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Building Cost Effective Schools For The Future

In News by Andy Potts

At the close of 2016, the BBC reported that 944 local authority schools and 113 academy trusts in England are now in debt. In response to a parliamentary question, ministers revealed that 5 percent of council schools and 4 percent of academy trusts have budget deficits. Going further, Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, estimates that …

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Improving Education By Creating Buildings Fit For Purpose

In News by Andy Potts

A UK population growth spurt has led to a bigger demand for school places than ever. Bob Mortimer, UK & Ireland Sales Manager of leading education flooring provider Heckmondwike FB, explains how good building design and specifying durable materials can future proof schools and even improve staff retention and productivity. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK population is …

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Nothing To Be A-Frayed Of With Supacord

In News by Browndog

Heckmondwike FB, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fibre bonded carpet, has reported an increase in demand for its renowned heavy duty Supacord range for use in educational environments.

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New Faith Room Carpet by Heckmondwike

In News by Browndog

Allerton High School in Leeds has specified an exciting new integrated carpet from Heckmondwike FB for its multi-faith room. The school required a bespoke design that featured the co-ordinates of a compass to denote the direction for prayer, integrating purple lettering within green carpet to reflect the colour of the school’s logo.