As the number of innovations being made within the educational sector increase drastically, many schools are adapting to impending changes and requirements. Particularly in cities such as London, space utilisation becomes a more significant issue. Fortunately, classroom designers and refurbishment companies have been working on new ways that will revolutionise the ways we save space within the classroom. This is one area of design that has become exponentially more important recently.
Due to current events, schools are being required to operate under social distancing measures. In environments where it is difficult to space students out in a safe way, this can become stressful and have an impact on students’ learning abilities. That’s why our current focus is on finding safe ways to transform classrooms for the lessons of tomorrow. Design has always played an important role in transforming the ways we live. The way our environment is structured has a huge impact upon how we interact with it – and with others.
As space saving solutions are the next big thing in educational design, we look towards new ways of doing more with less. Brookhouse UK has been leading the way forward in developing innovative classroom solutions for the past few years. One of the significant new designs they have been implementing is that of the “teacher wall”. As their refurbishment efforts are becoming increasingly popular, other schools within the London area are beginning to notice how effective these new designs are for both students and teachers – so they’re requesting more and more teacher walls.
What is a Teacher Wall?
After reading this first introduction, you may be asking yourself… What exactly is a teacher wall? It’s essentially a modular storage solution, designed to fit into a particular space within the classroom that suits your needs best. Instead of having ineffectively placed cupboards that don’t fit well in your designated spaces, the teacher wall is a solution that is carefully designed to save space.
Space for the teaching essentials such as interactive smart boards and projectors can also be included in some teacher walls. This creates a cohesive design that is focused on achieving educational success. As we know, all classrooms and educational spaces differ in size. We have therefore adapted our teacher wall designs to become modular, meaning we can successfully install a new teacher wall in any designated space! This level of innovation and adaptability is something we have refined over the past few years. Teacher walls have become more popular throughout the schools we refurbish, and we have focused on installing them for over 45 years.
How do Teacher Walls Change the Classroom Environment?
Every design choice we make within the classroom has an impact on day-to-day educational life in some manner. The teacher wall provides perhaps the most significant transformation… With its sectional design features, we can create bespoke teacher walls that are designed with your needs in mind. Accessibility is key, as we understand everyone needs to be able to reach what they need. The most important teaching tools become much easier to find.
That’s why organisation is one leading element behind the teacher wall. Nobody likes to waste precious time searching for things we need to do our jobs. With the teacher wall, everything has its own designated space. This means all our equipment fits into the educational environment in a way that allows you to find things with ease. Labelling systems also come in handy here, as you get to grips with your new organisational systems. However, over time, you’ll come to wonder how you ever coped without your teacher wall. We can guarantee that the changes made to any classroom will be instantly beneficial to your teaching systems, and here’s how…
Why Do London Schools Benefit from Installing Teacher Walls?
In London, as with most cities, space can become limited within the classroom. This means schools are having to find new ways to adapt to their environments. Teacher walls are a great way to save space in an effective manner. They cut down on clutter and allow students to focus on their educational progress. Limit distractions by installing a clean, fresh looking teacher wall. Everyone that interacts with the classroom will reap the benefits.
In understanding how students learn and adapt, we have designed our teacher walls in ways that can benefit various schools. We work closely with each school in order to bring them exactly what they’re looking for in their end result. Many times, we go above and beyond in providing them with innovative solutions that they may have never even considered. This has a great benefit on each classroom environment and the educational success of students.
Another benefit is that we know it’s important to make the classroom a safe, clean space – particularly as current events continue to unfold… A smooth, sleek teacher wall is an effective way to store all your classroom essentials, from stationery to files and students’ work. Easy to wipe down surfaces reduce the potential for germs and enhance cleaning effectiveness. We understand that cleanliness and hygiene are becoming a significantly more important issue, and we are dedicated to focusing on the safety of the products we develop for each and every one of our clients.
