Spur Style Shelving for Education

 Spur style shelving for classrooms

DESIGN: WHY SPUR SHELVING DESIGN IS IMPORTANT FOR EDUCATION

Here at Benchmark Products our team work closely with clients, architects and contractors to create innovative shelving and FF&E to transform a room into a striking workplace, ensuring all available space is efficiently used and creating an atmosphere where students feel motivated to work.

All our versatile and durable ‘spur’ type adjustable shelving options are wall mounted, allowing you to maximise the wall space available, and is ideal for the day-to-day demands of the average classroom. Whether you want to store cleaning products, teaching resources, or general classroom supplies, adjustable spur shelving is often an ideal storage solution.

This type of shelving can be fitted above benches and desks to fully maximise the available space, is easy to clean, and has options such as anti-microbial and highly chemical resistant surfaces, which are ideal for science and food tech classrooms and comply with the school health and safety regulations.

MANUFACTURE: WHY CUSTOM SOLUTIONS ARE SOMETIMES REQUIRED

In schools and classrooms space is often very limited, which calls for custom shelving solutions. From free standing shelf units to built-in fixed shelving, at Benchmark Products we can create bespoke, fully functional spur type shelving to fit your needs.

Our in-house manufacturing team allows us to develop problem-solving designs and build innovative products, utilising a wide range of materials and finding new ways to not only enhance our existing products but to develop new products to add to our extensive FF&E portfolio.

The work we did for the Honywood Community School in Essex is a prime example of some of the more challenging aspects of manufacturing bespoke furniture for the education sector. These challenges included rounded corners, concealed fixing, budget constraints and a tight radii, but thanks to our fantastic team the project was delivered and installed in two days, resulting in some very delighted students.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER INSTALLATION IN EDUCATION

A classroom is a busy place with students always on the go, so installing new furniture can be tricky. We understand the importance of getting your products installed quickly and often during holidays so as not to cause disruption to students and teachers. Our new unique sub-frame system is great for this, allowing for an even faster installation. This system not only makes things easier for the client but for the contractor too as it helps to ensure projects are completed and installed on time.

By working with Benchmark you’ll be getting top quality furniture and storage solutions along with exceptional customer service. Our installation team will go above and beyond by liaising with other contractors, plumbers, and other trades and suppliers, to ensure the project runs as smoothly as possible, which is reflected in our great reviews on Google.

Classroom storage

SUSTAINABILITY IN FF & E FOR EDUCATION

At Benchmark Products we recognise the need for sustainable development  and actively aim to improve the environmental effect of our activities. Throughout the entire design, manufacturing and installation process all of our methods are thoroughly assessed to maximise energy efficiency and minimise waste.

To successfully achieve our sustainability statement we establish sound environmental management by considering any environmental issues in the decision-making process. We also educate staff so that they can carry out their activities in an environmentally responsible manner and co-operate with the communities in which we operate.

KEY FF & E ASPECTS FOR EDUCATION SECTOR BUYERS  

When it comes to planning your project, budget is key. The current trend in the industry is using cheaper, less rigorously tested materials to save money. However, using lower quality products can result in more issues down the line and could easily end up costing you more.

At Benchmark we choose our suppliers carefully, ensuring our clients are getting the best quality materials that will survive the daily demands of a classroom environment without needing to be replaced as often, saving money in the long run.

KEY FF & E ASPECTS FOR EDUCATION CONTRACTORS

Time is of the essence and typically projects that go over the deadline experience a subsequent effect on the cost. It’s extremely important to consistently meet these deadlines, which is something we pride ourselves on achieving, to lessen the disturbance caused to teachers and students.

Spur style shelving for classrooms

Are you ready to discuss your next project?  Get in contact with our highly knowledgeable team today by either giving us a call, filling out our online form or sending us an email. Let us turn your vision into a reality and transform your classroom into a striking workspace where students can thrive.

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Bio of Author:

Dean

This article was written by Dean Fryer, Estimator at Benchmark FF&E Solutions since 2012.

Passionate about collaboration and teamwork between sub-contractors on site and a demonstrated history in assisting building contractors and architects with producing comprehensive and definitive schedules at pre-tender and pre-contract stage, Dean is an invaluable asset to Benchmark Products and contributes towards the end goal of perfect delivery every time.