STREIF has become increasingly involved in the building of schools both in the UK and Germany. The UK is currently experiencing an increase in the number of children entering the primary school system, and in Germany laws have recently been introduced that entitle all children to pre-school provision. The advantages of STREIF's off site system in this sector are fourfold.
Firstly, the sheer strength of the design and building elements is well able to withstand the continual hard use of these buildings. Secondly, the acoustic performance of the robust walls and floors makes for quiet classrooms. Thirdly, the green credentials of the timber based system are impeccable leading not only to high scores under BREEAM, but also resulting in healthy indoor air quality for students. And fourthly, STREIF buildings can be put up in record time, allowing sites to start and finish in holiday periods.
Take a look at the TUV certification opposite to see how STREIF can satisfy even the most stringent air quality testing.
Built for Kent County Council and designed by HMY Architects, Knights Park School was the latest joint venture between STREIF and Main Contractor Baxall Construction Ltd. The building is a two storey structure housing eight classrooms alongside a large double height hall which is 6.5m high and 15 metres long. The design maximises the use of natural light with multiple openings to all classrooms reducing the lighting load for the... more
Built in 2015 for East Sussex County Council and designed by Miller Bourne Architects, Robsack Wood Primary Academy was another project built in partnership with main contractor Baxall Construction Ltd. The 740m² single storey building houses a mixture of classrooms, offices and a new nursery, with a monopitch roof to the main building and then flat roof sections to the smaller office areas. The monopitch sections are open to the... more
The STREIF closed panel timber frame system was used at West Rise Infant & Junior School to construct four new wings to the existing school building for client East Sussex County Council. Once again working alongside main contractor Baxall Construction Ltd with all works being completed in 2015. The new extensions were designed by architectural practice ECE Architecture who created a unique looking collection of buildings by using coloured Trespa... more
STREIF built new extensions to three schools for East Sussex County Council alongside main contractor Baxall Construction Ltd in 2014 which were designed by White Designs. The new extensions were designed to juxtapose the existing Victorian school buildings with the extensions being finished in a white render and the angular flat roof construction giving all three extensions a modern look. The angular roof design meant all supporting walls needed to be chamfered... more
STREIF built a new extension to Hankham Primary School for East Sussex County Council alongside main contractor Baxall Construction Ltd in 2014 which was designed by Pick Everard. The new extension was designed to blend with the existing school building by using similar finishing materials. The new extension included a large double height hall with mono-pitch roof and a number of auxiliary classrooms and offices. Due to the spans involved... more
Built in 2013 for Westbourne House School and designed by architects John Brown Architecture, STREIF completed this mixed-use building alongside main contractor The Martin Sewell Building Company on time and within budget. Externally the building was of traditional design with cavity brickwork and tile hanging under a natural slate roof to match the local vernacular. Internally however things were a little less traditional as the building was designed and built... more
Built in 2010 for Integra GmbH, a major provider and operator of kinder-gardens in eastern Germany, Groben Nursery School was a full design and build, turn key project for STREIF. Starting on site in June and handing over the finished building in mid September certainly impressed the client, and future school projects are currently in development with them. The 963 m² building was designed to be a practical, functional and cost effective solution to the... more
Built in 2010 for East Sussex County Council and designed by HMY Architects, Frant Primary School was the third joint venture between STREIF and main contractor W Stirland Ltd. The building has strong lines with a long sweeping curve to the west, tall angular elements to the east and a lower central atrium linking the two. The facades are softened by a mixture of brickwork and larch timber cladding, both broken up by large timber aluminium... more
Built in 2008 for Stoke on Trent College as part of the Nu Build 09 project in association with Advantage West Midlands, BRE and Kier, the semi detached houses are used as a demonstration facility for teaching modern methods of construction, offsite manufacturing and sustainable building technology to the college's construction skills students. The eco friendly STREIF building was designed to meet Level 4 of the Code For Sustainable Homes and still acts... more