Do you want to add a classroom but concerned about the costs and mess, then read on.

We all remember how our favourite teachers at school could improve our ability to learn, but creating the right learning environment is just as important.

There are some major concerns cited by headteachers that prevent them from replacing their outdated classrooms, including:

  1. Concerns over high costs at a time when budgets are already being squeezed
  2. The prospect of lengthy disruptions during term time
  3. Having building works going on whilst children are in the vicinity

Creating the ideal building that is cost-effective to build, that inspires students and is built with the minimum of disruption, is easier than you would think especially with timber classrooms.
There are five key advantages that headteachers have found when working with Scotts to deliver the classroom they need, at a price that is suitable to their budget. These advantages are:

Competitive Pricing

As schools budgets continue to dwindle, we understand that the cost of building a new classroom is significant. Overwhelmingly, headteachers and bursars that we have worked with have cited our ability to meet their needs for competitive pricing. Our ability to offer a full turnkey solution means that all the work is carried out by our in-house specialists thus driving the price of the work down.

“From the very first contact I made with the company, they have been responsive and easy to work with, coming up with a bespoke solution to meet our needs and providing a fantastic environment for our children to learn in.

Installation Teams Are Well-Organised And Professional

It is thanks to Scotts experienced project management and dedicated team of professionals, that the company has gained its enviable reputation for constructing long lasting, quality buildings. We have nearly 97 years worth of experience within the timber industry and our knowledge is reflected in each and every project we undertake. For headteachers, this means that our projects are managed efficiently, to minimise interruptions, thus enabling children and staff to concentrate on what they do best, learning and teaching.

“There was very little disruption to the school throughout the construction programme, and we highly commend the builders.”

Children’s Safety and Site Maintenance

Childrens’ safety is paramount hence our workers always ensure on-site premises are cordoned off properly, and the site is kept spotless. That is why the consistent feedback we have had from headteachers has been that workers were especially competent at keeping their work site clean and tidy. Not only does this help minimise the disruption to the school and site, as a whole, but it also helps ensure that students and staff are kept safe at all times.

“The contractors have been great; everything has been safe for the children, everything has been clean and tidy, there has been absolutely no health and safety issues at all.”

“Scotts have been brilliant to work with right from the start. The way they were so professional working within the school environment, which is tricky with the children’s safeguarding, everybody has been spot on.”

Exceeding Expectations

Scotts of Thrapston strives for excellence in all fields of timber construction. From summerhouses through to stables and from engineered flooring to education buildings, the Scotts name is now synonymous with master craftsmanship. This has allowed us to exceed expectations time-after-time and deliver a spacious learning space with a difference.

“The building is better than we could have imagined. It is just so airy, bright and the children love learning in there.”

Pro-active Health and Safety

We minimise the risk of any health and safety issues arising by carrying out as much work off-site as is possible. Through our pro-active approach to health and safety regulations, we ensure that there would be minimal risk to both students and staff. It?s this reputation for forward-thinking that has allowed Scotts to carry out large-scale school construction with minimal fuss.

“A great deal of the work was done off-site, which does make the construction easier in a school environment, but there was a secure compound, and the children were able to see the building progressing without being in any danger.”

At Scotts, we pride ourselves on our ability to listen and tailor each build to each school’s specific teaching requirements, whilst delivering a budget-friendly solution with minimal disruption.

To work with us or find out how we can help you, please contact us via or phone Zoe Dolan on 01832 732366.