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Yorkon to present latest developments in off-site construction for schools at BSEC 09

Award-winning school building specialist and Portakabin subsidiary, Yorkon, will be demonstrating its cutting edge approach to off-site construction and a series of new developments in steel-framed modular building at BSEC 09.

Yorkon will be presenting an important innovation in modular technology – the new high performance floor option – believed to be the highest performing floor for any modular building.

This robust and proven pre-installed concrete floor is specifically designed for high traffic areas, such as school buildings, and will achieve a point load of 7kN and a UDL (uniformly distributed load) of 9kN/m2. It also offers enhanced acoustic performance, and all the speed and quality advantages of building off site.

In addition to the new floor option, Yorkon will be introducing its recently updated design tool, which helps architects and specifiers work with modular buildings for school applications.

Available in interactive pdf format via the Yorkon website –, this is a comprehensive guide to steel-framed modular construction, including module sizes and options for staircases and lifts. For CAD users, there are easy-to-use files to help architects develop a building design for a specific school project and produce fast and accurate project drawings.

Other new developments recently launched by Yorkon include a new suite of ‘greener’ design options for the use of renewable sources of energy, reduced energy consumption and waste, lower carbon emissions, and greater recyclability.

The optional features include ground and air source heat pumps, solar thermal heating, solar photovoltaics, passive ventilation, combined heat and power systems, green roofs, biomass boilers, and rainwater harvesting.

The Yorkon approach to off-site construction is highly sustainable. It will deliver higher quality education buildings on time and on budget and with less disruption to staff and pupils. It can reduce programme times by up to 50 per cent, is safer, more predictable and offers enhanced thermal efficiency for lower running costs.

Yorkon has an extensive track record in the education sector, having completed a wide variety of projects ranging from self-contained teaching blocks and classroom extensions for both primary and secondary schools and in the state and independent sectors, to complete schools, nursery buildings, and further education facilities.

Yorkon will be exhibiting at BSEC on stand 526 or visit


For further PRESS information, please contact:

Joanne Bridges, PRO – Yorkon
Tel: 01489 570898
Fax: 01489 570888

Editor’s Notes

1.Off-site construction involves the manufacture of steel-framed modules in a controlled factory environment, using production line technology, whilst the foundation works are completed on site. The modules are delivered to site by road where they are craned into position in just a few days ready for fitting out.

2.If you wish to publish a telephone number for further information, the number for Yorkon is 01904 610990. Please do not print the agency’s number.

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