How a Teacher Wall Can be Adapted to Suit Your Classroom
Our teacher walls are adaptable and can be modified in order to suit what your classroom needs. For example, the height, width and shape of your cupboards and storage systems can be carefully engineered to suit your requirements. This gives classrooms a great advantage, particularly as we are the specialists in observing how teachers and students interact with their classrooms.
Want a specific drawer for a particular item? Done. Want your smart board to fit snugly in the centre of your teacher wall? We can do that. Add-ons, such as seating, plug sockets, and customisable services are the perfect way to personalise any classroom. Make your life just that little bit easier, with the teacher wall.
Brookhouse UK’s Teacher Walls
If reading this has piqued your interest concerning teacher walls, and you think your classrooms may benefit – get in touch with Brookhouse UK. Despite the uncertain times we’re all going through, Brookhouse UK are continuing to innovate and design new environments for schools. With their unceasing dedication to the educational design sector, their motivated designers are passionate about finding new ways to adapt. Education is of the utmost importance to what we do. That’s why Brookhouse UK aim to make modern education as safe and comfortable as possible.
Many of their designs feature space utilising techniques, which are a great way to open up the classroom and allow for social distancing while learning. As the current situation we’re going through continues to change the way we will live, it’s important that you find the right design company that can help alleviate worries. Finding new design solutions that reduce social contact through providing enough space in the classroom is becoming the next big task for many educational facilities. Talk to us today about our design solutions and how we can help you move forward. You can visit our portfolio to see some of the past teacher wall designs we have implemented. You can also read about the success of our refurbishments in our case studies.
Increasing Employee Morale with Great
The way you lay out your office can have a
transformative impact on the efficiency of your employees, but also how they
feel about coming to work each and every day.
Far too often company culture is the only thing considered when it comes to employee morale, but there are a lot of other pieces to this puzzle. Increasing employee morale with great office design is a cornerstone of building a more welcoming, more open, and more collaborative space – and that’s what we hope to help you with and the rest of this quick guide.
Obviously, the physical space and real
estate limitations you may be contending with when it comes to your specific
office are hurdles and obstacles you’ll have to clear independent of the tips
and tricks highlighted below.
At the same time, though, there are always approaches you can take to boost employee morale with intelligent office design.
Let’s dive right in!
Work on Flow First
If you do absolutely nothing else – nothing else entirely – to go about increasing employee morale with great office design other than improving the overall flow of your office you already have handled the bulk of the heavy lifting in this department.
In an ideal situation, you’re able to look
at the entirety of your office when it is completely empty – devoid of people
and furnishings – to get a feel for how you’d like to set things up and how
you’d like things to flow.
In the real world, however, this is rarely
the case. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a look at your office
after hours (most people have left) and see if the flow is conducive to easy
communication, collaboration, and helps to foster efficiency.
Look for stumbling blocks and barriers that
negatively impact your space while optimizing flow and you’ll find that employee
morale skyrockets almost overnight.
Strategically Locate Collaboration
The whole “open office” approach has sort
of been debunked in the last few years, with study after study showing that it
doesn’t actually improve efficiency but instead elevates stress a lot more than
At the same time, the collaborative
benefits of open offices definitely is something to look to implement in your
office space – even if you aren’t going to be knocking down walls or tearing
down cubicles anytime soon.
People still need to feel like they “own”
their own little corner of real estate in the office but there should be spaces
that have been clearly and strategically located as team work areas and
collaboration zones. The spaces should almost always only ever be used when
collaboration is necessary, giving these physical spaces and atmosphere that
helps to elevate collaboration and sort of “triggers” that kind of teamwork
Implement these design decisions the next
time that you get a chance to overhaul your office and you’ll find efficiency,
morale, and the general happiness of your employees and your team increases
The reception designs of a school or business often reflects the representation of the bodies that inhabit them. These can be used to improve an academy or businesses mark and provide a luxurious, original and creative reception area design for pupils and colleagues accessing the organisation.
We help to create a notion around personalities and their actions, giving new items of furniture that can survive up to substantial foot traffic usually linked with these conditions. We can provide a wide range of new and creative education furniture for your new reception area design for your school.
