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    • 1 AAAPPPPPPLLLIIICCCAAATTTIIIOOONNN OOOFFF NNNUUUMMMBBBEEERRR RRREEEDDDEEEVVVEEELLLOOOPPPMMMEEENNNTTT OOOFFF VVVAAARRRIIIOOOUUUSSS SSSCCCHHHOOOOOOLLL AAARRREEEAAASSS Infant School Junior School
    • 2 CONTENTS INFANT SCHOOL................................................................................................... 1 Junior School .......................................................................................................... 1 1...........................................................................................AREAS FOR DEVELOPMENT ................................................................................................................3 Infant Yard .............................................................................................................. 3 Junior school........................................................................................................... 4 2.......................................................REASONS FOR THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ................................................................................................................5 Infant yard............................................................................................................... 5 Infant Staffroom ...................................................................................................... 5 PPA Room .............................................................................................................. 6 SEN Room.............................................................................................................. 6 Junior School Plot ................................................................................................... 6 3......................................................................................................................................COSTINGS ................................................................................................................7 Infants ..................................................................................................................... 7 Juniors .................................................................................................................... 8 4..................................................................................................... PLANS AND DRAWINGS ................................................................................................................9 Siloh Road Plot ..................................................................................................... 10 Cost of one Pergola unit........................................................................................ 12 5.........................................................................................EVALUATION OF PROJECTS. ..............................................................................................................14 Infant Yard ............................................................................................................ 14 Staffroom/Wellbeing Room ................................................................................... 16 PPA Room ............................................................................................................ 16 SEN Room............................................................................................................ 16 Siloh Road Plot ..................................................................................................... 17 Explanation of costings.........................................................................19 WEBSITES USED
    • 3 1 AREAS FOR DEVELOPMENT Various areas of the Infant school yard were redeveloped to bring the school in line with the new Foundation Phase teaching. Areas internally were redeveloped to improve wellbeing within the school New Staff room This room would be moved from upstairs to a classroom which was not in full use. PPA Room This room was relocated upstairs to the old staffroom. New computers where moved to this room for teachers to work in year groups. SEN Room This room was relocated to the old PPA room although smaller it is still fit for purpose. Infant Yard This was phase two of the redevelopment of the yard This area would see the biggest transformation, with new flowerbeds and the removal of the pergola area for a new shelter. This shelter would allow the children to play and learn outdoors in all weathers. Phase one was carried out two years ago which incorporated two areas of the yard, this meant that the two reception class could play and intermingle with each other rather then being static in their own yard space.
    • 4 Junior School A plot of land at the rear of the school located on Siloh Road. Formally a plot owned by the City and County of Swansea housing department.
    • 5 2 REASONS FOR THE NEW DEVELOPMENTS Infant Yard During a review of the school playground by the Eco Committee, the children suggested several areas of the yard that they would like changed. After a meeting with the Deputy Head and drawing up of some new plans and ideas from the rest of the staff, a plan of action was put in front of the Headteacher. The head suggested that costings be put together and a time scale for the redevelopment. It was planned to demolish the old pergola and flower beds and replace with a new sheltered area. This area would allow the children to be taught outdoors in all weathers. Several companies were invited to put in tenders for the building of this shelter. They were sourced from the internet and from references from other school. They other part of the development was to build new flower beds with incorporated benches. These areas would allow the children to sit and talk to friends during playtimes or just to sit quietly if they so wished. Infant Staffroom This room had become too small for the amount of staff in the school. There are over 30 members of staff and the room could only hold 20 comfortably. Also there was a fire risk as the room was upstairs and the staircase was very narrow. The staffroom was relocated to a classroom at the bottom end of the school. To reduce costs old kitchen units were moved from the old PPA room and new doors were purchased for the fronts to give the appearance of new units. Some extra seating was purchased and together with some new flooring the room has turned out to be a great success with the staff.
