Creating a stimulating environment can be achieved through the effective use of design and colour, and forms an integral part of an environment conducive to learning, memory retention, and concentration. Decorative battens can provide a warm and rich textural appearance for a wide variety of panelling, ideal for wall and ceiling applications in with vertical or horizontal set outs. Prefinished decorative battens create strong directional lines adding a striking feature and depending on its application, can enable visibility for the safety of younger children. Batten spacing provides not only a pleasing aesthetic but it also contributes to privacy, acoustic and sunlight control.
Selecting materials, finishes and building systems which reduce maintenance and replacements costs. The school environment can be tough on joinery and breakages can be a hazard. The best approach is to specify Australian made products that are manufactured to Australian standard or international standards in line with NCC requirements.
Durable low maintenance materials should be used to keep maintenance costs to a minimum and to maintain a good quality appearance for long periods of time. Therefore, building systems, materials, and finishes with minimum replacement costs are optimal.
Maximising efficiency, increasing productivity and containing costs are key.
The materials should not contain or off-gas harmful chemicals in the manufacturing, installation, lifetime of use or disposal.