Inspiring and inviting reception areas for businesses by BrookhouseUK, incorporates prestigious design and experience by our project managers. We provide creative reception area creations and have a vested interest in your project. You must go into your new reception design project with a clear idea of what you want your reception area to achieve.
Reception areas can be a great way to get more information to your potential customers, clients, or pupils! Fill your reception area with infographics, pictures and more to help give them information about your industry. Uplift your reception areas with an interactive whiteboard to make your reception area design really attract!
What’s better than having a reception area design that looks fascinating? Having a reliable school or business reception area that has proper storage and practicality! We can work with you to create the perfect reception design for your establishment, one that brings your environment to life. We can help you from the ground up to bring your ideas to life and give you the reception area that you want.
If you’re interested in one of our fantastic reception area projects, you can get in touch with us via the contact page. For a reference of reception areas that we have finished before, please see our case studies page, and if you’re after inspiration, please visit our inspirations page!
Riveting School Library Refurbishment is step one to creating an environment that can create memories. Visualise you’re hacking your way through a sinister jungle, or running for your life through an antique temple.
Long gone are the times of tedious libraries and uninspiring stories. School library refurbishment is something we understand and admire, we can create you a library that delights, stimulates and uplifts your pupils.
When you commence work with BrookhouseUK, you get the continued care that you wouldn’t get from any other school library refurbishment provider. Everyone knows that comfort is essential in a library, that’s why our chairs are all ergonomic, and our seating is tranquil!
Divulging into a relaxing and artistic atmosphere should make reading more captivating and engaging. Find yourself lost in a good book in a riveting school library refurbishment project by BrookhouseUK. Why not have different parts of your library spliced into multiple areas, separated by the author? We have plenty of examples on our inspirations page!
Having a wide range of education furniture available to kit your library out with a fantastic school library refurbishment service.
We create contemporary and vibrant designs that are efficient and appealing with unique and intelligent storage solutions to make use of your available space.
Working with several IT companies to be able to add a small IT suite into your school library refurbishment, make the library the ‘go-to’ area in your school! Being a trusted library furniture specialist, we can provide any and all furniture and stations to your library.
A sound library should be an area that is trusting, inviting and stimulating, we create innovative library interiors that can reflect your ethos. Our library design and development is tailored to your needs, with flexible layouts and the promise of maximising your available space!
Check out our case studies page to find more information about school library refurbishment and how it can help your pupils!
We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately, and one of the more frequent ones is what are teacher walls and teacher storage walls, and why are they becoming so popular? We’ve prepared a few bits of information to help you know whether getting a teacher storage wall is a good idea or not!
Teacher Walls are a fantastic product which allows your teachers to turn any part of their room into an excellent and practical media or storage wall, or both! There are many names associated with these products, such as’ ‘Teacher Storage Walls’, ‘Media Walls’, and of course ‘Storage Walls’. It doesn’t matter what you call them, all that matters is how much of a great addition to your classroom they are. Resilient, sturdy and stylish, they’re here to last!
Teacher Walls, make classes more space-friendly. Instead of cluttered storage units distributed around the classroom.
Teaching Storage Walls can free up space around your classroom, allowing for more curricular activities! If you’re struggling with making your classroom distraction-free, then you could benefit from storage walls.
There isn’t just one type of teacher walls for one classroom; all of our storage walls are custom and bespoke to you! Edges, Ridges and Corners aren’t a problem when dealing with our dedicated installation team!
All aspects of your design can be customised, and the wall is entirely bespoke. We can work closely with your school to make sure that everything suits your styles, classroom organisation and storage needs!
We manufacture our parts and create our on-site in Hemel Hempstead, and we can work closely with you to develop your specification that suits your needs. You can relax knowing that a UK company close to home is taking care of your classroom environment.
Every one of our teacher walls has a finish, and colour option that can be changed to suit your colour scheme! You can choose from a range of colours and patterns, shapes too! If you’d like to learn more about storage walls, and other services then go to our case studies page!