The Importance of Hygienic Wall Cladding & Wall Protection in Schools and Universities

The Importance of Hygienic Wall Cladding & Wall Protection in Schools and Universities

June 11, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of schools and universities, hygienic wall cladding is paramount for maintaining a clean, safe, and visually appealing environment. This essential component provides durable and easy-to-clean surfaces that meet the highest standards of hygiene, making it an ideal solution for educational institutions. Hygienic wall cladding and wall protection are particularly beneficial for school and university refit and renovation projects, ensuring modernised facilities that prioritise health and cleanliness.

Fitting Within Summer Breaks

School and university summer breaks present a golden opportunity to carry out extensive refurbishment works without disrupting the academic calendar. Installing hygienic wall cladding during this period is ideal, as it allows ample time to complete the project without the pressure of daily school and university operations.

Proper planning ensures that all installations are completed before students and staff return, providing a refreshed and hygienic environment for the new academic year.

1. Scheduling in Advance

Planning and timely execution are crucial in any hygienic wall cladding installation project, especially in educational settings where downtime needs to be minimised. To ensure that your project fits within your ideal timeline, particularly during summer breaks, it’s essential to book your installation slot well in advance. 

Early booking allows for adequate preparation, procurement of materials, and scheduling of skilled labour, ensuring a smooth process from start to finish.

2. Site Visit to Determine Project Details

Each educational institution has unique requirements and specifications. Conducting site visits can be a useful exercise when planning wall protection installations. During these visits, our highly experienced team assesses the specific needs of the project, including measurements, surface conditions, and potential challenges. 

This detailed evaluation helps in formulating a tailored plan that aligns with your individual goals and ensures a flawless installation process.

3. Specifying Products in Collaboration with Main Contractor

Collaboration with the main contractor is vital to specify the right products for your hygienic wall cladding needs. By working closely with main contractors, we can ensure that the chosen materials meet both the aesthetic and functional requirements of the project. 

This positive working partnership allows for the selection of products that offer durability, easy maintenance, and compliance with hygiene standards, ensuring the best possible outcome.

4. Importance of Budgets

Budget considerations are always a key factor in any project. Transparent and detailed budgeting ensures that all costs are accounted for, avoiding any surprises down the line. From the initial site visits to the final installation, our team works with you to ensure a budget that reflects your financial constraints, while still delivering top-quality results.

5. Working Alongside Other Trades

The installation of hygienic wall cladding often involves coordination with other trades, such as plumbing, electrical work, and carpentry. Effective communication and a teamwork attitude with these trades are essential to avoid timing conflicts and ensure that all aspects of the project proceed smoothly. 

Our experienced team is adept at working alongside other professionals, ensuring a harmonious workflow and timely completion.

Where to Install Hygienic Cladding & Wall Protection in Schools

In schools, there is a range of areas that can benefit from the installation of hygienic wall cladding, these include:

  • Providing a clean and durable surface that withstands moisture and wear.
  • Ensuring hygiene and ease of cleaning.
  • Maintaining food safety standards with surfaces that are resistant to bacteria and easy to sanitise.
  • Offering protection against daily wear and tear, keeping high-traffic areas looking pristine.

Where to Install Hygienic Wall Cladding & Wall Protection in Universities

For universities, in addition to the areas mentioned for schools, the following also benefit from hygienic wall cladding:

  • Ensuring surfaces are resistant to chemicals and easy to clean, promoting a safe learning environment.
  • Providing durable and hygienic surfaces for communal areas.
  • Enhancing cleanliness and reducing maintenance efforts.

Read our School & University Articles & Case Studies

These examples demonstrate our expertise in delivering top-quality solutions, tailored to the unique needs of each project. From transforming school environments to upgrading university science laboratories, our case studies and articles highlight our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. 

Click on the links below to discover how we have helped schools and universities create clean, hygienic, and visually appealing environments for students and staff alike.

Supply Chain Sustainability School Member

Goss are a Bronze Member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School, we are dedicated to promoting sustainability and best practices throughout our supply chain. This membership underscores our commitment to environmental responsibility, social progress, and ethical business conduct. 

By actively engaging with the school’s resources and initiatives, we strive to enhance transparency, reduce waste, and minimise our carbon footprint. Our participation in the school’s programs reflects our ongoing efforts to building a more sustainable future for the construction industry and beyond.

As part of our continuous improvement commitment, we are planning ahead to work with the school to eventually become a Silver Member in the future.

Make Contact Now

Ready to enhance the hygiene and durability of your educational institution with top-quality hygienic wall cladding? 

Contact Goss today to discuss your hygienic cladding and wall protection requirements. Our team of experts is ready to collaborate with you, ensuring a seamless supply and installation process and outstanding results. 

Don’t wait—ensure your project fits within your desired timeline by reaching out now. Let’s work together to create a safe, clean, and inspiring environment for your students and staff.

George Goss

AUTHOR: George Goss

George Goss is the owner of Goss Environmental Coatings. For over 30 years they’ve been providing hygienic wall cladding, hygienic coatings and other hygienic solutions to clients including the NHS, Boots, The British Army and many others.

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