ModCell® Renewable Schools are designed to meet Technical the exact needs of each school, providing spaces and relationships that meet curriculum and functional equirements. ModCell® Schools also meet Building Bulletin guidance in creative ways, and anticipate increases in Building Regulation standards.
The material palette and construction method enable teaching and learning opportunities to be integrated into the design and construction process, providing important added value for students and the wider community. This can be delivered for an exceptional turnkey fixed price.
ModCell® is a prefabricated straw bale construction system using a natural, low carbon, renewable product, providing high levels of thermal insulation. We use local labour to deliver a high quality, modern method of construction (MMC), reducing the negative impacts of building on the environment. The prefabricated panels are constructed in a ‘flying factory’, located within ten miles of the construction site. This means we keep money and skills in the local economy.
Additional benefits of this process include: quick and efficient installation on site; excellent quality control; cost savings due to reduced construction time; waste reduction; involvement and ownership by the local community.
The ModCell® Renewable Schools specification delivers an appropriate balance between high environmental performance and affordability. Full PassivHaus certification is achievable if required.
Fire and moisture can be perceived as posing particular risks; this is a common misconception. ModCell® lime rendered panels have a fire rating of over 2 hours and have been subjected to accelerated weathering tests and a range of structural and performance tests at the BRE’s Centre or Innovation in Construction Materials at Bath University. ModCell’s robustness and longevity has been shown to be in line with conventional building techniques and materials.