    • 6 PPA Room This room has been moved upstairs to where the old staffroom was located. The old cupboards were removed moved a new computer station put in place and new flooring have been purchased. The teaching staff have found this new room to be far more comfortable and is able to get on with their work without being disturbed. SEN Room This room is now located in the old PPA room. The old units in this room were removed and reused in the new staffroom. This has made the room much bigger. New carpet has been laid to make the room warmer and more comfortable. The old SEN unit were reused in this room with some refurbishment carried out so this again cut down on costs. Junior School Plot This plot of land was given to the school by the Housing Department. The plans for this plot of land are to fence off the plot to make it safe for the children to use and reduce the amount of fly tipping on the plot. Planning permission was gained through the local authority for new railings and feathered fencing. A World War II garden will be developed working with Year six and their teachers, a small reading area will also be built and then a small wildlife area created.
    • 7 3 COSTINGS Infants Location Work Needed Materials Cost Overtime Cost Yard Phase 1 Timber flower beds Timber £2,500 Phase 2 New Covered area Timber /Plastic roofing £8,500 Phase 4 Repair paving area Slabs /Decking £500 £2,000 PPA Room New Worktop £395 Paint Room 2 Tins Eggshell £100 £200 New Staffroom New Worktop £395 Paint Room 2 Tins Eggshell £100 £200 Support Room Paint Room 2 Tins Eggshell £100 1 Tin Gloss £30 £200 Total £12,620 £2,600 Lottery Grant - £4,500 Grand Total £8,120
    • 8 Juniors Brynhyfryd Junior School Siloh Rd Plot Quantity Price per unit Total per unit (rounded to nearest £) Steel railings in black 13 £102 £1,326 Feathered timber 300 £0.70 £210 3"x2"x15' timber x21 21 £5.71 £120 Postcrete 24 £5.71 £137 Screws 3 £10 £30 New entrance into plot £4,500 Hire of digger 1 £195 £195 Skips x3 3 £185 £555 Soil (5 tons) 1 £120 £120 Anderson shelter 1 £350 £350 Concrete blocks 200 £0.70 £140 Plants for habitat £250 4 "x4" x8' post 12 £5.81 £70 Grand total £8,003 Deduct contributions at 50% £4,001 Total £4,001
    • 9 4 PLANS AND DRAWINGS New shelter area New double gates New flower beds with benches and pergolas
    • 10 Siloh Road Plot WILDLIFE AREA STEEL RAILINGS Anderson Shelter WORLD WAR TWO GARDEN WOODEN FENCE
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    • 12 Cost of one Pergola unit Each pergola unit needs :- Seventeen 6x2 treated timber@ £9.98each = £169.66 Nine 8’x4x4 posts @ £5.81each = £52.29 Three boxes of 4inch size 10 screws @ £9.99per box =£29.97 Four tons of topsoil @ £ 110 per load Sub Total £361.92 Each pergola needs three units plus cross timbers. Three sections @£361.92 each =£1088.76 Cross timbers sixteen 5x2 treated timber @£6.98 each =£111.98 Labour costs £400 Total cost of pergola £1600.74 Whole project needed three pergolas Total cost £4802.22
    • 13 Entrance Gate Preview Product code Product Price excl. VAT 263440 2.70m Left Hand Hanging Entrance Gate Jakcured Softwood# £195.80 263400 2.70m Right Hand Hanging Entrance Gate Jakcured Softwood# £195.80 263550 3.00m Left Hand Hanging Entrance Gate Jakcured Softwood # £206.60 263500 3.00m Right Hand Hanging Entrance Gate Jakcured Softwood # £206.60 263660 3.30m Left Hand Hanging Entrance Gate Jakcured Softwood# £220.45 263600 3.3m Right Hand Hanging Entrance Gate Jakcured Softwood# £220.45 263770 3.60m Left Hand Hanging Entrance Gate Jakcured Softwood # £230.30 263700 3.60m Right Hand Hanging Entrance Gate Jakcured Softwood# £230.30 Gate prices from Jacksons Fencing, sorted by price and size.
    • 14 5 EVALUATION OF PROJECTS. Infant Yard The yard has proved to be a great success within the school community. The children are able to have an extra covered area to play under when it rains. The teachers can teach in all weathers externally, and parents have extra shelter at the end of the day while waiting to pick up their children. The children who took part in the review of the yard even as young as four and five are happy with the outcome of the development. They helped with the soil and the planting of the sensory areas, they also helped with an application for a grant to buy plants from a local society. There were some negative comments from some parents stating that play areas were reduced but when plans were explained that there was about a 3% reduction in play space this was due to the removal of the old planters which up took a large amount of space under the old pergola.
