Outside Comfort Zone Autumn 2019

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Welcome to the Autumn edition of Outside Comfort Zone. We’ve installed some impressive canopies in the last few months and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share them with you in this months’ newsletter along with a focus on the Grasmere Timber Clad Cycle Shelter which has been a big hit with Architects and Contractors since we launched 7 years ago. We also have a special feature on BIM including the 3 C’s of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and … Continue reading

Play & Learn Outside | September 2019 | Issue 1.6

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Welcome to the ‘back to school’ edition of Play and Learn Outdoors. It’s a bumper issue filled to the brim with everything to do with outdoor learning, play and fundraising, we’ve even included a bundle of important dates for your diary that you can incorporate into your lessons. You will find all the main news stories from the last 3 months to inspire your imagination in the direction of enhancing your lessons and outside teaching space. To view our latest newsletter, please see … Continue reading

Forget Tasting the Rainbow, You Can Build a Rainbow

As we supply many of our structures to schools and nurseries, we therefore offer a range of colourful canopy upgrades to make the outdoor areas bright, cheerful and fun. One of our favourite upgrades for schools most definitely has to be coloured polycarbonate. These roof sheets completely transform canopies, even with a standard white frame, they brighten the structure immensely. However, my most favourite feature is not only do they brighten the structure, but they brighten the area underneath too; … Continue reading

Your Guide to a Cracking Christmas Fair – Part 2

Two weeks ago I brought you ‘Your Guide to a Cracking Christmas fair – part 1’. Well today I am bringing you part two. These tips will help you run a Christmas fair that will succeed, pleasing teachers, students, parents and guests alike. It will also help you raise funds for important projects across your school. If you use these tips for your fair, or any fundraising event, you will find the process and event much easier to manage. Hopefully … Continue reading

The Coniston: Not Just a Wall Mounted Canopy

If you’ve been following us for a while, you will have noticed that the Coniston is by far the most in demand canopy within our range. We supply and install the Coniston Wall Mounted Canopy every single month to our customers and it’s most popular within schools and nurseries due to the versatility, value for money and long-life expectancy, not the mention the alluring 10-year guarantee. What’s not to like? Well nothing of course… The Coniston is the ultimate canopy, so … Continue reading

Installation Focus: Telferscot Primary School, Balham, London

We all know the importance of a canopy to increase the playing and educational area of your school and classrooms during wetter and colder periods of the year. That is why BRM Associates approached us with a project to add a school canopy at one of the schools they look after. We’ve worked with BRM Associates on a number of projects, so they understood the range and quality of the products that we can supply to their clients for a … Continue reading

St Giles Hospice

In Spring 2018, we were specified by IDP Architects for a free-standing canopy and a cycle shelter at Burntwood Retail Park in Staffordshire. The location was previously a factory site and was in the process of being renovated for various retail units including a new store for St. Giles Hospice. Our products that were specified included the Kensington Mono-Pitch Free Standing Canopy which features a contemporary 200mm x 200mm x 6mm steel box section frame that is covered with a … Continue reading

Your Guide to a ‘Cracking’ Christmas Fair – Part 1!

Christmas is a traditional time of the year for everyone to get together for charitable events. One of the most popular ones for schools is the annual Christmas fair! They’re also a great place for parents to buy gifts and decorations for Christmas. Here’s a checklist to help you hold a cracking Christmas fair that will brighten up the faces of your guests with joy and raise lots of funds for your PTA. You Need Volunteers Establish who would like … Continue reading

Five Reasons Why You Should Choose the Grasmere Timber Shelter

Cycle shelters are becoming imperative outside structures for many establishments including town centres and shopping complexes, schools, supermarkets, offices, factories and hospitals. The world is starting to change, we are becoming much more aware of the impact that our choices have on the environment and how they will affect our future generations and wildlife. One of the actions many of us are taking to improve the future, is choosing to walk or cycle rather than drive. This means that every … Continue reading

Selworthy School – Hazelbrook Campus, Somerset

End User: Selworthy School – Hazelbrook Campus Customer: Somerset County Council Contractor: Willmott Dixon Products Installed: x7 canopies, x2 umbrellas and x2 shelters Last month we completed our portion of the extensive £9m works at the all new Selworthy School’s Hazelbrook Campus in Taunton, Somerset for Willmott Dixon and we’re thrilled to show you the photos. Through the Scape Major Works Framework, Somerset County Council have expanded Selworthy School with a brand new campus that will cater for their Secondary … Continue reading

Create a Team Spirit Between Pupils and Staff

When it comes to educational plans, there is often talk about creating the group experience or community spirit. However, how does that work in a busy educational setting? What can be done so that students (teachers and parents) don’t feel alone while with you? Here are some of the key tips that can make all the difference. Leadership Counts One of the key aspects, according to Joe Sanfelippo, a leadership expert for schools, is that leaders need to show that … Continue reading