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Published: 19 April 2022 in Help & Advice

What Options are Available for Building Finishes?

Whether it is important to you for your new building to blend seamlessly into its surroundings or to stand out by selecting from our wide range of building finishes we can accommodate your preference with a massive choice of external material choices, providing a building unique to your requirements that looks the part.

Manufacturing buildings in our ISO-approved workshop provide our team with a controlled environment in which they construct each modular building, allowing our team to completely tailor your building to your needs; supplying you with your building, your way.

Building Finishes

We offer a wide variety of external finishes including brick slip, steel-clad, PVC timber effect cladding and natural wood. 

External Cladding

External cladding can make a huge difference to how your building looks and we have lots of options for you to choose from. Some of the materials we use are available in a variety of colours and include:

  • Plastisol steel
  • Brick slip
  • Cedar clad
  • PVC cladding
  • Laminate

Windows

Our windows come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours including:

  • Square
  • Round
  • Picture windows
  • Architectural windows
  • Special shape

At Springfield, all of our windows come with some standard features to create a safe and secure environment in your new building. These include:

  • UPVC – low maintenance, recyclable, durable, rot-resistant and provides thermal comfort.
  • Pilkington “K” Glass – helps considerably in reducing the amount of energy required to heat a room. 
  • Double Glazing – insulation, noise reduction and security are provided through the use of double glazing. 
  • Lockable Handles – high-level security.

On top of the standard features, you can choose from a combination of the below:

  • Tinted – To help prevent the sun’s glare and UV rays from entering the building.
  • Trickle Vents – These can be fitted to windows to provide the whole building with ventilation and provide air to the extract fans, aiding in the removal of odours and humidity.
  • Argon Filled – Argon is used to increase the energy efficiency and general performance of thermal windows. Argon-filled windows bring the temperature of the window closer to room temperature.
  • Solar Tinted – Having solar tinted windows helps eliminate hot spots in the building, regulates the amount of light entering each room and reduces glare on computer screens.
  • Laminated – Laminated glass is a type of safety glass that holds together when shattered. In the event of breaking, it is held in place by an interlayer between two or more layers of glass.
  • Toughened – Toughened glass is up to five times stronger than regular glass and is specially treated so that it will break into small, blunt pieces under pressure.

Roofing

Choose from a flat or pitched roof with a variety of colour and tile profiles, with the ability to match cladding or stand apart. 

Building Specific Fixtures and Fittings

Our fixtures and fittings can be anything needed to finish your building for specific requirements, some of the fixtures we regularly include are:

  • Office Furniture – from storage and lighting to workstations and seating
  • Safety Features – from fire alarms and security cameras to shutters and emergency lighting
  • Accessibility – including steps, ramps and compliance features

Building Finishes for Nurseries

We are industry leaders in delivering the space to suit the most demanding of situations and have almost 50 years-experience delivering educational units across the UK. From our previous work and research, we offer a variety of safety features for children in schools and nurseries, such as:

  • Roller blinds with anti-ligature mechanisms to prevent accidents.
  • Soft-close doors to stop fingers from getting trapped.
  • Anti-scald taps allow children to wash their hands without the worry of getting hurt.
  • Lockable, solar tinted windows which protect against UV rays.
  • Wheelchair and buggy friendly facilities throughout the building including showers, wet rooms and ramps.
  • Door & window finger guards.
  • Low-level toilets and height-adjustable washbasins.
  • Lighting proved to enhance learning.
  • Electronically controlled roof skylights with automated ventilation and rain sensors.
  • Intervention rooms.
  • Access control on external doors.
  • Heavy-duty plasterboard provides increased impact resistance & soundproofing to a 35db rating.
  • Spacious designs created to accommodate specialist equipment such as integral oxygen cylinders and leg rests as well as a parked wheelchair.
  • Weight-bearing ceiling track hoists.

On top of creating a space that complies with strict health and safety features, the design options and finishes are endless to create a tailored learning environment.

If you’d like some more information on projects we have previously successfully delivered, explore our testimonials and brochure

Get in contact with our friendly team for a discussion by giving us a call on 01744 851 958, filling out our contact form or requesting a callback.

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