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How to avoid school construction risks in 2022

Is your school in the market for extra space? Rising material prices and labour shortages might make that tricky right now.

Thankfully, traditional construction isn’t the only option available. Prefabricated classrooms and learning spaces utilising Harwyn’s offsite construction process bypass construction woes entirely – making the Harwyn process even more advantageous. What’s causing these construction challenges?

Thanks to global supply chain issues, the price of timber, steel, glass, aluminium and a host of build materials are climbing.

Labour shortages are only complicating things further. To compensate, construction companies have had to increase their rates.

All facets of the construction industry are feeling the strain: non-residential construction costs rose by 8.8.% last year.

Understandably, you might feel a bit uneasy at the thought of constructing a new school space right now – what with pricing confusion and builders hesitant to lock in fixed-price contracts.

Luckily, there’s another way.

At such an uncertain time, Harwyn can offer a fixed-price, hassle-free space solution (not to mention an eye-catching end result).

Wondering how we do it? Here are the three factors that make Harwyn a steadfast alternative to the traditional construction route.

1. Manufactured – not constructed

You’d naturally assume that nationwide construction issues would impact every corner of the industry. Why should Harwyn be any different?

The key reason is that Harwyn pods are manufactured – not constructed.

Just like the iPhone and the Porsche, our pods follow a set of strict blueprints. (Although there’s always room for customisation!)

Each one is built in what is referred to as offsite construction our Melbourne-based factory to millimetre-precise specifications. That means we can guarantee a quality end result – every time.

2. Fixed contracts for total reliability

Just like our design blueprints, the Harwyn process is tried, tested and meticulous to the letter.

A matter of weeks is all it takes to build your school’s new pod (or pods!) – from signing day to installation day. We provide a visible timeline, with specific and traceable steps.

And our indoor, factory-based process comes with another timely advantage. Wet weather is only causing further construction delays (and there’s another wet summer on the horizon).

The Harwyn process isn’t at the mercy of the elements. We manufacture your pod to deadline, every time. Rain or shine.

3. No construction means minimal disruption

You won’t hear a peep out of us while we build your school’s new pod. We’ll only be on school grounds twice: once for preparation, and once for installation.

A week before your pod is ready, we’ll prepare the site for a seamless installation.

On the big day, we’ll deliver and install the pod ourselves. In most cases, we’ll be in and out before the bell rings – meaning minimal disruption to you, your staff and your students.

We’ve installed our pods in some pretty tight spots, too – like Huntingtower’s impressive STEM lab, nestled on a sheltered carpet of grass away from the main campus.

No brief – and no location! – is too challenging.

Confidence: ours and yours

Clearly, we’re proud of our product. We’ve designed and delivered quality spaces – from music rooms and classrooms to performing arts centres and STEM labs – for dozens of schools. And their satisfaction speaks for itself.

But as uncertainty reigns in the construction industry, we can now offer yet another product: confidence. Confidence in our years of experience, our precise processes, and the turn-around times we guarantee – and achieve.

So if you’re looking for extra space without the construction risks, let’s chat. There’s never been a better time.

In need of a new school space? By taking the Harwyn route, you can bypass construction challenges entirely.

Call 1300 HARWYN (1300 427 996) or get in touch today.