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    • 16 Staffroom/Wellbeing Room The staff can now all join together in one room. As before they had complained about being cramped and no room to sit. They now feel more comfortable with new seating areas more kitchen space to prepare their food. The way in which the room has now been set up means that all staff can engage in conversation with each other and not have their backs to each other. Overall the staff are a lot happier with the room compared to the old set up. Several meetings are now carried out in this room as the room is now equipped with a computer and a smartboard. PPA Room The PPA room has been moved upstairs to the old staff room. The teaching staff now have a larger room with more computers, which means they can work in year groups rather than as individuals. They can now plan together and not get disturbed as they were in the old PPA room. The other part of room which the teaching staff are a lot happier with the extra cupboard space to store their subject files and materials for which they are responsible. Teacher’s comments have been “This room is a vast improvement on the old PPA room the room is far more spacious and far more comfortable to work in.” SEN Room At first the SENCO was worried about moving to this room as she felt it may be too small for her needs. But with careful planning and using less furniture the room has turned out to be a useful teaching space. The staff and children are comfortable and the removal of the photocopier means they are no longer disturbed by anyone collecting their copies. This room also doubles up now as a reading room and as a medical room for when school medicals take place.
    • 17 Siloh Road Plot This project will be an ongoing project, as of now several City and County agencies has come on board with help, both with funds and skills. The first objective will be to secure the plot. This will be achieved by City and County engineering section that will be designing and fixing new railings around the plot. Update on costings Some Health and Safety issues were raised about the type of brick to be used in the construction of the new entrance way from the school yard it was decided to use bull-nose bricks, as these are bricks with rounded edges. When the new estimate was received it had risen to a point that it was decided by the steering group to open the pricing up to outside contractors. One was contacted and his estimate came in considerably less. The County estimators were given another chance to quote, but could not come any near to contractors quote. All were given the same specifications to work to. EXPLANATION OF COSTINGS Some costings were calculated on experience of previous jobs where similar items had been built. I used the building of a pergola as a guide line, i.e. one of the three was constructed to see how much material one pergola would take. On completion of the build I knew how much material would be needed to complete another two, plus a few extra blanks to allow for unforeseen problems, such as bad blanks or mistakes in cutting. Most estimates of materials for the pergolas were accurate to a few pounds and materials ordered. Soil Again soil was ordered on the basis of experience. Each unit of the pergola was measured and a calculator was found on line to help in the costing. An extra amount of soil was ordered to allow for soil settlement.
    • 18 Several supplier were contacted, both local and away, for prices. There was a wide variation in the cost of soil, but we decided to use a local supplier who was a far cheaper than other suppliers. Some suppliers were more expensive because their product was bagged in large jumbo bags, but our supplier delivered his product loose. Although this meant extra work, the savings on cost where considerable. Quantities The quantities calculation for concrete blocks was worked out by the following method. Each block is 440mm long x 225mm high approximately, depending on supplier. E.g. If I require a wall four metres long by one metre high then I would need 9 blocks long x 4 or 5 blocks high. Some walls will need to have pillars added depending on length and height, so this will add to your quantities. Blocks are generally sold by the hundred and the more you buy then they become cheaper, but if bought individually then they become more expensive. Blocks can vary in price from £1 each to £2.80 each, but it is always cheaper to buy a hundred at a time, so this can work out at £80 per 100. Anderson shelter costs were high due the fact that the roof will have to be rolled and formed by a specialist forming company. And these may rise again as we may need to apply for planning permission. Each price and quotation was checked by myself and the steering committee, for best value for money. Any price or quotation not used within a period of time was put out for re-pricing.
    • 19 WEBSITES USED www.exalljones.com www.lbsbm.co.uk www.robert-price.co.uk All their timber products were found to be the cheapest. www.easylawn.co.uk www.southwalesturfandtopsoil.co.uk www.bennettsturf.co.uk Soil was purchased from Bennetts Turf www.jackson-fencing.co.uk Gates were purchased from these. http://www.topsoilshop.co.uk/topsoil-calculator This site was used to calculate how much soil would be needed. It was calculated that 21 tons of soil was needed for the 7 pergola planters.