Polytechnic commission two storey Learning Escape

We are very pleased to be working with Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys in Thamesmead, Greenwich where construction of a brand new state-of-the-art, two storey, eight-classroom eco-building is nearing completion. Despite government talk of standardization and...

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The granny annexe: caring for relatives closer to home

We all need a little help sometimes and caring for elderly relatives is something that many people wish they could do a little closer to home. By 2029 it is predicted that nearly 40% of the UK’s population will be over 50 and whilst the majority of the older...

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