Schools advised to use summer break to look at best use of space


Schools, colleges and universities are being encouraged to use the summer holiday to look at how they could create flexible room configurations to better manage their space.

According to Mike Fine, Style’s director for the midlands, the education sector is one of the highest users of moveable walls, with rooms being used each and every day to cater for different classes, events and activities.

“Space is often tight in schools, colleges and universities,” said Mike, “and its therefore vital to make the most of every room. 

“Take for example the main school hall. On a daily basis, this can be used for assemblies then transformed into a gym, dance studio, drama club, exam room or canteen – and it often needs to host concurrent activities due to the pressure on space.

“It’s for this reason that we supply and install so many moveable walls to the education sector, enabling rooms to be reconfigured in a matter of minutes, often with such outstanding acoustic integrity that classes can run either side of the wall undisturbed.”

As well as being the UK market leader for new moveable wall installations, Style also offers the largest service and repair network for all types of moveable, folding and partitioning wall system.

“Through our national team, we can provide scheduled servicing and repairs throughout the UK and the summer holidays is a great time to do this while the building is quiet,” continued Mike.

“This ensures the smooth, continued operation of a wall in a busy school environment, and by routinely servicing and maintaining your moveable partitioning wall protects your investment, ensures its longevity and keeps its acoustic integrity intact.

“Scheduled servicing is by far the best long-term solution with some walls lasting for as long as 25 years, however, damaged walls, or worn parts, should also be repaired swiftly by a professional engineer because continued use can cause permanent damage and unnecessary expense.”

For more information about a new moveable wall or Style’s aftercare service, please contact your nearest regional Style office.