In this article, we will take you through the seven-step process Abax Kingfisher undertakes to…
Refurbishing an existing classroom or fitting out a new class space is an exciting time for teachers and students alike. It’s a process that needs to be carefully considered to ensure it falls in line with the anticipated functionality of the class. But it also needs to be future proof for many years to come, because, in reality, the classroom probably won’t see another refurbishment for 5 – 10 years.
When planning how you want to design and fit-out your classroom, the most pertinent question, in most cases, is how much is this going to cost. It is hard to conceptualise your space when you don’t know if you’re shooting too high or too low cost-wise.
The answer on how much a classroom fitout costs is, it depends.
You need to consider several vital factors to arrive at a dollar figure.
First, you need to know who will be using the classroom; will it be a single primary class, or will it be multiple high school classes.
Secondly, we need to consider how the classroom is required to function. Will the space only be used in a specific way and not need to be multi-functional? Or will the class space be used in a more agile, collaborative manner?
Further, it is essential to consider the storage requirements of the classroom. Do you need dedicated joinery items such as Teacher Walls or more mobile options such as Gratstack units or Metro Tote Units. Alternatively, there may only be a few small cupboards required.
You may also have existing furniture that can be re-purposed. Check out this article on how to reuse and recycle existing items within your school.
Keeping all this in mind, a classroom fit-out will typically cost between $2,800 to $35,000 plus GST.
Breaking it down further, a primary school classroom can cost between $2,800 and $12,000. If you want to add inbuilt storage such as a Teacher Wall the cost can increase to $20,000 to $35,000. A High School classroom will cost between $5,000 and $22,000 depending on the type of furniture used; if more traditional furniture is used instead of more collaborative pieces, the price will be on the lower end of the scale.
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