Securing improvement and refurbishment funding for academic attainment


A modern, safe and secure environment can help raise achievement and self-esteem, improve behaviour and health, as well as help children and young people develop a wide range of skills. Many school improvements can be achieved without large-scale, high-cost developments. Simple improvement projects that help to provide a safe and stimulating environment where children and young people can learn, explore, play and grow, can lead to significant improvements in behaviour and attitudes to learning. Enhanced educational space has also been proven to promote stronger relationships between staff and pupils.

There is significant correlation between the quality and safety of a learning environment and the progression and attainment of its students. Academic buildings and their grounds are vitally important to the education, development and well-being of children. However, when funding is limited it is an ongoing struggle for schools and educational facilities to make vital improvements whilst meeting health and safety requirements and avoid school closure.

Triflex offer a comprehensive range of cold liquid applied waterproofing, surfacing, protection and marking systems for roofs, walkways and playgrounds. Whether it’s a repair, refurbishment or a new build application, Triflex fully certified, fast curing, solvent free solutions have been proven to be some of the safest and most secure systems available to the education sector. Our totally cold applied solutions eliminate the significant risk of fire associated with hot works, allowing installation to also be carried out during term time, preventing the need for closure and loss of precious learning hours.

Triflex has a long standing relationship with the education sector, as well as direct experience in working with schools to help them gain Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) funding from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for the refurbishment, repair or improvement of educational facilities. The Triflex Technical Team have considerable working knowledge of the education sector and can undertake assessments of existing roofs and provide detailed condition reports with recommendations and costings all in accordance with the requirements of the EFA.

Architects, designers and contractors with knowledge and experience of the education sector can add enormous value to a school grounds project in a number of ways and have specific skills that can complement those of educationalists, and a collaborative approach to school grounds design can bring outstanding results. Their expertise can ensure high-quality design, which will make a real difference to learning and children’s experiences. Working in partnership with a national network of specialist education consultants and contractors Triflex can help Academies tailor their CIF bid submissions to ensure the information provided gives bids the best chance of success.

With a wealth of experience in delivering projects across a variety of applications, at Triflex we believe that we offer the most effective solutions to provide long term security.

Our waterproofing, surfacing and marking systems have not only been recognised throughout the world for their impeccable track record, but also by industry leading certification bodies for their exceptional quality and performance. Triflex solutions are underpinned by meaningful warranties backed by insurance, providing you with additional peace of mind.

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